Our emotions, skin, and hair suffer as a result of late nights, regular commutes, bad weather, and an unhealthy diet. Our hair looks and feels dry, broken, and dull, particularly in the winter.
Fortunately, this natural moisturization coconut oil hair spray DIY is the ideal solution for reviving your luscious locks. External elements such as pollution, heat injury, smoke, and chlorine are all protected by the conditioning ingredients.
This homemade hair spray can be used on a daily basis to tackle dryness and limit the damage, making your hair smooth, glossy, and silky.
Recipe for Coconut Oil Hair Spray with Moisturizer
What you’ll need:
- For deep nourishment from root to tip, use organic virgin coconut oil (Hair Balm).
- Dandruff, dry skin, and hair growth are all aided by the lavender essential oil.
- Distilled, filtered, or rosewater water Rosewater is a wonderful conditioner (and smells like Turkish delight).
- Bottle for spraying.
- Unscrew the lid of your spray bottle and place it somewhere flat.
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and poured into the bottle
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 cup distilled or filtered water or rosewater
- If you have some, add a squirt of Vitamin E Oil.
- Replacing the lid is a simple matter of tightening it.
- Shake it as if it were a Polaroid photograph.
- Spritz liberally all over your luscious locks.
- Take pleasure in your hair’s safe, lustrous softness!
- Before using the spray bottle, give it a good shake.
- The spray can be used on dry hair, before or after styling, as a pre-shampoo treatment, or right after showering when your hair is damp but not wet.
- If you have dandruff or a dry, itchy scalp, this spray is ideal. Coconut oil, lavender oil, and vitamin E are all excellent moisturizers that are still gentle enough for sensitive skin.
- You may use this coconut oil spray to naturally shield your hair from chlorine and sun damage when swimming.
Do you put coconut oil on wet or dry hair?
Do you want to integrate coconut oil into your daily hair care routine but don’t have time for a full deep conditioning treatment? I’ve got your back.
tip: While coconut oil can be used as an on-the-go split end treatment for extra-dry hair, using it too often can result in product buildup or excess oil. To stop this, apply coconut oil as a hair oil to damp hair right after showering.
Warm the coconut oil first
Since you’ll be using less coconut oil than you would if you were using it as an all-over hair treatment, start by rubbing a small amount between your palms until it’s smooth and malleable. You will, of course, heat it up.
Apply the coconut oil to your hair’s ends
After showering, loop the coconut oil through your hair’s ends or up slightly higher (to the midsection) to use as a detangler and moisturizer. To stop extra oil or grease, stay away from your roots and scalp.
Comb and style your hair as normal
Comb through and dry your hair as usual after applying the coconut oil to the ends of your hair. If you’re going to use a blow dryer, add your heat protectant on top of the coconut oil, as usual, to ensure that no moisture is lost while you style.
Can you mix coconut oil with water for hair?
You can mix coconut oil with water to make a light moisturizing shampoo.
The ratio of coconut oil to water depends upon how much oil you want to incorporate into the mixture with natural ingredients.
For example, if you wanted to add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil to 1 quart of water, you’d put the coconut oil in a measuring cup then pour the water in until the cup was filled.
Then you’d stir the two together.
It’s important not to let the coconut oil separate out because it won’t dissolve properly.
How long does coconut oil last in my hair?
Coconut oil has a shelf life of about six months when stored at room temperature.
However, when refrigerated, its shelf life increases to one
Oil for Hair: What Are the Advantages?
So, what are the benefits of using coconut oil on your hair? To begin with, it excels at deep conditioning. Take it seriously–hydrating it’s nature’s heavyweight. Since coconut oil acts as a sealant, it helps your cuticle maintain moisture by stopping any previous moisturizing products from escaping your hair shaft. As a result, the hair is cleaner and less frizzy, and it’s better protected for potential styling.
Coconut oil can help those with thinning or fine hair slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into the hair shaft to avoid protein loss, which leads to breakage.
It moisturizes and eliminates build-up around your hair follicles while also promoting hair growth when applied to your scalp. In fact, since it is so good at nourishing and moisturizing a dry scalp, it can also be used as a dandruff remedy.
So, coconut oil will help you hydrate your hair while also speeding up hair development. What else is there to say?
Coconut oil on the ends of your hair, on the other hand, will help prevent split ends, add luster and shine, and even increase the manageability of your hair for styling. Not to mention that it’s loaded with antibacterial and nutrient properties.
Can coconut oil be a leave-in conditioner?
Coconut oil may be used right after shampooing, when the hair is still damp (but not dripping wet). It can also be used on dry hair or after styling to smooth out rough hair. However, moisturizing the hair is better done when it is still damp.
- Rub together a small amount of coconut oil in the palm of your hand. Start with a pea-sized amount, as too much oil can make your hair look greasy. You can still add more to meet your hair’s needs.
- Start at the ends of your hair and work your way up with the coconut oil in your hands. Concentrate the application at the ends, with fewer in the middle and none at the roots. You may want to play around with the proportions before you find the one that works best for your hairstyle. (Unless you have dandruff or an itchy scalp, you don’t need to apply it to your scalp.)
- Finally, air-dry your hair.
- This can be used as a natural styling gel by men.
Does coconut oil make your hair curly?
Coconut oil is a magic ingredient that works well for curly hair. Coconut oil, unlike most oils, penetrates the hair shaft rather than remaining on the surface. Coconut oil, when added to curly hair, aids in the healing of protein loss, adds moisture, and strengthens the hair over time. Regularly applying coconut oil to your hair will improve its shine, softness, and manageability while also reducing frizz. Here’s how to incorporate coconut oil into your daily routine.
Since conventional shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, it’s better to shampoo as little as possible (once or twice a week if you can) if you have curly, damaged, or color-treated hair. Always use a sulfate-free shampoo when shampooing. Sulfate-free shampoos are gentler on your hair and will not strip it of its natural oils. I recommend doing this overnight coconut oil treatment before shampooing.
Warm coconut oil with your fingers – Coconut oil is strong at room temperature but liquefies quickly when heated, so scoop a small amount from your jar and rub it between your fingers to make it easy to apply.
Massage into the scalp – If you have a dry, itchy, or flaky scalp, begin by applying the oil to your entire scalp with the pads of your fingers, massaging gently so the coconut oil will absorb completely.
Apply to hair in parts – if you have fine hair, avoid the roots; if you have coarse or oily hair, apply the oil uniformly around the strand.
Wrap your hair in an old t-shirt before going to bed – If you go to bed with your hair exposed, it can get messy, so wrap it in a towel or an old t-shirt.
Apply heat – Using a warm towel or your blow dryer, you can improve the treatment and get even better results.
Shampoo, condition, and style your hair – that’s all there is to it. Shampoo, condition, and style your hair, as usual, the next morning. Most curly hair only needs one shampoo to extract the oil, but if you feel it is necessary, shampoo twice.
How long should I leave coconut oil in my hair?
Coconut oil, when added before shampooing, will prevent your hair from absorbing too much water (and, in turn, stave off damage and dryness). Apply coconut oil 15 to 30 minutes before washing your hair, concentrating on the midsection and ends.
Do I shampoo my hair after coconut oil?
Coconut oil can be washed out of your hair with shampoo or conditioner. Apply the shampoo in proportion to the amount of coconut oil on your hair. The coconut oil will be washed away during the rinsing process. The key thing to remember is that you must use a high-quality shampoo, as a low-quality shampoo has the potential to damage your hair.
The shampoo will quickly wash away the coconut oil from your hair.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Coconut Oil on Hair
How long has coconut oil been touted as the panacea for all your problems? Natural oil is well-known for its many health benefits. It is a superfood with powerful healing powers, in addition to revitalizing your skin and hair. Despite its many advantages for curly hair, coconut oil has also been shown to be harmful to certain people, depending on the texture and porosity of their hair. In other words, there are benefits and drawbacks to using coconut oil in your daily routine.
Coconut oil has the ability to promote hair growth and thickness
By removing buildup, coconut oil will hydrate, nourish, and clean the scalp. After your wash day, apply a small amount to enable the oil to penetrate the hair shaft and seep deeply into the follicles. This promotes hair growth, fullness, and density by strengthening the hair as a whole. Isn’t that fantastic? If you have a drier, coarser hairstyle, it will have the opposite effect.
Coconut oil can be used to tame the curls
If you have frizzy hair, a small amount of coconut oil can help to tame it. Apply a small amount before unraveling your twist-out to keep unruly strands at bay. It will keep your curls under control depending on the porosity of your hair.
Coconut oil promotes protein synthesis
While coconut oil cleanses the scalp, it can also cause protein buildup in dry or coarse hair by restricting moisture. This will prevent the necessary moisture from getting to your strands, causing them to dry out. What’s the end result? Hair breakage and split ends
Coconut oil in excess can be harmful to your hair
We naturals don’t usually obey the “dime size” directions on the back of a conditioner bottle. In fact, we rely on old-fashioned guesswork — trial and error — to determine how much product is needed for our hair. Oversaturating the hair with coconut oil is counterproductive. If you use too much of this heavier oil, it will weigh down your curls.
Natural ways to wash coconut oil out of hair
Shampooing your hair is preferable to using an egg wash. Coconut oil is removed much quicker than shampoo. Here, you must thoroughly rinse your hair with an egg and water mixture before allowing it to dry. After a moment, massage the area with one teaspoon of castile soap for five minutes. The coconut oil will be washed away automatically when you wash your clothes.
Coconut oil may also be removed from the hair with baking soda. To begin, make a paste by mixing two tablespoons of baking soda with two cups of water. After that, massage the paste into the hair for 5-10 minutes. Wash the hair with warm water after massaging it, and the coconut oil would be removed as well.
Coconut oil is commonly removed from hair with aloe vera. Mix aloe vera gel and lemon juice into the shampoo first. The coconut oil is removed by using this shampoo and washing it with lukewarm water after 5-10 minutes.
Lemon’s acidity is also one of the most effective ways to extract excess oil from the hair. To make lemon juice, combine two lemons with two cups of water. Three tablespoons of honey are advised to be added to the mixture. Coconut oil is extracted from the hair by applying it and then cleaning it with lukewarm water.
To begin, pat your hair with a dry towel until the towel absorbs some of the oil. Then add dry shampoo to your hair and evenly distribute it. For a few minutes, have it on. Allow the dry shampoo to penetrate deeper into your hair’s roots to absorb excess oil.
Water that is warm
It’s the traditional way of getting oil out of your hair. Applying cold water to your hair will solidify the coconut oil, making it more difficult to remove.
Vinegar is a natural astringent that works well to remove coconut oil from hair. Combine 2-3 tablespoons vinegar with a cup of water, then add to your hair and leave for a few minutes to enable the mixture to hit your scalp. Then, to remove the grease, wash with lukewarm water.
Black tea’s astringent properties avoid the accumulation of excess oil in the hair. The expelling process would be aided by drinking black tea 2-3 times a day.
If you don’t want to use shampoo and conditioner, the only other alternative is to use a paper towel. Using a paper towel to extract extra oil from the hair frees us from the use of coconut oil.
Rosemary and mint
Mint and Rosemary also have properties that contribute to their effectiveness as natural hair rinses. The ingredients’ organic compounds and essential oils clean the hair from the hair follicles, promoting hair growth. Mix a tablespoon of Mint and Rosemary with two cups of boiling water and a teaspoon of lemon extract. Before washing your hair, leave this mixture on for 10 minutes.
Fuller’s Earth contains minerals that increase blood supply in the scalp. The clay-like substance has oil-absorbing properties as well. To make a thick paste, combine 3 tablespoons of Fuller’s Earth with 3 tablespoons of water. After 15-20 minutes, wash with warm water.
Since tomatoes are acidic, they help to balance the PH of your hair. They are also known to remove any odor from your hair, including the odor of coconut oil. Make a tomato puree and combine it with a tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth. Apply this paste to your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it off with water.
Alcohol is a fast and efficient treatment for oily hair. Vodka is the perfect alcoholic beverage for oily hair. Combine a cup of vodka and two cups of water in a mixing glass. After shampooing your hair, rinse it with this mixture. After about 10-15 minutes, wash with water.
It’s important to understand your hair porosity before succumbing to the coconut oil craze. Coconut oil will be rejected by dry or coarse hair, resulting in brittleness and/or breakage. It will penetrate into fine or medium hair, increasing growth and density. Use the superfood for its other advantages, such as safe skin, teeth, and diet, if you notice that it is causing more harm than good. Peppermint, jojoba, argan, and castor oil are also excellent hair oil substitutes.
Coconut oil is without a doubt one of nature’s most abundant gifts, with a wide variety of applications. It is also extremely beneficial to your hair’s health. If you used too much coconut oil by mistake, I hope you find this article helpful in removing the excess coconut oil from your hair.
Oiling your hair once or twice a week is a good idea. Most of the solutions mentioned here can be tried right at home with ingredients you already have on hand. As a result, you can save money by not visiting a beauty salon to get your hair drained of oil.