I’ve said it a million times here before, but Texas weather is absolutely bonkers. If you’re from here, you know that we don’t really “seasons” several months of extremely hot and humid weather (summer), a couple of months of only slightly less hot and humid weather (fall), a few months of bitter cold, and then spring is just one big gamble. Needless to say, my hair is in a ponytail just about every day of the year because for reasons I still can’t explain (or rather, I’ve yet to find the perfect hairspray or hot iron tools) my hair won’t hold and curl or keep straight for life of me, and to top it all off, it can get wildly frizzy during the winter months! However, when I can remember, I like to whip up a super easy (and cheap!) hot oil hair mask that really helps fight the frizz! It’s a great mask to use on a Sunday evening to help prep your hair for the week, and you can enjoy a face mask while you’re at it!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
- 1 tablespoon honey.
- (Add more or less depending on the length/thickness of your hair)
The olive oil will help strengthen your hair, as well as assist with shine, while the coconut oil and honey will help replenish moisture and aid in the health of your scalp!
Pour (or plop if you are scooping out a solid chunk of coconut oil) ingredients into a microwavable bowl, and heat in increments of 5 seconds at a time. I’ve learned the hard way (i.e. the “idiot” way) that melted honey and oil can get HOT, and if you microwave it longer than ten seconds, it’ll be a solid five minutes or more before it’s cool enough to work with your hands and apply to your hair. Depending on the intensity of your microwave (unrelated, but remember the microwave from Honey I Blew Up The Kids?? That whole house was a fire hazard) you’ll probably be fine just heating it up for five seconds before your honey has melted. Once melted, stir your ingredients together, and then with your hands, just scoop out a little at a time begin applying to the ends of your hair working upwards (I’d stop a few inches before you reach your roots). After your hair is fully saturated wrap it up in a shower cap or a towel, and let sit for 30 to 45 minutes. I would advise that when washing this mask out to use a clarifying shampoo as it’ll make it a lot easier to strip the oil off, and you may need to repeat the shampoo a couple of times. Add whatever conditioner you use to the ends of your hair just to prevent any tangles from the repeated washing, towel dry, and you’ve got yourself a head of manageable hair!
What is your favorite hair care product?