The Best One Ingredient Hair Mask

The other day I was complaining to my friend about how the end of my hair gets so dry, and that I loved Moroccan Oil but was bummed about how expensive it is. Before I could even finish my sentence she was raving about coconut oil.  I don’t usually do much with my hair, but I had coconut oil in my kitchen, and this seemed so low maintenance.

So for the past two weeks I’ve been trying it out, and I have to say, I’m impressed.  My hair has become so silky soft and feels incredibly light, like I’ve given it a deep tissue massage (I kid you not). I’ve been talking about it so much to my friends that I think I’m starting to sound like a broken record.

Here’s how I do it:

Start with a teaspoon or so — and unwashed hair, dampened slightly.


The coconut oil melts easily once it starts to heat up so just rub a piece in between your hands vigorously until it disappears. Trust me, it works!

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Once it’s melted, massage it gently into your hair, starting at about ear level, working down to the ends.


scrunch it in a few times…


Then twist it into a loose bun and go hang out for an hour or two (or crawl into bed!)

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To rinse it out: follow your usual routine — shampoo, conditioner, etc. I like blow drying it a little…

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Giving it a quick brush through…


And tousling it around a few times.



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Your hair will dry happy, and you’ll start getting compliments immediately. I’ve been using the Spectrum Organic coconut oil, but I’ve heard great things about the Trader Joe’s one as well.

So happy to discover this little beauty tip, and so thrilled to work with the talented Dee Sullivan of Minfin Photography on this post (she took all those gorgeous photos!) Thank you, Dee! We had such fun drinking coffee and playing around.

p.s. Have you heard of this?! Dee was telling me about it and now I’m so intrigued. How does your mouth not get tired from all that swishing around? 

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