I’m sure a lot of you guys love sipping on a hot cup of coffee in the mornings to give you that super energy boost for the day. Well, what do you do with the remaining coffee grounds? Have you ever considered that this same coffee that you drink every morning, which gives your body an energy boost can also be used to boost your skin and hair health?
Well, using coffee for your skin can give you that super beautiful skin glow that you’ve always wanted, while using coffee on your hair has multiple benefits from exfoliation, to hair growth to an increase in hair shine and smoothness.
Check out these 4 simple DIY coffee recipes you can make at home to give your skin and hair a boost!
Here are the 4 DIY recipes made with coffee for your skin and hair:
1. Coffee Scalp Scrub
The coffee scalp scrub can help detoxify the scalp by helping to get rid of product buildup and make it a healthy environment for the hair follicles to grow. It helps keep the scalp and hair well-nourished.
2 tbsp coffee grounds
1 tbsp cane sugar
1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
Into a small mixing bowl, add in the coffee grounds, cane sugar and olive oil and mix well.
How to use it for your scalp: Wash your hair with water and then apply this on your scalp and gently exfoliate and massage it in using circular motions. Do this for 5 to 8 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo and conditioner as usual.
2. Coffee Hair Rinse
Coffee contains the compound ‘caffeine’ that is known to help promote better blood circulation in the scalp, in turn promoting better hair growth right from the hair follicle.
2 tbsp coffee grounds/powder
2 cups of water
Into a heating pot, add in the water and coffee powder and let it come to a boil. Then, lower the flame and let it simmer for 2 to 4 minutes before turning off the flame. Then let it cool down completely before using.
How to use it for your hair: Rinse your hair properly with plain water and then shampoo your hair well. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing the shampoo off. Then, tilt your head downwards and let the hair fall in front of your face. Evenly pour this coffee hair rinse all over your scalp and hair. Then gently massage it in using your fingertips and then tie your hair into a loose bun or into a shower cap for around 10 to 20 minutes, before rinsing off thoroughly with plain water until you get it all out of your hair. Then, use a mild conditioner, without having to shampoo your hair once again.
Caution: Coffee may cause staining to lighter-coloured hair.
3. Coffee Face Mask – Aloe Vera + Coffee
Aloe vera contains vitamin C and vitamin E which are helpful to keep one’s skin healthy and radiant. Coffee can help improve blood circulation, thereby making the skin look healthier and void of puffiness.
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 instant coffee powder
Into a small mixing bowl, add in the aloe vera gel and instant coffee powder and mix well until properly combined.
Then apply it on damp skin and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing off with plain water.
4. Coffee Hair Oil
The compound caffeine in coffee helps to make the hair smoother and shinier because it helps trap and retain moisture in the hair shafts and can also help restore the hair’s natural sheen.
2 tbsp coffee grounds/powder
4 tbsp coconut oil
How to make it: Into a heating pot, add in the coconut oil and coffee powder and give it a stir. Let this mixture come to a boil and then lower the flame and let it simmer for 2 to 4 minutes, before turning off the flame. Then, strain this mixture into a storage container using a muslin cloth or a very fine strainer to ensure that you do not get any coffee grounds into the oil. Then, store the container in a cool and dry place.