Coconut oil is a very versatile ingredient and can be combined with many other natura products in order to deliver the best benefits for your hair. It can help promote hair growth, reduce hair fall, increase hair shine and lustre, improve hair texture and much more.
Check out this article for some of the top best coconut oil hair products that you can make at home!
Top 8 Best DIY Hair Products:
1. Hair Spray – Coconut Oil and Water
2 tbsp coconut oil
2-3 drops rosemary essential oil
2 vitamin E capsules
1 cup plain water (Or rose water)
Into a spray bottle, add in the coconut oil, rosemary essential oil, vitamin E capsules (puncture a hole in the capsule to squirt out the oil) and water or rose water. Screw the lid of the spray bottle on and shake it well each time before use.
You can use this spray to tame frizz, as a pre-shampoo conditioner, to tangle your hair or even as a heat protectant.
2. Hair and Scalp Scrub – Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
1 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp shampoo or conditioner
1 tsp coconut oil
Into a small mixing bowl, add in the baking soda, shampoo or conditioner and olive oil and mix well, until the ingredients are properly combined.
To use: 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.
3. Hair Oil – Coconut Oil and Herbs
1 cup coconut oil
1 handful rosemary stalks (Or 20 curry leaves)
Pour the cup of oil in the heating pan and place on high flame, add the stalks of rosemary (or curry leaves) in and let it boil until the leaves and the oil start to change colour (the oil turns a little darkish yellow/green and the leaves become blackish). At this point, turn off the flame and let it sit for a few minutes and then strain and transfer into a container. The oil is ready to be used.
To use: Apply this oil over your scalp and hair evenly and massage it in. Let it sit for 20 minutes before washing off with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
4. Shampoo – Coconut Oil and Castile Soap
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup fresh aloe vera gel
¼ cup liquid castile soap
Into a mixing jar, add in hot water along with the coconut oil, aloe vera gel and castile soap and mix well. It is ready to use:
To use: Store in a dispenser bottle and use a little on your scalp every time you have a hair wash, before using a conditioner.
5. Deep Conditioner – Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
2 tbsp coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
Into a mixing bowl, add in the coconut milk along with the coconut oil and mix well. It is then ready to use.
To use: Apply this deep conditioner onto your hair and scalp, gently massage it in and leave it on for an hour. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
6. Hair Butter – Coconut Oil and Shea Butter
1 tbsp shea butter
1 tbsp commercial aloe vera gel
2 tsp coconut oil
Into a mixing bowl, add in the shea butter, aloe vera gel and coconut oil. Then, mix it well until it is well combined.
To use: Two ways
Partition your hair and apply this mixture evenly all over your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Rub this hair butter on your palms and apply this all over your hair with down ward strokes, to improve hair shine and lustre.
Into a mixing bowl, add in one egg and beat it up until it becomes completely liquid. Then, add in the coconut oil, essential oil and honey and mix well until it is well combined.
To use: Partition your hair and evenly apply this onto your scalp and on your hair using downward strokes. Them massage it in gently using your fingertips and tie your hair into a loose bun or preferably tie your hair into a shower cap and leave it on for two hours. Rinse your hair using a mild shampoo and conditioner and let your hair dry naturally.
8. Hair Serum – Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
(Fresh or commercial)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp castor oil
Into a mixing bowl, add in the aloe vera gel, coconut oil and castor oil and mix it well until properly combined.
Partition your hair and apply this hair sleeping mask evenly all over your scalp and hair just before you go to bed. Cover your hair in a shower cap and leave it on overnight. The next morning, rinse off with plain water at first. Then later, shampoo and condition as usual.