So you want healthy, moisturized tresses? Well, I've got just the fix for you. A coconut hair smoothie may be just what your hair needs to restore it to its glorious state. Give your hair a summer treat with this hydrating treatment.
Coconut has several properties that improve hair's condition. In addition to being a natural conditioner for the hair, coconut can make hair more manageable, give it a healthy shine, and strengthen the shaft of the strands.
The coconut hair smoothie has 3 components – coconut milk, coconut oil, and coconut conditioner. There are several coconut conditioners on the market, but I prefer using White Rain's Tropical Coconut conditioner, here, since it detangles well and has a pleasant scent. There are also several brands of coconut oil and coconut milk available, but I also preferences for these too. Spectrum makes a great coconut oil found here. Coconut milk can be found in most local grocery stores and is usually canned like this.
There are no specific measurements for this recipe since the amounts would vary significantly according to the length of the hair being treated and the consistency of the ingredients used. I like for my smoothie to be a thicker, whipped consistency to make application easy and keep the treatment from being messy. The mix can be put in the blender or mixed in a bowl with a spoon.
I usually start with the conditioner as the "base" of the mix since it's the thickest ingredient. Then I follow with a cup or two of coconut milk and finally, I add a few tablespoons of the coconut oil to smooth out the mix. You can always add more of one conditioner or another to get the desired consistency.
Next, I slather this mix all over my hair from root to tip and put a plastic conditioning cap over it. I allow it to sit on my hair for 30 minutes to an hour or I'll sit under a hooded dryer for deep conditioning effects. The heat of the dryer allows the smoothie to penetrate the hair faster and deeper. After the appropriate length of time has elapsed, I rinse the smoothie out with lukewarm water and proceed to detangle my hair. My hair is softer, shinier, and easier to manage. I add the leave-in of my choice and proceed with styling.
Give the smoothie a try! You may surprised at what you see. If you still need help for making smoothies, you can find more tips on SmoothieInsight.