When I was younger I had long, shiny, defined curly hair, not to sound arrogant or anything, but it was beautiful. When I got to middle school,I started caring more about my appearance and noticed my hair was getting frizzy.
I hated it.
That’s when I started paying attention to how other girls in my grade were styling their hair. I got into the trend of the “wet-look” where you would gel and spray your hair to the point that even after it dried, it looked wet. Because my hair was so curly, it was very difficult to prevent it from getting tangled and so I would have many knots. This caused me to start washing my hair everyday, and for those who don’t know, its not very healthy, professionals recommend to wash it once or twice a week. At the time I didn’t really care, all that mattered is that my hair looked the way I wanted it to look. A year later, I got tired of the whole “wet look” it was too much work and so I began to straighten it. I loved wearing my hair straight, it became like an obsession, it was so much easier, and I didn’t have to wash it everyday , which I thought it was a good thing, for a a while. In the end, a combination of both of these habits damaged my hair tremendously. It had my hair feeling rough and dry for a long time. It became very difficult to grow out my hair as I constantly had split ends. It was truly terrible. I started getting really concerned is when my hair was starting to fall out a bit so I decided to switch up my routine a bit.
I began by trying to cause as little harm as possible whenever styling my hair, I could’ve done the No-Heat Challenge where I don’t use any appliances and just wear my natural hair, but I couldn’t so I began applying hair treatments that were very simple to do at home. Also, I bought heat protector to apply before using an hot tools on my hair.
One of my favorite masque’s was one that I found on Michelle Phan’s page, she’s a beauty, fashion and wellness blogger, so if you wan’t to check out some of her stuff, there’s the link.
I personally prefer the coconut oil hair masque because not only does it smell delicious, but it’s very healthy and a great moisturizer. The vitamins and essential fatty acids found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove dirt and build up from clogging the hair follicles. This is beneficial when trying to grow out your hair as it lets the oil be penetrated into the scalp.
Ingredients you will need:
2 parts Coconut oil
1 part Olive oil
- Combine both the coconut and olive oil in a small bowl, make sure to mix it well
- Apply the mixture to your hair, be sure to focus on the ends first
- Wrap your hair in a bun on top of your head and cover it with a shower cap
- Leave the treatment on for 15-30 minutes (depending on how damaged your hair is)
- Rinse out in the shower
- Shampoo and condition as usual
Once you’ve rinsed it all out and have washed your hair, you will just feel how silky and soft it feels.