Coconut is an all-rounder beauty product that beautifies your skin, hair and also health. Just as coconut oil, coconut milk too is a skin and hair conditioning agent; in fact it has more benefits and is great for all hair and skin types. Coconut milk not only strengthens hair but also makes it super soft and straight. This is also great for curly hair as it defines the curls and makes hair frizz-free. Here are some quick benefits of using coconut milk for hair along with ways to use it-
- Softens and smoothens hair from the first use itself
- Natural and no chemicals
- Makes hair sleeker and frizz-free
- Helps fight dandruff
- Conditions hair better than any commercially available hair conditioner
- For curly hair, this ingredient defines curls
- Can be used in multiple ways
WAYS TO USE-
You can either make your own coconut milk shampoo or put some coconut milk in your regular shampoo. To make your own coconut milk shampoo, add some liquid castile soap into the milk and use it as a shampoo.
To make coconut hair mask, you need 3 tablespoons melted shea butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 cup thick coconut milk. You can also add in whipped coconut cream if it is available. Mix all the ingredients together and whip it until soft. Apply onto the scalp and hair and keep it for good 3 hours. Shampoo it off to reveal soft and conditioned hair.
POST-WASH HAIR CONDITINER
To make this hair conditioner, you need 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 3-4 tablespoons coconut milk and essential oils as per your choice- eg. lavender oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil etc. Mix coconut oil and coconut milk. Blend it till fluffy and creamy. Add essential oils and mix. Use it like your regular conditioner. More: Homemade coconut conditioner >>