Our video tutorial this week is showing part of our hair care routine: How to apply a DIY / at home deep conditioning hair treatment. Our friend, LaTisha (who is a professional hair stylist) taught us this hair treatment recipe. You can check out her awesome fashion blog here: "The Girl In The Yellow Dress." This coconut oil and olive oil "hair mask" can help your hair to feel and look healthier, softer, smoother, silkier, less frizzy, and more shiny.
Smoothing hair treatment video tutorial: (click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
We want to add a disclosure that these ingredients are meant to improve the overall condition of your hair, but this treatment will not magically transform your hair into something other than its natural texture (which should be embraced.) ;) The Princess's hair is naturally and genetically straight and smooth... this treatment did not make her hair this way, although I do feel like it has made her hair more shiny and healthy looking. I have been using this recipe as part of my routine recently on my own hair (which is more frizzy, wavy and coarse than my daughter's) and have seen an improvement in overall softness, shininess and texture, but of course... my hair is still wavy, slightly frizzy, etc. as that is its natural state. This recipe is beneficial for helping with damaged hair, dry hair, brittle hair, and bleached hair. If you are trying to grow your hair out, this could also help you to go a little bit longer between trims, as it can help to prevent damage from heat and every day styling.
Hair Smoothing Solution Ingredients: (Links to example products below are affiliates.)
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil. Pure, organic or virgin is best.
- 1/8 Cup Olive Oil. Again, try to find something pure or virgin. I would recommend avoiding "flavored" oil as it tends to smell weird.
- A few drops of Argan oil or Moroccan oil.
*This hair recipe can be doubled, halved, etc. Just remember to use 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part olive oil. The initial investment on this formula can seem quite expensive upfront, but I have found that the ingredients last a very long time. If you have extra solution leftover, you can store it in a container and use it later to avoid wasting it.
If your hair is very damaged and dry, I would suggest leaving this treatment in overnight for optimal results.