Hollywood star Eva Mendes swears by a simple hair hack. And it is not a high street hair brand.
The secret to her glossy Hollywood hair is actually a product you probably have in your pantry. It’s our good old friend Mr Coconut Oil!
Eva says she is a big fan of coconut oil and using it as a treatment. She’ll leave it in her hair and put a shower cap on and sleep with it overnight.
The trick, she says, is to ‘stay away from the scalp’, and simply ‘try it on your ends first to see if you like it to get that extra shine.”
Thanks Eva for your Hollywood hair secret. Here are some top Coconut Oil Hair Mask ideas and products so you can try out Eva’s all natural hair hack for yourself.
This is the one used by Miss Mendes and is very simple and easy to do. Simply apply organic coconut oil all over your hair, if you are prone to oily hair then avoid putting too much on your scalp. Then simply tie up and pop a shower cap on top and go to sleep. Wake up and wash off to some super glossy hair.
The Coconut Oil, Avocado and Rosemary Hair Mask
Melt 1/4 of a cup of coconut oil, then add two avocados and 20-40 drops of rosemary essential oil. Mash up all of the ingredients together by hand or in a food processor (this is the most effective option). Distribute the mask evenly through your hair, be sure to massage it into your scalp too. then leave for 20-30 minutes and then rinse out as normal with shampoo and conditioner. This is a super nourishing hair mask for dry hair, the rich oils in the avocado and coconut will leave your hair feeling soft and thick and the rosemary will give you super soft shiny hair. Not to mention it ids also a great scalp stimulator, has antibacterial qualities and helps fight hair loss. What a super hair mask!
The Coconut Oil, Argan Oil Treatment
Argan Oil is another super oil that has become a popular natural alternative for your hair. This is a very simple easy to-do hair mask, you simply stir a couple of heaped tablespoons of coconut oil, or however many you need to cover your hair, then add a few teaspoons of Argan oil and mix together until you have a smooth consistency. You can either use this as an over night treatment or leave on for a few hours and then wash off as normal. The Argan oil is great at tackling frizz and adding shine whilst the coconut helps to restore your hair.
Just in case you didn’t know Coconut Oil is know for its ability to penetrate your hair and moisturise and repair from within because of its unique fatty composition. It also leaves you hair shiny and glossy whilst helping to repair your hair strands from the harsh affects of salt, chlorine and the sun.