Treat Your Hair To A Lavender Coconut Oil DIY Treatment

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Virgin coconut oil is a powerful natural oil that nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen. It also conditions the hair to restore moisture and repair damage.  Lavender smells amazing and when used topically, it acts as an antibacterial and therefore helps with dandruff and softens your hair.  We’ve mixed these two amazing ingredients for a luxurious DIY hair treatment for you.

INGREDIENTS

Small bowl
2+ tablespoons virgin coconut oil
Fresh or dried lavender springs

RECIPE

Add tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to your bowl. Depending on the length of your hair, you may want to add more or less oil.

Remove the greens and/or buds from your lavender and place it in the bowl with your coconut oil. You can add a little more for fragrance if you like.

Now infuse the lavender into the coconut oil. Place your bowl over a sauce pan filled with water. Turn your heat to low/medium and allow the coconut oil to melt down. Stir the mixture periodically. You still want to use heat even if your coconut oil is already liquid. The warmth from the water bath will speed up the lavender oil extraction. Keep it going for 45 minutes to one hour. Allow your infused coconut oil to set for 10 to 15 minutes (until only slightly warm). Remove the lavender pieces if desired.

Work the oil through your hair. Focus on the ends where your hair gets dry. You can also focus on the scalp if you’re dealing with itchy, dry skin or dandruff.  Let the oil sit for 15 to 45 minutes. The longer it sits, the better.  Then shampoo and style as normal. You’re all done!

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This recipe is from FashionTimes.com