Revitalize Your Hair with Clay and Coconut Oil

November 29, 2019
The mixture of clay with coconut oil is a great way to revitalize and repair damaged hair. Have you ever tried it? Keep reading to find out how to make in just a few steps.

These days, it’s more important than ever to revitalize our hair due to our constant exposure to chemicals, sun rays, pollution and other wide variety of external factors. While the health of our hair also depends on the kind of diet we follow as well as our lifestyle, there are many products we can use to solve pesky problems such as dryness and split ends.

Luckily, there are many natural alternatives in addition to commercial ones and their regular application brings much better good results. Today we’re going to tell you all about a treatment that contains clay and coconut oil. Have you ever tried it?

Clay and coconut oil to revitalize your hair

A jar of coconut oil.

Both clay and coconut oil are packed with useful nutrients that can benefit hair. In fact, both have become the main ingredients in the manufacture of all sorts of cosmetic products whose promise is to restore its vitality and shine. Of course, you can take advantage of these properties in the ingredients’ natural state. This is because both of them are easy to find and you can mix them in the same treatment.

Are you aware of their properties? Keep reading to learn more about them.

Read also: How to Have Smooth and Shiny Hair

The health benefits of clay on your hair

Clay is a natural ingredient that’s become widely popular as a cosmetic treatment for hair and skin in most spas. It stands out for its wonderful concentration of nutrients, such as those derived from aluminum silicate and colloidal iron hydroxide.

It also contains potassium, boron, sulfur, calcium and other elements whose assimilation helps improve the health of your skin and hair. In the case of hair, clay helps restore its lost keratin caused by environmental aggressions. Likewise, it:

  • Removes excess fat and dead cells.
  • Gets rid of impurities that block hair follicles.
  • Strengthens the scalp.
  • Seals the strands.
  • Hydrates so it reduces dryness.

The benefits of coconut oil to revitalize hair

Coconut oil is one of the most commonly used natural cosmetics. Not only does it contribute to maintaining healthy skin, but it also strengthens your hair and helps you with other hair conditions such as dandruff and scalp psoriasis, among others. Estimates indicate that 50% of its composition is lauric acid, a component with antifungal and antibacterial properties which is ideal for preventing scalp infections. Also, this substance promotes the production of hair protein, which is what keeps it strong.

Similarly, its medium-chain fatty acids help regulate the pH of your scalp and keep problems such as excessive dryness or excessive fat production at bay. So, it’s suitable for all types of hair.

Among its other benefits, it:

  • Stimulates hair growth.
  • Contributes to repairing split ends.
  • Provides hydration and repairs some of the damage caused by exposure to the sun.
  • Restores brightness and vitality.
  • Conditions the hair.
  • Nourishes and moisturizes the hair.

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How to use clay and coconut oil to revitalize your hair

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All you need to do to revitalize your hair with these two natural ingredients is to use them for making a rather simple home treatment. Even though some versions of this formula are available in the market, doing it at home guarantees the use of high-quality ingredients.

The most interesting part is they’re way more inexpensive to purchase them in their natural form than buying commercial treatments. So, go ahead and make them yourself by following these steps to a T.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp white clay (30 g)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (40 ml)
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil (20 ml, optional)

Preparation

  • First, pour the white clay into a deep bowl.
  • Then, add the coconut oil and mix it to blend it with the other ingredients.
  • If you want, add a tablespoon of jojoba oil at this point to enhance its properties.
  • Apply it as soon as you have a smooth mixture.

Mode of use

  • To begin, moisten your hair and separate it into several strands.
  • Then, extend the treatment from the roots to the tips.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • After this time, rinse it with plenty of cold water.
  • Finally, dry it and comb as usual.

Are you looking for a solution to repair your damaged hair? Give this treatment a try then! Use it at least twice a week and you’ll surely notice the difference.

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