How To Make A Deep Conditioning Coconut Oil Hair Mask

HOW TO MAKE A DEEP CONDITIONING COCONUT OIL HAIR MASK

Girls, I’ve been posting a lot of reviews lately so I thought I’d switch it up a little and post an easy DIY Beauty Project for you all to try. I’m going to show you beauties how to make a deep conditioning coconut oil hair mask which is a quick, inexpensive & an easy way to deeply nourish and condition damaged hair without forking out on expensive hair products. Most hair products work to make hair LOOK healthier but they don’t work within like coconut oil which helps to prevent hair breakage, controls frizz, eliminates dandruff and soothes scalp psoriasis and it is also a great moisturiser for both the scalp and hair, helping to stimulate hair growth and make hair softer, shinier and healthier-looking.

ORGANIC COCONOT OIL DEEP CONDITIONING HAIR MASK

I use a deep conditioning coconut oil hair mask about once or twice a week and I always leave it on overnight to give it the deepest treatment possible. You can leave it on for however long you want but I’d recommend at least an hour to let the oil do its magic. Coconut oil can be hard to remove from the hair but a couple of washes will eventually get the oil out – just make sure to condition afterwards.


What You Will Need:

Coconut OilI’m using some 100% organic, extra virgin, raw cold pressed coconut oil which I got for £2.99 at B&M. Total Bargain! You can also get some HERE.

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A BowlI use a Tinting Bowl – you can get them cheap HERE.

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A Tinting Brush – You can get one HERE

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An Old T-ShirtCoconut oil gets very messy! Don’t wear your fave top.

ClingfilmThis will keep the heat in and stop any oil from dripping down your face.


How To Make The Coconut Oil Hair Mask:

Put on an old t-shirt because coconut oil can stain and it can be really messy.

Comb through hair and detangle any knots.

Put a few tablespoons of solid coconut oil into a bowl and melt for 10 seconds in the microwave. Turning the solid oil into a hot liquid oil which will penetrate hair better than a cold oil. Give it a good stir.

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Part hair into four sections and apply the coconut oil to the roots, mid-lengths and ends using the tinting brush for precise application.

If there is any left over oil just apply it to the hair with your fingers and massage in for a minute or two, paying attention to the scalp area to stimulate hair growth.

Comb through to ensure full coverage and even distribution.

Tie hair up into a bun and wrap the whole of your head with clingfilm.

Leave on for 1 hour + or overnight for an even deeper conditioning treatment. Make sure to place a towel over your pillow to prevent staining if you are leaving it on overnight.

To wash off – shampoo hair two or three times and condition as usual.  Coconut oil can be difficult to remove so it may require more than one wash to completely remove it from the hair.

Style hair as usual.

Use 1-2 times a week for lush, healthy hair!


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Review: Creightons – Clay Balancing Shampoo & Hydrating Conditioner For Oily Roots & Dry Ends

I picked up CreightonsClay Balancing Shampoo & Clay Hydrating Conditioner from Home Bargains last week for 99p a bottle and I was instantly drawn to them because it said ‘clay’ on the bottle. I am a clay-a-holic and swear by the stuff so I couldn’t resist. I love using clay on my skin but I have never tried it on my hair before so I was interested to see what these would do.

It also says on the bottles that they are made for those who have oily roots & dry ends and I do get oily roots where my healthy hair is growing through and the ends are very dry because of over-bleaching in the past. I don’t think I have seen a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner that claims to combat both oily roots and dry ends so I couldn’t wait to give them a try. I’ve had a few other shampoos & conditoners from Creightons in the past and I have always liked them so was expecting good things.

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For those of you who don’t know – Creightons are a UK-based beauty brand who sell a wide range of skincare and hair products. Take a look at their website HERE.

First Impressions

The Clay Shampoo /& Conditioner come is tall, 250 ml, metallic silver-green bottles with black, purple and white writing and they also have green lockable flip lids. They have a gorgeous little mermaid theme to them with the green, silver ad purple colours on the bottle. If mermaids used shampoo & conditioner, these are what they would use!

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I think the bottles look quite expensive and you would never guess they were just under £1 each. The shampoo has a runny consistency and also has an off white colour whilst the conditioner has a thick, non-drop consistency and is white with a pearlescent shimmer. They both have a pleasant scent too which is mild and plant-like.

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Conditioner

Thoughts:

When I first used the shampoo I was thinking to myself ‘I won’t be buying this again’ as it really didn’t lather well at all. I used more shampoo than was probably needed to get a small amount of lather and even then it didn’t lather up much. After washing it off I applied the conditioner all over my hair and it instantly felt soft and moisturised. After rinsing I towel dried my hair and combed through and my hair was easy to comb and didn’t have any tatts or knots. I left my hair to dry naturally and I never expected that I would be impressed with the results. My hair felt so soft and smooth when it had dried completely and it has a gorgeous little shine on it.

Two days later my roots were not oily like they usually are and my ends still felt soft and moisturised. I’ve used the shampoo & conditioner about 3 times since I purchased them and I do really like them both – my hair feels great and it looks so much better too. I have used more expensive shampoos & conditioners in the past that haven’t made my hair look or feel as it does now.

So, at first I didn’t like the shampoo and conditioner and I did think they were both rubbish and wouldn’t do anything good for my hair at all – main reason being that the shampoo doesn’t lather up and the scent, although it’s pleasant and not bad at all, it isn’t a fave of mine –  I wouldn’t say ‘woahhh this shampoo & conditioner smells absolutely amazing‘ – because it doesn’t, it just smells okay.

After using the shampoo & conditioner a couple of times already I really love what they have done to my hair and I’m amazed at how healthier it feels and looks. At 99p a bottle, they are great value for money and I will 100% be buying them again. I definitely recommend the shampoo & conditioner to anyone who has oily roots or dry, brittle ends. If you have both oily roots and dry ends like I do, then these are perfect for you and they will help with both problems.

Disclosure: I bought these products.

Where To Buy?

I got mine from Home Bargains for 99p each – so pop down to your local HB – they also have lots of other Creightons Shampoo & Conditioners for sale so you can take your pick.

I think Asda sell them as well and probably most chemists, supermarkets and beauty shops like Superdrug will probably stock them too.


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Review: Batiste – OOMPH My Locks XXL Volume Spray

My hair is quite flat, boring and limp and sometimes I need a little help to make my hairstyle look fuller, volumised, thicker and ‘Cheryl-Cole like’. I’ve had my Oomph My Locks XXL Volume Spray from Batiste lying around for ages and because I have so many beauty products stored away in storage boxes, like literally millions of stuff – I forgot all about it. I was having a clear out a few weeks ago and found the volume spray amongst all of my stuff. I’ve used it a couple of times since but it’s not an everyday thing as I only tend to use when I’m wearing my hair down or if I’m going on a girls night out. Most days I wear my hair in dutch-braids, a pony-tail or a bun-ring.

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The Oomph My Locks Volume Spray is enriched with keratin which adds shine, prevents split ends and adds protein to the hair to keep it healthy which is great as I suffer from split ends and dry, fizzy damaged hair. It also contains inca inchi oil too which helps to hydrate the hair, lock in moisture, protect from sun damage as well as regulating oil production of the scalp.

It’s easy to use, just simply spray at the roots and backcomb a little using your fingers or a tail comb to add volume at the roots, then style your hair as desired. After spraying the volume spray, it does leave a white, chalky layer on the hair but it is easily removed by combing it out. It really does make your hair look more volumised and thicker – it has definitely gave my limp, flat hair a little oomph and lift at the roots and it holds hairstyles well! It also has a lovely, fresh scent that stays on the hair and doesn’t disappear after five minutes of applying. I did find that it made my hair feel dry-ish with a rough texture and the movement of my hair was not as’ flowy’ as it was before I used it so I don’t think you can get away with applying it everyday without washing the hair after each use – it contains keratin which can cause product build up.

I love dry shampoo’s and always rely on them when I’m in a rush, especially when my hair needs washing but I’ve literally no time to wash, dry and style – which usually takes ages, but I wouldn’t use Batiste’s OOMPH My Locks XXL Volume Spray as a replacement for a dry shampoo spray as it works best as a volume booster – but, it does help a little by soaking up excess oil at the roots and makes the hair smell clean, fresh and just-washed.

Some of my regular readers will know that I have fragrance sensitivities, which basically means that I can be allergic to certain smells and artificial fragrances which cause me to have violent headaches and migraines. It can be so bad sometimes and I can only use a handful of perfumes and deodorant sprays because of it. Don’t get me wrong I’m not allergic to everything… just some. Well, this spray from Batiste does cause me to have mild headaches but it soon passes and isn’t severe. So, if like me, you have fragrance sensitivities, bear this in mind before you decide to buy it.

You can buy the Oomph My Locks Volume Spray from Batiste here.


 

 

 

Review: Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum – Inecto Naturals

I picked up some of Inecto Naturals‘ – Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum from Home Bargains and thought I’d write a little review for you guys as both of my other Inecto posts have proved quite popular with my readers. I loved the Super Nourishing Shampoo & the Super Moisturising Conditioner and The Divine Coconut Hair Oil made my hair feel silky soft. Both of these posts are up there with my all-time, most viewed posts so I thought I would give the serum a whirl.

INECTO - Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum

Who are Inecto?

Inecto Naturals are a fabulous little beauty brand based in the UK who sell natural, cruelty-free, vegan friendly skin-care and hair-care products.  What I love most about Inecto Naturals is that up to 90% of their ingredients are from natural origins. They also work with farms across the world to add only sustainable sourced oils to their products.

What is the Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum?

The Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum is a lightweight serum infused with Pure Organic Coconut Oil. It works by smoothing fly away hairs and tames damaged, frizzy hair leaving it feeling soft and sleek.

First impressions:

I love Inecto‘s packaging, all of their products look simple yet fresh and eye-catching. The serum comes in a 50 ml squeezy tube with a ‘lockable’ lid to stop any unwanted product spill. The serum itself is a clear, transparent oil  which smells so god damn sweet. It has a mild coconut scent too.

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How to use the Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum?

Warm a little pea-sized amount of serum in your hands and run through the hair, focusing on the ends.

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The serum is basically an oil so you guessed it – it feels kinda oily! When applying to your hair make sure to use only the tiniest amount as only a little bit of the serum is needed. If you use too much your hair will look oily and greasy. You can add a little more if needed but I would advise to apply a little at a time so your hair doesn’t look like it hasn’t been washed in a decade! Try to stay away from the roots too as they are already lubricated with your naturally occurring  hair oils and we know that too much oil = grease. Apply only to the mid-lengths and tips of your hair.

Verdict:

Wow! Another Inecto product that I love! I think the Smooth Me Hair Serum is probably my all-time favourite product from Inecto which is saying something as I absolutely loved the Shampoo & Conditioner and the Hair Oil. This serum really works amazingly at taming frizzy hair and making damaged hair appear healthy-looking, my hair looks great. The serum is really oily so only a little bit is needed which means one 50 ml tube will last ages. After applying only a little of the serum to my mid-lengths and tips my hair instantly felt smoother and I can’t get over how healthier it looked. My hair was left with a little shine and it smelled gorgeous for most of the day too as the scent lingered for quite a while. I think Inecto are probably one of my fave brands right now, simply because their products are inexpensive, they really do work and they smell amazing! I can”t wait to try some of Inecto‘s other products out. I really do love the Naturals Coconut range and think I’ll try some of the skin-care products next as I’ve only used the hair products.  I will have to try something from the  Naturals Argan range next time too.

Where to buy?

I’ve bought all of my Inecto products at Home Bargains for less than £2. I think the Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum was around about £1.20 which is an absolute bargain, trust me! Although, if you want to shop now you can buy it online at  Amazon UK here for £2.80 plus £1 postage.

If you’d like to visit the website or connect with Inecto Naturals on social media, see links below.

WEBSITE: inecto.co.uk

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/InectoUK

INSTAGRAM: @inecto_uk