Even in the time of Cleopatra, coconut oil was used to care for itself. The pulp of coconut keeps the cleanness and freshness of the skin, and also moisturizes it. Coconut oil is used not only for the skin, but for the hair. And that the effect was noticeable almost immediately, it is worth learning about the best recipes for masks from this oil.
Coconut oil for hair
Before use, it is necessary to heat the oil. This can be done either in a water bath, or simply by placing a bottle of oil on the battery. Refined coconut oil can be applied for the entire length of the hair, and on the roots. Unrefined can be distributed only along the length of the hair. If ingested, it can cause irritation.
Preheated oil has a fairly liquid consistency and is therefore very easily distributed throughout the length of the hair. Then the hair should be tightened with a film and leave at least 90 min.
If the purpose of applying the mask is to shine the hair, then in the oil you can add 1-2 drops of essential oil of rose or rosemary.
To accelerate the growth of hair, you can use a mask with the addition of banana and sour cream. To do this, crush half the banana to the state of the gruel, add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 a spoonful of sour cream. All thoroughly mix and apply for the entire length of the hair. To apply it is necessary massing movements, without forgetting about roots of hair. Then the hair is wrapped in a film and warmed with a towel. The mask should be kept 30 min.
If the hair is greasy, then the mask with sea salt will help to correct this trouble. It is necessary to mix 2 tablespoons of oil and a pinch of salt. Warm this mixture in a water bath until the salt dissolves completely. Then put on the entire length of the hair, wrapped in film and insulated. This mask should be kept no more than an hour.
The problem of coconut oil when applied to the scalp is that it is very poorly washed. To facilitate the washing procedure, before washing, you should rinse your head with cool water with the addition of 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 liter. And then the hair is washed off with the usual shampoo.
Coconut oil for the face
For the face, coconut oil is used if the skin is dry, irritated or sensitive. You can simply apply oil on your face and hold 15 min. And you can make a mixture of useful products.
If the skin is sensitive, then a mask with the addition of a small piece of bread from wheat, previously soaked in milk, will be useful.
To moisturize the skin will help mask from a mixture of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon blue clay and 3 drops of orange oil. The mixture must be thoroughly mixed and applied to the pre-cleaned skin.
If there is a desire to cleanse the skin, then a scrub based on coconut oil is good. To do this, mix the coffee grounds with a teaspoon of coconut oil. To thicken the mask, you can add sour cream. The mask is applied like a scrub, massaging movements. And then left for 10 min.
Masks on coconut oil are washed off with warm water without adding any funds.