There’s nothing quite a frustrating as a bad hair day. Luckily, with the right ingredients, ingredients that you probably have on hand, you can quickly deal with those bad hair days. You can make your own natural treatments and use them to score gorgeous hair that you’ll enjoy showing off to the world.
Throw out your hats – you don’t need them anymore. Once you try this luxurious treatment, you won’t have to deal with a bad hair day again.
I’ve shared recipes in the past that used cocoa powder, and I’ve been trying several ways to use cocoa powder. However, this amazing, all-natural hair mask is still one of my favorite cocoa powder-based recipes.
Why It Works:
Why does this mask work? It’s all about the ingredients and the benefits they have to offer. Here’s a look at the ingredients and the benefits they offer your hair.
Cocoa Powder: The cocoa powder included in the hair mask contains magnesium, and magnesium helps to prevent hair loss while adding volume and shine to your hair. Coconut powder also nourishes your hair and can promote healthy hair growth, shine, volume, and vibrancy. Other beneficial nutrients found in cocoa powder include riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin A, and protein. When you use cocoa powder over time, it can also help darken your hair.
Raw Honey: Honey is used in many beneficial beauty treatments. Since it’s a natural moisturizer, it moisturizes and nourishes your hair.
Biotin: Biotin is a great vitamin to take orally, and it offers benefits with applied topically as well. When used on your hair, it helps by strengthening the strands of your hair.
Olive Oil: Olive oil also naturally moisturizes hair, and it has the ability to help repair broken and damaged strands of hair.
- Olive Oil
- 100% Cocoa Powder (you can find cacao powder here)
- Pure honey (or raw honey like Manuka)
- Biotin Capsules or silica tablets (you can find Biotin here and silica tabs here)
Step 1: Start by placing five tablespoons of cocoa powder into a bowl.
Step 2: Pour 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into the cocoa powder.
Step 3: Using scissors, carefully snip off the tips of four biotin capsules. Do this one at a time, squeezing the liquid out of each capsule and into the bowl.
Step 4: Add the honey to the bowl and mix the ingredients together. You should add enough honey to make your mixture thick, yet it needs to be running enough to spread over your hair. If it becomes too thick, add a little more of the olive oil.
Step 5: Before you apply, put an old-t-shirt on or cover your clothing with an old towel. Divide your hair into sections and then use the mask to saturate your hair. Since this is pretty messy, do it over a sink. Work the mask into your ends and work the mask up to the scalp.
Step 6: Once your hair is covered with the mask, use pins to pin your hair out of the way. Don’t try to secure hair up with a pony-tail holder or it will end up stuck in your hair.
Step 7: *Optional* If you want, you can use cellophane (saran wrap) to wrap your hair so the mixture can better soak into your hair.
Step 8: You should allow the mask to sit on hair for 1-2 hours. However, if you have bleached or light hair, allowing the mask to sit on your hair too long could result in a subtle dark tinge to your hair.
Step 9: After the time is up, shampoo your hair and condition as normally. Then you can enjoy, beautiful, strong hair.
For the best results, use the mask one or two times a week, depending on how much damage your hair has. You can also alter the recipe a bit to accommodate the thickness or length of your hair.