Eco bio cosmetics based on natural ingredients can be an excellent way to balance wellness, eco-sustainability and economic savings. Today in supermarkets and herbalist shops you can easily find any ingredient to make home-made DIY hair products stored in glass containers or plastic bottles.
Today we'll talk about some homemade coconut oil recipes to prepare shampoos, balms and masks for dry and damaged hair. During spring time days are getting longer, and finally we can have the chance to spend more time outside. This season, however, does not only bring a pleasant spring heat but also windy days with sudden temperature leap. How can we protect our hair and fix the damages caused by stress, wind and exhausting treatments?
Natural remedies for dry and damaged hair
Hair dryer, hair straighteners, and atmospheric agents can severely damage our hair and make them look dry and extinguished. Dry hair tend to break easier, it becomes fragile and often it goes to the dreadful split ends. The best thing to do is letting your hair dry naturally. But if the temperature still doesn't allow us to, we can follow these few simple steps to contain the situation. For example we can tampon, after washing, wet hair with a towel and pack it up in a soft turban, leaving it for as long as possible. If drying with the hair dryer is still necessary, remember to:
- Apply thermally-protective spray beforehand;
- Keep a distance of 15-20 cm between your hair and the flow of hot air;
- Limit as much as possible the use of hair straighteners by opting for less invasive methods.
If you want to get a catchy natural wavy look you can hook your hair into one or more braids before sleeping. In order to discipline and hydrate your hair, you can use balms or pre-wash hair conditioning treatment.
Coconut oil: a precious ally to nourish and soften your hair
These recipes are mainly made using a natural ingredient, not only tasteful for eating, but also for taking care of our hair: coconut. Coconut oilis obtained from the dried pulp of the fruit, which is rich in moisturizing, unraveling and fortifying properties. It's a precious concentrate of essential vitamins and minerals, and it's available in any supermarket and in herbalist's shops.
Coconut oil and honey shampoo in plastic bottles
What's required for this homemade shampoo:
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (alternatively almond oil or Argan oil);
- 2 tablespoons of honey.
How to prepare this: simply melt the ingredients in bain-marie and then remove them from fire. Apply to the hair and massage, letting it works for a few minutes, then rinse accurately with lukewarm water. Our hydrating and reconstituting shampoo can be made in advance and stored for no longer than a month in comfortable plastic bottles outside the fridge. Among other things, Stocksmetic proposes the practical plastic bottle of the Tbr line, up to 100, 75 or 50 ml. If the compound tends to solidify, warming it up in the hands will be enough to make it fluid again.
Egg and coconut oil mask to regenerate damaged and exhausted hair
Atmospheric agents and particularly aggressive treatments can seriously damage even the strongest hair. However, we can take remedial action with a repairing maskwhich can revitalize our damaged and exhausted hair. This protein and mineral salts concentrate contains:
- 1 egg yolk
- 5 ml of coconut oil (or sweet almonds oil)
- 15 ml of honey
- 15 ml of yogurt.
The preparation is very simple. You just have to mix all the ingredients, apply the compound on wet hair and wrap it in a transparent film layer. Keep the wrap for about an hour, then rinse it by doing a normal shampoo with lukewarm or fresh water adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar. This mask combines the unraveling and polishing effect of coconut oil and the softening properties of honey and yogurt. By doing this we can nourish the hair deeply and discipline them for instantaneous anti-crease effect. We can store the mask's leftovers for a few days in a plastic bottle of the Pure Line Collection, such as the 150 ml one.
Coconut oil and avocado oil for dry and exhausted hair
Another perfect homemade recipe to restore softness and nourish the exhausted hair take advantage of the moisturizing and regenerating properties of avocado and coconut oil. The ingredients are:
- one half-avocado's pulp;
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil;
- 3 teaspoons of our favorite essential oil.
Extract the avocado's pulp and crush it until it's creamy, then add the coconut oil and the chosen essential oil. Mix everything, apply it on moist hair and keep it in for 20-30 minutes. Finally rinse with plenty of lukewarm water. Even with this product - very easy to make - the anti-crease effect is guaranteed. If we have some leftover of the compound we can store it for about a week in plastic bottles such as the 100 ml Round Plastic Bottle.
Pure coconut oil against split ends
To complete our revitalizing routine we can use coconut oil in all its purity for a last minute treatment on dry hair. If we can't stop using the hair dryer, we can, however, avoid the opaque and dull appearance of the dry hair. For this quick adjustment you need to apply 2 or 3 drops of coconut oil to the tips of your hair and then gently massage also the rest od your head. Coconut oil gives brilliance to the hair and fights post drying issues. Coconut oil stays in solid state at temperatures below 20 ° C. It is therefore advisable to keep it out of the fridge (or anyway in a heated environment). If necessary, to heat it up, just keep a small amount of it in your hands before applying. However, if it is in its liquid form, we can store it in a spray container for a much simpler ease of use. Within the wide range of Stocksmetic containers, the ideal is the 200 ml Round Plastic Bottle. Keep following Stocksmetic Packaging to learn many other do-it-yourself recipes with natural ingredients and beneficial properties. Also explore our the new plastic and glass bottles cosmetic lines and choose the perfect packaging for your products.