Are you tired of using so many different hair care products but can’t seem to find the right one? Do you want something EASY and CONVENIENT while still healthy for your hair?
Well, you can now have your natural alternative with your own DIY COCONUT OIL HAIR SPRAY!
- It is a simple solution to make and apply
- Works for all hair types
- Can be made from the comfort of your own home!
Say goodbye to frizzy hair!
Add this to your hair routine, and in no time, your hair will be as smooth and shiny as silk!
Ingredients You'll Need
- Spray bottle
- Jar of fractionated coconut oil
- Distilled water, around 2 cups (depending on the size of spray bottle)
- Lavender essential oil
Additional Ingredients You May Add
- Conditioner, the thinner, the better (mixed with water, around half a travel bottle size)
- Aloe vera gel
- Sunflower oil
How to Make Your Coconut Oil Hair Spray
Making your coconut oil spray is SUPER EASY! You have to follow these simple steps!
1 - Pour Into Spray Bottle.
Take your COCONUT OIL and pour around 1/3 of a cup OR 1-2 spoonfuls of it into your spray bottle.
You want the coconut oil to be as SOFT and LIQUID as possible because the harder and clumpier it is, the harder it will be to mix and spray out the bottle.
Suppose you do not have fractionated coconut oil, and you’re using solid unrefined coconut oil instead. In that case, you can soften the coconut by MASHING it up or MELTING it for a FEW SECONDS ONLY.
2 - Add Water.
Pour around 1-2 cups of distilled water into the spray bottle. Measurements may differ depending on the size of the bottle.
It would be better to use WARM WATER to help the coconut oil melt and soften.
3 - Add Essential Oil.
Put around three drops of LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL. Lavender oil helps with reducing dandruff and dryness.
4 - SHAKE the spray bottle.
When you spritz and rub some on your hand, the texture should come out nice and smooth.
And there you have it! You can now apply the mixture and get your shiny hair back!
NOTE: Keep the bottled solution in a WARM PLACE to keep the coconut from hardening. Shake the bottle in case hardening occurs.
Avoid getting coconut oil onto your skin since it’s a comedogenic component.
How to Use Coconut Oil Hair Spray
After creating the coconut oil solution, you can use it before or after washing your hair. It can be sprayed straight onto the scalp or onto dry or damp hair.
Make sure to shake before you spray.
- To use it BEFORE you wash or shower, or as a pre-shampoo treatment, you can spritz a small amount on your dry scalp. Leave it on for ONE HOUR before you wash it off.
- You can also spritz some on damp hair AFTER SHOWERING.
- To use it as an OVERNIGHT TREATMENT, spray some on your hair before bed and wear a shower cap for deep penetration. Rinse it out with LUKEWARM water afterward.
After applying, you can use your hand or a comb to smoothen and spread it out to the tips of your hair.
NOTE: The amount of hair spray you apply may VARY depending on if you have thick or thin hair
Causes Of Dry Hair
Our hair can be sensitive to many things, so it is important to look for elements that may cause damaged or dry hair.
If you are in a HOT, DRY ENVIRONMENT, your hair and skin are vulnerable to sun damage. Frequent exposure to the sun causes heat damage and frizz.
Your hair can also get damaged in areas with high pollution and dirt.
Also, if you like to go SWIMMING often, then chlorinated or salty water may also cause damaged hair.
Excessive Use of Haircare Products
If you have TOO MANY product bottles in your bathroom or undergo too many hair treatments, it may be a bad sign.
Using many products will do the OPPOSITE of taking care of your hair.
This includes excessive shampooing, conditioner, dye, ironing, hair spray, or anything that could cause brittle hair and strip hair of its natural hair proteins and hair oils.
On the other hand, lack of hair care can also contribute to damaged hair. This can range from keeping it unwashed for too long or spending too long in harsh environments.
That’s why it is important to find BALANCE in your routine as you don’t want to do too much or too little.
Of course, hair damage is MANAGEABLE and PREVENTABLE!
Some ways to maintain proper hair care is by:
- LIMITING PRODUCT USE – Too many products will cause hair strands to fall out and dry up.
- Avoid chemically-made products that have mineral oil or parabens. You want your products to be as organic as possible.
- USE CONDITIONER REGULARLY – Conditioning during every wash will help restore and protect your hair from external elements. Use a comb to spread it evenly.
- AVOID HEAT – Whether from the sun, ironing, or blow-drying, keep your hair protected from heat to prevent any frizz and heat damage. Stay in shaded areas or wear a cap when going out.
Benefits of Coconut Oil on Your Hair
Thank goodness for coconut oil!
One of the healthy nutrients in coconut oil is VITAMIN E. Vitamin E helps prevent hair loss and increase blood flow in the scalp!
Coconut oil is a NATURAL MOISTURIZER, not just for hair but also for sensitive skin. Due to its richness in Vitamin E is ideal for moisturizing and strengthening hair and keeping that shine!
It also helps get rid of dandruff and lice and prevents itchy scalps. Since coconut oil is a NATURAL FAT, it helps calm irritation and itching.
The smoothness in coconut oil also helps detangle frizzy hair, promotes hair growth, and adds shine!
Coconut oil also acts as a great additional or alternative conditioner! Using coconut oil on top of a normal conditioner will boost the hydration and penetrate the scalp easier.
Alternatives to Coconut Oil Hair Spray
As you can see, coconut oil is a GAME-CHANGER in haircare! Fortunately, many natural ingredients and other oils will also do your hair many favors!
As mentioned earlier, lavender oil is a popular ingredient that promotes hair growth and is antimicrobial, meaning it can prevent bacteria and lice build-up on the hair.
Many products are rich in olive oil. It is mainly used for preserving softness and penetrating the hair shaft to give moisture.
Sunflower Seed Oil
The sunflower seed oil has a lot of anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, which relieve an itchy scalp and help restore dryness. It is rich in Vitamin E and oleic acid, which prevents breakage.
Aloe Vera Gel
Another popular ingredient, aloe vera, is great for deeply cleaning oily hair and soothing itchiness. It also strengthens hair follicles due to its richness in Vitamins A, C, and E.
Rosemary oil is a natural healing herb that promotes hair growth and improves circulation. This helps follicles remain healthy and intact.
Avocado oil is another nutrient-rich oil as it also promotes moisture and contains a lot of antioxidants to prevent frizz and boosts shine and growth.
Coconut oil is an essential oil for your hair as it carries a lot of health benefits to keep it healthy and shiny!
Once you have made your coconut oil spray, you and your hair will be forever grateful!