Pumpkin Coconut hair mask for a smooth shiny hair
Pumpkin: Behold the power of pumpkin. This superfood is packed with antioxidants, beta-carotene (a red-orange pigment that converts to vitamin A when consumed), vitamin C and E, magnesium and potassium. Vitamin A moisturizes and soothes hair and vitamin C repairs damaged hair and skin from overexposure to the sun and environment. Altogether, pumpkin promotes radiant, healthy skin and hair.
Coconut Oil: I dare say that this is the mother of all moisturizers!
Honey: Bring on the shine. Honey is a humectant, which means it naturally attracts moisture. Like pumpkin, it is loaded with antioxidants that help restore shine to dry hair.
Makes 4-5 treatments.
- 1 can of pumpkin puree (or 1 ½ cup of pureed fresh pumpkin strained)
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
*Note: This gets messy so wear an old shirt.
In a mixing bowl, add contents of 1 can of pumpkin puree, 2 tbsp of honey and ¼ cup of coconut oil and mix together with whisk or egg beater.
The pumpkin hair mask should have the consistency of a conditioner. If it is too watery (depending on the amount of water remaining in the pumpkin puree), add more pumpkin puree to thicken it.
Section hair out in workable pieces; 3-4 sections may be required depending on thickness and length of hair.
Apply pumpkin hair mask to damp hair beginning at the ends and working your way up to the roots. You can apply mask to dry hair, but I find the application process to be easier when hair is damp.
Tie hair up and cover with shower cap.
Let hair mask sit for 20-30 minutes.