Friday, February 25, 2011

Let's Talk Hair: Coconut Milk Protein Treatment



Hola Chicas/Chicos...Here's a delightful treat for your O'Natural tresses. It's a protein treatment using Coconut Milk, and just like it sounds, it's O'So Good for your hair. So, instead of buying a high end commercial product to strengthen your hair, here's an all natural treatment that's inexpensive and easy to do. I do this treatment at least once every 2 or 3 months. If you use a lot of heat,  have color treated hair (chemically colored, not henna) other chemical treatments or other situations that has caused your hair to be highly porous, it is especially important to do this treatment at least twice per month. You can also add Coconut Milk to your deep conditioning treatments to add extra benefits, or combine it with carrier oils ( Castor, Olive, Grapeseed, Jojoba) and add a few drops of Neem Oil and Tea Tree Oil to create a stimulating scalp massage that combats dandruff or dry scalp. Now an important factor to keep in mind, the results may not be the same as using products that contain hydrolyzed proteins due to the processing method and their capability to penetrate the hair shaft. However, those type of proteins do contain MSG, so I've decided to stay away from them after recently researching the scoop on ingredients.


What You'll Need:
  • 1 can of Organic Coconut Milk
  • 4 TBSP of Raw Honey (remember, raw honey is the most beneficial because you get all of the raw nutrients.
  • 4 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1 TBSP of amla oil (optional).. Available here: Henna Sooq

Coconut Milk Protein Treatment:
  • Mix ingredients and carefully pour mixture onto dry unwashed hair.
  • Cover with plastic cap for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Rinse mixture and shampoo/condition as usual.
  • Final Rinse using cool water and ACV

Benefits of Protein Treatment:
  • Encourages healthy hair growth
  • Minimizes Breakage
  • Strengthens Hair

credits: photo courteousy of www.fuckyeahcurlscurlscurls.tumblr.com

11 comments:

  1. Trying this now. If my hair feels half as wonderful when I rinse it out as it did when I was pouring it on, I'm going to be very happy. Thanks!

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  3. Nice! Is that Mahoganycurls pic? I love her!

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  4. What is a good substitute for the yogurt?

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    1. You could add walnut oil (protein) and hemp milk

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    2. u can also use mayo

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  5. Apple Cider Vinegar

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  6. Thanks for this. Could you use coconut water instead of coconut milk (maybe add a bit of coconut oil), and plain yoghurt with live cultures instead of greek? Just going by what is in my fridge. Thx

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