We’ve all heard about the brilliance of coconut oil. Body moisturiser? Of course. Substitute for frying oil? Absolutely. Ability to answer emails? Perhaps.. I decided to try a DIY hair mask because I’m quite literally hating my hair at the moment and figured a moisturising, calming treatment might help my dry, coarse curls. A friend of mine also swears by an exfoliating concoction to brighten her blonde locks and to clear and refresh her scalp using baking soda and vinegar, so I thought i’d try this too.
Once my hair had soaked for a good hour, I rinsed out the coconut oil with warm water. Let me warn you, it takes work to get it out. I then applied a big scoop of baking soda to my head and massaged it into my scalp followed by a rinse with the vinegar – it makes tiny bubbles on your scalp and starts tingling immediately! It took ages to fully rinse out all these ingredients but my hair did feel lighter and fresher afterwards. I still had to use a conditioner but my blonde was definitely brighter. However, I’m not sure I’ll repeat the performance anytime soon.