So, I decided to go on a splurge this week and try the new DevaCurl Decadence Products. I bought the One Condition and No-Poo (which came with a FREE 1 oz. sample of their SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler). It has been over a year since I bought DevaCurl, so I have missed it for a while. I do love DevaCurl’s results the best, but I just can’t afford to buy their products on a regular basis. That’s why Shea Moisture is my regular pal, it’s a lot cheaper and offers close results to DevaCurl’s. BUT this week was a great week and I was feeling the DevaCurl love, so I treated myself to a trip to Ulta and a splurge on DevaCurl.
Anyway, before I bought the DevaCurl, I realized my hair was looking a little frizzy. I didn’t know why! It was like all of a sudden all the moisture in my hair had been sucked out! It’s probably from all the heat we’ve faced in the summer, and all the build up of dry shampoo I used while camping.
I was doing my research on Pinterest and Instagram and fell across a few articles discussing the importance of doing a coconut hair mask. I even found someone on Instagram whose results of oil masks were INCREDIBLE! ( @naturalcurls90 ) Her curls were STUNNING and I couldn’t believe the results of a few months of restoration from straightening her hair for years. I wasn’t quite sure what exact system she used to get her hair that way, but she mentioned uses of jojoba, coconut, almond, and avocado oil. I was so happy to find that we had a whole tub of organic, virgin, and unrefined coconut oil from Trader Joe’s.
Before I put all this oil on my head, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to make my frizz worse, so I went to my friend Pinterest and asked for tips on Coconut Oil Hair Masks. Almost everyone seemed content with the results, and the only complaint was the oil that might be left over if you don’t shampoo good enough. That didn’t scare me too much, so I figured LET’S DO THIS!
Here are the results of an overnight mask and DevaCurl cleanse and condition afterwards.
I still can’t believe it myself! The curls are so much more defined, the frizz is practically nonexistent and I am so happy! (Well, you can’t tell… but I promise I was smiling in these pictures!)
SO Here are the steps (and tips) YOU must take to receive these same results!
- Make sure to buy organic, virgin, and unrefined coconut oil.
It’s ALL natural and no nutrients are sucked out of it, which means MAXIMUM moisturization! (Is that a word?)
2. Wear an old T-shirt and put an old towel on the ground where you put the oil on.
You don’t want to take the risk of getting the oil on your clothes because it may ruin them. But that’s okay! Just grab an old shirt and towel and your clothes (and floor) will be protected!
3. Do not use more than 5 Tbsp in your hair.
The amount you apply all depends on the thickness of your hair and whether or not your scalp is oily or dry. I would suggest 3-4 tbsp for dry, thick hair and 2-3 for oily, thin hair. You will notice once you hop in the shower and shampoo a couple of times whether or not you used too much. If your scalp still feels super oily after the third wash, then maybe you need to cut back a bit.
4. Apply BEFORE you take a shower.
Most likely you will get some on your neck or face. Which isn’t bad since it can also be used as a moisturizer for skin, but it also needs to be able to get OUT of your hair after you’ve left it on for a couple of hours. You will need to wash your hair after the mask because it will be an oily mess, which is disgusting.
5. Apply in liquid form.
Coconut oil comes in two different forms depending on the temperature. When cold, its creamy, when warm, it is liduidy. To melt it, just pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds or rub it in between your hands until it turns into liquid. It is much easier to apply it in this form.
6. Apply to dry hair.
Wet hair will cool down the oil, turning it back into a solid. You can spread the oil more evenly across the scalp and ends when your hair is dry.
7. Focus on the ends of your hair.
The ends are what need the most moisturizing, especially if you use heat on a regular basis. Coconut oil is not only known for fighting frizz, but for repairing split ends! So you straight haired people can use it too! If you have an oily scalp, I would recommend keeping the oil away from that part. Also, if it helps to brush your hair, go ahead! I just ran my finger through my hair and it smoothed the tangles just like my conditioner in the shower.
8. After applying, put your hair in a bun and put a shower cap, or towel, around your head.
This keeps your hair away from furniture and clothing.
EWWW! Look at that oily mess!
9. Leave it in for at least 30 minutes.
You want to give the oil enough time to sit in and do its magic. I understand we don’t all have two hours to leave oil in our hair, so 30 minutes is better than none! I left mine on overnight.
If you leave it in overnight, put an old pillowcase around your pillow and a towel on top. Also, put an old T-shirt around your head using the “plop” method.
This method is AMAZING for keeping the towel on your head all night long.
1- Lay the shirt on a flat surface.
2- Grab both sides of the bottom of your shirt, putting them on each side of the back of your head.
3- Hold in place with one finger, and grab the top of the shirt. Bring the top of your shirt over your head to the back, holding in place the two bottom sides of the shirt.
4- Tie the top of the shirt near your forehead.
5- VOILA! You have plopped your hair!
10. Wash your hair with cleansing shampoo.
It may take a couple of times to get the oil out of your hair (I shampooed twice). Just make sure that when you run your hands through your scalp, that it doesn’t feel too oily.
11. Condition and style as normal.
Once you’ve shampooed, continue on with your normal hair routine. I used DevaCurl products and styled with the SuperCream. Then, I diffused my hair (I normally let my hair dry, but I decided to diffuse this time).
12. Do the mask twice a week and then ease off into twice a month.
I heard that you will notice results in the long run too. You won’t need the mask as much because your hair will have been restored and moisturized! YAY!
GOOD LUCK! I hope everything goes well for you! It’s totally worth the journey and please tell me how it goes!
Read my post here on a second day hair recipe that will fix those second (or third) day frizzies that just won’t calm down unless washed again!