Hair Mask for Dry thick Coarse Hair
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The Ultimate Hair Mask for Dry, Thick, Coarse Hair

The Ultimate conditioner for dry thick coarse hair


My neighbour is a beautiful woman with thick curly hair that always stands out.

I with fine hair do get envious (sometimes) of her big fabulous hair.

Last week we got talking, and I asked her what she puts on her hair. I knew she was using something natural.

…and her hair secret is nothing fancy, but very common… Coconut Milk.

Coconut milk she says keeps hair soft, shiny and well defined. It also helps with manageability and frizz.

Coconut Milk Benefits for Your Hair

  • Deep conditions hair and hydrates every strand
  • Leaves hair feeling soft, silky and shiny
  • Encourages faster hair growth
  • Makes detangling very easy
  • Tames frizz and fly-aways
  • Greatly reduces split ends and hair breakage
  • Helps with dandruff and scalp dryness

Coconut oil is pretty awesome for hair. But if your hair is dry and coarse then skip the oil and use coconut milk. This is because dry hair needs a combination of fatty acids plus moisture – which the oil lacks.

This delicious creamy milk acts as a great conditioner and helps to moisturise every strand and condition from within. With just one use you will notice how soft, shiny, and silky your hair feels. Plus, your hair will be easy to comb, as coconut milk is a great detangler. You will have no more hair breakage.

Coconut milk also contains anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that help with dandruff and soothe itchy, irritated scalp

Nutritional Benefits: Coconut milk contains tons of good fats, proteins, vitamin C and minerals including manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc – all of these nourish hair follicles and makes hair grow longer and healthier.

You can also drink this super-nutritious milk for healthy skin, hair, bones, joints, and overall wellness.

How to Make Coconut Milk Hair Mask

Made with just two ingredients: coconut milk and olive oil, it’s super-easy and natural and will leave your hair feeling lush.

You will need:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Your mask is ready to use.

If you find the mixture too thick you can add some warm water to it.

How to use:

Start with dry or damp hair. Apply this mask to your hair and scalp, put on your shower cap or wrap your head in a muslin cloth or a towel. Let it soak in for 45 to 60 minutes for it to really moisturise your hair.

Next, wash hair with one of the natural cleansers and dry naturally.

And don’t be surprised if your hair is soft, shiny and bouncy.

Just like you have sashayed out of the salon.

Extra notes:

  1. You can try adding other oils like olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil to this mask.
  2. You can make your own coconut milk using fresh coconut, or even dried coconut meat.
  3. Honey can make your hair light over time, so a good alternative is blackstrap molasses.
  4. You may skip conditioning after shampoo, see how your hair feels.
  5. Use this mask once a week or once a fortnight.

Enjoy your gorgeously soft, nourished hair!

What do you use to deep condition your hair?

Leave a Comment:

Sunshine Boppi says April 5, 2017

Hi Minaz, my hair is thick dark and coarse. Moreover, the biggest problem I have is my long baby hair which always makes my hair look shabby even with little changes like wind blowing lightly, I sneeze hard etc.
My baby hair goes all the way from forehead till my ears but not beyond it, so neither I can join it in a ponytail or have it in front. I have these baby hairs of varying length and when I just put on a ponytail, it looks so awful and shabby even if i just combed my hair.

And because my hair is also so frizzy and dry, they raise up or curl up straight
Do you have any suggestions for a good and chemical free hair spray?
Do you have any other suggestions to manage it?

Thanks in advance,

    Minaz @hairbuddha says April 7, 2017

    Hi Boppi,
    There are quite a few:
    search for flax seed gel or aloe vera for hair, or rosewater spray.
    Let me how it goes.

    Boppi says April 13, 2017

    Thank you Minaz! I will definitely try the sprays you suggested and mask and will keep you posted.

    Minaz @hairbuddha says April 7, 2017

    Have you tried this mask? It may settle down the frizz, because when hair is moisturised it stays calm.

Priya says April 2, 2017

Hi mam,
This is Priya…before few months I have got an gud result with ur tips for dandruff mam…like amla and fenugreek rinse…it really works out for me I m losing severe hair-loss mam..during oil massage I m losing nearly 250 hairs mam…other days also I m having 60 hairs falling mam..this is an sudden hairloss for me mam..I don’t know y mam…..2months completely I m losing lot of hairs mam. I don’t know wt is the exact reason for this mam. I m having weekly twice oil massage for my hair mam. Like rosemary, almond, olive,coconut, sesame,castor oil and 2 capsule vitaminE mam…daily having amla juice intake mam, doin regular exercise mam…using Tresemme shampoo and conditioner mam…aftr tht amla and fenugreek rinse as a final rinse aftr hairwash mam….I don’t know wt is the reason for hairfall mam…I need my hairs back mam…the only thing is I m working in IT field mam….using system for 8hrs mam..I dont know even this will cause hair-loss?? Please tel me some solution mam….please mam…I m totally upset due to this mam….even I don’t even wish to go to doctor’s mam..coz u already cleared my dandruff completely mam…I.m. hoping u lot for my hair-loss also mam…please reply me and tel me some permanent solution for this mam…:(

    Minaz @hairbuddha says April 4, 2017

    Hi Priya, Don’t panic.
    First, stop counting your hair every day. I don’t think you are losing too much hair. Massage once a week.
    And do a daily meditation and yoga.
    Your hair loss will reduce.

    Priya says April 5, 2017

    Thank-you mam and sure ..I ll do it mam……

sanju says April 2, 2017

Hi can I apply this mask to oiled hair

sanju says April 2, 2017

Hi.Can I apply this hair mask on oiled hair?

Ana Marie says January 17, 2017

What is your opinion of using baking soda as shampoo?

    Minaz @hairbuddha says January 18, 2017

    I tried it a few times, and it was alright. Some people find it drying in long run.
    Have you used castile soap?

    Ana Marie says January 30, 2017

    No i haven’t. I’ve heard good things about it. So i’m planing to do the egg shampoo and green tea and aloe rinse tomorrow. I’m worried that the green tea will dry out my hair too much.

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