Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

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Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

The summer's all about fun, sun... and frizz. To keep your tresses shiny and frizz-free during all of that hot weather you're going to be enjoying, consider this lavender-infused coconut oil DIY hair mask to be your partner-in-crime.

"Applied topically, coconut oil nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen," says Wendy Rose Gould, beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site Latest-Hairstyles.com. "Also, when applied to the scalp, it can help reduce dandruff and sooth sensitive or itchy skin."

Meanwhile, the lavender "is antibacterial and therefore helps with dandruff. It also helps to soften the hair." And let's not forget it smells incredible.

Once you try Gould's ah-mazing DIY hair mask below, you'll never go back to those pricey salon treatments (trust):

Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

What You'll Need

  • Small bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined, virgin coconut oil
  • Fresh or dried lavender sprigs (or 2 drops essential oil)
Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

1. Add oil to your bowl

Measure out 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to your bowl. (This measurement's based on medium-to-long hair, so you may need to adjust based on your hair length.)

Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

2. Add lavender

Remove the greens from your lavender and toss them into the bowl with your coconut oil. Feel free to add as little or as much fragrance as you see fit.

Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

3. Infuse lavender

Place your bowl over a sauce pan filled with water. Turn your heat to low-medium, allowing the coconut oil to melt down. Stir periodically. Heat for 45 minutes to one hour, then remove from the heat.

Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

4. Cool and strain

Let your infused coconut oil set for 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly warm. Remove the lavender pieces if you prefer.

Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

5. Apply to hair

Focusing on your ends, thoroughly work the DIY hair mask through your hair. (Feel free to also focus on your scalp if you're prone to dandruff or dryness.) Let it set for 15 to 45 minutes—though the longer it sets, the better. Afterward, simply shampoo and style as you normally would.

Frizzy Hair Got You Down? This Soothing DIY Hair Mask Will Do the Trick

6. Enjoy luscious locks

You know you want to.

What's your go-to DIY hair mask recipe?

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Images: Wendy Rose Gould

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