Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice – The Perfect Hair Conditioning Treatment

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If you are looking for a “1 treatment fit all solution” then Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice Hair Conditioning Treatment could be the answer. You might be looking for such a treatment for several reasons.

It could be that you:

  • Have thick, wavy hair that likes to bang or kink in places and has the tendency to frizz and dry out around the ends.
  • Have tried chemical treatments to moisturise, de-frizz and control curls, kinks and bangs only to find that your purse is getting emptier every week.
  • Have a problem with dandruff, dry and itchy scalp and hair that doesn’t grow very fast.
  • Have used straightening irons for way too long and need another solution for straightening those curls.

My teenage daughter has beautiful, thick, curly hair that bangs and kinks and frizzes in certain weather conditions. With teenage growth comes a lot of issues with hair, skin, nails etc and it seems her hair grows quicker than it takes for me to get home from the hairdressing appointment! But as well as growth, the dryness of the ends and the uncontrollable frizz seemed to have increased as well. For the last few weeks she has been trying out the coconut milk and lemon juice hair conditioning treatment with I must say, great success.

When using natural ingredients you will never get an instant result overnight, but this treatment does give a good result from the first time you use it. With diligence and patience, this treatment will result in softer, longer, looser curls without the frizz or the dry ends.

The combination of lemon juice and coconut milk brings great benefits to your hair and scalp.

Lemon juice is widely used for hair, skin and nail treatments as well as many other uses around the house. It is a natural hair lightener (mainly for blonde hair) and works amazingly well on dry and itchy scalps and for dandruff. It brings shine to hair and in general is great as a hair improver as it stimulates the oil glands in the scalp producing stronger, healthier hair.

Try this:

For dandruff – to remove build up of flakes, massage a generous amount of lemon juice into your scalp for several minutes before washing and conditioning as normal.

To remove hair product build up – massage a couple of tablespoons into your scalp for approximately 10 minutes, then wash and condition as usual.

Both these treatments can be used a couple of times a week.

Coconut Milk is known for it’s moisturising ability. It seems that there is coconut milk in every beauty product on the market today. But why pay for an expensive and chemically charged skin or hair product when you can get the same results straight from the coconut itself. Whether you crack one open or buy a can, the result should be the same. 1 cup of coconut milk = 2 tablespoons of oil. Coconut milk and hair are made for each other. Besides giving your hair a shine and lustre that no commercial product could produce, coconut milk brings all the benefits of being antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. So the scalp gets a great treatment at the same time.

Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice - The Perfect Hair Conditioning Treatment
 
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Want to loosen those curls and add lustre and shine to your hair? Try this treatment for 3-4 weeks for good results.
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Recipe type: Hair Treatment
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Glass Jar
Instructions
  1. Place both coconut milk and lemon juice into glass jar and pop in refrigerator until the milk has separated. Approximately 1 hour.
  2. Using the creamy layer on top, smother hair from scalp to ends.
  3. Massage scalp for about 10 minutes.
  4. If you have long hair, clip or pin the bulk of the hair up and place a shower cap or swimming cap over your head.
  5. Wrap a head towel around the cap and leave on for a minimum of 30 minutes. It can be left longer but no shorter than 30 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner afterwards.
  7. Repeat this for up to 15-20 days for the best results.

If you are after a quicker result or for a special occasion then you try the hot oil treatment.

Simply warm 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil, ย depending on the length of your hair. To warm coconut oil, either stand the jar with the oil in a deeper dish with almost boiling water or run the jar under a tap of very hot tap water.

Smother your hair from the scalp to the ends with the oil and cover with a shower or swimming cap for a minimum of 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.

This will give you shiny, looser curls or tresses to work with for that special date or occasion.

How about you? Have you used coconut milk for any natural hair uses? Leave a comment.

  • Couldn’t the coconut milk make hair super oily?

    • Hi Kiley, Coconut milk contains about 2 tablespoons of oil per 250 mls. So yes it can make your hair oily. However depending on whether your hair is oily, dry or damaged will depend on whether this shampoo works for you or not. It may take an extra rinse if you have extra oily hair. As I have naturally curly hair, my hair tends to be dryer and really does well with coconut milk shampoo. Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Honey Simbajon

    Can I use coconut milk with lemon everyday?

    • Hi Honey, If you have dry or damaged hair then you could certainly use the coconut milk and lemon on a daily basis as long as your hair is responding well. It is a very rich and nourishing treatment and would not be suitable to use for oily hair on a daily basis. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Alma, If it is just your ends that are really dry, try applying the coconut milk conditioning treatment to just the ends and wrapping them in a plastic wrap and leaving it for about an hour. Then wash out with shampoo and conditioner. If your hair is really dry and possibly damaged then use the coconut milk treatment on a regular basis, say twice a week and see if that improves the condition of your hair. Hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kerry

  • Aruna G

    hii , this cream should b applied to damp hair or dry hair ?

  • Hi Aruna, Usually dry hair but I don’t think it would necessarily be a problem if your hair was damp. ๐Ÿ™‚