I’m in love with coconut milk. I started using coconut milk with my monthly henna treatments over a year ago and found that it was the best liquid to add to henna to provide easy henna application and rinsing. I discovered that it aided in good dye release as well as the overall conditioning and strengthening that henna provides. I just can’t get over that this one simple thing has really improved the overall health of my hair.
As I further create a simpler curly hair regimen, I’ve added coconut milk as my go-to deep conditioner once or twice a month. I’ve used coconut butter and coconut oil as deep conditioners, yet coconut milk had proven to be the best so far. Coconut milk adds strength, luster, and manageability to hair. It is easy to find in most grocery stores, very inexpensive, and works wonders for hair without the chemical ingredients in most salon products.
I usually prefer to deep condition my hair prior to my clay or conditioner cleansing process. I apply generously to my hair in sections then cover my hair for 30 minutes or longer with a conditioning cap and then a winter beanie for warmth instead of using heat. Get creative by mixing your favorite natural or essential oils with coconut milk and enjoy the natural benefits simple green beauty.
Read more on coconut milk in Coconuts–Nothing But Goodness.
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