Welcome, one and all, to this fabulous event in “cosmetics sports!” Our valiant ingredients will work together, racing to make a mask for dry, curly hair right in front of your eyes. Their relay can be summed up in three words: efficiency, speed, and ease. No small feat! Oh, the ingredients are moving up to the start line now… Coop Coco is getting ready to fire the gun… And… On Your Marks, Get Set, Curl!
Mango butter soars to the front to soften your hair and add shine, with kokum butter and coconut oil at its heels, here to provide your locks with strength and life. Castor and hemp seed oils take up the baton next, deeply nourishing and strengthening your hair. Wait! What’s happening here? Beautifying borage oil is making a remarkable late entry into this hair mask recipe—it’s unbelievable! Vitamin E erupts onto the racetrack last, protecting all of its oil and butter partners from going rancid. Amazing teamwork here, folks! An incredible performance from everyone!
Warning: this exploit was performed by trained Coop Coco professionals and can absolutely be repeated at home. All you need is the hair mask recipe below!
How to make a mask for dry, curly hair
- 25 g (25%) mango butter
- 24 g (24%) kokum butter
- 15 g (15%) extra virgin coconut oil
- 15 g (15%) castor oil
- 10 g (10%) borage oil
- 10 g (10%) hemp seed oil
- 1 g (1%) vitamin E
- Two small stainless steel bowls
- Components to make a double boiler
- Small silicone spatula
- Scale, accurate to 0.1 g
- Plastic pot (120 ml)
Good to know!
- Mango butter strengthens and softens your hair and adds shine.
- Kokum butter restores strength and adds life and shine to listless locks, while protecting them from drying out.
- Coconut oil is great for revitalizing dull, curly, and frizzy hair.
- Castor oil is often used in hair and nail care products. It strengthens and nourishes dry, tired, brittle, curly or kinky hair.
- Borage oil has wonderful revitalizing properties, adding beauty and shine to your locks.
- Hemp seed oil deeply nourishes hair fibres, boosting your hair’s suppleness and volume.
- Vitamin E is an essential ingredient that helps prevent the oils and butters from going rancid.
- This homemade hair mask is formulated for dry and curly hair. However, you can change the oils and butters, respecting the proportions of the recipe, to tailor it to your hair type! To choose the right oils and butters for your hair, we recommend reading our article on the topic. Note the following important points:
- A butter must be replaced by a butter.
- A solid oil must be replaced by a solid oil.
- A liquid oil must be replaced by a liquid oil.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh the mango and kokum butters and the coconut oil in the first bowl. Gently melt on the double boiler.
- Weigh the vitamin E and the castor, borage, and hemp seed oils in the second bowl.
- When the contents of the first bowl have melted, pour them into the second bowl. Mix until it is homogeneous.
- Pour the mixture into the pot.
- Place in the fridge to set.
Use and conservation
The recipe provided here is formulated for dry, curly, or frizzy hair.
We recommend applying your homemade hair mask to damp or dry hair, leaving it on for at least 30 minutes, then washing it off with a mild shampoo. You can then proceed with your usual hair care routine. Two dabs of the product is enough for medium-length hair, but feel free to adapt the quantity you use to your hair and its needs.
When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least one year.
It is best stored at room temperature, away from heat and light.