If you want to treat hair loss or maybe try adding some more volume to your hair then you can try a caffeine hair mask out, right at home! This mask is very simple to make and use, but it will leave a scent of coffee in your hair.
What you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons of grinded coffee (try to avoid instant coffee powders)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Take a bowl and add the 2 tsp of coffee into it, followed by 2 tablespoons of honey and finally add the teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix it for 1-2 minutes until it forms a harder creamy texture. Lastly you need to add the teaspoon of coconut oil and heat the mixture for low heat for a minute.
If you choose to use a microwave oven for this, then be careful when you take the bowl out of the microwave, its going to be very hot and needs to cool down before you can do anything with it.
When the mask has cooled down to a touchable temperature, you can start applying it onto your hair. For best results you should focus mainly on your scalp, don’t pull or push the hair too hard, take your time to really work the mixture and massage your scalp at the same time.
It’s not important to apply the mix all over your hair, since the mask is targeting the blood flow and nutrition in your scalp.
You should keep the mask on for about 10-15 minutes, after which you should rinse, condition and then shampoo your hair! Yes, you read it correctly: condition first, then shampoo!
If you want you can skip the conditioning option as the coconut oil will work it’s magic on your hair, but it will do no harm to condition the rest of the hair that were untouched by the mask.
The reason behind conditioning first and shampooing last method is the extra volume you’re adding to your hair by doing so. The conditioner will moisturize your hair, locking it into the hair, while the shampooing will remove the excess moisture that will pull your hair closer to your scalp.
When your hair are drying, you can take a very small amount (1-2 drops) of any hair oil, as an example Macadamian oil, and apply it only onto the ends of your hair to help repair any split ends. Try not to go close to your scalp, as it will make your hair appear as they’re greasy.
So there you have it, hope you enjoy your freshly caffeinated, voluminous hair!