Homemade Hair Mask for Dry and Damaged Hair

Homemade Coconut oil mask for dry and damaged hair

A major seizure left me in hospital for 3 days with no proper bath or shower and my hair all tangled, dry and a big mess.

So, to get my dry and damaged hair back on track, I reached out to my all time favourite ingredient. 
Coconut Oil.

Why Coconut oil?
The reason we have dry hair is because our scalp do not produce enough oil to moisturise our hair or our hair cuticle is not strong enough to hold the moisture in.

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid (saturated fatty acids) and helps reduce protein loss. Coconut oil penetrates into our hair shaft easily than any other oil and helps to lock the moisture, thus resulting in hair growth.

I have been using coconut oil since I was small. If you have been to Goa, you will know that the state is surrounded with coconut trees, so there was no shortage of coconuts.

Why Lime juice?
Lime or Lemon juice contain citric acid which helps fight dandruff.

Lets get started with the hair mask.


Coconut oil and lime for dry and damaged hair

  1. Pure Coconut oil ( you can also you coconut milk)
  2. Lemon/Lime ( for dry scalp / dandruff. Unfortunately, I have a dry scalp as well)

  • Depending on your hair length and thickness, pour couple of table spoon of coconut oil in a bowl
  •  Squeeze out juice of half a lime or lemon and add to coconut oil (leave out this step if you do not have dandruff or dry scalp)

                                                                   This is how it will look
  • Mix both the ingredients well. Warm up the mixture for 1 minute in a microwave. 
  • Divide your hair into 2 or 4 sections depending on the thickness and length.
  • Concentrate on the scalp and the dry and damaged ends.
  • Once you finish applying the mask to your dry and damaged hair, massage your scalp for 10-15 minutes. This will help with the blood circulation. (make sure you use your finger tips and not the nails)
  • Cover your hair with a plastic bag. This will help to lock the heat and moisture. Leave it for 40 minutes to one hour.

Then have shower as normal. Make sure you use lukewarm water. I am guilty of this because I like to use very hot water. That is why my hair is so dry and lifeless

You can apply this mask 2-3 times a week to help your hair get back on track.

Why not share this tip with your family and friends and help inject some life & shine in their messed up and brittle hair.


  1. Great review and awesome tip to safe damage hair well done my friend. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks Jackie. Hope your weekend was good. Xx

  2. So now i got the right place to solve my hair problems.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Haha...thanks Julia. My weekend was good. Hope you had an awesome one xx

  3. Fascinating tips. I have heard great things about coconut oil for the hair. Nice reminder! Thanks Naaj.

    Hope you are doing much better now. Sorry to hear about the seizure.Hang in there doll.



    1. I'm better but a bit scad at the moment. But I'm hoping to stay strong and not the illness take over. Fingers cross

      Hope you are loving the new place, it looks amazing

  4. Oh My! Hope You Are Fine Now, Naaj

    Btw, I Use The Same And Love The Results!:)

    1. I'm getting there.. I love coconut oil, it does wonders to my hair

      Hope you are good darl xx

  5. Hi dear Naaj, hope everything is alright after your seizure but it sounds really good that you still take care on you.

    To be honest I haven´t still tried coconut oil and I´m not sure if it easy to get here in Bavaria.

    But reading this post makes me again curious regarding the effect and I thank you really for showing this!

    I wish you only the best and send you 1000 kisses and hugs and as many good thoughts as you need <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


    1. Oh, we have loads over here. Email me your address and I'll send you a bottle. Try it and see if it works.

      Life has to go on Rena. My brother recorded the seizure and it looks quite scary. It has shaken me a lot. Thank you so so so much for you continued love and support.

      I could do with the 1000 hugs and kisses right now :)

    2. Dearest Naaj, thank you so much for your kind offer, but I discovered coconut oil already in an German onlineshop. But I really appreciate your kindness and thank you so much.

      I´m not sure if I can imagine how scary such a seizure looks (I will ask my daughter who is a trainee as a nurse when she is back home) but I´m happy to read that you write that life has to go on. And I read relieved that you wrote on my blog your second day at work you felt more positive and determined and I´m sure all the necessary power is inside you <3

      I wish you only the best! 1000 hugs and kisses for you, my dear friend!

      xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


    3. No problem at all Rena. Glad that you found a store that sell coconut oil. Give the coconut mask a try and let me know the results. Hope you like it. xx

  6. I really need to try this. I have quite dry hair but very dry ends and I've been telling myself for months to try a hair mask. But ehm, that didn't happen so far ... Since we have coconut oil in our kitchen every month of the year, every week of the month, every day of the week, every hour ... (yeah, you get it), all I have to do is take the time to do it! Thanks for the great idea and the encouragement!
    I hope you are feeling better now!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

    1. Hehe... I know what you mean girl. I can be like that sometimes. Give it a try and try to concentrate on the ends. If you do it even twice a week, you will see the difference.

      I'm getting there, thanks Sophie xx

  7. Thanks for the tip! How are you feeling?

    Corinne x

    1. I'm doing ok now Corinne. Thank you xx

      Hoe the wall is fine now.

  8. I use it too in winters with a bit of honey .. :) it works like magic
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    1. I use honey a lot, it's a great moisturiser especially for my face.

  9. Great idea :D

    Let me give this a go for this weekend hope it helps for me too ;D



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    1. Hope it does. Let me know if you see the difference. Xx

  10. this can be a nice gift for Christmas too :) just put the mixture in a nice jar or bottle. i might actually do it if i have time and if i find a nice coconut oil hehe

    1. There you go, one gift sorted. Hope you are doing well and feeling better Shayne xx

  11. This is great, my hair feels rubbish right now and this is just what I need!

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  12. Try to leave it overnight for better results and wash it of in the morning.

    You have a lovely blog girl. Love the dungarees you are wearing, they are so cool and the pairing with the jacket is great.

  13. This post was very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Great Post! I'll try it out!

    Lots of Love, Kyra♡

  15. just what I needed! thanks for sharing! wanna follow each other? let me know :)



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