You can also make your own moisturising masks and treatments from coconut oil. All you need is cold-pressed and untreated coconut oil, which you can find in well-stocked chemists. As coconut oil is firm at room temperature and does not melt until it comes into contact with the body heat, it is very easy to measure out. It will not melt until the temperature is between 23 and 26 degrees, that is, when it comes into contact with the skin. This is why it sets again quickly. So take care when the temperature drops in winter! In line with this, coconut oil can also be completely liquid on hot summer days. However, you do not need to keep it in the refrigerator. It is sufficient to keep it in a cool, dark place, as high-quality coconut oil has a shelf-life of two to three years at room temperature.
For a hair mask or hair pack using coconut oil, you should first wash your hair as usual and pat it dry gently. Then massage about a knife tip of coconut oil in, beginning at the scalp and working right down the ends of your hair. Then wrap a towel around your head and let the oil take effect for an hour. In the case of very damaged hair
you can also let the mask work overnight. Then rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water. This ensures that excess oil is removed and the moisturising protective film remains around each individual hair.