Coconut Milk & Honey for Hair loss


I just started trying coconut milk on my hair, not only for it’s known hair growing abilities but also to prevent hair loss. Recently my hair has been falling out when I comb (gulp), so I decided to try and add some coconut potion on it. Coconut is known for promoting hair growth because It’s rich in protein, and essential fats. These elements are valuable in growth and maintenance of healthy hair, and also preventing hair loss. When applied  to the hair, coconut milk provides quick results. I read many articles on how your hair responds to the coconut milk and hair gets noticeably softer and hair loss diminishes.

So I decided to give it a try, I brought a can of coconut milk and added some honey for moisture since these winter days in New York have made my hair rather dry.


I then whisked the ingredients together and poured the mixture into an empty hand soap container for an easier distribution of the treatment.


   When you apply it to the hair, make sure to massage your scalp for at least 2 minutes, this will stimulate blood flow to the scalp and help nourish it. Leave it in for an hour, if your in a rush leave it on for no less than 30 min.

Finally shampoo and final rise with cold water.

*Your hair will feel greasy at first, but after you let your hair dry it will look  shiny, hydrated, and soft.

Do this once a month or once a week for people with really dry hair, and you will reap the rewards.


*The last picture was taken recently and I have “ombre” tips. My hair was brittle in the first pic, falling out a lot, and very dry.

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223 thoughts on “Coconut Milk & Honey for Hair loss”

  1. I have short Natural thick hair and i used this treatment but instead of honey i used organic olive oil. I feels so soft but i wanted to know how long will it last? And can i use this treatment once a week or does it have to be ebery 2 weeks?

    1. You can use it as often as needed. The left over coconut milk can be stored in an ice cube tray. You can thaw out 5 cubes or so depending on the length of your hair and apply as usual.

  2. i have tried this and it really works., mix virgin coconut oil 5 Tsb and 2 tsb olive oil put it in your hair after you are done with your conditioner and dont rinse. This is very effective in taming your curly hair

      1. Put it in the refrigerator/freezer for a while- when I put it in the fridge for a couple of hours it has the texture of sour cream.

  3. How long does the mixture last? And did yours separate? Also I made mine last week and put it on my hair and when I went to do it this week it smells awful.

    1. Yes! Coconut milk is packed with vitamins that do wonders for the hair. It moisturizes and strengthens allowing your hair to grow stronger. You have to be consistent, and the longer you leave it on your hair the better!

    1. I use one can of coconut milk and add 2 tablespoons of honey. Whatever is left over you can put in ice cube tray and freeze. When you are ready to use again just thaw out a couple cubes and apply as usual.

  4. I used the mixture a week ago and put the rest in some Tupperware and put it in the freezer? Do I just take it out and let it thaw during the day, or put in in the microwave?

    1. I dont’ see why not, just make sure there’s no extra added sugar as I gather it’s more for desserts. Keep in mind that coconut milk is less expensive than coconut cream and also easier to wash out :)

      1. I’ve used coconut oil on my hair- get it covered fully ends to roots and wrap it in plastic wrap/shower headwrap over night or at least an hour then wash, condition/rinse as usual and your hair will have the same silky effect.

      1. Hi, I tried something like this recently using pure unprocessed- right out of our hive- honey. The honey was so thick and wouldn’t mix in or spread out. It ended up being a sticky mess, and pulled my hair. Do you have any suggestions on how to make the honey work. It hurt so bad I’m not sure I want to try it again. I tried to micowave to honey to thin it out but that didn’t work either.

      2. Once the honey is mixed with the coconut milk the honey will not be sticky. The trick is to use a small amount, it shouldn’t over power the coconut milk. You should always mix your honey with a liquid.

    1. Coconut milk. It has extra nutrition for the hair. Coconut oil can be used as a hair treatment as well, it gives hair that extra shine! Coconut milk is more of a deep protein treatment to help it grow healthy and strong.

  5. Thank you, I’m going to try this myself! My hair has fallen out somewhat because of medication that I am on. It seems to be coming back but not as thick and strong as it was, probably because of the meds… maybe this will help! Thank you so much for your recipe of love!

  6. I have used Coconut oil as a hot oil treatment in my hair before I cut off all the damaged ends. Now that my hair is a lot shorter, I am going to try this. My hair isn’t really weak, nor falling out, but it doesn’t hurt to help it keep strong. I hope it doesn’t matter what brand of milk to use. I got Goya. Should I use more honey because my hair is really thick and curly or no?

  7. Mostly hair fall during washing and especially during massaging. Will just spraying oil on hair will do the work ? My hair fall too much if I put oil and massage .

  8. after washing the coconut milk &honey out, what would be the best shampoo to use?? And also would you let your hair air dry or can you blow dry it ??

  9. I was wondering if you had to heat up the coconut milk first or just use it as it is? And how much honey should I use in the mixture?

  10. Please tell me if i can use freshly prepared coconut milk. If so what is the proportion of milk and honey? Will it be too runny? If so what to do to make it creamier? will this stop my hair fall and promote hair growth for sure? i have a long hair but its falling down and getting thinner.. please help me on this..

    1. You can use fresh coconut milk but it will be very runny! I just put a towel around my neck and put a shower cap on. I heard people include oatmeal to make it thicker, although I haven’t tried it myself. This will promote hair growth, and prevent hair loss.

  11. I tried this for the first time today! I left the mixture on my hair for about a hour and a half, then showered, shampooed and conditioned like I normally do. My hair is sooo soft and shiney now! Not oily at all. I’m impressed and definitely will continue doing this!

  12. I am doing the baking soda wash no poo thing… after this treatment, is it okay to baking soda wash, and apple cider rinse ? Or can I just water only wash ?

  13. I use coconut milk in a spray bottle with some lavender oil added (keep it in the fridge) as a leave in. I braid my hair at night after showering and a add a light coating on before I braid then again after I braid I spray on it on the braids and pat it on the top and squeeze it down the braids. It works like a gel holding them in place and when I get up and take the braids out I have lovely beach waves.

  14. I got a dairy free coconut milk, will that make a difference? Also after showering, do I just leave the leftovers in the little bottle i bought? Or put it in the fridge?

  15. I put mine into a condiment bottle to apply, the long nose on it makes it easier to apply without such a mess. Then freeze leftover in little Glad plastic containers size appropriate to how much I use for an application. Great stuff!

  16. My store didn’t carry coconut milk so i used coconut cream…. i also put a banana in and my hair and now my boyfriend can’t keep his hands out of my hair.

  17. Hello,
    I ran across your post through Pinterest and decided to try it out. I have naturally curly/wavy hair which makes it considered coarse, plus I straighten it daily and dye it all the time. So I put my hair through the works. I found your post and decided to give it a try. I used some unsweetened coconut milk from Whole Foods and organic honey, then followed up the treatment with a Rosemary rinse also found on Pinterest. With one treatment of the coconut mask and rosemary rinse I have to say my hair feels amazing! It is soft, shiny, and really easy to manage. I was very shocked that it showed such a difference with one use. I will surely be using this method to see what results I get. Thanks so much for the blog so I can share in this treatment!

      1. i have tried but failed sometime ago, now i started this again , my hair is thinning like crazy, and i had to cut it short, hoping this coconut milk will work..been reading so much about it, and it makes me believe its a great idea.thanks

  18. Hi! I bought Thai coconut milk and when I opened it, it was more of a solid consistency. I’ve read your comments about the treatment being “runny”, so just thought I’d check and make sure that’s what it was supposed to look like! Didn’t mix it up yet, just stuck it in the frig til I heard back from you. Thanks!

    1. I think that should work just fine. There is two kinds of coconut milk, the thick one is more for baking desserts, I think it might have added sugar…not sure…I never tried the solid one, I just alway use the liquid coconut milk.

    2. Thanks,yes where i come from we use coconut cream and milk almost in most cooking, and coconut oil for hair.Now i ma here an din winter it gets frozen like if we put coconut oil on hair, i started it again as now its summer, ys trying coconut milk to wash hair every 2 times a week even three.I am also trying Biotin pills and had Hairfinity deal for two months, .I can see the results as i am not seeing the bathtub full of hair like it was before, and hoping one of the products has worked.I now need to see the growth of hair.Coconut milk and honey just keeps the scalp soft and no itching .

  19. I recently started putting just coconut milk (Trader Joe brand from the cold box section) every night in my hair all night, then wash and condition in the morning. After one week, my hair is noticeably thicker, longer and healthier! The milk did not go rancid overnight. Only problem I encountered is that I wake up looking like Medusa! For years I have tried numerous hair products which helped a bit but nothing close to this! Miracle milk!

  20. Hmmm, looks cool, I must try this! :) Currently, I am using a product called Pro Naturals moroccan argan oil after each shower and it helps a lot. It’s a heat protectant too. You can get some online. Oh and get trims, just little ones at a time a few months apart so you don’t get split ends that’ll stop the hair from growing.

  21. I found this post on pinterest and thought I’d try it out. I just put coconut milk in my hair no honey.. BUT ive had it in for a few minutes and some areas feel itchy!! I have no allergies and I eat coconut everything so this itching is a little alarming… should I wash it out? can someone tell me if this is normal??

  22. ok, thanks! I washed it out pretty quickly… I’m gonna give it another try just to see if it happens again cuz usually I’m not sensitive to any products no matter what they are.. so we’ll see what happens :)

  23. How much milk and honey am I suppose to use…..been losing hair do to my blood thinner and if there is a way to stop the loss and have it regrow then I’m so game. Use to have thick black hair and want it back….please advise me

    1. One can of coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of honey. Leave the mixture in your hair for 30min to an hour, rinse and wash as usual. You can do this once a week for as long as it takes for your hair to grow back stronger.

  24. hi,
    did you apply coconut milk on hair as soon as you extracted the milk from coconut.Some say it has to be refrigerated and leave it on hair for 5 hours.Iam going to try for the first time as my hair is falling and has lot of split ends.Pls help.

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