Everyone is talking about coconut oil right now, and you should be too! Coconut oil is an exceptionally versatile health and beauty product. Many people already use coconut oil to cook with and in household cleaners, but its gaining popularity in haircare and skincare routines, helping to remove makeup, protect the skin from harmful UV rays and to condition the hair. Trust us, this is one bandwagon you definitely want to be on, especially for your hair. They say that coconut hair oil is simply one of the best hair oils, so be sure to understand the benefits of coconut oil, if its right for you and how to correctly apply it, before pouring it all over your head.
What Does Coconut Oil Do for Hair? Is It Right for Me?
Coconut oil is highly nourishing and ultra-moisturizing. When correctly applied to your hair, it penetrates deeply to prevent protein loss, reduce breakage and damage to wet hair, seal moisture in and leave you with a healthy, natural shine. For anyone with dry, damaged, frizzy hair, coconut oil will be life-changing, instantly transforming hair to look healthier. However, like all products, it works differently for everyone. Understand your hair type and your scalp type. Because coconut oil is so versatile, what works for someone else, may not work for you – but that doesn’t mean you should rule out coconut oil for your hair just yet.
Four Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Your Hair
If you have never used coconut oil for your hair before, here are some ways it will help your hair, along with when and how to apply it!
Boost your conditioner:
Wash your hair with regular shampoo and thoroughly rinse out. Follow with your regular conditioner. Next, apply a small amount of coconut oil to your ends, moving up to the midsection of your hair. Let this sit in for a few minutes and rinse out. Applying coconut oil this way helps seal in the hydration and essential nutrients from your conditioner.
Make detangling easier:
After completing your hair wash routine, gently apply a little coconut oil through your damp ends to protect it while brushing. Knotty hair? No problem, but remember to still be gentle when brushing wet and damp hair.
As a hair mask:
Add coconut oil to your dry hair, starting at your ends and working your way up to your scalp. Remember to start small, a little coconut oil goes a long way. Let it sit for a few hours before washing it out. This will leave you with super soft hair.
As a ‘Pre-Poo’ (as in pre-shampoo) treatment:
This is great for anyone with coarse and curly hair. Gently rub coconut oil through your hair before you wash it, letting it sit for as long as you’d like before jumping in the shower. Coconut hair oil will add moisture to your hair and prevent your hair care products from stripping all your natural essential oils.
Coconut oil really is one of the best hair oils. How do you like to use it? Comment below.