Coconut oil has many benefits for the hair and scalp and is good for retaining the moisture content in your hair follicle. Keeping your hair strong, healthy, and well protected from within.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid and this ensures that your hair does not break easily and protects your hair from the root base. It’s also protective against fungi and bacteria, which in turn ensures a healthy scalp. Coconut oil contains vitamins E and K and these vitamins are known to provide a soft and shiny result.
Massage coconut oil well on your scalp because it stimulates blood circulation, which in turn ensures healthy and strong hair.
5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil for your Hair
Before you can use coconut oil for your hair, you have to melt ut. You do this by putting a little of the coconut oil in a bowl and then in hot water. This way the coconut oil does not lose its vitamins.
1) Hair softener
You can use coconut oil as a deep conditioner by smearing the oil in your hair and leaving it in for 30 minutes or you can put it in your hair before sleeping, put a towel over your pillow so that your pillow does not get dirty from the oil or what I like is going to sleep with a shower cap so that it absorbs nicely. Make sure you rinse it with water the next morning and then wash it with shampoo and conditioner, but do not wash your hair more than 2x because then the hair mask will no longer have the same effect. The longer the oil stays in it, the more the oil is absorbed, so also the softer your hair will feel.
You can put a few melted drops in your conditioner but you can also use it as a conditioner without having to mix it! I often suffer from drypoints and this works great. What’s better than a natural conditioner without additives?
3) Anti-Frizz hair
I have very often frizzy hair, my salvation is then a little bit of coconut oil that I melt in my palm and then spread it into my hair. It also helps keep my hair in place properly. But make sure you don’t put too much into your hair, because it will make your hair too greasy and heavy.
4) Anti Dandruff
Coconut oil is a natural way to get rid of dandruff! Massage a tablespoon full of coconut oil onto your scalp and then wrap a warm towel around your head, after 15 minutes you can rinse it out with shampoo and what is also very good for your hair is to rinse it out with lukewarm water. Do this once a week and you will notice that you will not have any more dandruff!
5) DIY Hair Mask
Mix a tablespoon of honey with 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, put it in a saucepan so that the mixture becomes 1. Massage it gently into your hair and wait 15 to 30 minutes! I wrap my hair in a bun and then clip it in place with a hair clip. Then rinse it out with lukewarm water and your favorite shampoo and conditioner!
Check out this post from hudabeauty for more uses and benefits of coconut oil.
Do you also use coconut oil for your hair? Let me know in the comments down below