Are you looking for natural ingredients for your haircare routine? If you have experienced itchy, dry scalp or damaged hair, you know that treating your hair is a top priority. If you are a fan of natural conditions, then you should consider using coconut oil. To help you know coconut oil, we have created this super simple guide to using coconut oil in the hair. So you will be confident next time you apply your coconut oil. Read on!
What Is The Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil, extracted from the coconut, is an extremely versatile health and beauty product. People use it for all sorts of things, from cooking and cleaning to moisturizing their skin and removing makeup. It is also used to improve the health and condition of their hair. For hair, coconut oil can help relieve dandruff, restore luster to dry and damaged hair, tame frizz, and protect hair against styling damage. It is safe to use on most hair types. We will list the specific benefits in the next part.
Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair
Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a natural treatment for hair loss. It is also a popular ingredient in many commercial hair care products.
1. Provide A Barrier
Coconut oil can protect your scalp and hair. For the scalp, the barrier created by coconut oil blocks bacteria and irritants from causing more damage. You’ll want to determine the cause of your scalp condition or breakage so you can prevent it in the future.
2. No Chemicals
There are no additives in coconut oil. Therefore, it is safe for use around your face and ingestion. For people who have sensitive skin, shampoos with medicated ingredients may irritate their skin, but coconut oil is a safe option.
The lauric acid in coconut oil has nourishing properties that are especially prone to soak into the strands of your hair. Coconut oil is easily absorbed into your hair quickly, providing moisture to tame frizz and heal breakage. And we need to tell you that coconut oil alone may not be effective as a shampoo to clean hair, but as a pre-shampoo treatment, it will condition hair. After you treat your hair with coconut oil, use your regular shampoo to wash it out.
4. Relieves Symptoms
Studies show that coconut oil is effective at reducing symptoms of scalp psoriasis. While it cannot heal the condition, it does provide relief from symptoms of scalp irritations.
How To Use Coconut Oil?
to harness the full moisturizing power of coconut oil, we recommend using unrefined virgin coconut oil (or even extra virgin coconut oil) for the best results.
1. Warm The Coconut Oil
When you open the jar, you will find that it’s solidified because it is naturally harder than other oils. You can melt it by taking a small amount of coconut oil in your hands and rubbing them together, or by scooping a spoonful into a pan and heating it until it starts to melt. To avoid product buildup, start with no more than a teaspoon.
2. Apply To Dry Hair
Apply the coconut oil with a wide-tooth comb evenly. Start at the midsection of your hair, around where your ears are, and continue to the ends of your hair for all-over moisture. Besides, you can also take a small amount in your fingertips and massage it on your scalp first before applying it to the midsection of your hair, which will be hopeful for hair growth.
3. Leave On For 30 Minutes
To give your hair a quick deep-conditioning hair treatment, apply it before shampooing and conditioning. Simply leave it on for 30 minutes, then wash your hair like normal. You can also use it as a hair mask, just leave your coconut oil hair treatment on overnight. But remember to wear a shower cap to avoid getting it all over your pillow. When you wake up the next morning, rinse all the coconut oil and get silky and soft hair.
FAQ About Coconut oil
1. Who should use coconut oil?
People with extremely dry and/or curly hair will most benefit from using coconut oil.
2. How often can you use it?
Depending on how dry your hair is, you can use coconut oil one to three times per week.
3. Is there any disadvantage of coconut oil?
Even though coconut is safe for most people, there are still potential allergic reactions. If you apply coconut oil to your scalp or hair and notice signs of an allergic reaction, stop using it and call your doctor immediately.