Coconut Oil for Healthier Hair!

Hey Everyone!

Hope you’re all doing well!

If you’re interested in improving the health or texture of your hair, there are literally hundreds of products out there, some that work better than others. However, if you’re interested in using an all-natural product then in my opinion the number one product would be coconut oil.

Coconut oil is very helpful in helping your hair to become healthier and shinier. Many people from the Indian sub-continent, at least partially, attribute their luscious locks to coconut oil. In fact, the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra swears by this oil.

Hair Benefits of Coconut Oil:

  • Strengthens hair strands
  • Adds shine to the hair
  • Fights frizz by moisturizing the hair
  • Fights dandruff thanks to its antibacterial properties.
  • It’s an all-natural product without any harmful ingredients.

Additionally, according to a study by the Journal of Cosmetic Science, coconut oil can strengthen the hair shaft because it can reach deep levels of the scalp.

How to Use Coconut Oil:

It is best to purchase virgin cold pressed coconut oil. Depending on the temperature, the oil will either be in a solid or liquid state. When you’re getting ready to apply the oil on your hair it is best to use it in its liquid state so if its solid feel free to warm it up so it becomes liquid.

Before you start applying the oil make sure that you’re wearing something that you don’t mind getting dirty because this can be a messy process.

First of all, to reap the full benefits you should rub the oil on dry hair. Start rubbing the oil between your fingers and then rub your hair from the roots to the ends. Most people say you should focus only on the ends of your hair but I personally make sure to rub the oil throughout my hair including my scalp as well. I find that this makes my hair shinier and helps keep the dandruff away. If you have excessively oily hair than you might want to avoid the roots but in most cases your shampoo should remove most of the oil.

By the time you have finished applying the coconut oil your hair should look wet (just like you came out of the shower) In order to make sure the oil is fully absorbed you should leave it on overnight to wash it out in the morning. Obviously, you might want to wear a night cap or put a cloth over your pillow to avoid getting the oil on your bed.

If you’re not able to apply the oil at night then just feel free to apply the oil during the day and let it sit for a minimum of 45 minutes before washing it out in the shower.

Caution: While this treatment works for many people, it may not work for everyone. Additionally, Coconut oil interacts with Keratin products so do not use this treatment if you’re currently using keratin products on your hair.

For best results, use this product once a week. Also, be patient, it may take a number of months to see all of the benefits of this treatment.

With Love,

Yasmin

22 thoughts on “Coconut Oil for Healthier Hair!

  1. Yes! I’ve been wanting to use coconut oil for my hair. I’m waiting for my argan oil to run out, then I’ll buy a container of coconut oil. Why have I been spending so much money for a little thing of argan oil, when coconut oil has the same benefits and is cheaper?! Thank you for a great post!

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    1. Aww thank you so much! Yes Argan oil is quite expensive! Coconut oil can be found pretty cheap on Amazon or even local grocery stores. If you have a Costco membership you can buy a huge gallon for a good price! I hope you have a great experience with coconut oil!😊

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  2. Hi, sis 🙂 Could I use it with a dyed (from brown to black) and straigthened hair as I wear it now?… (Oh, and I would not use it at night, since I’m usually a night worker, and then, after sleeping during the morning, I rarely have time enough to care much of myself… But I really need something that gives more shine to my hair.)

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    1. Hi sis😊 Yes coconut oil is great for adding extra shine to hair! There is no problem in using coconut oil with dyed hair in fact, I think coconut oil can help the dye last longer! To be honest if you straighten your hair with salon straightening treatments I am not sure how your hair will respond to coconut oil but maybe you might want to try rubbing some on the ends or rubbing a very tiny amount at first. And don’t worry about leaving it on at night. In the morning before you take a shower rub the oil in your hair and leave it for at least 45 minutes and then wash it out. I know we have so little time to care for ourselves but you should because you definitely deserve it!😘

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      1. Thank you very much, Yasmin, dear 🙂 I’ll try it next week (I go to the mall on Monday afternoon, and they have this oil -and it’s not at all expensive-). I will do as you say, with a small amount. If it works, I will take a selfie to show you, and maybe change my avatar :))
        Thank you for your time and kindness, sis 🐞 🌷 !! (Your last words went to my heart and made good there ❤) *HUG*

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  3. I will persevere as the mo Marrakesh Ten Wishes oil gives immediate results. I use coconut for little bits of hair if putting it up and daily as a cleanser and body lotion 🙂 Also Lush R&B hair moisturiser works well.

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    1. Thanks so much for the suggestion! I’ve never heard about the Marrakech Ten Wishes oil but it sounds interesting and I’ll definitely look it up! And yes coconut oil is a great cleanser and body lotion!😊

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