5 Healthy Uses for Coconut Oil on Hair
Coconut oil is gaining in popularity for many different reasons. Hair can benefit tremendously from the moisturizing properties so I have compiled a list of 5 ways to apply coconut oil on hair for a healthier, shinier look.
For the uses below I recommend using 100% organic pure virgin coconut oil in its liquid form at about 76 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. Use coconut oil in hair as a hair mask.
Do a coconut oil hair mask with this great DIY method. Simply take 1/4 cup of coconut
oil in its liquid form (you will have to slightly heat up the coconut oil to get it to liquid state).
Massage the oil throughly into your hair and scalp and make sure to wear a robe or have lots of towels handy as coconut oil will stain your clothes.
Let sit for an hour or overnight and wash out with a light shampoo for full bodied, shiny healthier looking hair and scalp.
2. Use coconut oil in hair for dandruff
Coconut oil is a great natural product for eliminating dandruff as it moisturizes the scalp and rids even chronically dry scalps of dandruff. There are many coconut oil dandruff products on the market today, but nothing beats using 100% organic coconut oil. Eliminate dandruff without all of the chemical additives found in shampoos and treatments today.
How to apply:
Take a teaspoon (short hair) or a tablespoon (longer hair) of coconut oil and massage into your scalp. let the oil sit for at least 30 minutes and rinse with warm water.
You will begin to notice the change shortly after starting the application.
3. Use coconut oil in hair to prevent and slow down hair loss / baldness
Coconut oil can help in preventing new hair loss and baldness in both males and females. Naturally the body produces a chemical called Sebum which prevents the scalp from drying out. Using coconut oil mimics the effect of sebum which is known to constrict hair follicles and helps to remove the sebum clogging hair follicles leading to thinner hair, hair loss, and baldness. Using coconut oil in hair will ensure your scalp is moisturized leading to happy hair follicles and less hair loss.
How to apply:
For short hair use 1/4 teaspoon and long hair use 1/2 tablespoon for longer thicker hair after warming in the palm of your hands apply to hair shaft, ends and scalp.
Leave in for 1-2 hours and wash out with a gentle shampoo.
4. Use coconut oil in hair for removing lice
This DIY natural solution using coconut oil in hair for lice is a healthy alternative to the harsh chemicals available as an alternative for ridding the head of lice. Coconut also leaves the scalp feeling soothed and moisturized, a positive side effect of using coconut oil.
How to apply:
When applying coconut oil in hair for lice you are going to want the oil at liquid temperature, do not heat in the microwave. The melting point for coconut oil is 76 degrees Fahrenheit.
Generously apply the coconut oil to the hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap or hair wrap. It may take a few hours to smother all of the lice on the head so I recommend leaving it in all day
Use a fine comb to take out all of the dead lice and eggs once removing hair cover. You will only have to do this once and is the best natural remedy to a lice free head.
5. Use coconut oil in hair as conditioner
Coconut oil is used as a base for many conditioners with added chemicals. Simple treatments using coconut oil can improve the look and health of hair. Use 100% pure coconut oil for conditioning your hair, preventing frizz and giving your hair an added all natural shine.
Lauric acid, with its low chemical weight allows for the coconut oil to penetrate the hair shaft nourishing the hair with vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.
How to apply:
For short hair use 1/4 teaspoon and long hair use 1/2 tablespoon for longer thicker hair. Warm the coconut oil in the palm of your hands and apply to hair and scalp.
Leave in for 1-2 hours or overnight and wash out with a gentle shampoo.
For extra dry hair or damaged hair mix in sandalwood oil or geranium essential oil for both conditioning and leave in coconut oil hair treatments
With so many hair benefits coconut oil has to offer, start incorporating coconut oil into your hair care routine and notice the benefits immediately.
Purchase your coconut oil today!