9 uses of coconut oil for hair, benefits and how to apply it
In recent years, coconut oil has become a Must Have product in the world of cosmetics. Thanks to its moisturising properties and numerous benefits, this natural ingredient is widely used for beauty treatments.
In this article we focus on the uses of coconut oil for hair and show you how to apply it correctly to get the most out of its benefits. Take note!
If you are interested in your hair health, then we invite you to read our post about the benefits of aloe vera for hair. Another natural product that you will love ;)
How to use coconut oil on your hair
As a conditioner
Due to its texture and pleasant scent, coconut oil can be a good substitute for supermarket conditioners. In addition to being free of chemicals that can be harmful, it is high in vitamins, proteins and minerals that will give you soft, youthful hair.
To use it correctly, we recommend applying it to wet hair from the middle to the ends. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse your hair thoroughly with water. Use coconut oil as a conditioner especially if you have dry or thick hair and never apply it to the roots.
If your curls are difficult to tame, use coconut oil to control frizz or frizz. Thanks to its moisturising properties, this vegetable oil will protect your hair from heat and give it a natural shine.
If you want to combat frizz and shape your curls, we recommend that you apply a little oil to clean, dry hair. It is not necessary to rinse with water afterwards, unless it has become very greasy after application.
Treatment to combat dandruff
Thanks to its antibiotic properties, this natural oil is the perfect ally in the fight against dandruff. When applied to the scalp, it combats dryness and flaking. In this case, you should spread the coconut oil on the roots, massaging the scalp a little so that it acts correctly and the area is well moisturised.
Avoid split ends
In addition to preventing itchiness and dryness, this beauty product has an emollient effect that will help you fight split ends. Use it like a serum. Just after washing your hair, pour a little coconut oil on damp ends to seal them, or apply it to dry hair just before washing and leave it on for a few minutes beforehand so it absorbs well.
Stimulate hair growth
Thanks to its high protein, fatty acid and antioxidant content, coconut oil not only helps repair and prevent hair loss, but also helps hair grow healthier and stronger. Of course, supplementing this with the right diet will also help to improve hair health.
In this case you can choose to make a coconut oil mask and apply it with a circular massage on the scalp. Then cover your head with a cap and leave the product on overnight. In the morning, rinse your hair and enjoy the results. Combine this routine with some of the best anti-hair loss shampoos we recommend in this post.
Protect from external agents like the sun
Another use of coconut oil for hair is to use it as a protector, especially during the summer. The lauric acid contained in this oil will protect your hair from external agents such as the sun. If you go to the beach or the pool, we recommend that you apply a little oil to your hair. This will prevent the harmful substances contained in chlorine and sea water from damaging your precious hair.
Fixing and styling the hair
Coconut oil can work as a hair wax for short hair. Check out this blog post where we explain step by step how to apply your hair wax and all the benefits it brings.
Say goodbye to tugging! If that wasn't enough, coconut oil is also a powerful detangler. Pour it on your wet hair after washing and enjoy a pain-free brushing without damaging your hair.
As a treatment against head lice
Finally, thanks to its antimicrobial properties and oily texture, this product can also be very effective as a treatment against lice and nits. If you are wondering how to apply coconut oil to get rid of lice, pay attention to this homemade formula that we recommend.
First you need to gather the following ingredients: coconut oil, aniseed and tea tree. By the way! Discover here the properties of tea tree and its interesting use in aromatherapy.
Mix all the ingredients together and massage into the scalp.
Cover the hair with a cap and leave the mixture on the hair for at least 1 hour. You can apply heat to the cap with a hairdryer to intensify the effect.
- Then remove the cap and comb through each strand with a fine-toothed comb from the scalp to the ends to remove the parasites.
- Repeat this procedure after a few days.