Coconut oil is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. In addition to being good for your internal health, it can work miracles on your hair.
The best part? Coconut oil doesn’t contain the chemicals found in most hair products. For about $16, a container of coconut oil goes a long way. Invest a little to get big results.
1. Leave-in Conditioner Treatment
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid and contains smaller medium-chain fatty acids. What does that mean for your hair? Compared to other oils like mineral oil or sunflower oil, it’s able to penetrate hair strands easily and nourish quickly.
Try an overnight conditioning treatment. Warm some coconut oil in your hands and massage it through towel-dried hair. Apply 1 teaspoon for short hair, 2 teaspoons for shoulder length hair, and 1 tablespoon for long hair. Use a shower cap to hold your hair and prevent the oil from rubbing off on your pillowcase. Shampoo and condition as normal the following day. We recommend Viva Labs Organic Coconut Oil for Skin & Hair. Over 14K customers have rated this product making it a #1 Best Seller.
2. Hair growth
Did you know coconut oil improves blood circulation? When scalp blood circulation increases, hair follicles become stimulated and increase the speed of hair growth. Massage 1 teaspoon of oil onto your scalp for 10 minutes and use a shower cap or towel to keep the heat in and let the blood start flowing. Repeat 3 to 4 times a week.
3. Fight Dandruff
When applied to the scalp, coconut oil nourishes hair follicles with nutrients like vitamins E & K. Because coconut oil has antifungal properties, it kills bacteria and fungi that cause dandruff. It’s common to use the same scalp treatment for at least two weeks before seeing results.
With SPF 8, coconut oil is a natural sunscreen for your hair. It’s great for sunny days on the beach. By applying some oil to your hair, you protect it from sun damage and drying. Oil also helps hold hair in place and gives it texture. Mixed with sea salt from the ocean, you’ll have all-natural beach waves in no time!
Apply coconut oil sparingly to your ends and use a wide tooth comb to detangle hair. Our hair tangles and forms knots when hair is dry. Coconut oil minimizes protein loss and improves the overall health of your hair.
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