We have been fans of coconut oil for a really long time! It is an incredibly nutritious oil with hundreds of different uses and benefits for hair, skin, and body. In this article we will primarily focus on the wonderful benefits of using coconut oil for hair, among other things increased hair growth.
You can read about other beautiful plant fats that can be used in hair masks for dry hair in this article.
Before you start applying coconut oil to your hair, make sure you use it properly to get the best results with the oil.
Why use coconut oil for your hair?
Coconut oil is the richest, natural source of medium-chain fatty acids, which are completely essential in good hair care, as opposed to long-chain fatty acids, which butter primarily contains. Medium-chain fatty acids contribute to a more effective absorption of important nutrients to the hair, which gives it a significant advantage.
This amazing oil is especially high in lauric acid, which contributes to healthy hair. Lauric acid is naturally occurring in breast milk and is supportive of hormonal health and cellular health. The natural medium-chain fat contained in coconut oil makes it possible to penetrate the hair in ways that other oils cannot. Therefore, many people will experience relative quick results when using coconut oil for the hair or using coconut oil to treat dry scalp.
How to use coconut oil for your hair
Because there are many ways of using coconut oil for your hair, it might be a good idea to try out a few different things to see what you and your hair prefer. We recommend the following, when using coconut oil for hair:
Coconut oil for dry scalp
Although it may seem beneficial to use pure coconut oil for a dry scalp or to fight dandruff, the pure and unprocessed oil may have a tendency to weigh down the hair or clog pores and cause irritation for various skin types. So if you want to use coconut oil for a dry scalp, you should make sure you are using one that is suitable for the purpose. If you want to use coconut oil for a dry scalp, try starting out with a small amount.
Start with small amounts
More does not mean better. Start by adding a little. You can always add more coconut oil if needed. Until you know how your hair reacts to coconut oil, use a small amount and work it into the dry hair and hair ends.
Add other ingredients
It may be a good idea to find a coconut oil that contains other vegetable fats or oils. Coconut oil for hair may work even better if combined with oil from argan, grape seed, aloe vera, or even honey. HairLust Hair Oil with coconut oil for hair has been developed in exactly such a way that the coconut oil is complemented by other important ingredients for the best effect.
To moisten and soften the hair
Because coconut oil consists mainly of medium-chain fatty acids, the oil penetrates deeper and faster into the hair compared with other oils on the market. Use coconut oil for your hair if you want to repair and prevent split ends, add moisture to the hair, or to add shine to the hair.
What to do: Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner, and then dry it with a towel. Add a small amount of coconut oil to the hair and massage the oil into the hair. Then, comb it through and let it air dry.
As leave-in conditioner
If you have long, curly or frizzy hair it can be quite a struggle to comb it through after hair washing. Also in this regard, coconut oil might be helpful. What to do: Before combing or styling your hair, just add a little coconut oil to your hair and use your fingers to distribute the coconut oil to the ends of your hair, and then work towards the roots. Let the coconut oil soak into the hair, and then brush the hair as usual. There is no need to rinse the coconut oil out of the hair.
Coconut oil for dry scalp
Prolonged use of chemical shampoos, conditioners, styling products, or hair colour can leave the scalp dry and itchy. A good coconut oil for dry scalp can reduce and prevent dryness and dandruff.
What to do: Wash your hair with lukewarm water and air dry your hair with a towel. Use your fingers to gently massage the oil into your dry scalp. Let the oil sit for 30 minutes. Then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.
For faster hair growth
Use coconut oil as a natural way to help your hair grow longer, thicker, and faster. The high content of vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut nourishes the scalp and helps remove sebum from the hair follicles. Use 2-4 times a month.
What to do: make this method part of your daily routine before bedtime. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and then dry the hair with a towel. Add a small amount of coconut oil to your hair. Use your fingers to gently massage the oil into your scalp. If you have long hair, it may be easier to turn your head downwards and then apply oil to your entire scalp. Carefully comb the hair and then wrap a towel around the hair. In the morning, rinse the coconut oil out of the hair with shampoo and conditioner. Make sure to use a coconut oil that can is suitable for the scalp in order for the hair not to be weighed down.
Protect your hair from sun damage with coconut oil
This oil can do wonders for dry hair and hair damaged by sunlight. If you want to protect your hair from damaging sunlight, you can apply coconut oil to it. What to do: Add a little coconut oil to your hair and pay especial attention to the ends. You can add the oil to towel-dry hair or completely dry hair. Massage the oil into the locks and ends, and let it sit. The morning after application, rinse the coconut oil out of the hair with shampoo and conditioner.