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The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair

Is there anything coconut oil isn’t good for?
07 Feb 2024
If there’s one oil most of us likely have in our pantry, it’s coconut oil . And while we know this oil is great for use in the kitchen, you may wonder, is coconut oil good for your hair? In short, yes. Coconut oil for hair can be beneficial, as long as you’re using it properly. Here’s a lowdown on how to use coconut oil for hair, including a coconut oil hair mask, coconut oil hair treatment for dryness and coconut oil hair products.

What Is Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is not new to the beauty scene, but in case you’re wondering what coconut oil is, here’s a quick snapshot. Coconut oil is the oil that is extracted from the kernel and flesh of the coconut. This oil is rich in fats, specifically saturated fat and can be used on the hair, skin and body and can be used in cooking, too.

Is Coconut Oil Good for Hair?

In short, coconut oil can be good for the hair, but it’s not necessarily to be used in all ways, for all hair types. In most cases, since coconut oil is heavy, it’s best fit for thicker, heavier and coily textures.

This doesn’t mean that fine and thin hair types have to steer clear of this tropical oil. Since this may be too heavy for this hair type, it may work best used as a mask to moisturize dead, damaged or weak ends.

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Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair

If you’ve got a jar of coconut oil laying around in your house, here are some reasons to consider slathering it on your strands. Here’s a few reasons why coconut oil for hair can be beneficial.

Can boost moisture in dry hair

Like all oils, coconut oil is moisturizing when applied to our hair (and skin). If you find that your strands are naturally dry or dry due to damage or overprocessing, consider adding this fatty acid to your hair care routine. The built-in fatty acids help to deeply nourish and condition your strands.

May combat dry, itchy scalp

It’s no secret that the foundation of strong, healthy hair is a balanced and healthy scalp. If you find your scalp to be dry and itchy or you’re dealing with a scalp condition like eczema, experimenting with coconut oil is a good idea. It has antimicrobial properties that can help to balance out levels in the scalp and keep excess bacteria and sebum at bay. Just be sure to apply this oil sparingly to the scalp, as it can have the tendency to clog pores without proper cleansing.

Reduce damage and breakage

Since we know coconut oil is chock-full of moisturizing benefits, adding this ingredient to your hair routine can minimize and repair damage. Coconut oil boosts moisture levels in the hair by penetrating deep into the hair follicle. This results in a stronger hair follicle that is less susceptible to breakage.

How to Use Coconut Oil for Curly Hair

There are a slew of ways to use coconut oil for curly hair. From a hair mask to a coconut oil conditioner, the options are endless. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use this nutty oily on curls.

Do a deep treatment

This is the most fool-proof way to use coconut oil, since it works on most hair types. Simply apply the coconut oil to the palm of your hand and apply from the mid-shaft to ends. Allow the oil to sit on the hair for at least 30 minutes and then continue with a shampoo and conditioner. To continue to the coconut theme, wash and condition with the Coco Creme Shampoo and Conditioner that helps to replenish moisture levels of extremely dry hair.

Give hair a boost of moisture

When strands are feeling dry, adding a dollop of oil to your hair can help balance out moisture levels in your hair. Our superstar oil, Goddess Strength 7 Oil Blend Hair and Scalp Oil, works great for all hair types. It’s formulated with a blend of seven oils including sunflower seed, jojoba, coconut and soybean oil.

Protect fragile ends

If you find that you’re struggling with length retention or your ends are full of splits or knots, adding coconut oil can help to strengthen the hair and reverse damage. Simply take coconut oil and apply it to the bottom few inches of your hair and style as usual. For curlies, we recommend the Coco Creme Curl Shaping Cream Gel to give ends a natural, soft hold with major spring and definition.

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