Coconut oil is getting world wide attention because of its numerous health benefits. Aside from being used in cooking, you can also use the oil to care for ynour skin and improve your overall well-being. Another plus to this amazing ingredient is that it is also beneficial to your hair as it contains nutrients that not only nourishes your hair and scalp, but it also makes your hair stronger and more beautiful too.
For those who are wondering how to use coconut oil for your hair, here are a few tips that are worth trying out.
Detangling hair. Tangles can be pretty messy and uncomfortable especially when you’re combing your hair. Just imagine hitting a snag as you brush your hair and having to spend a few minutes to untangle it. A quick solution to this problem is to use coconut oil. You will need to melt a scoop of the oil first then apply it from the ends first all the way to the roots. Use your comb to detangle your hair slowly. If you are worried about greasy residue, this won’t happen with coconut oil as it is usually absorbed by the hair.
Boosts hair growth. Another plus to using coconut oil on your hair is that it can actually encourage it to grow longer at a faster rate. This is perfect for those who are suffering from hair loss. All that you have to do is to mix some rosemary oil into a pre-heated coconut oil then apply on your hair. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Hair coloring base. Dyeing your hair can give you a new look for sure, but sometimes the color tends to fade quickly in just a few weeks. If you want to prolong your hair color, a good trick to try is to use coconut oil as the medium for your coloring mix. You will need to melt the coconut oil first before adding your hair color then apply on your hair like you always do. Allow the color set then rinse with lukewarm water to remove excess hair color. Wear a shower cap or wrap a towel around your head and leave it on overnight to make the color more vibrant and your hair to repair itself as well.
Treats dandruff. What else can coconut oil do for you? Well, it is actually one of the best home remedies to treat dandruff. Throw in tea tree oil and lemon juice into the equation and you will have a home remedy that can fight off bacteria that is causing flakes to fall while at the same time, nourish and heal the scalp and hair in the process. Make sure that the coconut oil is melted first before adding the rest of the ingredients. Apply on your hair and scalp and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.
Protects from the sun. Our hair is constantly exposed to the elements, especially the sun, whenever we go outside. Unfortunately, too much time under the sun can actually damage your hair which can be prevented by applying some coconut oil on your hair. The coconut oil can provide some form of protection against the sun’s rays so it won’t dry easily. You will need to melt the coconut oil first then apply on your hair before styling as needed.
There is no doubt that coconut oil has a multitude of health benefits to provide us with. The question, however, is whether you are ready to use it as part of your hair care routine?