Coconut Oil for Hair Care

Coconut oil is naturally moisturising and amazing for your hair! It can replace so many products in your bathroom cupboard, and can be used for a variety of hair care uses (including pet shampoo!). Here are some of our favourites to encourage luscious locks!
1. Hair Growth Treatment.
Massaging coconut oil into your scalp is thought to help improve blood circulation, which in turn, could help promote hair growth! Gently massage a small dollop of coconut oil into your scalp for ten minutes at a time before washing your hair. Do this a few times a week for best results.
2. Hair Styling.
Do you use heat while styling your locks? This can be damaging to your hair shafts, causing them to become brittle and dry. Using a bit of coconut oil helps to prevent this damage as well as prevents frizz. You can even use it throughout the day to touch up flyaways – you only need the tiniest amount, as a little goes a long way!
3. Detangling.
Tangled hair can result in breakage, but coconut oil can help your hair become stronger and less likely to break! Smoothing coconut oil onto your lovley locks can help prevent and remove knots, and helps detangle hair more easily.
4. Dandruff.
People in the tropics have long used coconut oil as a dandruff remedy! The perceived antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of lauric acid are believed to help prevent fungal forms of dandruff, and if the problem is dry skin, coconut oil’s moisturising properties will help. Massage coconut oil into the scalp and leave on for 15 minutes before washing your hair. Repeat every 3-4 days.
5. Deep conditioning hair mask.
Coconut oil is a great way to naturally condition the hair. Rather than sitting on top of your hair like other oils, the lauric acid in coconut oil really binds to the hair proteins which helps your hair retain its natural moisture. For best results, you can leave it in overnight (you can sleep with a shower cap on or just put your hair in a bun on top of your head!), and wash it as normal in the morning. Adding essential oils like lavender oil or sandalwood oil can help repair damaged or dry hair alongside the coconut oil.
These are just some of our favourite benefits of coconut oil for hair, but we’d love to hear from you about how else you use coconut oil in the bathroom!
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