The Many Benefits of Using Coconut Oil in Your Hair

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coconut oilIn today’s world, we are bombarded with products that help our hair look better and become healthier. However, along with marketed products, there are natural ingredients that work as well. Whether you use it by itself or in a specific product line, there are many benefits of using coconut oil in your hair and here are a few.

Healthier Hair

Coconut oil helps make the hair stronger, helps reduce the build-up of oil, helps get rid of damage, and nourishes the scalp. With healthier hair, you should see less breakage, which means a fuller and better-looking head of hair.

Deep Conditioning

Speaking of healthier hair, coconut oil works well to penetrate the hair. It is even better at doing this than other conditioners due to being made up of smaller medium-chain fatty acids.

The great thing about using it as a conditioner is the variety of ways you can do so. It works to moisturize your scalp, works as a leave-in conditioner, and helps repair split ends. To add to all that, it works well to add a healthy-looking glow to your hair.

Using Coconut Oil

If you want to use coconut oil that is right out of the jar, choose organic virgin coconut oil and allow it to warm to an oil consistency. Using it cold will make it more of the consistency of cooking lard. That’s not a bad thing, it is just easier to use as an oil instead and you can use the warm coconut oil as a hot oil treatment.

Apply the coconut oil in your hair as you would with any other treatment. For instance, as a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment, warm it up, massage it in, cover it, and let it sit on your hair for 30 minutes or more. Wash your hair like normal to remove the oil and you’re set.

Get Help with Your Hair

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