Coconut oil has so many benifits and uses.
For this post, I will show you what coconut oil can do for your hair.
Coconut oil is benificial to our hair protein because of the molecular structure and the lauric acid it contains. It penetrates the hair shaft and attaches to the hair rather than sitting on top. It works its magic from inside out and has been proven to help hair recover from dryness, prevent damage, become stronger, and even promote growth!
Not only is it great for your hair alone, but for your scalp as well. If you suffer from dry, itchy scalp or dandruff(and even lice), applying coconut oil can clear and soothe your scalp tremendously due to its anti-fungul benefits.
For this treatment, you will need:
Coconut oil comes in a solid state. You can either add some in a heated pot to liquefy, or simply scoop some in your hand and emulsify to let the warmth from your hand melt it.
Gently brush your hair. You want your hair to be tangle free for easy application.
Section out your hair and start raking the oil through. You can do this on dry or damp hair.
Make sure your hair is saturated with coconut oil and apply on scalp. Take your time to massage your scalp as you do this. This helps stimulate the blood flow and promotes hair growth.
When your hair is fully saturated and you look nice and greasy, put your hair in a topknot and secure with hair ties or bobby pins.
I like to do my treatments overnight to receive maximum benefits. Having my hair up on top of my head helps me with comfortable sleeping. You can wear a hair cap during this process or lay a towel over your pillow so you don't transfer coconut oil on your pillows. If you don't like having the treatment in over night, you can leave it on for 1-3 hours or how ever long you can. I suggest a minimum of 1 hour.
In the morning, I wash it out with my current favorite cleanser, Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner. My hair immediately feels like silk and has so much shine and movement. I love it!!
I recommend doing this treatment once a week for quicker results.
Have a happy hair day!!