Today I am sharing a few easy ways to use coconut oil to get healthier hair. Scroll down to learn more!
A few years ago, I put my hair through the wringer. It was damaged and over-processed – really, it was a complete mess. I wish I had photos to show you all, but as I am sure you understand – I avoided the camera when my hair was at it’s worst.
It didn’t take me long to realize that damaged hair was difficult hair and that I really didn’t like it. Rather than being able to wake up and go, my hair took forever to style and always felt dry and crispy. It was always breaking so I was never able to achieve the hair length I wanted, and it always had a fuzzy look to it.
So, I began to look into ways to improve the condition of my hair. One thing I looked into to get my hair back to feeling it’s best were ways to use coconut oil to get healthier hair.
4 Ways to use Coconut Oil to Get Healthier Hair
In Your Conditioner
Ever buy a conditioner that just didn’t quite do it for your hair?
Well, if the issue you’re finding is that the purchased conditioner just doesn’t fully moisturize your hair then adding a bit of coconut oil to it could be a real game-changer.
Coconut oil is super moisturizing, and when melted it easily blends into conditioners and other hair products. I often add it to my daily conditioners and deep conditioners to make them even more moisturizing.
As a Serum
One of the ways to use coconut oil to get healthier hair is by using it as a hair serum!
Coconut oil is thin enough that it easily absorbs into your hair without making it look and feel greasy. Of course, just like any other serum, you don’t want to use too much! So when you’re applying the coconut oil as a serum be sure you apply it with care.
One warning though, never use any oil on your hair before using heat products on your hair (unless they are a heat protectant) as this will actually fry your hair.
As for a Hot Oil Hair Treatment
If you’re struggling with dry damaged hair then you’re going to want to start oiling your hair.
Oiling is a method in which you make a DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment by warming up some oil (make sure it’s warm, not hot!), adding in essential oils, and then applying it all over your head.
If you have very dry ends, then be sure to focus most of the oil there and really saturate the bottom of your hair. You then wrap your head with a towel and let the treatment sit.
After a few hours, you then will rinse out your hair (I recommend using a clarifying or anti-residue shampoo) to be left with healthy, soft, silky hair.
After a hair highlighting disaster, I discovered oiling treatments and they very quickly became one of my favorite treatments to instantly take my hair from feeling damaged and dry to soft and healthy.
**If you’re not into making your own coconut oil treatment, then you can purchase a hot oil hair treatment online, too!
One easy way to encourage hair growth is by massaging your scalp once daily for approx. 5 minutes.
You could do this without any oils or serums, but using a coconut-based serum to massage your scalp will further condition your hair follicles and scalp and can further increase your hair growth.
To ramp up this scalp treatment, I typically like to add a few drops of mint essential oil to get that cool fresh feeling on my scalp. Apparently this can help stimulate blood flow to the scalp which helps increase your hair growth rate.