5 Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Hair (No 4 is worth trying)
Coconut oil is free of the chemicals that lurks in commercial hair product and its excellent conditioner, for all hair types. Coconut oil helps to prevent damage from combing and brushing the hair and its safe to use on children. It can be used as a leave-in conditioner. The key to using all natural coconut oil as a conditioner is finding the rich amount for your hair. A little goes a long way.
1. TO CONDITION
For Longer, thicker hair you need 1/2 tsp of coconut oil, add to your hair, pay attention to the ends and shaft of your hair. Smooth through hair and proceed to style as normal.
For dry hair or damaged hair, add a couple of drops of Sandalwood essential oil or geranium essential oil both are good leave-in and intensive oil for hair conditioning treatment. These essential oils support moisture retention and work to increase the moisturizing and conditioning effects of the coconut oil for hair.
Dandruff is often itchy and can be caused by dry scalp, sensitivity to harsh chemicals in hair care products.
Coconut oil is medium-chain fatty acids including lauric acid and capric acid,have strong antifungal properties that target the fungus and help to kill it as well as viruses and bacteria that may be lurking your scalp. To put an end to dandruff treating it with coconut oil will not make dandruff go away overnight but in a week.
TO TREAT DANDRUFF
Essential oils including lavender, tea tree oil also helps to fight fungus. For an intensive dandruff treatment, after washing your hair mix 2tsp of coconut oil with 5drops of one of the oils mentioned above and massage into the scalp.
Be sure to really work the mixture into the scalp from neck to forehead and behind the ears. Cover with shower cap OR simply use a hair dryer on a low setting to heat the cap.Remove cap and wash with a gentle shampoo,repeat this 2 to 3 times per week or more often as desired.
Coconut oil is a safe and is an effective solution if you have thinning hair.It can actually grow hair longer and thicker.The essential nutrients including the lauric acid,penetrates the hair shaft improving the overall health of the hair.Rub this oil on your hair daily.
FOR HAIR GROWTH TREATMENT
When Massaged into the scalp,coconut oil helps to improve blood circulation,supporting hair growth. It is important to massage the coconut oil into the scalp with gentle pressure for 10mins, do this for 3 or 4 times per week. If you want to just focus on scalp conditioning and hair growth, you will only need 1tsp of coconut oil.
However, if you want the benefit of a deep conditioning, follow the steps above by adding 4drops of rosemary oil to it,which is known to increase hair growth by 20%. Rosemary oil also helps to increase circulation in the scalp. After massaging the oils inbox the scalp for 10min place a shower cap on and allow the heat of your head to work with oils to improve scalp health.
Coconut oil is a great styling agent and free from dangerous chemicals in conventional hair care products. People with thick curly hair often fight frizz in humid climates. It also helps to tame the frizz, by penetrating into the curls. It can be applied throughout the day for touch-ups, just be sure to use it sparingly.
TO TAME FRIZZ
Start with little amount (1/4tsp-1tsp ) depending on hair, warming in your palms, smooth from root to tips and blow dry and style as desired. It will take just a bit longer to dry your hair, but it will be soft, shiny and manageable.
TO PROTECT FROM THE SUN
coconut oil is a natural sunscreen just like skin our hair is prone to sun damage.Coconut oil has an SPF of 8 which is good for hair. Just use it as a leave-in conditioner when you’re planning a day out in the sun.
Coconut oil improves hair break stress by penetrating the hair shaft. It also surrounds hair and makes it easier to remove knots after washing or in the evenings. Paying attention to the detangled areas uses, wide-tooth comb, starting from the bottom and slowly work your way up.
NOTE: If you have thin or fine hair, apply coconut oil sparingly to hair for styling.
5-LICE PREVENTION AND LICE TREATMENT
Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and scalp. It helps to repel lice and keep their eggs from attaching to the with the attraction of essential oil including ylang ylang, tea tree and anise, lice don’t have a chance.
FOR LICE TREATMENT
Mix 3tsp of coconut oil with 1tsp each of ylang ylang,anise and tea tree oils. Rub through and comb the hair, cover with shower cap and allow to sit for 2hours, after 2hours wash thoroughly like twice. While hair still wet spray in 2cups of apple cider vinegar and 1cup of water, spray to the hair, rinse this mixture thoroughly and comb.This helps to treat lices greatly.