Pile your hair on your head, and sit somewhere warm or wrap your hair in plastic to retain heat. Shampoo hair thoroughly, and condition with a light conditioner (this may help to get excess coconut oil out).
Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment
For a deep conditioning treatment, wash hair and apply a generous amount of melted oil throughout your hair. Work it in well, again paying attention to tips and your scalp. Wrap hair in plastic, and wear a beanie or a scarf on your head and leave oil in hair for as long as you can (overnight preferably). Wash hair again, and comb a small amount of conditioner through hair. You may need to shampoo twice. You will notice that your hair is significantly bouncier, stronger and healthier. Total shampoo-commercial hair!
As a Leave-In Treatment
If you have frizzy, curly, or “poofy” hair, especially in humid weather, then you definitely already know about anti-frizz serums. When your hair is robbed of moisture, it tends to frizz and snap, resulting in a nest-like halo of fuzz on top of your head. Not a look most of us go for. The best anti-frizz products on the market are the ones that are nourishing and protecting with natural oils that can mimic hair’s natural moisture, not the purely silicone based concoctions that damage hair in the long run.
If you rub a very small amount of coconut oil through your palms and apply equally throughout wet or dry hair, you will find that your hair will condition as it fights frizz the natural way. Use sparingly, as you might not want the “wet look” either.
So, do like the Polynesians, get yourself some coconut oil and enjoy a lifetime of soft, beautiful hair.
If you can’t afford top-of-the-line hair products – as many, if not most of us, can’t – then you will be glad to know that you can still use very high-quality ingredients. The secret is to go straight to the source. If you look at most quality hair products, you will notice that many of them boast about their pure, natural ingredients. One ingredient that has flooded the beauty market is coconut oil.
What is Coconut Oil?
Coconut milk is extracted by shredding and pressing mature coconut flesh, then let to stand to allow the oil to separate from the water. It is very high in saturated fat, but never the less is a good cooking oil. These fatty acids are also what do wonders for replenishing your hair.
Virgin coconut oil, which tends to be a little more expensive, retains some of the coconut scent, whereas refined will not. The choice is yours, however refined oils are also bleached and have been processed longer. For $5 to $15, you will have an amazing versatile product that will last a long time.
Coconut Oil for Hair
Using natural oils is an ancient beauty treatment that really does work. From the very first application of coconut oil, most people will see and feel a dramatic difference in the condition of their hair, as coconut oil restores protein lost in the hair shaft. During the summer, this oil is perfect to restore shine and gloss to sun and water damaged hair.
During the winter months when hair is parched, coconut oil treatments rejuvenate hair with a surge of moisture. Coconut oil strengthens through moisture, adds gloss and shine, and makes hair feel and look thicker with bounce and volume. Its incredible versatility even extends to UV protection! So not only can you use it as a deep conditioner or as a pre-shampoo treatment, but as a leave-in as well. Basically, it’s everything you need from a variety of hair products, all wrapped into one.
Coconut Oil Pre-Shampoo Treatment (any hair type/length)
Make sure you have about an hour to let the oil soak into your strands. A little tends to go a long way, but as a pre-shampoo, you can really drench your hair. Melt drops of oil in the palm of your hand, and work through damp or dry strands. Make sure to saturate very dry areas like the ends, and massage your scalp as well (very effective fro dry, flaky scalps).