Thursday, October 4, 2012

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Coconut oil has been used for years in India and the Philippines as a hair treatment.  Other oils such as olive and grapeseed oils are really good for your hair especially for deep conditioning purposes.  However, if you are looking for a hair oil treatment that you don't need to wash out, then coconut oil is the one you are looking for.

Coconut oil helps by reducing the amount of protein lost from harsh everyday elements such as sun, wind, and shampoos.  By cutting down on protein loss, these coconut oil hair treatments help guard against the thinning and deterioration that can occur as we age, which in turn helps reduce hair loss.  More so, some people have even claimed that by massaging coconut oil into their scalps, they witnessed renewed hair growth.  Hey, whatever works, right?

This oil is an excellent conditioner and you can use it daily on the midsections and ends of your hair as a leave in conditioner after you shower also.

Hot Oil Treatment

Ingredients:

2-3 tbsp for shoulder length hair (my hair is much longer--down my back--so I use 3/4 cup of oil to make sure I don't run out)
towel / cling wrap

Directions:

Moisten your hair - do this using a mister or wet your fingers and run them through your hair to get your hair damp.

Warm the coconut oil in a small cup or bowl using either the double boiler method or by microwaving the oil in 10 second increments.

Once you make sure the oil is not too hot for your hands or scalp, divide your hair into segments on top of your hand and  take the oil and massage it into your scalp in circular motions.  This promotes blood flow and circulation and also helps to make your scalp stronger.

Note
: For some, massaging your scalp gently is the way to go until your scalp gets stronger so your hair doesn't shed as much.

Once your scalp has been massaged, take the coconut oil (make sure it stays warm otherwise it starts to cool and solidify) and massage it between your palms and then run your palms through your hair until all your strands are covered.

Wet the towel so that it is warm and moist and wrap it around your head for an hour or until the towel cools.  Once it cools, you can replace it with saran / cling wrap.  You can leave this treatment on overnight too.  Coconut oil is pretty easily absorbed so washes out fairly quickly as well.

Rinse out with water and a mild shampoo.  Remember, you can also apply the coconut oil to your midsections and ends of your hair -- just don't overdo it or you will get the greasy look.  This is a great replacement for gel or hair spray if you are out because when coconut oil is first applied it is a liquid, but once it cools it solidifies and acts as a hair gel/pomade of sorts and thus is quite popular in some salons as a natural styling agent.

Buy coconut oil here.

Enjoy!

Did you try this treatment? Let me know what you thought of it!
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20 comments:

  1. Coconut Oil is great for your hair. I also use a coconut milk mousse that works wonders for my curls. #teamnatural

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    1. Coconut milk is great for styling as well! :) #teamnatural

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  2. Good informative article. I have been using it for over 6 months and I can really notice the difference in my hair. Hair is very difficult to manage when its rough - the friction causes it to tangle easily, and makes it difficult to comb.

    Don't overexpose the strands to the sun or any other harsh elements that may damage them. Manage the oil level of the hair. I read this tip while surfing. There are many good sites such as hairlosshelp, hairrestoration,forhair and many more where you could find some interesting natural hair care tips and ideas.

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  3. I've started using coconut oil in my hair but am struggling to wash it out. I've tried diluted shampoo but it doesn't seem to work. Help?

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    1. Coconut oil is one of the harder oils to wash out. I would recommend using less if you are having that much trouble getting your hair clean. Also, keep in mind that if there is some left behind it's not entirely a bad thing for the health of your hair and it will help style your hair. But, yes, definitely reduce the amount you use and see if that works.

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  4. I have used coconut oil for a long time. I called it a gold oil because it useful for everything in our life. I have use coconut oil for head lice remedies, it works very good to eliminate lice for your hair quickly.

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    1. Great information! Coconut oil is great for removing fungus as well. Also, if someone is struggling with dandruff, coconut oil is definitely the way to go in terms of scalp treatment. Thanks for your info :)

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  5. A very good and interesting post that i have come across, thanks for sharing the post.

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  6. Will this help hair growth?

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    1. It helps replace and replenish proteins lost at the root, which may promote hair growth. The results are different for everyone. It helped a lot of people get rid of dry, scaly scalps so that helped them retain their hair resulting in more hair on the head and less hair lost.

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  7. Thanks for sharing Hot Oil Treatment. Coconut Oil is really very effective for hair care. I also suggest my clients to use it and I think I should recommend them to read your blog. The process of Hot Oil treatment described by you is awesome.

    Lara Smith
    Hair Stylist Brisbane

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  8. Dear Web-master,

    I think coconut oil really give a power and shining to our Hairs. Thanks for share this wonderful information...

    Regards:
    Jesika Dreamer

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  9. Interesting. Though on average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day, which is said that's a normal cycle. One thing that could scare a lot of people is that hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs an evaluation by a dermatologist and possible hair loss treatment

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  10. Will the coconut oil treatment still be effective if my hair has styling product already in it from the last few days? It has a lot of hair spray in it so I'm wondering if the chemicals in that would make the coconut oil benefits less effective

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  11. Thank you for sharing the directions in making hot oil treatment.

    ~Pauline @Kallony

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  12. Thanks for great information
    Milk contains protein best protein therapy for hair,
    Heated hair oil massage helps to stimulate hair growth.
    Gingely oil keeps you cool and promote hair growth fast
    Curry leaves, amla , hibiscus gives natural black colour to your hair.

    View for more info - Very effective Natural Hair growth tips

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  13. Hair loss is considered a very irritating and common threat of our life. Oil is the name of a very effective solution in the time of hair loss and further action. To know more about Oil and its positive site about hair loss treatment.
    hair care.

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