Have you ever heard of using coconut oil as a deep conditioning treatment for your hair (thanks Pinterest)? After trying this out a few times, I must say that I am hooked! Over the years, I’ve had bleach, multiple dye processes, and heat from hair tools used on my hair. Coconut oil is probably my favorite hair treatment so far, and its popularity over the years has shown that it has many other uses as well as benefits.
I try to do this treatment once a week or every other week, but depending on how damaged your hair is, you can apply it to your hair 2-3 times a week. Only apply it to your hair when it is dry or the oil won’t absorb into it and do the job. You’ll need about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (depending on the length of hair). Microwave for about 30-45 seconds until the oil is fully melted. Before applying, you may want to put a towel underneath since the oil tends to drip as you rub it in. Once you’re ready, completely cover your hair with the oil and make sure to massage it into your scalp and through the ends for maximum results. Comb it through to make sure everything is evenly covered. Wrap it up in a shower cap and leave it on for an hour. The longer you leave it in, the better the results.
After the treatment is done, wash the oil out as you would normally shampoo your hair. You’ll need to wash it at least twice to get all of the oil out (I learned this the first time I tried it… so greasy!). Once you hair is dry, you’ll notice a big difference in how soft it is! Even if you do this only once a month, the deep conditioning will help repair split ends, moisturize overly damaged hair, and keep it feeling healthier. Although coconut oil isn’t a magic product that will instantly make your hair grow, it does promote hair growth due to the effect it has on repairing split ends and preventing more breakage. If you haven’t already, try it out and let me know what you think!
Until next time…
Your favorite Rockstar,