Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Nourish and Rehydrate Dry Hair with Coconut Oil!

Since my days of frequent hair dying adventures, my hair has been a bit crunchy feeling. Like, really really crunchy, especially at the ends. My last 5 inches of hair is frizzy, unruly, and dry. Not the best combo when you’re trying to look like you at least care about how it looks. So here we are gathered in an attempt to save dry ends everywhere! The secret? A super simple and super potent remedy for all things beauty…coconut oil!

The Wonders of Coconut Oil

There are few natural ingredients that can hold a candle to coconut oil; baking soda, raw local honey, and apple cider vinegar to name a few). It does everything! Use it as a toothpaste, shaving cream, lotion, lip balm…you name it, coconut oil does it all.

I recently read the book Coconut Cures and found on page 161 this excerpt:

“Coconut oil, being rich in medium-chain triglcerides is able to penetrate the hair shaft, protecting it from protein loss, as well as giving it more body”

Coconut oil is the only oil that actually penetrates hair completely as opposed to just coating it. Nearly all other oils are long-chain triglycerides preventing them from doing much as far as moisturizing goes. This unique ability to penetrate hair through and through makes coconut oil very moisturizing and conditioning for hair, literally from the inside out. It’s awesome stuff!

Using this hair mask will strengthen, moisturize, protect, and add shine to otherwise dull frizzy hair.

Coconut Hair Treatment Oil

What You’ll Need

• 3/4- 1 cup melted virgin coconut oil (preferably organic)
• 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (you can get high quality essential oils HERE)
• Optional 1 TB raw honey (think hair food!)
• 1/8 tsp Vitamin E oil

Loving Preparation

• Whisk the honey and Vitamin E oil into the melted coconut oil if you’re using them
• Add the essential oil and stir
• Apply starting at the ends and work your way up (apply evenly and liberally but not dripping. I drench my hair anyways.) Comb it through using a wide tooth comb
• Wrap your head in a shower cap or just clip it back up and out of the way
• Let the oil sit for at least 1 hour. I leave mine on all day when I can

Essential Oils for Different Hair Types

Adding essential oils to your coconut hair treatment will boost its repairing qualities.

Here are a few of my favorites for…

Dry Hair:

Lavender
Rosemary
Myrrh
Geranium
Carrot seed
Sandalwood
Yarrow
Birch
Parsley

For Normal Hair:
Lavender
Lemon
Eucalyptus
• Parsley
Geranium
Carrot seed
Rosemary

For Oily Hair

• Rosemary
• Lavender
Lemongrass
Tea Tree
Cypress
• Lemon
• Eucalyptus
• Birch
Basil
Sage
Thyme
• Yarrow

For Abused/Sun Damaged Hair

• Parsley
• Lavender
Chamomile
• Birch
• Thyme
Calendula
• Carrot seed
• Sandalwood
Clary-sage

Hair Loss

Palmarosa
• Chamomile
• Rosemary
• Lemon
• Clary-sage

For Dandruff

• Rosemary
Frankincense
• Myrrh
• Lemon
Lime
• Birch
• Basil
• Thyme
• Cypress
• Lavender
• Eucalyptus
Peppermint
• Sage
• Carrot seed

Coconut oil Hair Treatment
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Ingredients
  1. • 3/4- 1 cup melted virgin coconut oil (preferably organic)
  2. • 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (you can get high quality essential oils HERE)
  3. • Optional 1 TB raw honey (think hair food!)
  4. • 1/8 tsp Vitamin E oil
Instructions
  1. Whisk the honey and Vitamin E oil into the melted coconut oil if you’re using them
  2. Add the essential oil and stir
  3. Apply starting at the ends and work your way up (apply evenly and liberally but not dripping. I drench my hair anyways.) Comb it through using a wide tooth comb
  4. Wrap your head in a shower cap or just clip it back up and out of the way
  5. Let the oil sit for at least 1 hour. I leave mine on all day when I can
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Results

Even after just one use, my hair feels waaaaay softer than it did before. My frizz has tamed down quite a bit too. I think I’ll try doing this hair treatment a few times per week to see if I get even better results =)

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Before

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

During

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

After!

I hope you give this a try!

For more hair related articles look below:

Monday Monthly Mission #1- The No-Poo Method
The No-Poo Method and My Experience One Week In
The No-Poo Method- One Month Results

 

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