The concentrated moisturising properties – and high nutrient content – of coconut oil have earned it an important role in quality beauty products. How and why should you use coconut oil on your hair?
For some avid fans of Cocos Nucifera (the official name for coconut oil), it really comes into its own when used as a hair treatment. That’s especially true if you have thick, dark hair, that may not respond well to alternative hair conditioners. Or dry, untamed curls!
Do you struggle to find a hair treatment of lasting benefit? Some readily available options make hair lank and greasy or fail to tackle the frizz.
Coconut oil is undoubtedly the solution. Especially when carefully blended with other pure and natural ingredients to ensures it robustly addresses common hair issues.
Let’s look more closely at why coconut oil is good for hair and explore how to use coconut oil treatments to best effect.
Is coconut oil good for my hair?
One of the reasons it’s such a respected ingredient in high-quality hair and skin products is that coconut oil moisturises – and acts as a natural sun barrier – without being heavy or greasy. Its light structure makes it perfect for all types of hair.
Coconut oil is packed with nutrients and antioxidants, which provide the sort of benefits that last far longer than quick-fix hair conditioners. It also creates a soft feel that can be particularly important if your hair tends to be brittle or dry.
The only ‘trick’ is to buy hair care products containing pure, virgin coconut oil, from sustainable and credible sources. If the item you choose is overly processed or full of added ‘nasties’, the harshness can cancel out all the benefits of coconut oil for your hair.
Beyond that, pick the best coconut oil hair treatment or shampoo for your needs, and apply according to the instructions later in this guide.
Choosing the right hair product containing coconut oil
You may already have noticed that our coconut oil enriched hair care products are in bar form.
Of course, this cuts down on plastic. However, we have also experimented to create concentrated shampoos and treatments that can be applied in small amounts, from a luxurious bar. No added liquid carriers – just pure no-nonsense good stuff including a solid form of virgin coconut oil.
It’s the perfect blend of nature and science!
Take for instance our Lemonazing Chunky Shampoo Bar. It is carefully formulated to detoxify and invigorate hair, leaving both strands and scalp fresh, clean but also deeply moisturised. All with a fabulous scent that lingers!
The coconut oil is added in the optimum amount to work its magic when you rub the bar and transfer the lather to your head.
The same ease of application can be evidenced with our Pepperminted Chunky Shampoo Bar. In this fabulously fragranced option, the combination of coconut oil and peppermint essential oil (along with other valuable ingredients) ensures excellent hair conditioning for anyone prone to greasy hair.
Our highly popular Wild Thing Natural Hair Conditioner also contains coconut oil and can be safely used in conjunction with our fabulous shampoo bars. This product is designed to be used in small amounts, periodically, to strengthen, hydrate and generally rejuvenate hair that’s damaged by the environment, dyes or other problems.
Tips on using coconut oil hair products
Are you wondering how often should I use coconut oil on my hair?
The answer depends on your own personal needs and preferences. However, keep in mind that Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co. products are blended and balanced to be used whenever you want, with excellent results.
The benefits of our coconut oil-based shampoos and treatments last for a while, meaning you can use them a couple of times a week and still enjoy healthy hair. However, you could use the shampoo bars daily and won’t experience unpleasant side effects such as greasy hair.
A good tip for coconut oil hair products is to use them for preventative care, not just to tackle problems. So, for example, using a quality natural conditioner before you go into the sun or chlorinated swimming pool water protects hair beautifully!
Coconut oil for hair health, all tied up!
As shown by this guide to how to use coconut oil on hair, everyone can enjoy its benefits, when it’s combined with other pure, natural ingredients.
Coconut oil has proven abilities to travel deep into hair shafts to hydrate them, and add important nutrients. There’s evidence that it stimulates healthy hair growth, as the vitamins and fatty acids improve your scalp too.
Remember, a little goes a long way when you choose the right Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co hair product for you!