The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil stimulates hair growth getting deep into its follicles. It also helps to fight again insect bites, lice and dandruff.  This fantastic product also prevents hair breakage and split ends, adding shine and softness.

Coconut oil is truly awesome. Not only can you use it for cooking as a healthier option to other fats. You can also put it on your whole body to soothe, smooth and moisturise. I absolutely love the stuff.

I’ve recently been using it as a hair treatment so wanted to spread to word on how to do this and who it’d be good for.  Anyone that has coarse, thick, curly or coloured hair. Or hair that feels lifeless and dull. This will work for you. My hair is pretty blonde now, so it can get a little dry. This has really helped the condition of my hair and is making the growing process quicker.

It’s always important to keep your hair trimmed along side having it coloured. I’d recommend every 6-8 weeks maximum. If your hair is spilt it needs to be cut off. Otherwise your hair will never grow in length. You’ll just find that it keeps growing at the root but breaking off at the ends.  The worst thing you can do if you want to grow your hair, is to leave it and not get it cut at all.

Treatments do help to keep the hair soft and conditioned. So once a week I’ve been using coconut oil to do this.

  • When your hair is due a wash have your bath as normal and dip your unwashed hair into the water.
  • Melt the coconut oil down (in just hot water or the microwave for a few seconds beforehand) then pour in on your hair from the mid lengths down. I’d probably use a quarter of jar each time. I buy mine from Aldi which is only around £3 a jar! Such a bargain. Do not put it on your roots as It might make your hair too greasy afterwards.
  • If you don’t like baths and prefer showers, another way to do this treatment is to dampen your hair and apply the coconut oil before you go to bed and leave it on over night or wash it out later on in the shower.

I tend to workout in the mornings so sometimes I’ve put it on before my training session then washed it off in the shower afterwards. Play around with this how ever it suits your lifestyle.

  • Once the ends are saturated, comb it through if you can, but if it’s too knotty don’t bother.
  • Then just relax for how ever long you’d like to. I’d say a minimum of 15mins so the oil has time to work.
  • Then shampoo and condition your hair as usual. You’ll probably have to give it 2 or 3 shampoos before you condition it, just to get rid of all the oil.
  • Then just dry your hair as usual. It will feel lovely and soft I promise!

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