what is the best way to apply coconut oil on my hair? Before or after shower?
definitely after you shower wash and condition hair , towel dry the apply to hair and scalp . This is what I use on a Daily basics .
IMHO, I think it depends on your hair type and what you want to achieve. If you want to deep condition and have wavy hair like from 2A to 3A, then apply the oil to dry unwashed hair and scalp for a few hours or overnight and then wash out. Otherwise applying coconut oil after washing your hair may make your curls look limp and heavy and weigh your hair down abit. However if you hair tends to be more coily like 4A and so on, it could be able to better tolerate heavier oils after shampoo-ing and conditioning. Also I think it depends how much you want to apply to your hair. A 2 type may be able to tolerate a drop or two of coconut oil to washed hair as a way to tame frizzies while a 4 type could tolerate more.