Best way to use coconut oil?
Hi! I finally got some coconut oil after seeing people rave about it for ages now but I was wondering what the best way to use it was? Before showering and leave it on for a while then wash it off and my normal routine? Or after the shower before my products as a leave in conditioner? Or any other way? I have very thick frizzy 3a/b(?) hair! Thanks!
Hey. Coconut oil is perhaps one of the very few oils that has the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and hence act as an excellent moisture sealant. You can do both. Heat about 3 tablespoons of it and apply. Leave it overnight and rinse with a shampoo in the morning. When your hair is 30% dry, rub tablespoon of the oil between your palms and smear all over and continue with your regular routine. You can also try heats the herbs of your choice (rosemary, lavender,mint) in the oil at night before applying till it has nearly come to a boil.
it's really good to use as a hot oil treatment or a sealent on wet or dry hair
We have an article on 8 different ways you can use coconut oil.