Should you use coconut oil on your hair?

Should you use coconut oil on your hair?

June 22, 2017

It's no surprise that we are massive fans of coconut oil, it really is great, but it really should be said that its not great in every situation.

If you believe much of the hype, coconut oil will do just about anything. Let's just look at the question, should you use coconut oil on your hair?


Coconut oil doesn't work for everyone

It may come as a surprise to hear it from us, but coconut oil doesn't work on everyone's hair. It really depends on your hair type.

People with fine and medium shiny hair often report good results after using coconut oil, but those with dry or brittle hair often report that it has made either no difference, or made the situation worse.

So, for dry or brittle hair, I would honestly suggest castor oil, or creating your own recipe.


Get creative!

In my opinion, coconut oil is best used in a hair treatment with other oils rather than by itself. You really should try it! It's so easy! 

My favourite is blending coconut oil with macadamia nut oil - all you need is an electric whisk (or a spoon, and some determination!)

I would keep the proportions roughly 75g coconut oil to 30ml macadamia nut oil (or any other liquid oil that you fancy). You can add a scent with some essential oils, or leave it scent-free.

I would recommend this approach for anyone with dry or brittle hair.


Too much is not a good thing

Now, come on. We all know you can have too much of a good thing.

It may sound boring, but try a little on a small area of hair to see if it is going to work before you use it on your whole head!

Just take small amounts and rub in between your fingers to soften it, and then work it through your hair - avoiding the scalp.


So should you use coconut oil on your hair?

Coconut oil is a great ingredient, and you can get good results by using it if it matches your hair type.

However in my opinion it is much better used as part of a hair treatment recipe with other oils.


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