How to Use Coconut Oil for Your Hair – Here You Get Complete Guide

Method 3: Lemon and Coconut Oil Mask for Dandruff

Lemon combined with coconut oil qualifies as one of the most effective remedies for treating dandruff.

Loaded with vitamins B and C, phosphorus, folic acid and other vital nutrients, lemon helps maintain the health of pigment cells in your hair follicles, thus detoxifying your scalp and preventing any traces of dandruff.

Coconut oil balances the acidic nature of lemon and nourishes and moisturizes your scalp.

Things you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil (nourishes your scalp) – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice (treats dandruff) – 1 tablespoon (or the juice from half of a lemon)

Step 1. Mix coconut oil and lemon juice

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a bowl, bottle or jar.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or squeeze the juice of half of a fresh lemon into the oil.
  • Whisk the mixture so that the ingredients incorporate well into each other.

Step 2. Apply and leave it on your hair overnight

  • Apply the oil to the scalp and massage gently for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Comb the oil through your hair, cover with a towel or shower cap and leave it on overnight.
  • The next morning, wash it out using a mild shampoo and cold water.

Repeat on alternate days for effective results.

Method 4: Dry, Damaged and Frizzy Hair

Coconut oil, honey and egg yolk combine to make one of the best remedies for treating dry, damaged and frizzy hair.

While coconut oil moisturizes and nourishes your dry hair, honey acts as a humectant to restore moisture to your scalp.

The egg yolk adds proteins and vitamins that help nourish the hair follicles, condition and soften knotty hair and provide an intense protein treatment to your hair.

Things you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil (moisturizes and nourishes dry hair) – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey (natural humectant) – 2 tablespoons
  • Egg yolk (conditions and softens hair) – 1

Step 1. Break an egg and separate the yolk

  • Break open an egg and separate the yolk from the white.

Step 2. Whisk coconut oil, egg yolk and honey

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a jar.
  • Add 1 large egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of honey to the oil.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

Step 3. Apply the mixture and let it work overnight

  • Apply the mixture to your dry hair and scalp. It is best not to overdo it with the oil, lest you may end up with oily and sticky hair that would require shampooing.
  • Massage gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the mixture in your hair overnight for best results. However, if you’re in a hurry, letting it sit 1 hour will also suffice.
  • The next morning, rinse it out using warm water until there is no more residue on the scalp. If your hair feels too oily, you can wash it with a mild shampoo. However, it is best to avoid shampooing.

Repeat the treatment twice a week for effective results.

Method 5: Protection from Sun Damage

Coconut oil makes an incredible natural sunscreen. It naturally contains a sun protection factor (SPF) of 10 that helps protect your hair from being damaged by the harmful rays of the sun.

Things you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil (natural sunscreen)
  • A spray bottle containing water

Step 1. Pour coconut oil and water in a spray bottle

  • Fill a spray bottle almost full with water.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into the bottle.

Step 2. Shake well and spray it on your hair

  • Put the cap on the bottle, shake it and spritz the diluted oil on your hair.
  • For even coverage, comb it through your hair.

Use this spritz 4 or 5 times throughout the day to protect your hair from sun damage.

Method 6: Detangler

Coconut oil works wonders for detangling stubborn hair knots and tangles.

If you have long or curly hair, all you need to do is just apply a small amount of coconut oil to your hair and gently work through your tangles. Coconut oil is 100 percent natural and organic, so it will not leave any residue on your scalp.

Single-Step Treatment: Apply coconut oil on your hair and comb out the tangles

  • Gently massage a small amount of coconut oil onto the tangles in your hair, or evenly throughout your hair if you prefer.
  • Grab a comb and gently work out the tangles.

You do not need to shampoo or rinse your hair after applying the coconut oil. Let the oil soak in and it will continue to nourish your hair all through the day.

Alternatively, after shampooing and rinsing your hair, you can spray diluted coconut oil as a detangler and gently comb through your hair to help work out tangles.

Use the treatment whenever you are struggling with messy knots.

Method 7: Lice Prevention & Treatment

Another amazing benefit of coconut oil is the natural prevention and treatment of lice.

Rich in fatty content, coconut oil suffocates the lice, making it harder for them to maintain a grip on your hair follicles. The lubricating properties in the oil prevent the lice from moving in freely, thus restricting their growth.

To add to this, tea tree essential oil acts as a natural insecticide to kill head lice.

The blend of shampoo makes it an all-in-one treatment, acting as the base to help rinse out your hair.

Things you’ll need:

  • coconut oil (suffocates lice) – 2 tablespoons
  • Shampoo – 2 tablespoons
  • Tea tree essential oil (natural insecticide) – a few drops

Step 1. Mix together coconut oil, shampoo & essential oil

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a jar.
  • Add an equal portion of shampoo to the coconut oil.
  • Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the mixture.
  • Whisk the ingredients together so that the elements combine well into each other.

Step 2. Apply for 30 minutes and comb out the dead lice

  • Coat your hair well with the oil-shampoo blend and cover with a shower cap.
  • Allow the concoction to rest on your hair for 30 minutes.
  • Comb your hair to remove the dead lice and their eggs.
  • Finish with normal shampooing and conditioning your hair.

Alternatively, before combing, you can use a blow dryer over the shower cap for 2 to 3 minutes in order to further suffocate the lice.

Repeat 3 times a week for best results.

Method 8: Base for Hair Coloring

Coconut oil makes an excellent base for your hair coloring. This is because coconut oil seeps more deeply into your hair than any other natural oil, thus making your color look more vibrant and last longer.

Single-Step Treatment: Apply the oil before hair coloring

  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into a bowl.
  • Apply the oil to your hair, literally covering every section.
  • Allow the oil to penetrate deep into your hair for 5 minutes.
  • Follow your regular coloring routine.
  • Once color has set, shampoo normally with lukewarm water to remove any traces of colorant or the oil. Then dry your hair.
  • Finish with wrapping your hair with a towel or a shower cap and leave it overnight to allow the color to set further.

Apply coconut oil every time before you want to color your hair.

Method 9: Prevent Gray Hair

Coconut oil comes with another amazing benefit of treating and preventing gray hair. Blend coconut oil with gooseberries and this works as an excellent remedy for gray hair.

Gooseberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help promote healthy growth of your hair. Moreover, the collagen-boosting ability and the antioxidants in gooseberries help maintain the health of your hair follicles by fighting off factors that lead to damage.

Things you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil (prevents gray hair) – 2 tablespoons
  • Gooseberry powder (promotes healthy hair growth) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Heat coconut oil and gooseberry powder in a pan

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a pan.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of gooseberry powder to the oil.
  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Turn on the flame and heat the ingredients until the mixture starts to char.

Step 2. Pour into a jar and let it cool

  • Pour the oil into a jar and allow it to cool until it is just warm enough to touch.

Step 3. Coat your hair with the mixture

  • Apply the oil mixture on your hair and scalp, and gently massage for a few minutes.
  • Let the oil sit for 1 to 2 hours. You can also leave it on overnight, just cover your hair with a shower cap.
  • In the morning, wash it out with a mild shampoo.

Use the treatment 2 or 3 times a week for getting rid of and preventing gray hair.

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