4 Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Dry Hair

Updated on December 9th, 2019
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Dry, unconditioned, and unmanageable hair is always a significant problem. It is a condition where the hair not only lacks the shine and luster but also prone to hair fall. People try many sorts of things to tame their hair to make it look soft, shiny, and manageable. But taming the hair is not that easy as the reasons behind this can be many. Reasons like unhealthy lifestyle, food, stress levels, sleeping hours, and many more factors can be attributed to dry hair.

Proper hair care doesn’t just mean shampooing it. It also involves oiling and conditioning regularly, usage of the right oil, applying hair masks, and following a healthy diet. Proper hair care should be a part of your daily regime.

Dry hair does not absorb and retain moisture to keep its brightness and texture and thus results in brittle and fragile hair which quickly falls off.

According to research, coconut oil has protective effects on damaged hair. It also helps in the grooming process. This is because of the ability of coconut oil to penetrate the cuticles and cortex (1)

To hold the moisture and look bright and healthy, hair should receive the right nutrients. This can be catered with using coconut oil. Given below are the easiest ways of using coconut oil for treating dry hair and get back healthy, smooth, and bright texture of your hair at home.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair

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Coconut oil is a rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants. It has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties which make the right choice in improving the texture, health, and appearance of your hair. Coconut oil improves dry hair, scalp health, provides extra protein, protects from the UV exposure, fights against infections and fungus, supports hair growth, and adds volume and shine to your hair.

[Read: Benefits of Coconut Oil]

How to Use Coconut Oil for Dry Hair

Method – 1

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar
  • A small bowl to mix the above ingredients

Procedure

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil into a small bowl
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  3. Mix well to an even consistency
  4. Apply this mixture to your hair
  5. Leave it for about 20 minutes
  6. Wash off with shampoo and apply conditioner.

How Frequent: Follow this method 3 times a week.

Benefits

The coconut oil restores the protein in your hair, and apple cider vinegar strengthens it. A study also says that coconut oil helps in reducing protein loss from damaged hair and that it can be used before shampooing or even after it, to keep the health of the hair (2)

[Also Read: Natural Treatment for Dry Hair]

Method – 2

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 small bowls

Procedure

  1. In a microwave, melt 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil and heat 2 tablespoons of local honey for a few minutes.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil into a bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of Honey to it.
  4. Mix well and heat this mixture for 1 minute in a microwave oven
  5. Transfer the mixture to another bowl
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
  7. Mix well to an even consistency
  8. Apply the hair mask to your hair using a brush
  9. Start from the roots and make your way into the tips
  10. Massage hair using fingertips upon finishing
  11. Leave it for about 30 minutes so that the mixture is absorbed
  12. Then tie your hair into a bun
  13. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  14. Wash using a mild and natural shampoo

How Frequent: Do this every alternate day for best results.

[Also Read: ACV for Hair Growth]

Benefits

Coconut oil nourishes and hydrates the hair. Research has proven the efficacy of coconut oil(3). Honey retains moisture to the hair and strengthens hair follicles. Apple Cider Vinegar strengthens the hair.

Method – 3

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized avocado
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • A small bowl

Procedure

  1. Cut 1 medium-sized avocado into small pieces
  2. Add these pieces to a blender and prepare a puree
  3. Add a tablespoon spoon of water to adjust the consistency
  4. Transfer this puree to a bowl.
  5. Add 4 tablespoons of coconut oil to the puree
  6. Mix well for a smooth consistency.
  7. Apply this mixture to your hair
  8. Massage your scalp gently with your fingers
  9. Tie your hair like a bun
  10. Leave it for about 25 minutes.
  11. Wash off with lukewarm water using a mild shampoo.
  12. Wipe the hair dry with a towel

How Frequent: Follow this method 2 times a week for best results.

Benefits

Avocado strengthens hair against breakage, revitalizes and lubricates dry strands of your hair. Coconut oil promotes hair growth and nourishment to your hair.

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[Also Read: Benefits of Avocado Oil]

Method – 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil (nourishes and hydrates hair)
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel (for hair growth, has antimicrobial properties)
  • 6 drops of rosemary essential oil (keeps hair follicles healthy and improves blood circulation)
  • A small bowl to mix the above ingredients

Procedure

  1. Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil into a small bowl
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel to it
  4. Add 6 drops of rosemary essential oil to it
  5. Mix well to an even consistency
  6. Apply this mask to your scalp with a brush.
  7. Make sure that you target the roots of the hair.
  8. Apply this mask to the hair too
  9. Tie your hair like a bun or use a shower cap
  10. Leave it for about 20 minutes
  11. Wash off with lukewarm water using a mild shampoo.
  12. Wipe the hair dry with a towel.

How Frequent: Do this 1 time a week for best results.

Benefits

Coconut oil nourishes and hydrates the hair. Aloe Vera is perfect for hair growth. It also possesses antimicrobial properties. Rosemary oil keeps your hair follicles healthy and improves blood circulation.

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids that strengthen hair. It also possesses antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil is one of the best remedies to condition the scalp and help hair to regrow.

All the methods mentioned above are natural and safe to use. But, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients given above, it is better not to use it.


FAQs

1. How to use coconut oil for hair?

To use coconut oil correctly, place a cup of coconut oil in warm water, and massage the oil throughout your hair and scalp.

2. Is coconut oil good for dry hair?

Coconut oil is a highly nourishing oil that promotes softness and nourishes the scalp. Hence, you can use coconut oil for hair loss, split ends and thicker, longer hair.

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