Coconut oil is used for many years in India and other parts of Asia as a hair treatment. Used as a hair treatment and / or conditioner, coconut oil is worldwide recognized for its benefits against dry and damaged hair and is an excellent treatment against dandruff.
Making a good quality hair treatment with coconut oil is fun and easy to do. Here’s how to proceed:
Use virgin coconut oil, which is made from fresh coconut core, rather than a refined coconut oil, which doesn’t preserve its nutrients.
After you have brushed your hair, put coconut butter oil in a glass. Put the cup in a pot with hot water to melt it slowly. Even though coconut oil is liquid in tropical climates, it solidifies at temperatures below 25 degrees Celsius.
You can add a few drops of essential oils, like rosemary, tea tree or cedar oil if you want a treatment against dandruff or to stimulate hair growth. A few drops of lavender oil can be used if you wish to feed dry hair.
Pour some hot oil in your hands and massage the scalp for a few minutes. The remaining coconut oil will be applied on hair length.
Leave treatment to act overnight. For normal or oily hair, leave the treatment on for two hours. When using overnight treatment, cover the pillow with a towel to avoid staining it.
Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo. No need to use conditioner.