There are two essential things needed for healthy natural hair: water and oil. One of the most sought after oils are coconut oil. This product promotes hair growth, contains vitamin E, and helps to repair damaged hair. Coconut oil is a natural hair moisturizer that keeps your scalp intact and prevents dandruff from forming.
Over the years, coconut oil has been a beneficial product for women with natural hair.
Works Great with Water
As we all know, you should always apply water to your hair first and then apply your oils. Coconut oil has the ability to work well as a pre-shampoo oil treatment or after shampoo deep conditioner. It acts as a coating for conditioning your hair cuticles. The results of using this product can enhance the shine of your hair and make the hair easier to manipulate.
As versatile, lightweight oil, it has the ability to seal the hair properly and reduce friction between hair fibers.
Creates a Protein Structure for Moisture
Coconut oil can help the natural protein structure of your hair. It helps to retain moisture better and to make the hair stronger. This oil helps to reduce water uptake and swelling by binding proteins and eliminating excess water.
Damaged or porous hair is the best candidate for coconut oil use because the hair cuticles are vulnerable and are open. This product reduces the hair ability to swell and shrink in response to water.
Other benefits include: a great product for scalp massages, helps in length retention when applied to ends consistently and lightly conditions hair without leaving a greasy feel.
Coconut oil is an excellent hair oil to use on natural hair, chemically relax, heat straighten, or colored hair because it prevents protein loss and reduce hair porosity.
Do you use coconut oil in your hair? How has it worked for you?
– Paulette Wilson