You may have seen coconut oil featured in some of your favourite recipes recently as a healthy cooking alternative. And for good reason – this increasingly popular oil is actually proven to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet, due to the unique fatty acids that make it so beneficial to the digestive system. But did you know that coconut oil could actually become a new staple for your everyday hair routine too?

Why is Coconut Oil so beneficial for our hair?

Coconut oil is rich in Iron, Vitamin E and Vitamin K – all of which are necessary nutrients to maintain strong and shiny hair. It’s also one of the world’s richest sources of nourishing fatty acids. 

The combination of these unique properties means that coconut oil is able to penetrate deep into our hair follicles, providing amazing results when it comes to moisturising and repairing dry or damaged hair.

What is the best way to use Coconut Oil for hair?

There are a few different ways to use coconut oil for your hair, from weekly moisturising and dandruff treatments to your everyday shower routine. Here are a few of our favourites!

Coconut oil hair mask

Coconut oil is perfect for a deep conditioning hair mask. If you are experiencing dry or dull hair, use this hair mask once weekly to add some moisture shine into your hair.

You’ll need:

2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Mix the ingredients together, and then apply to your hair starting at the roots and moving down into the lengths. If you have long or thick hair, you might need to mix a little more of each ingredient.

Make sure you massage the mask in gently until all of your hair is coated. Let the mask sit for 15 minutes and then wash off in the shower along with your normal shampoo.

Coconut oil dandruff treatment

If you struggle with the itchiness and irritation of dandruff, you’ll be pleased to know that coconut oil is renowned for its anti-fungal and antiviral properties.

You’ll need:

2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil

5 drops of either lavender, thyme, or tea tree essential oil

Mix the coconut oil and you chosen essential oil together and gently massage into the scalp for an effective dandruff treatment. Make sure the treatment covers all of your problem areas, including behind your ears or above the neck.

Cover with a shower cap and leave the treatment for 20 minutes before washing off in the shower. Use this treatment twice a week until you notice improvements!

Coconut based shampoo and conditioner

For an easy way to incorporate coconut oil into your everyday routine, switch over to a coconut oil based shampoo and conditioner. We recommend our Virgin Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner which is also sulphate free!

So there you have it – this superfood really does work wonders both in and out of the kitchen, and especially when it comes to strong, shiny hair.

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