The warm summer sun is on your skin and you’re wearing your biggest smile. The salt from the sea dries into your hair to remind you of all the day’s adventures. But now you are faced with dry, sun damaged hair. Now what?
We are so excited to share with you our go-to natural hair treatment with the power oil itself, coconut oil! Nothing else screams “summer hair repair” than this fatty oil that’s made from raw or dried coconuts. Coconut oil is traditionally used as a food, or for cooking, but this naturally saturated fatty oil can also be used to aid in healthy hair! But before we go over the steps to correctly perform a coconut oil treatment, here are a few coco-nutty facts on why this summer smelling oil is so good for our hair.
Because of its naturally fatty nature, coconut oil absorbs into hair strands better than mineral oils. This helps to prevent split ends and hair breakage all while preserving hair’s moisture.
The high fat content in coconut oil, it is said to help calm most common scalp conditions like dandruff, dry/oily scalp and fight any fungal infections on the scalp. After all, healthy hair does start at the root.
Prepare for your coconut oil treatment by placing a small amount of coconut oil in a glass bowl. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave, on the stovetop, or by setting the jar in hot water. Heat the oil enough to be soft, but not completely liquid. Apply the creamy oil to dry hair, starting at your mid-shaft and working the oil to your ends. Once your hair looks “wet” comb the oil through all of your hair to evenly distribute the product. Next, either braid, or bun your hair with the oil in your hair for at least 30 minutes. You can intensify the treatment by wrapping your hair in a towel or shower cap. After your 30 minutes is complete, shampoo and condition your hair like normal.
Now you can smile even bigger than before knowing your hair is shiny, strong, and smooth!
Happy Summer to you, Bare Beauty Babe! Xx
A few things to consider: like other oils coconut oil can make your hair and skin feel greasy. Avoid using too much coconut oil, too often. When using coconut oil as a deep conditioning treatment, it is essential to wash it out completely!