How Long Should You Leave Coconut Oil In Your Hair and How to Apply it?

Posted on

Coconut oil for hair benefits have been proven to make the hair healthy, radiant and soft. Since it has no chemical content, it is natural and safe. Coconut oil has grown rapidly in variety of benefits and uses. Start from the kitchen ingredients to body and hair treatment. Using coconut oil for hair treatment is nowadays popular in women.

Applying coconut oil on your hair will give some advantages. Some of them are stimulating the hair growth, defeating dandruff, moisturizing dry hair. The way to apply it and how long you should leave it on your hair may vary depending on the need of your hair.

The Way To Apply Coconut Oil

1. Deep Conditioning Hair

The coconut oil can penetrate deeper and faster than any other moisturizer since it is comprised of smaller medium-chain fatty acids. To make it as deep conditioning, first thing you need to do is washing your hair and then let it dry. Take a comb, shower cap to wrap your hair, two different sizes of bowl, the small one should fit to the big one, and a jar of virgin coconut oil.

After that, take small amount of the oil and put it into the small bowl. Put the small bowl into the large one and fill the large bowl with hot water so the smaller bowl submerged partially but not floating. Once the coconut oil is melted, you can apply it to your hair by using your finger. After that, wrap your hair by using shower cap.

Note: Let it soak in about 30 minutes. However, the longer you let it on your hair, the greater result you will get. Optionally, you may need 2 or 3 hours to get the best result.

2. Defeating Dandruff

Dealing with dandruff is such kind of irritating since it will lead to unconfident moreover when you have to work outside or under the sun. The itchiness on your hair will make you uncomfortable. Follow this step to defeat the dandruff. Mostly, you just need to repeat the step above for preparing the coconut oil. After all is prepared, just apply it to your hair by using your finger.

Make sure that the coconut oil is applied entirely to the scalp. After it is done, wrap your hair by using towel or shower cap. In the next morning, you may want to use Epsom salt treatment to get rid of excess skin cells from your hair scalp. You can repeat the treatment for twice or three times in a week depend on how worse the dandruff is.

Note: for the best result, let the coconut oil on your hair overnight and wash it in the next morning.

Coconut oil hair treatment may promise a great result. The result can depend on the frequency and how long you leave it on your hair. It can be 30 minutes, two- three hours or even overnight. The key is that, the longer you leave it on your hair, the better result you will get. However, the longer time is overnight, no resource states more than overnight.