Coconut oil has been growing in popularity for use in beauty routines this past year. Who can blame people when it’s a high nourishing oil with hundreds of different uses. It can benefit specific hair types when you use it correctly.
Before you pour it everywhere, make sure you know how to correctly use it without harming your hair or extensions!
Why Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is the richest natural source of special types of fatty acids called medium chain fatty acids, or MCFas. MCFAs have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are super nourishing for the body.
Coconut oil is high in the C12 chain of medium chain fatty acids called Lauric Acid. Lauric Acids are naturally occurring in Mother’s breast milk. Their main job is to support hormone and cellular health. The way that coconut oil is structured allows it to enter the hair follicle in a way that other oils aren’t able to.
If you have naturally oily hair, adding this into your beauty routine may seem a little ridiculous. Coconut oil isn’t meant to be used in your hair every day though. You can maximize its benefits by using it every once in awhile.
Safely Use Coconut Oil
If you think your hair may benefit from coconut oil hair make sure you know how to use it. Here are some best practices to begin adding it into your beauty routine:
- Avoid Your Scalp. Even though coconut oil can benefit people who have dandruff, most will see negative effects from applying it directly on their scalp. Coconut oil can clog pores and can cause your scalp to become irritated. It’s best to apply from the tip of your hair going up.
- Less is more. When you begin using coconut oil remember that more isn’t better. Start with a small amount and add more when needed.
- Add Other Natural Ingredients. As a deep conditioning treatment, you can blend honey and yogurt and apply to your hair.
How do you use coconut oil in your beauty routine? Comment below!