Coconut hair is widely used to treat dry scalp and nourish the skin. However, if used in excess, it can result in dull and greasy appearance. Some even observe that applying coconut oil directly onto the scalp caused issues like clogged pores and irritation. So, it is important to be cautious about the usage of the oil.
Here are few ways to add the oil in your haircare routine
Pre wash protection layer
Coconut oil can be used to protect the hair from soaking much water during the wash by applying a layer right before you shampoo. It is recommended to apply the oil 15 to 30 minutes before you wash and make sure to focus more on mid-section and hair ends.
Alternative to conditioner
Just the way conditioner helps in strengthening the hair and prevent breakage, coconut oil works effectively as an alternative to conditioner. You may add few drops of it to your usual conditioner for better results.
Style by few dabs
You can use coconut oil as a natural styling aid by dabbing some to the damp hair and styling your hair the way you want.
Massage your hair with one or two tablespoons of coconut oil few hours before washing them. It can soften the hair and repair dry and damaged hair.
Many hair-care experts recommend using coconut oil for two to three times a week