My hair is in a brittle mess this winter! I don’t know if it is my age or what it is but I have tried different Shampoos and Conditioners and nothing seems to work UNTIL I came across this awesome Pinterest post about this Coconut Oil! I love Pinterest, it is one of the best places to go and find some of the coolest things!
OK, here is the trick on how to do this simple treatment. If you guys and gals have been keeping up with me I am all about simple, fast, easy and cheap, but it has to work. If it doesn’t work then it is a waste of my money and time and I do not want anything to do with it.
These pictures are from the original poster of this beauty treatment and she demonstrates how she applies it to her hair and even using the blow dryer to heat it up if you want. So let’s take a look.
Coconut oil is meant to be used as a “Pre-Washing” Moisture Treatment. I will walk you through the simple steps for giving your hair that pure moisture it is thirsting for!
Here is what you are going to need….
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil -you can get this at Wal-Mart, Amazon or even Costco, but these places can be pricey.
A Shower Cap
Hair Dryer (optional)
Scoop out a handful of organic virgin coconut oil. If your hair is thick and long you may want to scoop out an extra big scoop. The oil will begin to melt at the touch of your skin, there is no need to heat the oil before application. It will melt as you massage it into your hair.
Flip your head upside down and slowly spread the oil through your hair. Saturate your hair completely, focusing on areas that are dry.
Once your hair is soaked with oil, twist your hair into a bun. You can clip it in place by grabbing some hair from your scalp and part of the bun, or use a hair tie to keep it in place.
Cover your hair with a shower cap. You can choose to apply heat or not. Applying heat will open the cuticle of each strand so the coconut oil can penetrate the core faster. Leave the coconut oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes without heat, or 15 minutes with heat. You can use a hair dryer to apply heat over the shower cap. I like to rig a little system so I can sit on the floor. If I am busy and need to do other things I will leave the oil on my hair without heat.
Once your time is up wash and condition your hair as you normally would. You WILL need to wash your hair twice to rinse away all of the oil. I really focus on my roots and try to shampoo my ends as little as needed. Style your hair and be amazed at your soft, smooth hair!
This treatment can be done as often or little as you feel you need. I have just started this treatment and I can already tell the difference in my hair. Here is another funny thing about this, I am feeling a change in my skin! I guess as I am washing the oil out of my hair in the shower it is getting on my skin and it is making my skin softer too!!
So that lead me to investigate this Coconut Oil a bit more for my skin. Click here and find out