We've all heard about the amazing properties that coconut oil has and all the different ways that it can be used. You can cook with it, use it to alleviate stretch marks while pregnant, aid eczema, help with your teeth (oil pulling), and put it in your hair to battle dry hair and scalp. It's an amazing, product that should be a pantry, and maybe even bathroom) staple.
Back in January, Heylee did a test on the coconut hair treatment to help her dry scalp. She had already re-trained her to need less washing with harsh soaps by a combo of only washing it twice a week and using dry shampoo in-between washes. She loved the results so much, that she now uses coconut oil each night before she washes her hair to help lock in moisture.
This is a great process that can be used on any type of hair. We encourage you to try it out for yourself using this simple process.
Use 1/4 cup of organic coconut oil heated to warm. (We love the stuff from Whole Foods) Give your hair a quick brush to eliminate tangles.
Heylee Likes to start at the ends of her hair (where the majority of damage is found), and work the oil in using her fingertips
Because Heylee is using this treatment to help battle a dry scalp, she spends a couple of minutes massaging the oil into the roots of her hair and her scalp. To make it easier, she typically pours the remaining oil into this area and works it all around
Once her hair is thoroughly coated with the oil, she uses her fingers to pull her hair up to the top of her head, and uses a soft elastic band to secure it in place. (She sleeps in this treatment, and this helps keep the oil off of her skin). As added help to the heat, she places a heated towel (pop it in the dryer on high-heat while you do the process) around her hair and lets it keep her head warm for about 20 min.
The next morning, she simply washes out the oil using a gentle, organic shampoo and conditioner, sometimes shampooing twice to avoid greasy hair. She's left with beautiful, soft hair that lasts for days!
As an added help to her hair, she will occasionally add doTerra Geranium and Frankincense essential oils to her coconut oil. Both aid in dry skin and have antibacterial properties. (There are different oils for different types of hair, so make sure to check which one would be best for you if you want to add these to your treatment)