Coconut oil is a fantastic natural ingredient that promotes healthy hair. There are many commonly used hair products and practices that can damage hair strands by stripping them of proteins. Because the make-up of coconut oil is so similar to natural hair proteins, it can protect your hair from that damage.
The versatility of this natural oil allows it to be used as a hair mask, a conditioning treatment, and a styling product all in one. It just depends on how you apply it. Putting it all over your hair and letting it sit for a few hours allows it to act as a mask. It can also be used in lieu of conditioner or applied as a styling oil to damp hair. A pro tip we would suggest would be to use a very small amount of coconut oil for styling. Otherwise, it can weigh your hair down and make it look greasy.
Coconut oil is one of the only oils that our hair actually absorbs and benefits from. This allows hair to grow longer and stronger with repeated use. The fact that its antimicrobial properties can also prevent dandruff makes it an even more versatile ingredient. The moisture it provides the hair is like no other oil out there!