While looking for some natural alternatives to chemical filled hair products a few weeks ago I ran across something that said you could use coconut oil as a hair conditioner. I thought this sounded interesting and since I already have a jar of coconut oil on my bathroom sink I decided to test it out!
On day one I used a little coconut oil in my wet hair after I towel dried it off a bit. I figured that using it in the shower would defeat the purpose and using it when my hair was dry would make it super oily. I just added a little in hair all over, combed it through and let my hair dry naturally like I normally do. When it dried it was a little greasier than I would have liked but super soft! I also had no fly-aways and any split ends didn't look quite so bad.
On day two was when it started to look really nice. Yes, the moisturizing lasted through a shower and shampoo and my hair was still soft and shiny but not quite as greasy as the day before.
On day three I even took a pic....
Still super soft and shiny! I finally noticed it wearing out by about the 5th wash. I couldn't believe it lasted so long!
Shiny, smooth, no flyaways, and not greasy. I loved that I still had the effect from the coconut oil for more than one day. Any store boughten normal product I would have had to apply again.
I will definitely continue using this as my "hair product". It's easy. I get to smell like coconut, not chemicals. And I reap the benefits for several days afterwards!
I actually used my Homemade Lotion recipe on my hair. I figured a little added Vitamin E oil in the coconut oil would be beneficial overall. I also think that this "recipe" is pretty frugal considering you just have to use a tiny amount of the oil and it lasts for a while on your hair.
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