Summer is the season of free-flowing waves or springy curls, but that care-free look may lack it’s original luster from when you were a kid, if you’ve been damaging your hair all winter. Chemical processing, dye jobs, and heat styling are the major culprits of damage, so if you have done any or all of the above to your hair, listen up! The best cure for damaged hair, that surely won’t leave you sporting frayed ends all summer long , is a bit of deep conditioning from Coconut oil.
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The qualities and benefits of this oil are endless for skin and hair, but for parched strands with serious damage, it will restore moisture and shine. Look for cold-pressed, pure, non-deodorized coconut oil, it’s 100% natural and smells divine! The best way to use this on your hair without making hair look greasy is to use it as a deep conditioner once a week. Apply the oil to wet hair and put it up in a clip or hair elastic and let the oil sit in the hair for 15 minutes or as long as you like. When you shampoo it out you’ll have softer, more manageable hair with much more shine. You can also put it on slightly damp hair and sleep with it in overnight and shampoo in the morning like Julianne Hough. With regular treatment you will notice a visible change in your hair, and significantly less frizz too, which is a sweet bonus. A word of warning to my fine-haired friends: This treatment may be too heavy for you to use more than once a month. This treatment does work particularly well on wavy, and African American hair.
You can purchase Coconut Oil on Amazon.com starting around $10. You can also find it in the grocery store!
Would you try coconut oil in your hair? Did you know it’s great for your skin too?