Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

My hair is getting quite long so I’m trying to take better care of it by getting regular trims every six weeks and conditioning it as much as I can.

But some days it just feels really dry and blaaaaaaaah.

I heard coconut oil works well as a hair conditioner so I thought I’d try it out.  I went to my local Whole Foods Market and picked up Barlean’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.  There were a few other brands and I’m sure they all work well.  I’ve been using it for the past month and so far I’m liking the results.


  • Take some coconut oil and rub it in your hands.  The heat from your hands will melt the oil.

  • Divide your hair into sections and apply the oil to your hair.  I divide my hair into three different sections (bottom, middle, and top).
  • Depending on the length of your hair, you may need more oil.  I use just enough to make my hair feel slippery and a little greasy.  Don’t drench your hair or it’ll be harder to wash off.

  • Make sure to concentrate on the ends of your hair.

  • Pin your hair up so it’s out of your face.
  • Leave the coconut oil in for an hour or put on a hair cap and sleep with it overnight.
  • Wash your hair and style as usual.

My hair isn’t super healthy to begin with so it doesn’t work miracles, but it does make it feel softer and smoother. =)  I use this treatment twice a week and it’s so quick and easy.  After dinner, I slap it on and sometimes I’ll wash it off before bed or wait until the next morning.


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