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Coconut Oil Benefits for Hair and How to Use It

Not only the skin but coconut oil can also make your hair shiny and beautiful. It is rich in fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the scalp and hair.


Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the scalp and hair. Polynesian cultures historically have and still do use extra virgin coconut oil as a beauty product.

Aside from making a great moisturizer for hair and scalp, the oil has been used as a natural remedy to combat frizz; get rid of dandruff; remove and prevent lice; and promote hair growth. Coconut oil can even be used to extract chewing gum from hair. While the oil can improve scalp health, therefore improving the conditions for growing thicker, fuller hair, it does not treat the underlying cause of hair loss and cannot be relied on for treating baldness related to dihydrotestosterone.

You can easily replace expensive, deep-conditioning salon treatments by using this great smelling oil as a hair conditioner at home.

How to Heat and Apply Coconut Oil to Your Hair

Step 1



Do not heat the coconut oil in the microwave. In order to correctly heat coconut oil, use this method. Warming in the microwave or directly over high heat in a pan can degrade the quality of the oil, making it less beneficial. Pour 1 cup of hot water into a small bowl.

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