You probably see coconut trees so often that they've probably faded into the backdrop of your life, but the fruit is like a golden crown.
Bacteria and fungus are at the mercy of coconut oil; therefore, when there is coconut oil present none of these bad guys show their faces. This makes coconut oil an effective agent against dandruff.
Although the owner for Natural Hair Rules loves coconut oil, my mother cannot stand the smell after excessive exposure to it. It is all up to you.
As a light and non-greasy conditioner, coconut oil reduces hair and protein loss. According to AfriCurl, coconut oil penetrates the hair and fills in the damaged gaps on the strand, reinforcing the strand. This makes it a great tool to add to your "stronger hair "arsenal.
You can use coconut oil
1. to add shine to your hair.
2. for moisture, strength and slip by adding it to your shampoo and conditioner.
3. as a hot oil treatment, pre-shampoo or after wash treatment.
*And if it touches your arms, neck or back, simply rub it in. It's the good stuff.
(side note: Do be careful when buying coconut oil from local sources. A friend of mine found out a bit too late that the coconut oil she had purchase was mixed with cooking oil, which resulted in dandruff. Note you can always make your own, with or without heat.)
COMMENT BELOW: How does your hair respond to coconut oil? How do you use it in your regimen?
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