I know I’m late to using Coconut oil for natural hair bandwagon, Naturals, but I’m on Coconut oil high right now. I guess it’s better late than never, right? Today, I’m sharing the benefit of Coconut oil.
Honestly, I’m not too crazy about the smell of it. That’s the reason I stayed away from Coconut oil for so long. Because of the porosity of my hair. I started doing some serious research to better my hair care regimen. I found out Coconut oil was working on wonders on natural hair. Silly me!
You have no idea what wash day was like for me. I spent a good portion of the day detangling. It was so tedious like I would detangle my hair only to have to detangle it again and as a result, I have not seen the level of growth I would like. I didn’t know anything about low manipulation styles. I would re-twist my hair every night during the week because I wanted a fresh twist-out. I was clueless in the beginning but no one starts out as an expert in anything. For starters, I colored my hair a couple of months after my big chop 2 years ago. The color has grown out. I still have about an inch and a half left of it at the very end of my hair.
If I had to do it all over again, I would have held off on the coloring. Why? Because I didn’t know much about my hair. I was still learning about my hair type and the products that work best for my hair. So I did an OK job maintaining my hair. I would only experience breakage during the detangling process. It wasn’t like my hair was shedding nonstop because I wasn’t caring for it properly with the color. I didn’t know how to manage my hair type, I’m a mix of 4b and c with high porosity hair.
This year I was on a mission to see a change in my hair. I have been wearing braids as a protective style for the last three months and I have finally perfected my hair care regimen which I shared in my last post here. During my research, I found an important ingredient to the puzzle COCONUT OIL. Because of the porosity of my hair, coconut oil is a good sealant to lock in moisture and helps to reduce protein loss and keeps my hair looking healthy.
Coconut oil aids in hair growth and keeps the hair strong. Moisturizing your hair with it reduce breakage and protects the hair from excessive hair loss. As naturals, we’re always styling our hair with excess grooming which can cause damage to the hair shaft. Using Coconut oil will keep your hair in good condition. It also helps reduce protein loss. Coconut oil has very high moisture retaining capacity. Coconut oil can help prevent split ends by regularly massaging your hair with the moisture of coconut oil and almond oil which will help minimize the split ends. In order to see the result, it’s best to make it part of your regular hair care regimen. You can check out how I implemented Coconut Oil in my hair care regimen here for high porosity hair.
Benefits of Coconut Oil
- It restores natural shine and strengthens your hair
- Promotes hair growth
- Helps to remove dandruff
- Makes hair manageable
- Helps to retain moisture
Do you currently use Coconut oil on your hair? Please share your thoughts below.
Until next time Kinky Hair Rocks, Naturals!
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