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Coconut oil is widely known and used in various fields, and thanks to its amazing properties, it can also improve the condition of our hair. Our hair is constantly exposed to styling and other negative factors, such as wind and low temperatures. Coconut oil can work wonders and restore their healthy and beautiful appearance.

What is coconut oil?

Coconut oil, as the name suggests, comes from coconuts. It is made by pressing the pulp of coconut palm nuts. This can be done in two ways – cold, as well as in the refining process, by using high temperature and chemicals. Unrefined oil is more valued, due to the higher content of nutrients. Coconut oil used for hair care can be in liquid form or thicker. The consistency depends mainly on the way the oil is pressed. The lower the pressing temperature, the thicker and harder the coconut oil will be. On the other hand, oil obtained under the influence of high temperature is thin and more liquid. If you want to improve the condition of your hair, you should choose unrefined coconut oil.

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Properties of coconut oil

Coconut oil is a natural cosmetic that is a real vitamin bomb. It contains vitamins from groups A, B, C and E. However, it is not only the vitamins that influence such positive properties of coconut oil. It is also rich in magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, folic acid and iron.

Thanks to all these ingredients, coconut oil perfectly moisturizes the hair and scalp. It allows you to get rid of the problems with dandruff and irritated scalp. In addition, coconut oil perfectly nourishes and regenerates the hair structure, making them less brittle, not splitting, and becoming stronger and healthier. It is also worth bearing in mind that coconut oil is perfect for frizzy hair, because it has smoothing properties and additionally makes the hair regain its shine. Therefore, it is recommended for people with dull and thin hair.

By regularly using coconut oil on your hair, we will not only improve their external appearance, but also strengthen the hair follicles, thanks to which the number of new hair on the head will increase, and even more, they will be thicker and healthier. No wonder coconut oil is an ingredient in many hair care products.

How to use coconut oil on hair?

Coconut oil, as hair care, can be used in many ways. It is often used as a hair mask. For this purpose, a small amount of oil should be applied to the hair 30 minutes before shampooing, or left in the hair after shampooing. The amount of coconut oil used in the mask depends on the length of your hair. 2-3 tablespoons should be enough for short hair, 5 tablespoons for long hair. Thecoconut oil mask can be applied to the scalp or the entire strands of hair, excluding the scalp. It all depends on our needs. Just remember that the coconut oil mask needs to be washed off very thoroughly, to get rid of the oily formula. Usually, it is recommended to wash your hair twice.

Coconut oil is the perfect nourishing serum for hair ends. You can use it like a mask by only applying it to the ends of your hair for a minimum of half an hour. It is also perfect to tame unruly strands. For this purpose, a small amount of coconut oil should be rubbed between your hands and applied to your hair. Thanks to this, the hair will not frizz and will gain shine. However, remember not to overdo the amount of coconut oil as your hair will look greasy.

The strong regenerating properties of coconut oil are also visible in the hair oiling treatment. Hair oiling is performed at night, so that the ingredients and minerals contained in the oil can penetrate the hair and scalp deeply. Coconut oil should be warmed up between your hands and evenly spread over the entire surface of the hair and scalp. While applying the oil, you can massage the scalp for a few minutes, which will aid the absorption of nutrients. In case of hair oiling, coconut oil must be applied to dry and combed hair. If you have long hair, you can make a loose braid or put it in a bun for a more comfortable sleep. Then, put a shower cap on your hair, and you can put a towel on the pillows when you sleep, to avoid staining the bedding. In the morning, wash the oil off your hair thoroughly. If necessary, the hair can be washed twice.

By regularly applying coconut oil to your hair, you can improve its healthy appearance at a low cost. Coconut oil tames frizzy hair, reduces split ends and strengthens and nourishes the hair and scalp. In addition, the treatment with coconut oil makes your hair shiny and deeply moisturized. However, people who are suffering from scalp inflammation, a reduction in symptoms is noticeable, which also contributes to the effective fight against dandruff.

Dr Piotr Turkowski

Dr Piotr Turkowski

Aesthetic medicine doctor, specialist and enthusiastic surgery, completing the specialization in plastic surgery. The only officially registered member of the international hair restoration surgery (ISHRS) in Warsaw, which brings together the world's best specialists in this field.

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