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Using coconut oil for natural hair is becoming more popular because it works.

The benefits are many.  It makes your hair look better and when used as a conditioner it is a great source of nourishment. A question comes up – should you use refined or unrefined coconut oil for natural hair? I always go with a totally unrefined product, so as not to have hair that feels like a bale of hay.

Coconut oil is useful for lots of natural applications including as skin care treatment. However, one of the easiest and fastest ways to benefit from natures gift to women is to apply the coconut oil directly to your hair. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes then wash your hair.

The result will be the silkiest and softest that your hair has ever been.

Coconut Oil For Natural Hair Care – No More Dandruff

If harsh products and overuse of hairstyling tools has left your scalp itchy, flaky and full of dandruff, coconut oil can get you much needed relief.

All you need to do is gently massage some Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil onto your scalp. If you find that you have more build up in some places than others, be a little more liberal with the oil. Next, wrap your head with towel. Make sure the towel is large enough to cover your entire head.

Allow the coconut oil to sit on your hair for 90 minutes. Allotting this time will do wonders for moisturizing your scalp. After that, shampoo and condition your hair as usual. You can say goodbye to dry, flaky hair. No more dandruff shaking off onto your clothes and onto your face.

Coconut Oil For Natural Hair Benefits – Tangled Hair

If you suffer from tangled hair, don’t get pissed off and start cutting your hair. I speak from experience. Believe me, it will not get rid of your frizzy and tangled matted hair. There is a better way and it doesn’t involve scissors, so put them away.

All you have to do is moisten your hair, add some coconut oil to your comb, and smoothly run it through your hair. The coconut oil really helps to untangle your hair by penetrating the curls and smoothing out your hair as your comb.

For a video hair tutorial on coconut oil for natural hair, check out Curlygirl Chels:

Coconut Oil For Natural Hair Growth – Styling Your Hair

Use coconut oil for natural hair styling by wetting your hair slightly, and then applying the coconut oil. With this regimen you can skip the severe hair spray routine. The oil will give you a silky smooth style that will be looser, yet will stay in place all day.

If you are having trouble with split ends, rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your problem areas. As the picture below shows (thanks to Andre Walker, Oprah’s Hairstylist), it won’t be hard to tell where the issues are.

Coconut Oil For Natural Hair Will Get Rid Of Split Ends

Not only does the treatment get rid of your split ends, but it leaves your hair really soft too. One more thing, if you want to help your hair grow longer and thicker, faster – again coconut oil is a fantastic product. The vitamins and essential fatty acids found in coconut oil nourish your scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.

The end result, once you use coconut oil on your hair, you will be convinced that it is the best thing since sliced bread. I guarantee you will want to make it a permanent part of your hair care maintenance.

What I Use: Viva Labs The Finest Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
For use as an intensive hair mask, put the coconut oil jar in warm water until the solid becomes a liquid. Apply 1 tablespoon (sometimes I add a little extra for good measure) to your hair and let sit for 1-2 hours, shampooing thoroughly afterwards.

As you can see using coconut oil for your natural hair and even relaxed hair can do wonders for you. I tend to use a hair mask at least every two weeks. If I feel like my hair is a little dry because of sun overexposure (California can do that to you), I will do it every week until my hair is healthy again.

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