If you want your hair to look healthy and shiny for your big day consider using a natural beauty powerhouse: coconut oil.
Coconut oil has countless benefits for both health and beauty but when it comes to your hair, it’s truly a lifesaver. Read on to discover how you can use coconut oil to take your locks from lifeless to gorgeous.
What are the benefits of cold pressed virgin coconut oil?
Coconut oil has been used in healing and protecting the skin for thousands of years. The Islanders of the South Pacific discovered the amazing benefits of pure virgin coconut oil long ago as a source for softening, soothing and protecting the skin. Pure virgin coconut oil is hand pressed from fresh coconuts using a cold process that helps to retain its natural nutrients. Coconut oil is high in lauric acid – the second highest source of lauric acid after mother’s breastmilk. Pure Fiji’s Exotic oil is a unique all-natural product that contains cold pressed virgin coconut oil, macadamia, dilo and sikeci oil. It has amazing skin and hair benefits, with the added bonus of being super-hydrating and healing on your skin.
What are the different ways to use Pure Fiji’s Exotic oil?
- As a daily moisturizer
- As a massage oil
- Use as a facial oil
- Removes makeup
- Helps with rashes
- Great for dry skin
- Use as a cuticle oil
- Use in your bath
- Heals sunburn
- Use as a scalp treatment
- Use for hair blow out
Why is Pure Fiji’s Exotic oil good for your hair?
You might be wondering why a product that seems like it’s meant for the skin would also be great on your hair. It’s all because of one of its main ingredients – lauric acid. Lauric acid is a fatty acid that easily binds hair proteins to help protect your hair and prevent breakage. Studies have shown that coconut oil can help to reduce or prevent hair protein loss more effectively than mineral or sunflower oils (both of which are common ingredients in hair care products).
Coconut oil is also rich in Vitamin E, K and Iron which are essential nutrients for maintaining softness and shine. Vitamin E works to strengthen your hair follicles, promoting hair growth and protecting hair cells from oxidative damage. It also helps to combat free radicals that cause premature graying and thinning of hair. Vitamin E is also known for its soothing benefits – perfect for those who have dry, itchy scalp, inflammation or inflammatory conditions like eczema or psoriasis.
How can coconut oil help my hair?
Whether you use pure coconut oil or a product made from coconut oil like Pure Fiji’s Exotic oil, simply apply the oil directly to your hair before shampooing. You can use as little or as much oil as you’d like. Fine hair will require only a small drop whereas thick hair may require 3 or more drops. Using coconut oil before you shampoo helps to protect your strands from the damage and breakage that can occur when you wash your hair.
Coconut oil is different from other oils in that it bonds with hair proteins to create a temporary shield that protects your scalp and hair from water damage. It can also penetrate deep into the skin to help protect and heal your scalp.
Can I use coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner?
Coconut oil can be used a leave-in conditioner but beware: apply too much and you’ll be left with hair that looks greasy and tangled. Plus, oil tends to attract dust and other pollutants which can make your hair look real dirty, real fast. If you do decide to use it as a leave in conditioner just be sure to use a tiny amount only on your ends to help combat dryness and split ends.
If you’re in desperate need of a quick coconut oil fix or if you’re on vacation and don’t have your oil on hand, try using Pure Fiji’s coconut milk shampoo and coconut crème conditioner. Both will help to repair damage and improve resilience in your hair, leaving you with restored bounce, shine and healthier looking hair.
DIY hair masks are easy to do and a great solution for a number of hair issues. Coconut oil is the perfect choice for your base oil as it has so many benefits for hair. Try one of these 3 Coconut Oil Hair Mask recipes once a week to maintain your beautiful long locks.
DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask Recipe for Damaged Hair
- 4 tbsp. Pure Fiji Exotic Oil
- 1 large egg (at room temperature)
- 1 tsp. organic honey
- Combine the above ingredients.
- Massage the mixture into dry hair with your fingertips.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap to keep the mixture in place and keep your clothes clean.
- Let it soak in your hair for at least 20-30 minutes. The longer the better!
- Shampoo your hair as normal and finish with your favorite conditioner.
DIY Coconut Oil Lavender Overnight Repair Hair Mask
- 1 – 2 tbsp. Pure Fiji Exotic Oil
- 2 – 3 drops Pure Lavender Essential Oil
- Combine the two ingredients and apply directly to the scalp.
- Massage the coconut oil mixture for about 10 minutes to increase blood circulation.
- Use a shower cap or old t-shirt to cover your head and wrap it up so that your hair is completely covered. Make sure you’re comfortable so it doesn’t interrupt your sleep).
- Leave it on overnight.
- Wash and rinse your hair the next morning using Pure Fiji’s coconut milk shampoo and coconut crème conditioner.
Repeat this mask until you achieve desired results. The combination of coconut oil and essential oil is one of the most effective natural treatments for damaged, over processed and heat styled hair.
DIY Coconut Lemon Hair Mask for Dandruff
This refreshing coconut oil hair mask contains lemon which helps to fight dandruff and eliminate greasy hair leaving you feeling refreshed and clean. Lemon juice and coconut oil are powerful ingredients for those with combination type hair and texture. Coconut oil hydrates dry hair while the lemon juice works to reduce greasiness on the scalp and fight germs and dirt that clog up your hair follicles. When you combine these two powerhouse ingredients, you get a mask that fights greasiness while simultaneously leaving your hair looking smooth, shiny and healthy.
- 1 tbsp. Pure Fiji Exotic Oil
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice (careful not to use too much as it can irritate your scalp)
- Mix the above ingredients thoroughly.
- Using clean fingers, apply the mixture onto dry scalp and hair.
- Wait for 15 minutes.
- Wash off thoroughly with plenty of tepid water.
- Let your hair dry naturally (no blow drying) for best results.
Whether you have, short, long, shiny hair or dry damaged strands, coconut oil works for any type of hair. When you start to think about your pre-wedding beauty prep, make sure you have a bottle of Pure Fiji’s Exotic Oil on hand to take your hair from average to gorgeous. Your wedding photos will thank you!