10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil on Your Hair

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                  I am back to using coconut oil and I have a whole 32 oz. jar to prove it. It's no secret that more and more companies are using coconut oil in their products because they know its health benefits when it comes to your hair.  There are different ways you can use coconut oil on your hair, but the best way to use it is to apply it to your hair, let it sit for 2 hours, or overnight, then wash it with shampoo and condition your hair. About 91% of your hair is protein, and coconut oil is known to reduce the loss of protein from the hair. Protein is what gives your hair strength. A regular coconut oil treatment can help the hair keep its natural protein and repair the cuticle layers. It can add shine to the hair, eliminate frizz, moisturize it, and condition it as well.

How to apply coconut oil as a regular oil treatment:
  • Finger detangle your hair or use a wide tooth comb to get rid of knots.
  • Apply the oil (warm or cold) from roots to ends while massaging the scalp.
  • Braid or twist the hair if it is long enough.
  • Cover your head with a plastic cap and let it sit for two hours.
  • Or, you can cover your head with a plastic cap, wrap it with a good scarf and let it sit overnight.
  • Shampoo your hair, condition it, and moisturize your hair as usual.
Other ways to use coconut oil on your hair:

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            There are many other ways to use coconut oil on your hair,  but the best way to use coconut oil is on dry hair (pre-wash) so the oil can easily penetrate the hair shaft. The best way for me may not be best way for you. I know women who mix the coconut oil with another oil because their scalp is sensitive to the oil. I love to use it before I wash my hair, and I have been getting good results so far.

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How do you use coconut oil on your hair?
Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. Thanks for sharing this Nerline really great post, i learnt something new.

  2. I use it before I wash my hair and also after I wash it.

  3. I use a dab for shine once in awhile because I dont like the smell of old coconut oil.

  4. Great tips I just learn a few I did not know and will put to practice like adding aloe juice for spritz and lavender and tree oil for a scalp massage thanks doll.

  5. Coconut oil is the best!www.effortlesslady.com

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  7. Great tips, Nerline. Have a fantastic day, hun.

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  9. Very detailed information and great tips..

  10. I eat,sleep coconut oil , i use it for everything, thanks for sharing these tips dear . Have a great weekend!!


  11. I love me some coconut oil! I was actually compiling all of my posts on coconut oil to share with folks but then I got side tracked compiling all my henna posts lol

    1. Side tracking happens often around here too, girl!

  12. All great tips Nerline. I really want to try the hot oil treatment. Thanks for your tips! ♥ xo - Fashion Phases

  13. I've recently been using CO for my hair and its doing wonders :) Have a lovely week ♥


  14. I'm going to start using this! Sounds awesome! So many uses.

  15. I too am a lover of coconut oil! I actually wrote an in depth article on the ways to add coconut oil to your life (ex: oil pulling). I really like to cook with it too. It's the only oil besides olive oil that I consume internally.

    The only way I don't use coconut oil is to seal with. Makes my hair feel brittle.

    Great post! Have you tried St Tropica's coconut oil hair mask? It's the BUSINESS! i love it so much because it has added biotin and other ayurvedic herbs. I only used it twice and notice a difference in my hair already.