I LOVE coconut oil!! I use it in my hair and after I shower I’ll use it on my skin (who needs lotion!?) In my last post I mentioned that coconut oil is one of the oils that can naturally penetrate the hair shaft, which makes it great for conditioning and repairing hair.
Tip: Make sure you buy virgin coconut oil (most health food and grocery stores carry it).
Good in your tea and great for your hair!
Benefits: Honey is humectant (attracts moisture and helps to retain water), helps with hair loss
Use: I add a few tablespoons to my conditioner. As honey can be sticky and slightly thick, I’ll warm it up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to make it easier to mix into my conditioner.
3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
EVOO is another oil that can naturally penetrate the hair shaft, giving it great conditioning properties.
Benefits: retaining moisture, helps dandruff, helps add shine, strengthening the hair, helps with frizz
Use: I’ll add a few tablespoons to my conditioner. When I do a hot oil treatment at home, I’ll use this oil as my base (i.e., start with ¼ cup of EVOO) and add other oils to it (blog post to follow)!
Tip: EVOO can get slightly pricey but if you buy it on sale, you’ll never pay more than $5/ bottle. When EVOO goes on sale at my grocery store, I’ll buy a couple bottles. I keep one in my kitchen and one in my bathroom. Make sure you buy cold pressed EVOO.
Use: Whip a whole egg and add it to your deep conditioner. You can leave out the ketchup J
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