9 ways to use coconut oil to treat hair
It's been a while that coconut oil has become a "darling product" when it comes to health and beauty. Many researches have yet been made to discover the real benefits that consumption of this oil offers health, however, there are no more doubts about the benefits it provides to the skin and hair.
Marcela Lippi, hair stylist Studio Tez / Spa for Hair, a specialist in hair therapy by the Brazilian Academy of Trichology, explains that the hair, coconut oil helps restore the lipid layer of the wire. "That is, to maintain the natural moisture of the wires, as it has lipids in its composition and creates a protective film," he says.
Not coincidentally coconut oil is increasingly present in shampoo formulas and conditioners and, above all, it has been used in many home recipes, in order to make the healthiest wires and naturally beautiful.
But, you know exactly how to use coconut oil in your hair? Check out the tips below so you can use the product correctly at home and thus take advantage of the fact that the benefits it offers.
1. In a traditional wetting
One of the best known ways and indicated to use coconut oil in your hair is wetting. Marcela explains that the oil, in this case, helps restore the lipid layer of the wire - which is umectado, nourished, soft and shiny. "Help even to improve the texture, especially the curly and afro" he says.
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Step by step: coconut oil should be used on dry hair. "Do not use heat source (no dryer or apply hot oil). Apply in length. Take a pause time, an average of four hours, "Marcela guides.
"At the time of washing, use conditioner at low pH, between 3.5 and 4.5 before the shampoo. This helps to loosen the oil from the wires. No excess shampoo, which can have a rebound effect, "adds the hair stylist.
2. In a night wetting
Marcela explains that, because of its density, the absorption of coconut oil for hair is slow. So in some cases it can be used in a "night-wetting." Ie more hours remaining hair.
Step by step: the procedure is the same. You must apply the oil on the length of dry hair. "The difference is that the product will do the overnight sleeping using a plastic toquinha not engordurar bedclothes" he says. The next day, be sure to use conditioner with low Ph between 3.5 and 4.5 before the shampoo.
"But remember that some types of hair, especially blonde, can be altered color if you stay long with the product on the wires, after all, the oil oxidizes and therefore can make this color change," guides the hair stylist.
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3. Alone in a hydration
Marcela explains that coconut oil, being an oil returns rather dry hair shine and dried and also moisturizes. "When a natural hair opaque, also has much effect," he says.
Step by step: Apply coconut oil directly on the length of the hair, leave it for a few minutes and then wash normally.
4. With his mask of hydration or nutrition
Marcela points out that coconut oil can also be used with a mask of your choice.
Step by step: the hair stylist guides mixing an equivalent amount of the mask size of a walnut mask with 1 teaspoon (tsp) of oil. Then just apply on the hair before washing and wait a few minutes. Then wash normally.
5. To enhance its traditional hydration
In some cases coconut oil can be used particularly to enhance the hydrating mask, thus being applied to hair after washing. In this case, it is important to use a small amount of oil to prevent the wires become oily.
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Step by step: put a few drops of coconut oil directly on the amount of mask you use. Apply the mixture on the hair previously washed with shampoo (and still moist), leave it as a traditional hydration, and then rinse the hair.
6. In a blend of oils
According to Marcella, it is still possible mixing coconut oil with other oils such as avocado oil and grape seed.
Step by step: the procedure is the same. Mix a sufficient amount (no exaggeration) of each oil to pass the length of the wires (always avoiding the root). Let sit for a few minutes and then wash your hair normally.
7. homemade masks
Marcela points out that the oil can be one of the ingredients of masks made with natural products.
Step by step: It can be mixed with coconut oil or avocado pulp of aloe vera (which also hydrating) and then apply on the wires with a pause time. Then wash normally.
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But beware the hype! "You should use some coconut oil. The excess is harmful because it creates a film around the wire and leaves hair hydrated be later, "adds the hair stylist.
8. To control the volume
In some types of hair, coconut oil can, among other benefits, help control the volume. "In wetting for curly and afro hair, it helps to form and the bunch and thereby minimizes the volume," explains Marcela.
Step by step: the procedure is the same as a traditional or nighttime wetting. Just apply the oil on the entire length of dry hair, leave for a few hours, then rinse.
9. To treat the hair ends
Coconut oil can be used even as a special care to the hair ends, which are already normally drier.
Step by step: the procedure is basically a "miniumectação". Apply about ½ spoon (soup) of oil only on the tips of bollards. Let act for 15 to 20 minutes before the bath. Then, washing is usually only.
Now you know that coconut oil is even a great ally when it comes to the beauty of hair! But their use also requires care because if misused or exaggerated, can change the wire colors (especially the blond), let the overly oily hair or even create a film around the wires and not let them be hydrated later.
Through it all, to enjoy the best of the benefits that coconut oil can provide hair, consult a professional you trust before starting use.