The Benefits of Using Coconut Oil

Article published at: Oct 9, 2023 Article author: Eme Ray Article tag: cococut oil
The Benefits of Using Coconut Oil
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Benefits of Coconut Oil For Your Hair

Get ready to go coconuts for fabulous hair! We're about to spill the (coconut) oil on the secret weapon that will leave your locks looking luscious and your hair extensions feeling like a tropical dream. Say hello to the magical elixir known as coconut oil! Not only does it have a heavenly scent that will transport you to a beach paradise, but it also works wonders on your hair. So, grab your coconuts and let's dive into the benefits of using coconut oil for your hair and hair extensions.


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Using the Oil on Your Hair

Coconut oil for hair is often used as a natural hair treatment

  1. Moisturizing:

    • Virgin coconut oil can penetrate the hair shaft and provide moisture to protect hair, dry and damaged hair.

  2. Strengthening:

    • Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can improve hair health by strengthening hair to reduce breakage and hair damage.

  3. Conditioning:

    • Coconut oil can act as a hair product, natural conditioner, leaving dry hair feeling soft and smooth.

  4. Promoting hair growth:

    • Coconut oil contains vitamins and minerals, which can help nourish hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth.

  5. Protection:

    • Adding coconut oil to your hair can be used to help protect scalp and hair from damage caused by heat styling and other environmental factors.

However, it's important to note that everyone's hair is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. There are many benefits for your hair. However, some people may find that the properties of coconut oil can make their hair greasy or weigh it down, while others find coconut oil helps as an addition to their hair care routine. It's best to experiment with a little coconut oil and see how your hair responds for hair benefits. 

Coconut Oil: Good for Your Hair

Reducing dryness and brittleness on damaged hair growth

When using oil on hair extensions, it's important to apply it sparingly and focus on the ends of the hair to avoid weighing down the extensions or causing them to become oily. Extra virgin coconut oil is the best coconut oil to use as a hair mask. You can apply coconut oil to the ends of the hair, leave it on for a few hours or overnight, and then wash it out with a gentle shampoo.

However, it's important to note that the effectiveness of coconut oil on hair extensions may depend on the type of hair extensions you have. Synthetic hair extensions, for example, will not benefit from coconut oil. Human hair extensions will as long as the cuticles are not blocked. Some hair extensions may be treated with chemicals or have coatings that can make them less receptive. We have found that virgin coconut oil that is rich in Lauric Acid is safe to use on hair and skin, but it's always best to test your particulars with a small amount first.

Apply Coconut Oil on Your Hair

The benefits of coconut oil hair mask 

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  1. Coconut oil as a leave-in moisturizer: 

    • Coconut oil is good for your hair by containing fatty acids that can penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize the hair from within. This can help to prevent dryness and breakage, which is especially important for clip-in extensions that are not attached to your scalp and do not receive natural oils from your scalp.

  2. Nourishing every part of the hair: 

    • Coconut oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that can nourish the hair and scalp. It can help to strengthen the hair and promote healthy growth, which can extend the life of your clip-in extensions.

  3. Coconut is an amazing detangler: 

    • Putting coconut oil through your hair can help to detangle your clip-in extensions by smoothing the hair cuticles and reducing friction between the strands. This can help your hair, making it easier to brush or comb your extensions without causing damage.

  4. Make your hair shine: 

    • Coconut oil can add a healthy shine to your clip-in extensions, making them look more natural and vibrant.

Tips to apply coconut oil on your extensions

woman applying coconut oil to the ends of hair extensions

  • warm up a small amount of oil in your hands and apply it to the ends of your hair. You can leave the oil on for a few hours or overnight before washing it out with a gentle shampoo. Be sure to use a small amount of oil to avoid weighing down your extensions or making them greasy.

Tips for Using Coconut Oil on Extensions

It's important to use coconut oil on your hair extensions in moderation.  

  1. Buildup on the strands of your hair: 

    • Using too much coconut oil or not washing it out properly can lead to buildup on your extensions. This can make them look greasy or dirty and can be difficult to remove. Make sure too wash your hair extensions regularly. 

  2. Weighing down the extensions:

    • Using too much coconut oil can also weigh down your extensions and make them look limp or lifeless. It's important to use only a small amount of oil and to focus on the ends of the hair.

  3. Attracting dirt and debris:

    • Coconut oil can attract dirt and debris from the environment, which can make your extensions look dull and dirty. If you use oil on your extensions, it's important to keep them clean and to avoid exposing them to excessive dust or pollution.

  4. Allergies:

    • Some people may be allergic to coconut oil or its components, which can cause skin irritation or other allergic reactions.

Do not use coconut oil for hair removal

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This is not one of the benefits of using coconut oil

Older adhesive hair extensions had oil based removers.  However, nowadays coconut oil is not be the best option for removing tape-in hair extensions. Tape-in extensions are attached to the natural hair with and adhesive tape, and coconut oil is not the most effective method for breaking down the adhesive.

Instead, it's recommended that you use a specialized remover (we suggest No-Trace tape-in extension remover) that is specifically designed to dissolve the adhesive without damaging the natural hair or the extensions. These removers are formulated with ingredients that are safe and effective for use on the hair and scalp.


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