Coconut oil seems to be popping up in every hair care product that we buy these days, but we are not complaining. Science has proven that using coconut oil in your hair is incredibly beneficial. It truly is a year-round miracle worker. Most hair care products only coat the surface of your hair, which may give your tresses a healthy sheen, but besides that, they don't really do anything to your actual hair. Coconut oil has the ability to penetrate the cortex of your strands, which helps to increase its strength and flexibility. It is also less likely to rinse out because it penetrates your hair, thus working its magic inside the actual follicles. What's more, when using a product that contains coconut oil, your hair is less likely to break—that even includes when you apply heat to it!
While raw coconut oil is totally safe to put in your hair, it can sometimes get a little messy since you have to break it down from it solid state. If using raw coconut oil in the shower isn't really your jam, don't fret. As we mentioned earlier, you can find the powerful ingredient in countless hair products sold everywhere, from drugstores to hair salons. Here are 7 coconut oil hair products to get your locks shiny and strong for summer.
This shampoo is a gentle moisturizing cleanser for dry to medium coarse hair. It is coconut based, so you know it smells amazing! It also contains jojoba oil which, like coconut oil, is capable of hydrating even the driest strands of hair. The company is also known for using environmentally-conscious methods to make their products.
This conditioner is amazing because it caters to all hair types. It is silicone-free and contains wheat proteins and amino acids. Like the shampoo listed above, its ingredients include coconut oil and jojoba oil.
This detangler softens hair and improves manageability, thanks to its coconut oil and amino acids ingredients. The coconut oil also helps boost shine and hydration. This product may be used as a leave-in conditioner. It's also safe to use on color-treated hair.
If you haven't already jumped on the hair masque trend, you should probably start now and consider this product from Pureology as your introductory mask. It will not only soften your strands, but will also leave it smelling amazing.
If your hair reacts harshly to humidity, this product would be perfect for you come summer! It's great for naturally curly, wavy, or frizz-prone hair. This pudding does not contain alcohol or parabens, but it does contain, yes, you guessed it, coconut oil and keratin with vitamin E.
You're going to want to spray this beach mist on everything. It smells amazing, if you're into coconut and gardenia scents. It builds fullness and creates a wavy texture, too. It's easy to use, too: apply on damp hair, comb through, and then let dry.
What's better than a conditioner with coconut oil? A conditioner with coconut oil and coconut milk. It's like a tropical vacation for your hair in a bottle. Your strands will come back stronger, relaxed, and totally glowing.
Bonus: Dr. Bronner's Coconut Oil
If you've changed your mind about using raw coconut oil on your hair, this is definitely the one you want to go with. It is totally worth purchasing raw coconut oil from your grocery store and giving it a shot. You might even add it to your diet. Miranda Kerr and other celebrities swear by this stuff!