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Hair Care with Coconut Oil

You can use coconut oil in many different ways. Let's look at the pros and cons of its use as a hair care product.

Hair Care Everyday May Damage Your Hair

Washing, combing and styling our hair every day dry and damage our hair. Then let’s take a closer look at our hair structure. Our hair consists of 3 layers.

You can use coconut oil in many different ways. Let's look at the pros and cons of its use as a hair care product.

Hair Care Everyday May Damage Your Hair

Washing, combing and styling our hair every day dry and damage our hair. Then let’s take a closer look at our hair structure. Our hair consists of 3 layers.

Medulla: It is the soft part in the center of our hair. People with thick hair have larger medullas, and people with fine hair have smaller medullas.

Cortex: It is the thickest layer of our hair. Pigments and various filamentous proteins that give color to our hair are found in this layer.

Cuticle: It is the outermost protective layer of the hair.

Washing, combing and shaping our hair damages the hardest and outermost layer, namely the cuticle, and the cuticle becomes unable to do its duty of protection properly. This causes us to lose some of the proteins and break our hair.

The Impact of Coconut Oil on Hair

Coconut oil shampoo prevents protein loss in your hair and keeps it looking healthy. There are studies proving the positive effects of coconut oil on hair.

One study compares sunflower oil, mineral oil, and coconut oil and measures protein loss in hair to understand which protects better. As a result of the research, it is observed that coconut oil is the most effective oil in preventing protein loss when applied to the hair. Coconut oil prevented protein loss on even damaged hair.

You Can Prevent Your Hair from Damage by Applying Coconut Oil Before or After Washing

You can apply the oil to your hair in 2 ways. Firstly, you can apply it before shower. In this way, you can reduce the damage to the hair while washing and wet. Secondly, you can apply it after shower. This softens and minimizes the possibility of split and breakage when combing or styling.

Does Coconut Oil Help Hair Growth?

As the hair grows, it gets damaged and looks dull. However, coconut oil;

  • Prevents breakage by moisturizing the hair,
  • Protects your hair by preventing protein loss,
  • Protects your hair against external factors.

Does Coconut Oil Damage Your Hair?

Coconut oil is not harmful, but when used too much, oil builds up on your scalp.

How to Use Coconut Oil

You can use it:

  • As hair conditioner.
  • As mask.
  • For curls on your hair.
  • To take care of your scalp.