How Do I Use Coconut Oil as a Deep Conditioner

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How Do I Use Coconut Oil as a Deep Conditioner

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Still stumped on how to incorporate coconut oil into your hair regimen? Or maybe you’re wondering why you should go through that extra trouble.

First, here is a rundown of the benefits of using organic coconut oil to condition your hair. These benefits can apply to all hair types (naturally curly, chemically treated, short, fine, etc.)

  • Coconut oil strengthens the hair and helps to prevent your hair from breakage and split ends.
  • You will have super soft hair.
  • Using coconut oil as a deep conditioner will help repair hair that is dry and brittle.
  • Coconut oil promotes hair growth and minimizes excessive hair shedding.
  • Coconut oil’s antifungal properties makes this oil a natural cure for dandruff. It also moisturizes dry scalp
  • Now that coconut oil has become a common household product, you can find it anywhere. The prices for organic coconut oil are very competitive.

How do I use coconut oil as a deep conditioner?

First, I always use organic unrefined coconut oil. It’s really not that much more expensive than refined coconut oil, plus it is more pure.

In times past I would add coconut oil to my deep conditioner. Now it’s pretty much the other way around. 🙂

After shampooing my hair, I let my hair air dry for about 5 to 10 minutes. The coconut oil conditioning blend seems to penetrate my hair better if it is not dripping wet.

I mix one part hair conditioner and one part coconut oil in a plastic or glass bowl. If you have fine hair you may want to start with adding 2 to 3 teaspoons of coconut oil to 1 cup of conditioner, depending on the length of your hair.

After applying the deep conditioning mix to my hair, I cover with a plastic cap and let it sit for at least 30 to 40 minutes. If you don’t have that much time, 15 minutes is better than nothing.

If I want a really deep treatment, I sit under a heated dryer.

Next, I completely rinse the coconut oil deep conditioning blend from my hair with warm water and then a shot of cool water. Rinsing may take a few minutes, but make sure all product is rinsed out.

My hair is never greasy afterwards. Since this is usually my last rinse before styling, I use cool water to lock in the moisture from the coconut oil and conditioner.

How do I use coconut oil as a deep conditioner without conditioner?

If you want a completely natural deep conditioning experience, you can use coconut oil alone.

On occasion I apply coconut oil to my hair before shampooing. You can apply coconut oil to dry hair, let it condition overnight (cover hair with plastic caps to protect your pillows), and shampoo your hair in the morning!

For a while I strayed from adding coconut oil to my deep conditioner and I could really tell the difference. I did not have as much growth and my hair was not nearly as soft.

Never again will I stray from using oil in my wash day routine!

Extra virgin olive oil, wheat germ oil, grapeseed oil and sunflower oil are also favorites of mine for deep conditioning.

Hair conditioners that I love adding to coconut oil include:

  • Sally Beauty Supply GVP Conditioning Balm
  • ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner
  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioning Treatment
  • Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment
  • Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
  • TRESemme’ Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner

Have I mentioned that I am a recovering hair product junkie? 😉


If you decide to give this a go, let me know! Don’t forget to subscribe below for weekly updates of articles and giveaways!

~Candra | Coconut Beauty


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