What is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is made by pressing fresh or dried coconut ‘meat’ (the juicy white flesh on the inside of the coconut). Virgin coconut oil uses fresh meat, and refined coconut oil typically uses dried coconut meat, which is also known as ‘copra’.
What are the benefits of using coconut oil on your hair?
If you’re using coconut oil on your hair for the first time, use caution - it’s delicious-smelling and deeply moisturising, but it may not be suitable for thin or fine hair as just a small amount of pure oil can make your hair look greasy.
Applying coconut oil to wet or dry hair
How and when you choose to use coconut oil is up to you - most people apply coconut oil to the ends of wet hair after a shower, and then apply a small amount to dry hair as a finishing treatment or as a heat protectant before styling.
Ultimately, the decision rests with you, your hair type, and how much product you think your hair needs. Remember to use coconut oil in moderation, especially if you have thin or fine hair, as using too much oil can weigh down your hair and make it look oily.
Our Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Tropical Oil is made with argan, coconut and moringa oil, and it’s perfect as a post-wash smoothing serum if you’re a fan of applying products when your hair is damp. Apply evenly through wet hair to visibly repair damage, reduce frizz, and add shine.
Is coconut oil suitable for all hair types?
Coconut oil used on its own tends to work well for people with curly or straight thick, coarse, or very dry hair. If you have medium-thickness or fine hair, using pure coconut oil may be too heavy for your hair.
We’d recommend that you try our hair serums, which are made with coconut oil, moringa oil and argan oil. Our Frizz Ease All-In-1 Lightweight Serum is best for thin, fine hair, and our Frizz Ease All-In-1 Original Serum and Frizz Ease All-In-One Extra Strength Serum are better-suited for people who have thicker, longer hair.
How to use coconut oil on your hair
There are so many ways to use coconut oil on your hair - experiment and pick a method which works for you to get optimum results.
Does coconut oil encourage hair growth?
There’s no scientifically-based research that suggests coconut oil can regrow hair - but its smoothing and hydrating properties moisturise, pamper and seal hair.
If your hair’s well looked-after, you’ll be less likely to suffer from issues which can make your hair look weak and thin - which split ends and breakage often do.