I recently went from a blond to a red head. I love a fun hair color change, but to get the exact shade of red that I wanted, I had to put 3 red applications on my hair. This left my hair feeling a bit dry and brittle. Boo.
You all know I’m a fan of coconut oil around here, and thanks to this pin on Pinterest from How Does She, I found one more way to use it! Coconut oil is the best moisturizing hair treatment. Now, if you don’t know, I am a licensed hair stylist, and I have tried SO MANY top- of-the-line professional hair moisturizing treatments. I know a good treatment when I use one, and friends, this is a good treatment!
This is a pre-shampoo treatment, so you put the coconut oil into dry hair. Take a handful (amount depends on the thickness and length of your hair) and work it into dry hair. The goal here is to make sure all strands are coated. If your coconut oil is in a solid form, no worries, it will melt as you work it into your hair by the warmth of your hands and head.
How I Used Coconut Oil As A Moisturizing Hair Treatment
I put it in, combed through my hair to make sure it was evenly distributed, then scrunched it into a messy bun, I then walked around like that for about 20 minutes. Although some other sites recommend adding heat, I’m all about keeping things simple and who has time to sit under a hairdryer? I found this works wonders without heat. You could put a shower cap or bag on your head, then wrap your head in a towel and allow the heat from your scalp to work. I didn’t do this and still had great results.
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After 20 minutes, shampoo and condition your hair like normal. If you don’t get a good lather the first shampoo, lather a second time, then condition.
TA-DA! Healthy, moisturized soft luscious locks.
My hair is back to how it was before I colored it. It is super soft and shiny!
My little one kept putting her hands through my hair and saying how soft it was. Even my oldest girl who is short on compliments these teenage days commented on how good it looked.
I will spare you the details of what my Todd thought of my new, soft red hair. Let’s just say I got some extra smooches. Hee!