If you want to remedy dry, brittle, or damaged hair, try coconut oil. This organic solution is rich in fatty acids that will nourish and moisturize your scalp and hair to make your hair look like the long, shiny manes that the women of Polynesia sport. Hair products that contain coconut oil will make your hair look soft, radiant and healthy and they are readily available online and at drugstores and big box retailers. Coconut oil hair products are inexpensive, too, so how about trying these products and DIY recipes to get great-looking, shiny, silky hair:
Coconut oil shampoo
Marc Anthony’s Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Shampoo will repair breakage, dry areas and split ends and revive your hair’s shine. The product smells great, is color safe and it will leave your hair frizz free and soft. The cost is friendly, too. at just $6.99 for 8.4 fl. oz.
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo has a gentle Vitamin E- and coconut oil-based formula that will make your hair look shiny and healthy. This product works best on fine, limp hair and it contains keratin to help strengthen your hair and it’s available on Amazon for $11.44 for 13.5 fl. oz. or at your local Walmart.
Proganix Coconut H2O + (Electrolytes) Quench Shampoo has coconut water and coconut oil to hydrate your hair and make it silky and shiny. This product is available at Target for $9.99 for 8.5 oz.
Here’s how to make your own:
- 1/3 cup coconut milk (refrigerated or homemade — coconut milk in cans doesn’t work as well)
- 1/3 cup liquid castille soap
- 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
- new or used shampoo bottle (thoroughly cleaned and rinsed out)
- Pour all ingredients into a shampoo bottle.
- Shake bottle before using.
- Apply two teaspoons to hair.
- Lather, then rinse thoroughly.
Coconut oil conditioner
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Repairing Conditioner repairs and renews dry, damaged hair while strengthening and sealing your hair’s cuticles. This conditioner will hydrate and soften your hair and make it shine all day. You can purchase the product online at Drugstore.com for $3.99 for 8.5 fl. oz.
Proganix Coconut H2O + (Electrolytes) Quench Conditioner has coconut oil and coconut water to leave your hair fully hydrated and shiny and the product retails at Target for $9.99 for 8.5 oz.
Here’s how to make your own coconut oil moisturizer:
- 1/3 cup distilled water
- 1/3 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 drop lavender oil
- Use a microwave or stove to heat the water so that it’s warm (not hot).
- Combine the water, coconut oil and lavender oil in a bowl.
- Apply conditioner to your hair, especially on the ends.
- Let the conditioner sit for two to three minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly.
Other coconut oil-filled hair products worth buying and trying
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist is designed for thick, curly hair and provides a soft hold and glossy shine while controlling frizz. Target carries this product for $9.99 for 8 oz.