Is Coconut Oil Good for Hair?
Many people wonder what they should use coconut oil for and the benefits of it. Coconut oil is very beneficial to hair since it not only coats the outside of your hair strands, but makes its way inside them to hydrate hair all the way through.
I keep several jars of my favorite organic unrefined coconut oil in the house at all times so I’ll never run out. I use coconut oil for deep conditioning and leave-in-overnight treatments for faster hair growth.
My Coconut Miracle Page will show you step by step how to do those treatments and how to melt your oil. There are plenty of reasons to use coconut oil but there are also some ways I would advise not to use it.
What About Coconut Oil for Straightening Hair?
Is coconut oil a heat protectant for hair? Yes it is. But coconut oil is oil, and greasy hair isn’t the look most women are going for. If you already use coconut oil as thermal protection that’s good that it works for you but I wouldn’t get too excited to try it out if you haven’t done so before. Once you apply coconut oil to your hair it can look shiny and nice, but this will end up spreading to your roots when you brush it, straighten it, or just from handling it.
Straightening your hair already causes the hair to lay flat, being closer to your roots which will allow oils to spread easier. Your hair will become dirty looking and oily very easily. The oily texture and greasy look will outweigh the heat protection benefit of coconut oil. Greasy hair is already a problem for a lot of women and this will only make it worse.
Don’t get me wrong, coconut oil is amazing for hair and has many uses. I recommend trying the treatments I mentioned in the first paragraph with organic unrefined coconut oil. You will see amazing results from them. I only warn not to use coconut oil for straightening hair. It may work for specific hair types but mostly it will just cause your hair to get oily. I’m going to let you in on the best heat protectant product for straightening and curling hair.
Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press
Hot Off The Press is a 2-in-1 thermal protectant and hairspray. It sprays very gently out of a can to coat your hair before you jump in with the heat tools such as your straightener or curling iron. All you have to do is brush it through before styling. After you style your hair, you spray it again to flexibly lock in your hairstyle. Hot Off The Press makes for the slickest straightened hair and the most flawless curls.
Unlike coconut oil, Hot Off The Press will not make your hair oily or weigh it down. If anything, it will give your hair more volume since it’s a hairspray as well. It won’t make your hair crunchy hard either; just a flexible hold. Don’t bother with the other heat protection products that claim they’re the best, and don’t bother trying coconut oil for it. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself and you’ll see. Read my full review of Hot Off The Press here and find out the cheapest place to get it.
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