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Discarding All the Misconceptions Around the Usage of Coconut Based Hair Oil for Hair Health!

Healthiest Oil On Earth: Coconut Oil

Coconut & Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the be-all and end-all when it comes to enhancing the health and quality of your locks. However, despite being touted as the healthiest oil on earth, there are still certain misconceptions shrouding the usage of coconut oil and its impact on hair health.

Many have wondered, ‘is coconut oil good for hair?’ – not surprising since a lot of people are still not sure about how to use coconut oil for hair or the benefits such usage will accrue. In this article, we are going to bust those myths and elucidate all the ways coconut oil is good for hair. So, hang in there and read on!

Coconut Oil Benefits On Hair Types 

  1. Damaged Hair

    Coconut oil is a boon for damaged hair. Coconut oil contains natural proteins, which are also found in our hair – making it 100 times more effective in elevating the quality of damaged hair.
  1. Dry, Itchy Scalp

    If you suffer from a dry, itchy scalp (with or without dandruff), then coconut oil is the answer to your problem. It moisturizes the hair, hydrates the scalp, treats dandruff and has anti-inflammatory properties which soothe an itchy scalp. Read more about the benefits of coconut oil for dry hair here.
  1. Frizzy Hair

    Frizzy hair is difficult to manage, prone to tangles and an overall hassle when it rains. Coconut oil helps in toning down the frizz factor, smoothens the hair texture and makes detangling a walk in the park.
  1. Thinning Hair

    If you are worried about your hair being weak and thinning away, then put those fears to rest and use coconut oil. This oil provides deep nourishment to your hair follicles – preventing breakage, and promoting growth and overall health.
Woman Applying Coconut Hair Mask

What Kind Of Coconut Oil Is The Best To Use For Hair?

The market is flooded with every variety of coconut oil. However, such coconut oils may be good or bad for your hair. To prevent any gambles which you may take with your hair health, we highly recommend the Coco Soul Ayurvedic Hair oil for Long Strong and Black Hair

Busting Myths Around Coconut Oil and Hair Health

  1. Coconut oil is useful only if you have a dry scalp

    Coconut oil is non – discriminatory when it comes to its usage on different hair types. Thus, it can be used to treat all kinds of hair and scalp problems.
  1. Coconut oil works only if you leave it overnight

    Coconut oil works well on your hair, whether you leave coconut oil on overnight or simply for 20 minutes before your shampoo. Your hair will come out smooth, silky and shiny regardless. You can also Coco Soul’s coconut oil infused natural shampoo to get the benefits of coconut oil during your wash!
  1. Coconut oil is bad for hair

    Coconut oil is not bad for your hair – no matter the hair type, or if you have dyed/chemically treated hair. Coconut oil acts as a protective shield around the hair, preventing any damage, hair fall or premature greying.

Woman Applying Coconut Oil To Hair

Ways To Use Coconut Oil for Hair Health

  1. Pre–wash protection

    Applying coconut oil to your scalp and hair before a shampoo protects the hair from damage, potential dryness and breakage. We recommend keeping coconut oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
  1. Hair Mask Ingredient

    If you want to gain the most from your DIY hair mask experience, we suggest adding coconut oil to the mix. Not only does it nourish the hair, but it protects the scalp from dryness.
  1. Replace it with the Conditioner

    Coconut oil is an ideal replacement for your conditioner. By applying a few drops to your length, coconut oil lends it lustre and repairs any damage. Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of coconut oil to your conditioner.


If you were previously wondering if coconut oil is good or bad for your hair, then we hope that this article has clarified the myths and highlighted the benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil hydrates the scalp, maintains optimum hair moisture and restores the quality of your hair, irrespective of other factors like hair type, bleached hair etc.

Frequently Asked Questions about Effects of Using Coconut Oil on Hair

  1. Is coconut oil good for hair?

    Yes! Coconut oil is excellent for your hair. It repairs  hair damage and promotes hair health. We recommend the Coco Soul Ayurvedic Coconut Oil. This nutrient-rich, organic oil is ideal for all hair types.

  2. Is it bad to leave coconut oil in your hair?

    No! it is not bad to leave coconut oil in your hair. You may keep the coconut oil overnight or for 15 – 20 minutes. Coconut oil will work miracles on your hair regardless.

  3. How to use coconut oil for hair?

    Depending on your preference, you can apply coconut oil as a pre or post-wash protective layer, as part of your styling routine to tame curls or frizz, or even as a conditioner.


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