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Best Moisturizing Hair Treatment – Coconut Oil!

Coconut oil for moisturizing hair
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.
Messy updo
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.
Nutiva coconut oil
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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.
Healthy moisturized red hair
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!
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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.
Healthy hair
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!

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  • Tessa
    June 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Works better been heated up to me , no hair dryer used its just jug or pan of kettle water and put the tube in and let the oil melt, apply to dry hair then put on bag and leave on over night , because heated coconut oil penatrates the scalp and roots for hair growth, a long with scalp massage,

  • judy
    April 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Pro Naturals makes the best in my opinion!

  • Amber
    March 28, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I just dyed my hair a dark brown and violet. I was wondering if I use the coconut oil will it cause the color to fade?

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      March 30, 2015 at 10:38 am

      It should do the opposite…lock down the hair cuticle and keep the color from fading.

  • Linda
    January 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Did you notice If the coconut oil faded your hair at all

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      January 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      No I feel it did the opposite. It seals down the hair cuticle which helps lock in hair color.

  • Nadia
    January 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Do you use any special brand of shampoo/conditioner to keep the red color?

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      January 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

      I have natural red in my hair so it really doesn’t fade. I’m about to switch to The Honest Company shampoo & conditioner as it has pretty pure ingredients and I’ve heard great things about it…my sister raves.

  • Elizabeth Marshall
    October 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Sometimes even one hair color application can turn the hair strands dry and brittle. So, it is always good to follow up with a conditioning treatment. Imagine what damages could’ve your dark red hair suffered from the three applications if not treated. You look fabulous, btw! 🙂

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  • Evelyn Arnette
    June 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Thank you for this product.I can now touch my hair in a very smooth and shiny hair.I like also the smell of my hair.I will continue using it until my hair will get more even beautiful.

  • Coconut hair oil
    June 26, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Thoroughly I really enjoy your post, thanks for sharing it.

    February 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I have been using the pro naturals hair repair mask and so far it is the best moisturizing treatment ever!

  • maji trich
    January 29, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Coconut oil is pretty fantastic for natural hairs and it is the best Hair Fall Treatment for hairs.

  • John Paul Paquibot
    January 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    hi i had been hopping from blog to blog for my dandruff problem and i also think i have a scalp psoriasis… im now using a buy 1 take 1 really cheap hair coat virigin coconut oil but there is a fragrance into it and i was not able to read on the label that its a dandruff remedy..

    i click the your link for Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and the price is $27, im planning to buy it soon but id like to know how many days will i see result and will it or did it vanish dandruff forever? like i dont have to apply it next few months?

    ive been using the hair coat for 2 days now, i even made a video of my progress in youtube but im not sure how long will i need to do it..

    have you use nizoral shampoo too ?

  • Kitchen Chick
    June 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I love coconut oil as a leave-in. I have wild curly hair that is usually a massive frizz ball by the end of the day even with gobs of gloop applied. About the size of a quarter applied and brushed through after shampooing and my curls maintain their definition, my hair does not frizz and it looks shiny and healthy without being greasy. I’m not a hair dresser, but I have struggled with these out of control curls forever. Definitely the best find I’ve had!

    • Cathy Johnston
      July 8, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      I found the same thing! My hair is naturally wavy but ends up a bit fly away/frizzy. Even pro products don’t seem to help. So I tried just a tad of coconut oil the the other day and I’m SOOOOOO happy with how pretty my hair looks.

  • Anonymous
    May 23, 2013 at 1:21 am

    coconut oil is pretty fantastic…and red looks great on you! to avoid post-dye dryness, you might want to look into body-art quality (BAQ) henna for coloring your hair red. is an awesome resource, with tons of photos and mix/recipes. you would not believe how HEALTHY it makes your hair become. BAQ henna does not contain metallics (no worries of getting green hair), only makes hair shades of red (the stuff you see in the store touting different colors like blonde or black are not 100% henna), its chemical-free, and the color simply DOES NOT FADE (box dyes would fade out within weeks in my hair). currently im growing mine out as i want my natural hair color again, but i cannot say enough good things about it. 😀

    • Dawn Walsh
      June 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Thank you going to check out the henna website. 😀

  • Charlene Santos
    May 23, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Not only will it make your hair soft, it thickens and lengthens your hair over time. I love coconut oil! I’m a coconut chick from the Pacific islands! <3

  • Karo
    March 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    nice, thank you for the recommendation, I’ll try it, I use another good product , it’s pro naturals moroccan argan oil which keeps my hair soft, shiny and pretty. 😀

  • Only A Girl
    March 7, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Do you think it might fade the color faster? I would assume not but have held off using it for fear of losing my color faster….

  • Amy Kinser
    March 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Glad to know to use this on my hair. I love love love coconut oil. I used it liberally morning and night on my face. I have also started swishing with it three mornings a week. (oil pulling is what I think it’s called) I totally love it and will be trying it on my hair. Thanks.

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