The use of coconut oil. Does it require a rinse?

It has a beautiful scent (the unrefined one), abounds in valuable vitamins and minerals, it can be used as a natural hair conditioner. Is there anything else you should know about coconut oil before deciding on using it?

Thanks to its valuable properties, coconut oil work wonders for your hair. What can be found in the cold-pressed substance (the one that’s not deprived of precious nutrients)?

Cold-pressed coconut oil contains:

1. Fatty acids: lauric, palmitic, caprylic, oleic, linolenic.
2. Vitamins: B2, B6, E, C, B9 (folic acid).
3. Minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium and zinc

Is it worth applying coconut oil to the hair?

Without a doubt, yes, it is definitely worth it because it is one of the best natural hair conditioners. Thanks to a regular use it provides the strands with a proper level of hydration by coating each strand with a protective lipid layer responsible for preventing water evaporation. This is one of the most significant properties of this precious oil, however, not the only one. Coconut oil provides complex care: it shields the hair from blazing sun, nourishes, increases shine, brings relief to irritations, improves resilience, softens the strands. In a long run, it can strengthen the bulbs and prevent hair loss.

Is coconut oil suitable to use as a leave-in conditioner without rinsing?

Since coconut oil is considered a natural hair conditioner, it should be applied as one. That’s where the problems begin because conditioners can be used in two ways. They can either be rinsed or left in the hair. However, you must remember that due to its creamy consistency, coconut oil (applied without rinsing) can weigh the delicate, thin hair down. After the application and leaving it in for about a quarter of an hour needs to be washed out with a gentle shampoo.

Nevertheless, it does not mean that Coconut oil cannot be used without rinsing. It can be left in the hair but there are some conditions to that. It will work well as an addition to your favourite light conditioner. Also, combined with other oils (such as jojoba oil, macadamia oil, sunflower oil, argan oil) or after warming up (then, coconut oil changes its state into liquid) then, the substance is better absorbed and does not overburden the strands. The key to success is to match the method of hair oiling to the particular hair type.