How to Get Silky Smooth Hair Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a lot of benefits for your hair. Learn how to treat your hair with this wonder oil through this tutorial.

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Who doesn’t want smooth and silky hair? Women always search for the right hair products that will help them achieve and maintain this, no matter their hair length. Some even book regular smoothing treatments at the salon. But did you know that using a simple ingredient that you may already have at home, you can get sleek, nourished, and frizz-free hair? Say hello to coconut oil for hair!

Coconut oil is one of the most popular natural remedies for dry hair. It has a lot of benefits on your hair. Aside from making your hair smooth and shiny, it moisturizes dry hair and tames frizz. It even helps stimulate growth, which is great if you have thin hair. Coconut oil can even help protect your hair from the sun!

Learn how to use this dry hair solution with these tips. After checking out this tutorial, you’ll realize that getting smooth hair is easy and it doesn’t have to cost much.

How to Use Coconut Oil for Hair


Heat the oil

Put the coconut oil in a bottle and place it in a bowl of hot water. Make sure to close the lid tightly to avoid spilling. Let it soak for 20 to 30 minutes. While waiting, clip your hair with a hair clamp. Leave a few sections of hair down on your nape area.

coconut oil for hair: Image shows hands putting the coconut oil into a bowl of water

Place the oil on your palms

Take the bottle of coconut oil. Make sure it is warm enough but its temperature can be handled by your hands. Pour enough oil on your palms and rub them together

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Put the oil on hair

Start applying the coconut oil on the unclipped sections of hair. Make sure to cover all strands evenly.

coconut oil for hair: Girl is showing how she puts oil on her hair


Remove the clip from the other sections of your hair. Then, apply coconut oil on these sections as well. Keep doing this until you’ve applied coconut oil on all sections of your hair.

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Massage your hair and scalp

To make sure that the coconut oil is evenly applied,  massage your hair and scalp for five minutes. This also helps promote good blood circulation in your scalp.

girl is massaging her hair and scalp

Comb your hair

Use a wide-toothed comb to comb your hair to get rid of tangles.

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Put your hair up

Gather your hair in a bun and secure it in place with bobby pins.

coconut oil for hair: Girl's back view is seen as she puts her hair up in a bun and secures it with bobby pins

Wrap your hair

Get a shower cap and cover your hair for about 1 to 2 hours. This will help your hair absort the oil.

girl is wrapping her hair in a shower cap

Rinse, dry, and comb

Rinse your hair with cold water to your refresh your scalp. We recommend using Dove Intense Repair Shampoo to help repair damaged strands and make your hair smoother and more resistant to breakage. Then, let your hair dry naturally and comb it with a wide-tooth comb.

coconut oil for hair: girl is combing her hair


Now, enjoy your smooth, sleek, and shiny hair!

coconut oil for hair: Girl is enjoying the feeling of her smooth hair

Now that you know how to use coconut oil on your hair, you can make your hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free without going to the salon. Why don’t you schedule an afternoon of self-care and include coconut oil treatment in your routine? Enjoy!

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