Are you very conscious about the health of your hair? Do you apply coconut oil to your hair regularly? Do you want some tips on how to remove it from your hair? If so, you’re reading the right article.
In this article, we give you tips on how to get coconut oil out of your hair without doing any kind of damage to it and also the benefits of applying coconut oil to your hair.
Before that, is coconut oil aptly suited for human hair or will it work only for a few people? Does applying coconut oil cause any kind of damage to our hair? Kindly read on to find out.
What are the benefits of coconut oil for your hair? Is it okay to put coconut oil in your hair every day?
Coconut oil has been known to mankind for many centuries. It is the oldest hair oil used by mankind. The people of Asia especially, are too familiar with its benefits.
Coconut oil is beneficial to our hair in the following ways
- Coconut oil is a natural antioxidant.
- It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties.
- It contains lauric acid, which nourishes our hair with vitamins and minerals. It strengthens our hair shafts and hair roots.
- It boosts hair growth and maintains a healthy scalp.
- It moisturizes dry hair and makes it soft and shiny.
- It prevents hair breakage and split ends.
- It reduces hair loss.
Coconut oil suits people who have a natural protein deficiency in their hair shafts. It has special types of proteins that stick to one’s hair shafts and keep it healthy for a long time. It does not suit everyone. Unsuitable use can cause thinning hair or even hair loss.
How long can I leave coconut oil in my hair? Is there such a thing as too long?
Twenty minutes is the ideal time to let your hair soaks up coconut oil. If you have a dry or porous hair, you can allow your hair to soak up coconut oil for half-an-hour before a shower.
If you allow your hair to soak up coconut oil for a long time (like overnight), it could result in hair fall. The coconut oil can get accumulated on your epidermis and block air and nutrient supply to your hair follicles. Thus your hair can fall due to “suffocation”.
How to wash hair after applying coconut oil? Should I use Cold Water or Hot water for washing?
There are myriad ways to get coconut oil off your hair. Some of them involve rinsing it with water and other stuff. Others are dry treatments. Here’s how to remove coconut oil from hair.
Dissolve two lemons in a glass of water. Apply this solution to your hair. Allow it to stay for ten minutes. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. The citric acid present in the lemon will dissolve the coconut oil and keep your hair dry. You may rinse your hair with a moisturizer later on.
Rinse your hair with Aloe Vera gel
Apply one tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel to your hair and spread it evenly. Allow the gel to soak for 15 minutes. Then rinse your hair with any shampoo. The aloe vera gel and shampoo mixture should dissolve the coconut oil on your hair and wash out smoothly.
Try the egg therapy
Mix two eggs with a liter of water. Apply the mixture to your hair. Allow it to stay for 15 minutes. Then wash your hair with cold or normal water. The proteins present in the eggs should dissolve and remove the coconut oil from your hair.
The proteins in the egg also nourish various parts of your hair. So it’s a double benefit if you apply eggs. Do not use warm water to rinse your hair lest your eggs will become scrambled eggs.
Shake it up with baking soda
Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of water and stir until they form a thick paste. Apply this paste to your hair follicles and to your scalp and not to your hair shafts. Let it stay for 15 minutes. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. The baking soda will bond with the coconut oil on your hair and remove it with ease.
Soak up the oil with dry shampoo powder or spray
Dry shampoo powder, as well as sprays, are effective in soaking up coconut oil from your hair shafts. Once you have applied it on your hair, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water to remove the coconut oil from your hair.
Go acidic with Vinegar
The advantage of this method is that, apart from removing the excess coconut oil from your hair, it also balances the PH level of your scalp.
Mix two teaspoons of vinegar with one cup of water. Apply the solution to your hair and scalp. Let the solution stay for 15 minutes. Then wash your hair with lukewarm water.
The acetic acid that is vinegar, will dissolve the coconut oil on your hair shafts and hair follicles and remove it with ease. Your hair will also become shiny and smooth after this treatment.
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Try Black tea
Black tea has components such as tannic acid that dissolves and removes coconut oil from your hair.
You have to add a couple of tablespoons of black tea leaves to a cup of water and boil it for ten minutes. Then you have to allow the solution to cool down to room temperature.
Then you have to apply this solution to your scalp and hair and let it be for 15 minutes. Then you have to rinse your hair with cold water to remove the excess coconut oil from your hair. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Soak the oil with Fuller’s Earth
Fuller’s Earth is a clay-like material that soaks the excess oil from your hair. Apart from drying your hair, it also enhances your blood circulation.
Mix three tablespoons of Fuller’s Earth with a cup of water to make a paste. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Let the Fuller’s Earth soak the coconut oil for twenty minutes. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm water to rid yourself of the Fuller’s Earth and excess coconut oil.
Give some wine to your hair too
Alcohol in the form of Rum or Vodka can dissolve and remove the excess coconut oil from your hair.
Mix one cup of Vodka with two cups of water and apply the solution to your hair. Let it soak for twenty minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water. Apart from removing the excess coconut oil from your hair, this treatment also balances the PH of your scalp. Talk about two in one, hurray!
Give your hair a sweet treatment with honey
Mix two tablespoons of honey with an egg yolk (using a whisk). Allow the mixture to settle for half-an-hour. Then apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for twenty minutes. Then rinse your hair with cold or normal water.
The sugars and proteins contained in egg and honey will dissolve and remove the excess coconut oil from your hair. You must be careful not to wash your hair with warm water lest the egg will turn into a boiled egg on your scalp and the honey too will become sticky.
Among the above-mentioned treatments, you have to use only cold water in case you’re applying eggs to your hair. You don’t want them to turn into boiled or scrabbled eggs by applying hot water, do you?
The baking soda and lemon solution treatments require you to use only lukewarm or warm water to be effective. For the remaining treatments, you can use hot or cold water, depending on your preference.
How do you get coconut oil out of your hair without washing it? Can hairspray get it out?
Yes, you can apply dry shampoo powder or spray to rid your hair of excess coconut oil. This is a dry treatment to rid your hair of excess coconut oil. Applying dry shampoo powder or spray to your hair will not only rid your hair of excess coconut oil but also give it a matt and polished look.
Apart from dry shampoo, you may also use paper towels or regular towels to soak up the excess coconut oil from your hair. It’s a highly cost-effective and simple method to apply.
Which shampoo is effective at removing coconut oil from my hair while at the same time not making my hair dry and brittle. As per the scientific study.
According to the opinions of many people, the Garnier brand of shampoo is the most effective at removing excess coconut oil (or any other oil) from one’s hair. Garnier shampoos have the ingredients necessary to remove excess oil from one’s hair while at the same time having the ingredients necessary to nourish one’s hair completely.
Garnier has been in the market for a very long time. Just recently Garnier launched an all-new series of shampoos and conditioners under the label Garnier Ultra Blends. They do wonders for your hair, apart from getting rid of any kind of hair problem. Here are some of the reviews for Garnier shampoo.
If I apply coconut oil to my hair after dying it will it remove the dye?
No, applying coconut oil to your hair after dying it will not remove the dye from your hair. It will, in fact, nourish your hair with natural oil that the dye had absorbed from your hair follicles. So feel safe to use coconut oil after dying your hair.
Which is the ideal brand of coconut oil that can be applied on hair? According to internet research and case studies.
According to the latest survey, these are the best brands of coconut oils in the world. They are:
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
This coconut oil costs the US $14 and has 250ml of coconut oil. It is USDA certified and is packed with vitamins and proteins for your hair. It repairs damaged and brittle hair and makes one’s hair soft and silky.
Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil
This coconut oil costs the US $7 and has 250 ml of coconut oil in one bottle. This brand of coconut oil promotes the growth of healthy hair and scalp. It has ingredients like rosemary, lemon, and Indian gooseberry, which repair damaged scalp and hair. This brand also cures dandruff problems.
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave
This brand of coconut oil costs the US $12. It is particularly effective in detangling and softening one’s hair. Its key moisturizing ingredients include argan oil, sweet almond oil, rosehip oil, and keratin.
Viva Naturals Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil means coconut oil that has been processed to remain in liquid form even during winter months. People who use coconut oil regularly will know the significance of this statement. It is USDA certified and is particularly effective in curing dandruff.
St. Tropica Coconut Oil
This brand costs the US $15 per piece. It contains ingredients like green tea, coconut butter, hibiscus, and amla that are known to repair split ends and soften one’s hair.
Coconut oil is not suitable for all people. It only benefits people who have protein deficiency in their hairs. So consult a doctor regarding your hair type before opting to apply coconut oil.
Otherwise, you might face problems like hair thinning and loss of hair. Apply hair oil according to your doctor’s advice as only that will be beneficial to you in the long run. After all, everybody has a different type of hair and different needs.
What is the best way to liquefy coconut oil?
Put the coconut oil bottle in a bowl of warm water and allow it to stay for 20 minutes. The solid coconut oil will melt and become a liquid.
Why you should remove coconut oil from your hair?
You should remove coconut oil from your hair, a few hours after applying it because it makes your hair stick together and attracts dirt and dust to your hair on long-standing.
What is the brown substance found at the bottom of some coconut oil bottles?
It is just dirt and mud and not some bacteria or fungi. It is only found in impure coconut oil bottles.
Can coconut oil be applied on the face?
Yes, it can but only in trace amounts (not more than a teaspoon). Excess oil on your face will cause acne.
Can coconut oil kill bacteria in the mouth?
Yes, coconut oil can kill bacteria in one’s moth. It is particularly effective at killing a bacteria called Streptococcus Mutans, which causes tooth decays.
Which method of coconut oil removal do you like the most and why? Please let us know in the comments section below.