A few years ago, coconut oil arrive on the scene and promised to fix all our hair and beauty problems.
It advertised itself as a miracle product that could clear your skin, soften your complexion, fix your nails, whiten your teeth, and deep condition your hair. We started using it for just about every purpose possible until suddenly, a rumor arose that coconut oil may not actually be a one-size-fits-all product
Now, we’ve discovered that we really shouldn’t be using it on dry hair. In fact, coconut oil is one of the worst things for dry hair.
Why you shouldn’t use coconut oil on dry hair
People often use hair oils to moisten their hair but when hair is dry, it needs water, not oil. Oil repels water and by applying it to dry hair, you actually prevent the hair from absorbing the moisture it really needs.
What you should use instead
Instead of using coconut oil on your dry hair, we recommend applying a hydrating hair mask instead. This will replenish and penetrate your dry hair, properly hydrating it from within.
If you’re not using coconut oil to whiten your teeth or shave your legs, seriously, give it a try. If you are using it on your dry hair, however, we suggest you trade your coconut oil in for something that actually works.