If you regularly bleach and colour your hair, it can soon become dry and brittle. Remember that the hair is porous. Whatever you place on your hair is also absorbed into your body, so feed it well. Eating a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and essential fatty acids (found in fish and raw nuts) can go a long way to supporting your hair to look lustrous and feel stronger, however, when hair is damaged through regular heat treatment and hair dyes, a healthy diet may not be enough to treat the imbalance. There is a superstar treatment for the hair in coconut oil, hence the reason why this ingredient is added to many common hair conditioners.
Obviously, you have the option of trying a hot oil treatment, but nothing will leave your hair feeling stronger and smelling like a tropical island like coconut oil. A little goes a long way.
Overnight Hair Treatment
Smother the hair in coconut oil, wrap your hair in a warm towel, and leave it to penetrate overnight. Repeat over several nights to build up a cotton-wool softness. Coconut oil is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates, which penetrate the hair shaft and feed it with nutrition. Coconut oil can strengthen the overall hair shaft and prevent hair loss and premature aging.
Treat Hair Loss
Apply a mixture of boiled sage leaves mixed with coconut oil to the hair and massage it into the scalp. Alternatively, mix gooseberries and coconut oil, or lime juice with coconut oil and apply to the hair to treat the hair.
Treat Hair Damage
Coloured treated hair is prone to breakage; therefore it should be conditioned regularly. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which penetrates effortlessly into the hair shaft. In addition, the anti-fungal benefits of coconut oil makes it a popular treatment for dandruff.