Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 2

In “Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 1,” I talked about the effects of coconut oil on hair, how to use extra virgin coconut oil to moisturize and seal hair and the effects of coconut oil on sensitive scalp.  Today, I’ll focus on buying products containing coconut oil.

How To Buy Products Containing Coconut Oil

It is always important to check product labels but if you wish to get the maximum moisturizing and strenghtening benefits from a coconut oil product, you must ensure that product claims at least makes sense.   For example, products made to moisturize must contain water or some water-like substance, so, if buying a moisturizer the first ingredient should be water or some water-like substance such as a hydrosol or aloe vera juice. To get the maximum benefit in hair care products, look for coconut oil listed high up on the ingredient label list. Coconut oil should most certainly be listed before any preservatives and fragrances.  The product will also be a more deeply moisturizing if coconut oil is listed before any silicones in the product.

Products Containing Coconut Oil

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Curls Coconut Sublime Conditioner

Curls Coconut Sublime Conditioner is formulated for the driest, kinkiest and most unruly tresses. It does a great job on relaxed and natural hair. It contains some certified organic ingredients and is a must try for anyone with natural kinky, curly hair and/or dry hair. See this post for more on this product.    $16

 

 

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo and Conditioner

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated to deliver a one-two moisture punch and work on dry, color treated relaxed or natural hair.  Follow with a leave in conditioner and style hair as usual. $4.99 each

Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner (Fragrance Free)

Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner (Fragrance Free)

Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner contains coconut oil, herbal and botanical extracts to treat dry or damaged hair.  Just a bit of this product goes a long way to detangle hair and tame frizz.  $8.95

 

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formulated with coconut oil?

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