Coconut oil for thin hair

Have you tried coconut oil for thin hair?

Most of the people think, that using natural oils in hair care is an option mainly for the ones with thick, dry hair. I thought the same before. My hair is thin and gets greasy quick, so I couldn’t even imagine putting more oil on it. Actually, only the roots are oily while the ends get dried and split very easily. If you have such hair type you know that growing your hair long is not that easy because the ends of your locks get damaged, broken so the ends look even thinner. And when it happens the only way to get rid of them is trimming. You can make it better by using natural oils. I don’t say that you can forget about trimming if you use coconut oil for thin hair. You certainly can’t. Hair needs trimming. Nevertheless, you can reduce damages with oils. When trimming, a few centimeters’ cut may be enough instead of 10 centimeters, which often happened to me because of the thin and damaged ends.

Coconut cut in half.

Coconut oil for thin hair?

Coconut oil is maybe the most well-known natural oil for hair because it’s said to provide a good solution for all hair types. Well, I’m a little bit in doubt whenever I hear or read about something that is good for everyone. I believe that the results depend on several things. In this case, it’s not only about hair, but diet or skin type of your scalp, too. And the other hair care products, like shampoo or hair styling products, you use also matters. If you decide to try coconut oil, do it only with a small amount first. Also for thin hair you can use it as a leave-in conditioner. I would suggest to use it only on the hair and not on the scalp because it can make your hair look greasy. Put a small amount on your palms, rub it and work it through your hair. Focus on the ends of your locks.

Effects of coconut oil

  • Disguises split ends (the result lasts only till you wash your hair).
  • Moisturizes hair with fatty acids.
  • Makes your hair shiny.
  • Prevents protein loss.

How to stimulate hair follicles

Thin hair is not the same like fine hair. When your hair is thin it means that you have less hair follicles. You probably also have ones that stopped working. Sometimes it’s just temporary when they are in resting phase (telogen phase) which is natural and cannot be avoided. Sometimes they are dead. If you don’t provide enough nourishment for your hair follicles, your hair can get thinner and thinner and follicle can die after some time. Coconut oil can help you also about this. You can stimulate hair follicles by scalp massage and using essential oils, like rosemary oil, lemongrass oil, clary sage oil, cedarwood oil or peppermint oil. Before applying combine the essential oil with coconut oil and massage them into your scalp. Leave it on your scalp for 10 minutes and shampoo as usual.

Coconut oil prepared to use as a hair mask.

Make hair masks from coconut oil for thin hair

Cedarwood oil is said to promote hair growth and balance the oil production of your scalp. It also has antibacterial properties. Clary sage oil is also thought to support hair growth by increasing the cellular metabolism and balancing oils of your scalp. Choose whichever you like (or both) and mix a few drops of them with coconut oil. Massage into the scalp and hair and leave it on at least 20 minutes. You can apply on dry or wet hair. After 20 minutes, shampoo as usual. Some say you can leave it on longer or even for the whole night, but given we are talking about thin hair with oily roots, I wouldn’t suggest. Of course the effects depend on several things, as I wrote before. So you can make your own tests with different variations regarding the length and frequency.

Internal support

External beauty is the result of the internal health. Support your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals. Be careful because there are vitamins that can cause you harm if you take it in too high doses so always ask your doctor for advice. There’s the possibility to check the vitamin levels in your body and after you can start a diet created especially for you. Another very important thing, whatever hair type you have, is drinking enough water and taking care about your body with training. Choose one that you do with joy and if you do so, it will reduce your stress levels, too. That’s also essential for healthy hair.

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  1. JustMe


    I have thin hair and started to use coconut oil a few months ago. I didn’t even think about it before, but a friend suggested and I haven’t regreted. It works. I use in on the ends to prevent breakage.

  2. Lilly


    Hair mask is the best option for tihn hair, I think, because you wash it away later, so you will feel moisturized and also the great smell… and you will not have the wet look.

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