So I as decided few weeks ago to do a Monday series that I call KEEP UP WITH BLOOM and a Friday series called FOOD FRIDAY, I have now decided on a wednesday series called HOW TO yaaay!!!
For the "How to" series I would be telling you how to use and do a lot of things...these series I have come up with are just for you my dearest readers because you have given me a reason to blog and I want you to always have something to look forward to on this blog.
Thanks for the encouragement so far and if you haven't read any of the Keep up with Bloom and Food Friday series here are the links.
KEEP UP WITH BLOOM:The First Episode
KEEP UP WITH BLOOM: Quality Decisions
KEEP UP WITH BLOOM: Insect Plague
KEEP UP WITH BLOOM: Wedding Plans
FOOD FRIDAY: 23 Reasons to eat Banana
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Today I am kicking off with How to use Coconut oil for your hair...I use coconut oil to deep condition my hair and also to seal in moisture.
Using coconut oil is a wonderful natural way to make your hair and skin soft, radiant and healthy. Toss out your deep conditioners and lotions - you don't need them anymore! A jar of unrefined coconut oil is an all-purpose moisturizer great for all hair variations. If you want to learn how to use coconut oil on your hair, keep reading.
When using coconut oil to deep condition your hair, be sure to first of all put on old clothes. Coconut oil can get a little drippy, so put on an old t-shirt or drape a towel around your shoulders to prevent it from getting on your nice clothes. It's best to start the conditioning treatment in your bathroom, but you'll be able to move around while you let it soak into your hair for a few hours.
You can use a plastic shower cap, a large sheet of plastic wrap, or a second old t-shirt to wrap up your hair. Choose something you'll be able to keep in place for several hours, or even overnight...a plastic shower cap is advisable sha so the oil can be retained.
Measure a few tablespoons of coconut oil into a bowl. The amount of coconut oil you'll need depends on the length and thickness of your hair. If you have long, thick hair, use at least 5 tablespoons; if your hair is shorter and thinner, you only need 3 or 4 tablespoons.
Use unrefined, rather than refined, coconut oil. Refined coconut oil has additives and is put through processes that remove some of the natural compounds that make it so healthy for your hair.
It's also okay if you accidentally use more coconut oil than your hair really needs. It's all going to be washed out anyway
Put the bowl in the microwave and cook it for about 30 seconds on high. Give it a stir and cook it for another 30 seconds, until it has completely melted. You want the oil just warm enough to melt so it becomes easier to apply to your hair.
You can also melt coconut oil with your hands if you don't have a microwave. Melt one tablespoon at a time by holding it between your palms and gently pushing them together. Coconut oil melts with very little heat.
You can also heat up coconut oil with a gas cooker. Scoop it into a small saucepan and heat it up over low heat.
You can also heat up coconut oil by running the jar under hot water in a sink until it melts which will only take a few seconds.
Rub the coconut oil into your hair. Let it cool down for a few moments so it's not piping hot, then pour the coconut oil around the top of your head, evenly distributing it around your scalp. Use your fingers to massage it in and smooth it down your hair shaft all the way to the tips. Continue massaging it into your hair until your hair is completely drenched in coconut oil.
You can use a comb to help you distribute the oil evenly. Pull it down from your roots to your tips.
If you just want to condition the ends of your hair, rather than the roots, apply the coconut oil to the ends of your hair instead of pouring it over your scalp. Massage it in with your hands
Place your shower cap, plastic wrap, or old t-shirt over your head and wrap it up so that your hair is completely covered.
You can secure your hair with a loose hair band to help it all stay wrapped up on top of your head and use a towel to wipe away drips that might have gotten on your face during the wrapping process.
The longer you keep it in your hair, the more conditioned your hair will be. Wait as long as you can manage for best effect, Use your favorite shampoo (preferably one with natural ingredients, to keep your hair healthy) to wash out the coconut oil. Wash it two or three times, until your hair no longer feels oily and then dry, you can air dry or blow dry either ways you would see the effects of the conditioning treatment, your hair should be soft, shiny and gleaming after this special coconut oil application.
A small amount of this oil goes a long way. Be careful not to use too much.
Coconut oil is around 90 percent effective at getting rid of lice when rubbed into the scalp.
Coconut oil makes the hair healthier and can help it grow faster when you apply it more.
Do not leave the oil for more than a day without washing it. It will make your hair smell bad and become greasy.
If you color your hair at home, coconut oil can be used to help reduce the damage from the chemicals by adding moisture. Apply a couple drops in your dye bottle mix it well before using.
So guys I hope this post was helpful...Thanks for reading
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