The reason why I frequently use Coconut oil, specifically on my dry hair, is because Coconut oil prevents hair damage - period!! Not only does Coconut oil smell so good, it stops protein loss, prevents split ends, reduces hygral fatigue, prevents breakage due to manipulation and it penetrates deep into the cortex to fortify and strengthen the hair!
I mix 1-2 tsps of Extra Virgin Coconut oil along with 4-5 tbsp of my protein reconstructor to cover my hair from root to tip. Since I apply coconut oil to my dry hair, and then shampoo after, the Coconut oil naturally aids in preventing my hair from swelling and contracting when water is entering and leaving my hair shaft. It's absolutely one of my favourite penetrating oils.
To make it even better, I like to add it to my protein reconstructors for double the benefits! So not only am I getting the benefits from my Coconut oil in preventing damage, my hair is also absorbing the Hydrolyzed Keratin protein from my reconstructor, which does a great job in strengthening my chemically processed strands against breakage!
What Oil + Conditioner (protein) combination works best for your hair?
What do you mix with your Protein treatments? Let me know :)