12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

klenovaGetty Images The changing seasons can often affect our skin but did you know they

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The changing seasons can often affect our skin but did you know they can also affect your hair? The cold air in winter can make your hair dry, fluffy and flyaway but thankfully coconut oil could help you.

If you’re searching for a product to restore your hair back to its usual soft and silky state, coconut oil is packed with natural fatty acids that can repair damage, improve texture and bring that elusive shine back.

In 2015, scientists tested plant-based oils on human hair. The study revealed that coconut oil is similar to natural hair proteins and has the ability to penetrate deep into the hair shaft. Because of this, the coconut oil can reduce the amount of water absorbed into your hair which helps to limit everyday hair damage.

So, if you’re a fan of dying or bleaching your hair, or you use straighteners or curlers, regularly using coconut oil could help protect your hair from excess damage.

If you’re suffering from dandruff or a dry and itchy scalp coconut oil might also be the answer. By applying it regularly it could help to repair the skin barrier on the top of your skin to help fight scalp flaking.

How do you use coconut oil on your hair?

There are a number of ways you can use this magic oil in your hair:

Hair Mask: Massage a teaspoon of oil through your hair and leave it on overnight for a super deep conditioning treatment. Just make sure you wear something on your head to protect your pillows from the oil.

Styling: For an easy way to tame frizz, add a tiny amount of coconut oil to your fingertips or a comb for those flyaway hairs.

Conditioner: After you’ve washed your hair with shampoo, add a few drops of coconut oil to the ends before washing out. Alternatively, you can add it to the conditioner you already use to give it an extra boost.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best coconut oils for hair available to buy right now, all for under £15.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Coconut Oil Pre-Shampoo Hair Oil

Featuring a blend of Community Trade organic virgin coconut oil from Samoa and soya oil from Brazil, this 100% vegan, deliciously-scented treatment can be used before you wash your hair, as an overnight mask or simply massaged into dry ends to make your locks look stronger, smoother and softer.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner 237ml

Shea Moisture
lookfantastic.com

£5.50

A leave-in treatment that promises to rehydrate, soften and improve manageability. This lightweight milky formula is infused with 100% extra virgin coconut and shea oils, coconut milk and acacia Senegal. As it works its magic, the treatment coats your hair in a protective and restorative shield to rehydrate and detangle while creating a barrier against heat styling.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Garnier Ultimate Blends Coconut Hair Oil for Frizzy Hair 150ml

This coconut hair oil is designed to smooth and nourish dry, frizzy and curly hair. Simply rub 1-2 drops of oil between your palms to warm it before applying it evenly along the lengths and ends of wet or dry hair.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

OGX Coconut Oil Shampoo

A shampoo filled with coconut oil to repair, soften and revive damaged hair. This shampoo is gentle enough to be used daily and aims to calm frizz and smooth hair and leave it feeling silky smooth and full of bounce and shine. There’s also a coconut oil conditioner in the same range.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Perfectly Pure Extra Virgin Pure Coconut Oil 453g

hollandandbarrett.com

£3.00

There’s nothing to say you can’t just use any coconut oil on your hair – and this option is a very purse-friendly price. It’s 100% raw and natural cold pressed coconut oil that has a lovely sweet scent.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner 454g

As I Am
lookfantastic.com

£9.99

Catering specifically for coiled and curly hair textures, this coconut oil cleansing conditioner gently cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping moisture. The blend will effortlessly eliminate product build-up and impurities, whilst promoting healthy hair growth to reveal luscious locks that are easy to manage.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Maui Moisture Curl Quench Coconut Oil Shampoo 385ml

maui moisture
boots.com

£8.99

Inspired by the beautiful Hawaiian Island, this coconut oil shampoo nourishes, revives, strengthens, quenches and restores. There’s also a leave-in hair mask and a conditioner in the same range.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shampoo 355ml

Infused with softening coconut oil to hydrate and strengthen, this shampoo gently cleanses leaving even the most lifeless locks refreshed and revived. Ideal for all hair types, this shampoo’s delicious coconut scent will awaken your senses.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula™ Hair Polisher Serum 178ml

Palmer’s
feelunique.com

£5.20

Apply a small amount of Palmer’s coconut oil hair polisher serum to your palms and smooth through damp or dry hair to help style. Palmer’s® Coconut Oil Formula™ products contain ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoï, infused with Tiaré flower petals. These raw, natural ingredients deeply hydrate, repair damage and give hair incredible shine.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Strengthening Leave in Conditioner 250ml

Palmer’s
feelunique.com

£3.95

A coconut oil leave-in conditioner that promises to instantly detangle, putting an end to tugging and pulling at knotty, unruly hair. With a few sprays your hair has instant slip and silkiness for easier comb-through and styling.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

OGX Extra Strength Damage Remedy Coconut Miracle Oil Mask 168g

OGX®
feelunique.com

£7.99

Hair in need of a miracle? This extra strength coconut miracle oil mask will transform dry, damaged and chemically treated hair. An ultra-rich blend of Coconut Oil, Vanilla Bean extract and essence of Tiare – a tropical flower from Tahiti – helps calm frizz and smooth flyaways, leaving hair feeling silky smooth and full of bounce and shine.

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12 of the best coconut oils for your hair

Pure Premium Coconut Oil

Parachute
amazon.co.uk

£5.45

This large 500ml bottle is a purse-friendly price and will last for yonks making it a good investment for your first foray into coconut oil for your hair.

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