Sunday, 4 March 2012

Hair Hero #1

Trying to grow my hair is a nightmare as it doesn't grow as quickly as most people. I have been researching about hair care and the best way to help my hair grow.The best advice I found to not cut my hair as frequently as possible,but to nourish the ends, to prevent split ends. If your ends are not dry=no split ends.

I want my hair like this ;)
Picture from Google :) Cheers
My hair type for reference is frizzy, wavy and can get oily very quickly. (unfortunate combination, I know!)

My new hair hero is Coconut oil.

Coconut oil- helps to moisturise and keep the hair healthy and shiny. My Grandma used to used Coconut oil every day (because in Indian cultures, everybody swears by this stuff!) and when she passed away at the age of 74 she still had black hair, not ONE white hair and she never dyed her hair, so I guess I can say it works :)

Since I was a baby, my Mum always put Coconut oil in my hair on a Sunday, which I would leave all day then wash at night. But as I got older, I rarely put it in my hair and quite frankly became lazy. And so my hair is paying the price!

Hair oils can be used in different ways:
  • Overnight
  • Deep penetrating mask for 1 hour or more
  • Quick mask for 15 to 20 minutes.

My Mum mentioned trying Coconut oil again and I have now begun applying the Coconut oil to my hair, paying special attention to the ends of my hair. Even though my hair is oily, I was actually quite scared that my hair would get really oily, greasy and I was dreading having clean hair that looked oily (as it may not have been washed out properly). The best way to overcome this is to use a 'clarifying' shampoo so that it really cleans your scalp. Don't worry your scalp will have absorbed the amount of oil it requires.

The hair oil I use is solid. When it comes into contact with skin, it melts which is much easier than the other solid oils where you have to put the bottle in hot water, in order for it to be a liquid.

My hair oil routine:

Night before I wash my hair:  I just take a scoop and melt the oil in between my fingers then apply to my hair.  I then put in extra at the ends. I tie my hair up or put it in a shower cap and then I go to sleep.

Important: By putting your hair in a shower cap or towel will create heat which helps opens the hair cuticles and allows the oil to be absorbed and penetrated to the scalp. If you are going to sleep with the oil in your hair overnight, without a shower cap/towel (as it can be uncomfortable) then put a towel over your pillow so you don't get oil stains, which are really annoying to get out. But it would be best to sleep with a towel over your head overnight or use a shower cap.

Day of washing my hair: If it's the weekend, (like a Sunday, which is the day I groom myself for the week, hair nails, etc) I leave the oil in an extra few hours. I then wash my hair with a clarifying shampoo. I shampoo twice then condition as normal. :)

My Thoughts
Most people with oily hair types would stay away from hair oils, but I completely disagree. These natural hair oils provide many nutrients to your hair, so it is worth having a look at the hair oils on offer. I would personally recommend natural/organic oils as they don't have any bad additives, coconut etc that might damage your hair.

I have found a definite improvement in my hair. The ends are much softer and I my hair feels lighter. But just remember to make sure the oil is washed out completely, so shampooing hair 2-3 times if needed. I only shampoo twice, like usual, but I massage my scalp and leave the shampoo in for 5 minutes then wash it out

Where?- Any ethnic food shop. Don't bother buying it online the postage is like 3x the price of the product.
Price?- Around £2

Remember to get one that says- 100% pure Coconut oil, Natural Coconut oil or Virgin Coconut oil, as they are pure.

Hope this helped! :)



  1. such a great post, dear :)
    seems like the coconut oil is good :)
    i wouldn't use moroccan oil, because it has bag ingredrients. try something without silicones :)
    lovely blog, dear!


    1. Thank you so much! :) Yeah coconut oil is amazing! I heard that moroccan oil has silicones and that is why I don't want to try it either :) Natural is the best way! :) xxx