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When it comes to giving your locks some TLC, you’ve likely tried your hand at using coconut oil. Whether you use it via a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, or any other number of hair care products, you can count on coconut oil to provide your hair with endless moisture and shine. However, if you find that you’ve applied a little too much coconut oil to your strands, you’re probably dealing with stiff, weighed down hair. Not cool! So, naturally, the big question is how to get coconut oil out of your hair. Lucky for you, you can easily get your strands clean. Keep reading to learn our best tips on how to get coconut oil out of hair, plus a few tips for avoiding over-application in the first place.
Ready to get rid of the excess coconut oil on your tresses? Check out our best coconut oil removal tips below.
One of the easiest ways to get rid of coconut oil is to use dry shampoo. Dry shampoo comes in handy to absorb excess oils and give your strands a refreshed and balanced feel. Apply the dry shampoo to your hair, making sure to focus on your roots and apply lightly through the rest of your hair. Brush through your strands, and you’ll be all set.
Editor’s note: In a rush? Dry shampoo makes for the perfect travel companion. Simply pack dry shampoo in your bag and use it while on the go to tackle oily hair.
If you find that dry shampoo is not getting the job done, you may want to step things up with a clarifying shampoo and conditioner duo. The right pair can help to get rid of dirt, excess oils, and impurities to leave your mane clean and clarified. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Conditioner, which are formulated with three refined clays and help purify oily roots while hydrating dry ends. To use, simply massage the shampoo onto wet hair, lather up, and rinse. Follow up by applying the conditioner to your mane, leave on for one to three minutes, and rinse thoroughly.
Another method for washing coconut oil out of your hair? Scalp exfoliation! Once your scalp has a buildup of excess oils, you can expect flat, greasy-looking hair to follow. Stay ahead of the game with the help of the L’Oréal Paris EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub. Formulated with apricot seeds, this sulfate-free scrub works to gently remove excess oils, dirt, and impurities for a healthy and refreshed scalp.
Now that you know how to remove coconut oil from your hair, it’s time to explore application tips that can help prevent you from over-applying it (or any hair oil, for that matter).
The next time you reach for coconut oil, it’s essential to apply the oil using your fingertips. This tip comes in handy to make sure that you’re not using too much. Once your fingertips are covered with oil, apply it to the ends of your hair and work your way up your strands.
Instead of using pure coconut oil, why not use hair care products formulated with the nourishing oil? The right hair care products will allow you to reap all of the benefits of the nutrient-rich oil sans oily and greasy-looking strands. Have your pick from some of our best coconut oil hair products below.
L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel: Not a fan of layering products on your strands? This cream-gel may be your perfect match. Giving your strands the best of both worlds, this dual-action product combines the power of a hair cream and a gel to shape your strands without a weighed down feel. Simply work a dime-sized amount of the hair cream evenly through your strands, and let your hair air dry.
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment Serum: If you find that your hair can use more moisture, this serum will rise to the occasion. Infused with camellia and sunflower oils, this lightweight serum works to hydrate and nourish your tresses for moisture that goes the distance. To use, apply a few drops to each section of hair and style as desired.
L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo: In the mood for soft and lustrous curls? It’s time to turn your attention to this coconut oil-infused shampoo. This sulfate-free offering helps hydrate and soften curls without frizz and weigh down for a defined finish.
L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner: Once your strands are nice and clean courtesy of the shampoo above, follow up with this coordinating conditioner for soft and bouncy curls. To use, apply the conditioner onto wet hair, let it sit for one to three minutes, and rinse. Style your strands as desired.
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