While you certainly can use virgin coconut oil on your hair, there are so many great coconut oil hair products you can get on the market right now. Below, we have rounded up a list of the very best coconut oil hair masks and products for you to try.
1. Kopari Coconut Melt
The simplest way to experience coconut oil benefits for hair is by incorporating the purest and most unrefined version of it into your weekly routine. This coconut oil from Kopari is rich in fatty acids that can penetrate the hair shaft and strengthen your locks from within, and because it’s unrefined, it is rich in polyphenols to protect the hair from pollution and the sun’s damaging rays. You can buy this oil from Sephora.
2. Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo
This unique coconut oil shampoo cleanses the hair and exfoliates the scalp thoroughly, but it also has some added benefits that make it really stand out. It contains coconut oil to moisturize hair and scalp, charcoal for deep cleansing, and a blend of essential oils to refresh and soothe an itchy scalp. This SLS-free formula will work for most hair types, including those who cannot tolerate leave-in coconut oil hair products, and is especially recommended for those with a flakey scalp. It is available at Sephora.
3. The Body Shop Coconut Oil Hair Shine
This thick coconut oil hair balm gives that perfect finishing touch to the hair, making it shine with health after it’s been styled. It has a thick texture, with coconut oil being its very first ingredient, but it also contains other protective ingredients like lanolin and beeswax. This balm is the best choice for super unruly hair. It is available on Amazon.
4. SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment
This leave-in coconut oil conditioner has a truly hydrating formula that would likely work for those who find coconut oil alone a little drying. In addition to the saturated oil, it also includes glyceryl stearate for a wonderfully creamy texture, and water-binding glycerin to keep the hair hydrated. Work it into your hair before drying, and it’ll be smooth and strong all day long. Pick up a bottle from Ulta Beauty!
5. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
Like a primer for the hair, this dry oil gives the hair a smooth feel and healthy glow, and ensures that styling will be a breeze. It can be applied to hair when damp for added hydration or when dry to tame frizz. It boosts the hair with a blend of oils, including coconut oil for quick penetration and macadamia oil for sealing the hair shaft from the outside. A touch of silicone means that this formula also protects the hair from heat damage. Find this hair oil at Sephora!
6. Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shampoo
We love a hydrating, sulfate-free shampoo, and a dose of coconut oil means we love it even more. This wonderfully scented hair cleanser nourishes the hair thoroughly, and also loads it up with some strengthening proteins. It’d work well for anyone whose dry hair needs a boost. This coconut oil shampoo can be purchased from Ulta Beauty.
7. IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel
This gel is perfect for giving hair that naturally tousled, voluminous look with increased texture and separation. It works well with almost all hair types, and also includes coconut oil for added strength and smoothness. Pick it up from Sephora!
8. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Jumbo Amino Acid Shampoo
Getting the hair clean is important, but it’s not enough. It’s almost always better to opt for sulfate-free shampoos that also contain some hair-repairing ingredients, like this wonderful option from Kiehl’s. This coconut oil shampoo keeps the hair soft and strong with a blend of coconut oil and wheat proteins, but it also cleanses thoroughly with some exceptionally gentle surfactants. Order it online from Nordstrom!
9. Herbivore Sea Mist Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist
If your hair looks best after a dip in the ocean, then this sea salt spray is definitely for you. It mimics sea water to give straight hair those beautiful beachy waves, with the added touch of hydrating aloe vera and de-frizzing and strengthening coconut oil. If you’d like to give it a try, get a bottle from Sephora!
10. OGX Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist
This super light hair oil is perfect for heat styling, giving the hair a smooth texture, a touch of shine, and serious protection. Heat protection comes courtesy of a blend of silicones, while coconut oil works to protect the hair shaft from within. Apply it after your shower for easy styling. It is available for sale via Ulta Beauty.
11. Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Scent & Shine Coconut Oil
This gorgeously scented hair oil isn’t made of pure coconut oil. Instead, it is prepared with caprylic/ capric triglycerides, special emollients derived from coconut oil. They give the hair a silky feel and are not as heavy as coconut oil. They still manage to tame frizz and protect the hair. If you’d like to give this take on coconut oil hair products a try, find it at Sephora!
12. Maui Moisture Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Curl Smoothie
Made specifically for those with curls, this styling butter gives definition, shine, strength, and smoothness to the hair. It features aloe vera to saturate the hair with moisture, and coconut oil to lock it in thoroughly. A little goes a long way, as this coconut oil hair cream might be on the heavy side for some. It is available for purchase at Ulta Beauty.
13. Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Nourishing Treatment
This is the kind of coconut oil hair mask that’ll make your hair softer than you can believe. It can be used either before or after shampooing, and left in the hair for 3-10 minutes to fortify the hair with a collection of much needed oils and proteins. It’s great for all hair types, so you can buy it from Ulta Beauty.
14. DevaCurl Super Stretch Coconut Curl Elongator
If there’s a brand that knows curly hair, it’s DevaCurl. This coconut oil hair cream helps style curls in a way that will lengthen and define them, while still leaving them soft to the touch. This formula hydrates and moisturizes the hair while keeping it looking gorgeous. You can pick up a jar at Sephora.
15. Earth’s Nectar Coconut Curls
This multi-use coconut oil hair cream is oh-so-simple yet oh-so-beneficial. It combines coconut oil with a few lighter oils in a creamy formula that also saturates the hair with just the right amount of water. It can be used as a pre-shower treatment, or as a styling aid. Find a bottle of it at Sephora!
16. Rahua Leave-In Treatment
If you’re a fan of clean hair care, then you’ve probably heard of Rahua and their highly praised natural hair products. This light formula is made with a collection of plant extracts along with a bit of rahua and coconut oils to nourish and fortify the hair. Apply it after showering for perfectly smooth hair. It works well for those who find most coconut oil hair products a little too heavy for them. It can be ordered online from Dermstore.
17. O&M Seven Day Miracle Moisture Mask
This coconut oil hair mask can replace your hair conditioner on days when your hair needs extra TLC. It contains jojoba, macadamia, and coconut oils for those whole like a cocktail of ingredients, along with hydrating hyaluronic acid. It rinses away easily in water, and leaves the hair feeling soft and healthy. It is sold at Sephora.
18. Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Deep Repair Masque
This intensive coconut oil hair mask is an in-shower treatment formulated like a deep conditioner. It includes traditional conditioner ingredients along with reparative oils like coconut, jojoba and argan, as well glycerin to pull in moisture. It should work for all hair types including bleached hair. You can order it from Amazon.
19. Pacifica Coconut Pro Strong & Long Creamy Oil Mask
This protein and coconut oil hair mask is one of the best choices for bringing strength back to damaged hair. Use it a few times a week in the shower as a deep treatment, and the blend of oils and proteins in it will lock moisture into your hair and increase its strength. Pick it up from Ulta Beauty!
20. Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beaute
If you love the idea of a dry oil but your hair cannot tolerate all those silicones, coconut oil-derived alkanes might be the solution. This oil has a gorgeous scent and quick-drying texture thanks to this natural silicone alternative, and also contains other nourishing ingredients like apricot and sesame oil. Order it online from Dermstore!
21. Ouidad Curl Immersion Coconut Cleansing Conditioner
If your hair is on the dry or curly side, then it might be time to switch over from a traditional shampoo to a cleansing conditioner. This oil-enriched formula locks moisture into curly hair with a blend of coconut, castor, and avocado oils. It leaves the hair clean yet hydrated, and makes curls look gorgeous. Buy a bottle at Sephora!
22. Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner
This unique coconut oil hair conditioner is lightweight yet highly effective at softening the hair and keeping the scalp healthy. It is enriched with coconut oil for that fortifying touch, but also contains kaolin and salicylic acid to prevent the scalp from getting oily or itchy. Matrix gets some serious bonus points for packaging this natural conditioning formula in a recyclable bottle, as well! It is available at Ulta Beauty.
23. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Hair Milk Smoothie
This coconut oil hair lotion is light and airy, yet super moisturizing! It contains a blend of shea butter and coconut oils to protect the hair, while a touch of glycerin mixed with water also ensures a healthy level of hydration. It helps tame frizzy hair and give a lustrous sheen. Give it a try if you find most hair serums too heavy! You can order it from Amazon.
24. TOCCA Beauty Hair Fragrance – Giulietta
If you’re a fan of hair perfumes, this is the one to try. It has a delicate floral scent that lasts a while, and is reinforced with coconut oil to prevent damaging the hair. It’s guaranteed to put you into a good mood every time you get a whiff of it. Order it online from Dermstore!
25. Jason Organic Coconut Oil
To cap off our list of the best coconut oil hair products, it seemed like another unrefined, pure coconut oil option was the way to go. This coconut oil is organic and can be used on the hair as a pre- or post-shower treatment. It can even be mixed with other ingredients for fabulous DIY concoctions. It is sold online through Amazon.
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