Massaging Into My Skin and Hair?
I would like to know when and how much coconut oil to massage into my skin and hair. Should I do before a bath or after? Should I do it everyday and what benefits should I expect?
How much coconut oil to use depends on the length and thickness of your hair. Don’t forget to massage the oil deep into your scalp. A tablespoon or two for short hair should be enough. Longer hair will obviously need more. Apply a generous amount, but not dripping wet…
For best results, massage coconut oil before going to bed and leave it on overnight. Use a covering to avoid staining your pillows, etc. You can also do it before or after a bath. It’s up to you. The idea is to keep the oil on your hair and scalp for at least an hour or two.
Yes, you can do it everyday. The results will be that much better. Some of the benefits of using coconut oil on your hair and scalp are smooth, soft, shiny, manageable hair and dandruff-free, itch-free scalp. Don’t be surprised if you grow more hair…
Massage coconut oil on your skin everyday for best results. I do it twice a day. The best time is right after taking a bath as your skin is dry. Ironically, right after a bath is the time when your skin is at its most vulnerable.
Remember, the fatty acids in coconut oil are smaller compared to other oils so your skin will absorb coconut oil faster than any other oil. It’s much better to apply small amounts of coconut oil several times per day. Doing so in one big application will only over-saturate your skin and the excess oil will go to waste.
Using coconut oil for your skin will give you supple, smooth, young-looking skin. Coconut oil is an excellent skin “exfoliant.” It’s very good at helping shed dead skin cells.
Hope this helps,