Coconut oil is used as a deep-conditioning treatment for the hair. To use coconut oil as a conditioning treatment, warm the oil, and massage it into damp hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap, and leave the coconut oil on your hair for up to 30 minutes.
- Warm the oil, and massage it into your hair
If the coconut oil is solid, gently warm it in a microwave or pan on the stove top just until the oil turns to liquid. Test the liquid with your fingertip before applying it to your hair to make sure it's not too hot. Wash your hair, and pat it dry with a towel. Massage a couple tablespoons of the coconut oil into your hair and scalp.
- Leave the coconut oil on for up to 30 minutes
Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the coconut oil on your hair for up to 30 minutes. If your hair is very dry and damaged, leave the oil on for longer. If you have thin, fine hair, 10 to 20 minutes is sufficient.
- Wash the oil out of your hair
The oil leaves your hair greasy, so wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo afterward. You may need to wash your hair a few times to remove all of the oil.