Using Coconut Oil for Gray, Almost White Hair

by Kay

Has anyone with gray or white hair used coconut oil? How well did it work? Here’s my story.

I used to dye my hair with henna, but when I ran out I decided not to buy anymore. It’s expensive and time-consuming. Henna is a natural conditioner as well as a dye, so while I used it, my hair looked wonderful: shiny and soft with stunning color.

Fast-forward two months and all that henna was finally cut off, but my natural gray, almost white, hair is dry, dull and a little brittle. My hairdresser recommended coconut oil. I did my first treatment a couple of weeks ago and it worked — sort of. Problem is, gray hair is also porous, so the results of the coconut oil treatment didn’t last very long. Maybe I didn’t use enough or didn’t leave it on long enough.

After reading about using it as a leave-in treatment instead of rinsing it out, it occurred to me that might be the answer. Has anyone else with gray or white hair had this experience? How did you remedy it? Thanks for reading.


Using Coconut Oil on Grey Hair

by: Cathy

My hair is at the least 60% grey, maybe more, I can’t see all of it but my hairdresser says I’m very grey. I also color my hair. I’ve been struggling with it for the last 3 years by trying different styling products. I melt and eat virgin, organic, cold pressed coconut oil daily along with using it on my face and body. I started using it on my hair and LOVE it. I tried applying it on the ends of my hair but it seemed to weigh it down. I read that you shouldn’t put products on the ends but at the root for lift and volume. So I started washing my hair and apply a small amount of coconut oil to the root area of my hair. It made all the difference. TRY IT, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


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Kevin is a full-time blogger with a passion for functional, whole food nutrition. A former Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 25 years experience in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, he also has additional training as a Certified Natural Products Advisor. He enjoys a vibrant lifestyle that includes healthy foods, workouts focusing on core strength with flexibility and longboarding to stay fit and agile.