This has been a long time coming, but I’m finally gonna talk about a hair “secret” of mine that makes my damaged hair super soft, smooth and shiny. It’s coconut oil! And not just any oil, but Dabur Vatika’s Enriched Coconut Hair Oil.
Here’s why it is THE best coconut oil:
- Coconut oil is one of the only oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft, so you know it will work
- It contains lemon, an astringent that controls sebum (that can cause dandruff), henna to make your hair color “richer” (if you haven’t dyed it) and other herbs
- Makes my hair super shiny and soft
- Makes my hair stronger after all the damage
- Easy to apply
And here’s why it NOT the best:
- It’s a real stinker!
I really love the scent of coconut, however, this coconut oil smell and normal coconut smell is very different, with this coconut oil being extremely pungent. Think of it as coconut that has gone bad for 5 years. It is so pungent that once, I decided to apply some of it to my hair and went to bed. The stench was all around me (I didn’t even put that much!) and my sinuses acted up like crazy, so ugh. My nose was red and itchy and stayed that way for a whole day! I’ve learnt my lesson: only apply it on freshly washed, partially dry hair. This allows the oil to dry as your hair dries, so it’s fully soaked in and you won’t know it’s there.
So yeah, that’s my hair secret, and it really works because I’ve literally gotten ONE compliment on my hair since I’ve started using it again. Just kidding, it’s really good. I stopped for awhile because I really couldn’t stand the smell, but I will suck it up, it’s just too good! Also, it’s only $3.95 and you can buy it at Little India, or online here.
Have you tried coconut oil for your hair? What do you think?