Coconut oil is really good for most hair types. It helps keep your hair strong, makes it shiny and smooth, easier to brush, and just all-around healthier. And if you have annoying frizzy short hair around your ears, forehead or hairline, doing this will help tame that down.

If you have super-oily or super-curly hair you might not need to use coconut oil, or maybe less often, but everyone’s hair is different and will get different results. In any case it’s worth trying out, it’s not going to hurt anything and for most hair it’s like magic.

 

Here’s what to do:

Find a small bottle of coconut oil at a drugstore or a specialty hair product place (interesting to walk through as a man with long hair, definitely worth the experience).

It can be a little messy, try it for the first time when you’re staying home for a few hours. You’re going to wash it out eventually so don’t do this right before leaving the house.

  • Pour a little bit into your palm and rub it into both hands.
  • Massage the oil into your scalp and hair roots with your fingertips. It can help to lean over with your hair hanging down so you can really get to the scalp.
  • You can even put a little extra focus rubbing the oil into the tips, as well as the sides around your ears.
  • You’ll notice your hands and fingers will be coated after this; imagine the same thing is happening to your hair strands.
  • Do a nice thorough brush reaching all the way to your scalp with the bristles. This will spread the coconut oil from your roots and scalp all the way through the ends coating your hair evenly.
  • Do a regular hair wash.
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After washing it out your hair will be smooth, shiny, looking and feeling awesome. Doing this regularly will keep it strong and healthy, and since long hair is a long-term thing, you want to do whatever you can to keep it that way.

Try two – four times a month, less frequently if you have oily hair. Women will notice and tell you how great your hair looks, and they might even be a little jealous but that’s ok they’ll get over it.

Coconut oil. It’s next-level shit. Try it.

 

Comments

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    1. Author

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  2. Check your local Aldi if you have one: organic, cold-pressed Coconut Oil comes in 32oz. Jars for less than $5 USD.

    A previous comment mentioned the “regular wash” but I’m still confused if that means simply water or if shampoo post-oil is needed (I shampooed yesterday and don’t want to again this week if I can help it).

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    I just got my first order of hairties-for-men and as a guy always using cheap regular hair ties it is an INSTANT GAME CHANGER. It is simply more comfortable, lacking all the hair follicle-pull and extreme tightness I didn’t realize I was used to until the switch.

    I have quite thick, naturally “full body wave” hair and notice that conventional hair ties sometimes struggle to keep it contained despite the tightness…my new pirate mermaid hairtie feels gloriously strong yet gentle.

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    I am only now starting to really educate myself on hair care after growing it out past shoulder-length two or three times. It’s been 1 &1/2 years this go and I aim to treat it right.

    I have searched and searched for good, proper info but have found so much contradicting information out there that I have grown frustrated on several occasions.
    TheLonghairs is a revolution for me.

    1. Author

      Yo Tyler! Glad to have you here mate and thanks for the comment and feedback.

      I do prefer to shampoo my hair after letting the coconut oil to its work.

      Pumped you are loving the hair ties, GAME CHANGER! Stoked man.

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  3. Hey I’m new here but where can I get some good coconut oil from my local stores or is there a website that sells really good coconut oil? I’ve had long hair (it goes past my shoulders) since I was in 6th grade and I’m in 10th now and I want to take care of it. My hair is also straight ,but I want wavy hair any suggestions on how do so? Thanks in advance.

    1. Author

      Yo dude! Don’t have a specific suggestion for you on this, but coconut oil is widely available in stores and online. I suggest going with pure coconut oil in natural form.

  4. Hey everybody, I have crazy thick hair and whether I put coconut oil in my hair or not about 30 min after taking a shower it puffs up and becomes a pain in the ass. Is their anything I can do to keep it flat throughout the day?

    1. Author

      Yo Nick! We’re going to publish a blog post this week about curly hair. In the meantime, make sure you aren’t drying your hair with a towel using a lot of action. Reduce friction in your drying as much as possible. Friction leads to frizz leads to POOF! Stay tuned.

  5. I use 100% extra virgin coconut oil comes in a 15oz. jar made by Shea Moisture
    Ingredient: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil
    That’s it!

    No fragrance, no sulfates, no nothing !!!

    Great use from head to toe fellas. I use it once a week and just take a cold shower to rinse it out about two hours later.

    Nice blog! Added you guys on Instagram

  6. THANK GOODNESS you guys are here. Jeez, every time I look stuff up on the internet about the frizzies, or ask my hairdresser, it’s always like “To maintain frizzy hair while strengthening hair, use these 15 different pastes and plasters every day for four hours, then draw a pentagram on the floor, sit in the middle and chant in Ancient Greek while slowly turning clock hands counter clockwise. For best results, do the same process backwards at night.” Here, it’s just like “Hey, coconut oil is pretty good, use that.”

    1. Author

      HAHAHA!Dude the pentagram trick didn’t work?? Pumped on the feedback man, appreciate your comment and glad the stuff is helpful.

  7. I have a question, I’ve heard that using coconut oil during the night is a good idea, but is it? it wouldn’t tangle the hair? also I would like to know what do you think about argan oil? I’ve heard that is better as condition but is not as good as coconut one. I’m thinking to use argan as condition and use coconut in nights or before washing, it is ok? or its too much? Thanks!

    1. Author

      Yo Nicolas! Thanks for writing in. Coconut oil is definitely a good idea. You don’t necessarily need to leave it in overnight though. Personally I don’t want it getting my pillow and sheets all greasy, so I’ll leave it in my hair for about an hour or two then shampoo it out or go surfing. Check more here. Argan oil is also great. You probably don’t need to use both, or a combination of both, more than 2-3 times a week, unless your hair is super dry.

  8. Quick question.

    I’ve got super curly hair so brushing is a pain in the ass. After rubbing the coconut oil in, can I skip the brushing step? Or is this essential?

    Thanks!
    Max

    1. You can skip it but I would make sure that you are at least rubbing it through your hair with your hands.

  9. Coconut oil is bitch’in! My wife turned me onto it over a year ago and have been doing it ever since I used to have a super dry scalp and this has been the remedy! Also anyone looking to get it I get mine at Costco it comes in a galon of the organic solid state (not melted) tub for 23 bucks! Well worth it. Thanks for the awareness guys starting a new hash tag here #manegains!

    1. Author

      Love it man. And thanks for the recommendation, I’ve been wanting to get the organic solid state you’re talking about.

  10. Yeah, dude! Since coconut oil is. ..well, an oil, it can do totally be used for cooking. However, expect a tad of a flavor influence on whatever you use it for. Experiment with your cooking usage before cooking for others who might not like coconut in the first place (which is madness, man! ) and always ask everyone if they are allergic to coconut or tropical fruits.
    WARNING: WHEN USING TO COOK, KEEP FLAME LOW. COOKING OIL HAS A LOW BURNING POINT AND WILL DISSOLVE REALLY FAST ON HIGH FLAME.
    I hope I helped out
    ^-^.
    Also, it may be healthier, but it does not guarantee a cure -all effect for anyone who already has health problems. Although, with lots of stretching, cardio, and exercise (plus quitting smoking cigarettes, electronic nicotine cigarettes/hookah, “safe” cigarettes and other tobacco products), it may help people live longer.

  11. Appreciate the response El Rubio! Now I just have to find some, went into my local Sally’s out here in East County and they didn’t have just plain coco oil, just a bunch of other products with it in there.

    1. Author

      Yo Jesse! I haven’t tried it myself but I have heard of using many different oils, including flax seed oil. General rule of thumb as long as it’s all natural, you should be good. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!

    1. Author

      Yo Robert! You can try either way. After the oil your hair should have a lot of moisture, so you might not need to condition. Try it that way to start with. If you still feel like you need to condition, try it the next time.

  12. Applied Coconut Oil last night for the first time and left it overnight and man… It works. Nevermind all the other fancybrand hair masks(I tried a couple before) and just go for Coconut Oil. At least thats what I’m going to do from now on. For the first time in my longhair days, I can actually perform a full hairwhip/swirl/headbang because this is the first time my thick-wavy-frizzy hair is actually this smooth. I salute you, Longhairs, with a Lion’s Mane.

    1. Author

      Yo Ark! Hell yeah man, shit’s real! Glad to hear about your results, especially for a guy w/ wavy hair. Salute!

  13. I know it sais do it four times a month, I was wondering what day of the week do you apply it to your hair

    -Monday
    or
    – Tuesday
    or
    -Wednesday
    or
    -Thursday
    -Friday
    -Saturday
    or
    -sunday

  14. Natural coconut oil (the ones in your local grocery store) are the best kinds to get. I also heard to leave the coconut oil in your hair for at least 2 hours before washing it out. This ensures that all of the hair and their cores get moisturized.

  15. Coconut oil is not only good for your hair but also as a moisturizer for your whole body! I fell in love with it when living in Australia.

    A small bottle of the coconut oil may be pricey at the pharmacy. For more bang for your buck buy organic, cold pressed coconut oil at the grocery. You can find it at your local health food store or co-op. You can locate it in the oil aisle. You can also find it at some main stream groceries as well as Trader Joes and at Wholefoods. A jar will set you back around $8. I recently bought some in bulk at Costco for $16. (Fancy jars of Dr. Bronner’s can go for $22–YIKES!) I use it after showering on my face, arms, chest, legs, feet– all over. A little goes a long way.

    When you get it in the jar, it may appear white and hard. It is in its solid form. Taking a small amount and rubbing it in your hands, it will slowly dissolve. You can then apply it. In the summer, the oil may even melt in the jar. This is okay. It will re-solidify when the temperature cools down, or if you like it solid keep it in the refrigerator. It will have a slight scent to it but nothing obnoxious like tanning oil.

    For the adventurous, it also makes for a great massage or sex lubricant. It can be used orally, internally or externally. I love the stuff!

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