We talk about Coconut oil* all the time. Particularly because it is a superior oil and is very healthy for your hair, skin and even your body when taken internally.
We feel a bit obliged to add just one more thing to that mile-long list of benefits the oil has because this one is a doozy.
We all know that when we bleach our hair for the first time the look is always amazing but the maintenance is crazy hard.
Bleached blonde hair requires a lot of moisture and a lot of protein. Your hair has been stripped of much of its surface area so after the bleach your hair is probably the most porous it has ever been prior to the treatment.
However, prior to dealing with the effects of bleaching, the process is not easy either. Word on the street is that you can prevent some of the issues that occur with bleaching your hair by soaking your hair with coconut oil prior to adding the bleach the next day.
How to do it
1. Coat your hair from root to tip with coconut* oil.
2. Cover you hair with a plastic cap and go to sleep.
3. Bleach your hair the following day with the oil still in your hair.
When you pre-soak your hair with oil, you are actually replicating the natural oils* in your hair causing buildup which protects your hair and scalp from the damaging effects of the bleaching process.
According to the women who swear by the coconut* oil bleaching method, the oil helps the process of bleaching to go by much faster. Additionally it helps to prevent any burning or itchiness that might occur during the process.
Next time you are thinking about going blonde we say try the coconut oil bleaching method to see how effective it is. This is one that you can safely experiment with because coconut oil* is so amazing for your hair anyway.
Comment below and let us know if you have ever tried the coconut oil bleaching method.
Amina Brooks says
That’s what i did it kept it from falling out even though its a little weak i’l have to rinse with moisturizing conditioner for a few days
Sarah Belet says
I Will try this soon
LaShaun Whichard says
Thanks I plan on dying my ends this weekend I don’t plan to bleach but I know there is bleach in the dye I’m using so this is great advice.
Dior Nicole says
Wonder if you can put color over it after you bleach using this process
Shawn Stephen says
Like coconut oil definitely will try
Carmen Rosario says
I did this and my hair didn’t fall out just broke off from the ends from using too much heat. I truly recommend this 🙂
Tisha Lopez says
A must do for me.
Frankie Parson says
I always add oil to my color
Esther Williams Jordan says
I am so torn with to bleach or not to bleach!!! I love my light hair but haven’t worn it in years. I miss bleaching. Well I might try this.
Cam'el Giftedhands Jones says
I guess the secret is out…….
does coconut oil the Organic kind expire? I have a 32 oz. jar from Tropical Organics from 2013
Planning to dye, not bleach my partially gray hair. I’m much afraid, but using coconut oil sounds like the way to go, and then lots of protein treatments!
Tara MsOverjoyed-Barwick says
Thanks for sharing
Rosalynn Carrasquillo says
I’ve done this and it works
Been doing this for years and I have never had a problem bleaching my hair. I also suggest It’s a 10 leave-in or BTZ protein cocktail