Homemade Coconut Oil Detangler

By Erin Watson-Price

If your hair is dry or curly, it might be prone to tangles. Sure, there are lots of detanglers available in the hair-care section or beauty supply store. But there's a miracle ingredient you might have in your kitchen that works just as well: coconut oil. This natural moisturizer can be used on wet hair to work through post-shower tangles, or on dry hair that's just not playing nice.

Homemade Coconut Oil Detangler
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Homemade Coconut Oil Detangler

Step 1

Put coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 5-second intervals until just melted and warm, not hot.

Step 2

Put 1 or 2 drops of coconut oil into the palm of your hand. Depending on the length of your hair and how dry it is, you may need more to thoroughly coat your hair. Work with small amounts to avoid making your hair greasy.

Step 3

Rub the oil between your hands and work it through your tangles, avoiding your roots.

Step 4

Use a wide tooth comb to comb out your hair in small sections to the ends.

Step 5

Style hair as usual.