Minimalist Hair Oiling Routine | COCONUT VS OLIVE OIL

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I have had a few comments on my hair recently, so I thought it was time for a hair routine video.

I have fine brittle hair, and as I avoid commercial conditioner, I need something natural to give my hair moisture.

Until recently I used coconut oil as a leave in conditioner. I found that the coconut oil gave my hair some moisture for a few days, however I was keen to continue experimenting. I liked the idea of trying olive oil, mostly because I already use it for cooking. Imagine having one versatile product that can be used for cooking and hair conditioning!


I have been using olive oil for the last few months, and though the olive oil routine takes more time than the coconut routine, I think it’s working well for me. The biggest difference is when the oil is applied. Olive oil does not absorb as well into the hair as coconut oil does. If you use it as a leave in conditioner, your hair will most likely look greasy until you wash it.

For this reason, I apply the olive oil before I wash my hair. I like to leave it in for at least four hours and sometimes, if I have the opportunity, over night. This ensures that the oil has an opportunity to absorb into my hair. When I wash it, I wash only the roots. I later towel dry my hair and let the heat do the rest!

Below is a video discussing my hair routine in more detail. Check out my YouTube channel for new videos about minimalism every week. Follow me on Instagram, where I record my minimalist outfits. Check me out on Facebook for resources and updates. I also have a Patreon account, where for a small donation you can view additional content.



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