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Pro Natural sunscreen
Coconut oil can help protect your scalp against sunburn and hair against sun damage, with an SPF of 8.
Pro Easy to find
Coconut oil is sold in most grocery stores, health stores and bulk food stores.
Compared to most other hair-friendly oil products, coconut oil is by far one of the cheapest options.
Pro Good for dandruff
Treating your scalp with coconut oil can help kill fungus and bacteria that causes dandruff, and moisturizes the skin. This in turns benefits the health of your hair, as dandruff can cause damage to the strands as well as hair loss.
Pro Helps tame frizz
Pro Ideal over night treatment
Coconut oil is deeply conditioning and helps repair damaged hair. Leaving in a coconut oil treatment overnight can really help improve the health of your hair.
Con Can be difficult to wash out
May require more shampoo than other treatments (as an oil, it's insoluble), which may strip off all the hard work.
Con Can weigh down hair
Coconut oil is quite heavy. It will weight down your hair and cause it to look greasy if you use even a little too much.