Yes, you can use coconut oil on keratin treated hair, but it's important to be cautious about how you use it. Keratin treatments are designed to smooth and straighten the hair by adding a protective layer of protein to the hair shaft, so it's important to avoid using any products that can strip or damage the keratin.
Coconut oil can be beneficial for keratin treated hair, as it can help to nourish and moisturize the hair. However, you should use it sparingly and avoid applying it directly to the roots or scalp, as this can lead to buildup and make hair feel greasy.
Here are some tips for using coconut oil on keratin treated hair:
Use a small amount: Start with a small amount of coconut oil, such as a pea-sized amount, and work it through the ends of your hair. Avoid applying it to the roots or scalp.
Apply to damp hair: Coconut oil can penetrate the hair more effectively when it's damp, so apply it to towel-dried hair after shampooing and conditioning.
Use as a pre-shampoo treatment: Coconut oil can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment to help nourish and moisturize the hair before washing. Apply it to damp hair, leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour, and then shampoo and condition as usual.
Avoid using too often: Using coconut oil too often can lead to buildup and make hair feel greasy. Use it once a week or as needed to avoid buildup.
Remember to always consult with your hairstylist or hair care professional for advice on the best products and treatments for your hair type and condition, especially if you have had a keratin treatment.