I’ve curated the best organic coconut oils for curly hair in this article plus some additional options to choose from. Coconut oil is one of the best oils for the hair and scalp.
Coconut oil has been on my favorite oil list for quite some time and is one of the best oils to use on the hair.
Coconut oil helps stop protein loss from hair and has properties which mimic protein as well. You can read more about coconut oil in my earlier articles –
- Luscious, Lustrous Hair with Coconut Oil
- The Difference Between Virgin & Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO)
- Is Coconut Oil Bad for Your Hair?
Is Coconut Oil Good for Hair?
When I began my hair journey, I started out with the coconut oil in the hair products section of the supermarket but the experience turned out to be a bad one.
The coconut oil brands I found usually had either mineral oil and/or liquid paraffin mixed in with them.
These two components sit on the hair surface and keep moisture out of the hair. They also lead to build-up over a long period of use.
As I conducted more research, I moved onto the better grade of coconut oils. I have experimented with more than a few coconut oil brands over the last few years.
As a result, I’ve put together a list of the best seven organic coconut oil brands out there for hair.
All of the recommendations below have 5 common properties between them:
5 Common Properties of Coconut Oils for Hair and Skin
1. Coconut Oil Appearance
Authentic coconut oil has a consistent pearly white appearance. Even when solid, the appearance should still remain the same.
2. Coconut Oil Odor
Authentic coconut oil has a sweet and pleasant odor that smells like a tropical vacation and happiness on the beach. lol.
There are no strange particles loitering around at the bottom of authentic coconut oil. It is usually filtered to remove any impurities.
Unless you’re purchasing coconut oil that’s had herbs immersed in it, then it should be clear.
4. No Chemical Processing
Organic coconut oil is processed naturally without any unsafe methods to maximize extraction.
It is free from any chemical processing such as hexane and is usually cold-pressed. The label on the bottle should specify this as well.
5. Fresh Coconuts
Organic coconut oil is derived from the flesh of fresh coconuts.
11 Best Organic Coconut Oils for Curly Hair
This list started as 7 but over the years, I’ve added more coconut oil brands as I discover them.
Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is vegan-friendly and made from fresh coconuts as recommended.
The coconut oil is available in a 16 oz glass jar and they regularly have deals on this brand. SHOP NOW.
Carrington Organic Coconut Oil is unrefined, cold-pressed and, gluten-free. It’s available in 2 sizes – 12 oz and 54 oz.
Every purchase you make of Carrington products feeds 250 kids three days a week through the Carrington Cares program. BUY NOW.
Nutiva works with organic farmers to source the freshest coconuts for their coconut oil.
They ensure their farmers adhere to USDA-certified organic and non-GMO guidelines.
Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil is available in 15 oz, 54 oz, and 78 oz jars. SHOP NOW
Kirkland Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is cold-pressed and retains all the natural flavor, aroma, and health benefits of coconuts.
It’s available in a massive 84 oz jar and will take you a very long time to get through the jar.
Great investment if you use it for everything hair, skin, and cooking. SHOP NOW.
It is also certified vegan by the Vegan Society. The oil is available in an 8 oz glass jar. SHOP NOW.
Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is produced from the finest coconuts in the Philippines and is unrefined and cold-pressed.
It was previously voted as the # 1 Ethical Best Buy by the Ethical Consumer Magazine.
Lucy Bee Coconut Oil is food grade as are many of the recommendations on this list. SHOP NOW
Artisana Organics Coconut Oil is available in a 14 oz glass jar. SHOP NOW.
Spectrum Culinary Organic Coconut Oil is food grade, unrefined and expeller-pressed. It is also USDA-certified organic and Non-GMO project verified.
The coconut oil is available in 14 oz and 54 oz jars. SHOP NOW.
Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is certified vegan, certified organic, and gluten-free.
It is available in 14 oz, 29 oz, and 56 oz jars. SHOP NOW.
Anthony’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is cold-pressed within a few days of harvest at the source. Produced in a gluten-free, soy-free, peanut-free, and wheat-free facility.
The coconut oil is available in a massive 54 oz jar but it’s food-grade so you can use it for cooking and on the skin as well. SHOP NOW.
Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil USDA certified organic, unrefined, unbleached, hexane-free, and gluten-free which ensures superior taste and aroma.
Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is available in a 32 oz jar. SHOP NOW.
Coconut Oils Brands Quick Links
Here are quick links to all the coconut oil brands recommended above:-
- Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Oil
- Kirkland Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Fushi Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
- Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
- Artisana Organics Raw Coconut Oil
- Spectrum Culinary Organic Coconut Oil
- Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Where to Buy Organic Coconut Oils for Hair
You can find one or more of the coconut oil brands recommended above at the following locations online:-
If you don’t, be sure to look out for words like unrefined, hexane-free, cold-pressed, and certified organic on the packaging to pick the right type.
Have you tried any others apart from above, which you think are just as good? Let us know in the comments section.