Coconut oil – we can easily say that this ingredient is one of the most popular ingredients used in many different homemade beauty products. It’s used for making homemade body creams, sunscreens and other natural beauty products as well. Many women in the world use this ingredient to make homemade hair products as well. It works like a charm. Many women from India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines and the Caribbean have been using coconut milk and coconut oil to make homemade remedies and keep their hair silky, long and naturally colored for hundreds of years.
Well, there is no doubt that this super healthy ingredient is extremely useful and beneficial for your skin and your hair. It’s extremely useful when it’s used both, topically and there are many benefits you get from eating coconut oil as well. So, in this article, we are going to show you why coconut oil is so good for your hair.
- Prevents Hair Loss
There are many reasons and factors that can cause hair loss – the hair loss can be caused by many factors, such as: inflammatory skin conditions, fungal infections and nutritional deficiency as well. As we all know, coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats, which provide many health benefits for the hairs: nourishes the hair shaft and scalp, fights skin infections and reduce inflammation.
You should definitely use coconut oil to prevent hair loss – it quite simple, just mix 2 tablespoons of sage oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. You need to cook this mixture on low heat until everything is combined. When it’s done, remove it from heat and let it cool. Test it on your skin – it should be warm enough, but not burning. When it’s cooled enough, you need to apply this mixture all over your hear before you go to sleep and cover it with a shower cap. You need to wash off this mixture in the morning. Your hair will be refreshed and you will notice the results in just few weeks.
- Repairs Hair Damage
If you compare this super healthy oil with other oils, like mineral oil or sunflower oil, the coconut oil always comes on top as the best natural oil for damaged hair. Actually, coconut oil was also the only oil found to reduce protein loss and strengthen the shaft. Well, you can also use coconut oil on split ends to help repair them, although it’s always best to trim them off every 6 weeks or so.
- Makes Your Hair Smooth
Fizzy hair – it’s usually caused by excessive dryness of the cuticles and hair shaft. The coconut oil is a hydrophobic ingredient, which means that it repels water and it also retains moisture within the hair shaft. So, if you apply coconut oil on your hair 10-15 minutes before washing it, it will make your hair silky-smooth. Well, you can also some coconut oil on the split ends as well. It will make them easier to brush. And, when it comes to styling, you can use a little bit of coconut oil to tame flyaways and slick down hair to create smooth updo’s.
- Fights Dandruff
What’s dandruff? Well, we can answer that for you – it’s a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp, which can be caused by dry skin or fungus, or other reasons. Well, the coconut oil can help you treat dandruff by fighting fungal infections and hydrating your dry skin.
Here’s what you need to do – it’s quite simple, all you have to do is mix equal part of coconut oil and castor oil. Then you should apply this mixture on your scalp and massage it very gently. Leave it on for 30 minutes before you wash it off.
Note: if you suffer from severe dandruff, you need to practice this method every time you wash your hair.
- Kills Lice
Young children suffer from this type of condition. Well, most of the lice treatments are highly toxic and burn the scalp and can damage your hair very badly. So, coconut oil is often used to treat lice in small children because it hydrates the skin instead of irritating it. Coconut oil also works great against pesticide resistant lice. How this works – well, the coconut oil coats the lice and slowly suffocates them as well as preventing them and their eggs from hanging onto the hair shafts.
Here’s what you need to do – it’s very easy, just apply coconut oil evenly on your hair. You should leave it on for several hours and continue applying more oil as it gets absorbed into your skin and hair.
Note: you can also add some drops of tea tree oil for a more powerful lice formula.
- Gray Hair
What’s the main reason for gray hair? Well, let me explain this for your – there are pigment cells located at the base of each hair follicle. Well, these pigment cells are responsible for the color of your hair, and as you grow older, these pigment cells die and become less efficient. Well, this super healthy coconut oil can prevent gray hair by nourishing your scalp and protecting the base of your hair follicles. So, if your base and pigment cells are healthier, this means that you’ll be able to avoid gray hair much longer.
Here’s what you need to do to avoid gray hair – you need to massage your hair with coconut oil and lemon every day, for at least 15 minutes.
I really hope that you will start using this super healthy ingredient, because it can provide many healthy benefits for your skin and your hair. Well, actually, the coconut oil will provide health benefits for your health in general. So, what are you waiting for, just go to the local health store and buy some coconut oil today. Some of the organic herbal shampoos have some coconut oil in them. But, if the brand you’re using doesn’t contain any coconut oil in it, then you should add some to enjoy the health benefits. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share with your friends and family.