Coconut oil is one of the most versatile ingredients used in homemade body creams, sunscreens, beauty products and even hair products.
Some regions like Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, Philippines and the Caribbean have known it usage for several years. The women who use coconut milk and oil have silky, long and naturally colored hair. It is no secret that coconut oil is beneficial when ingested, but what about applying it topically?
Benefits of coconut oil
Prevents Hair Loss
Fungal infections, inflammatory skin conditions and nutritional deficiency may lead to hair loss. Coconut oil loaded with healthy fats, which nurtures the hair shaft and scalp, fights skin infections and reduces inflammation.
Mix 2 tbsp. of sage oil and 3 tbsp. of coconut oil. Heat on low heat until well combined. Leave it to cool and smear a generous amount on your head before bed. Cover with a shower cap. Leave overnight. Rinse and style as required.
Repairs Hair Damage
Coconut oil emerged the best natural oil for hair damage prevention among mineral and sunflower oil. It was discovered to lower loss of protein and strengthens the shaft. It is effective for repairing split ends.
Makes Your Hair Smooth
Extreme dryness of the cuticles and hair shaft makes the hair frizzy. Coconut oil is hydrophobic. This means it gets rid of water while retaining the moisture in the hair shaft.
Use coconut oil for 10-15 minutes prior to washing. This makes hair silky and smooth. Coconut oil can be applied to make split ends manageable and to tame flyaways and slick down hair for smooth up do’s.
Symptoms of dandruff include flaking of the skin on your scalp, which can be caused by dry skin or fungus, among many other reasons. It is a common condition but can be cured by fighting fungal infection and keeping the skin hydrated.
Mix same amounts of castor oil and coconut oil. Massage into your scalp and leave for half an hour then rinse. For severe conditions, do this each time you shampoo your hair.
Children get infested with lice often. Most lice medications are toxic and irritate the scalp and harm the hair.
Coconut oil is regularly used to treat lice in little children since it hydrates the skin rather than irritating it. It works against lice that are resistant to pesticides.
The oil coats the lice and gradually chokes them and keeping them and their eggs from clinging to the hair shafts.
Just apply uniformly to the hair, leave in for a few days and keep applying more oil as it is absorbed into skin and hair. You can add a couple drops of tea tree oil for a more intense lice remedy.
Pigment cells situated at the base of every hair follicle is in charge of the color of your hair. With age, these pigment cells die and become less effective.
One way that coconut oil averts gray hair is by nurturing your scalp and protecting the base of the hair follicles. Healthier hair follicles mean avoiding gray hair.
By rubbing your hair with coconut oil and lemon daily for about 15 minutes you can keep gray hair at bay.