If you look at the ingredients list on some of your favorite hair products, you are likely to see coconut oil on the list. However, it will probably be in the company of harsh chemicals that will damage your hair. Do not fret. Coconut oil is among the list of ingredients that you want to see in your hair care products.
Coconut oil is full of antioxidants, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. These elements will help fight infections on your scalp and improve your hair. Your hair will be bouncy and light with volume after using coconut oil and best of all the effects don’t take long to show!
Here is a list of five benefits of using coconut oil for natural hair care!
Coconut oil is a natural ingredient that works well for all hair types! It can be used as an excellent conditioner and often works better than other bottle conditioners. It’s safe for kids and nourishes the hair with minerals, vitamins and fatty acids. Dry hair is often a symptom of protein deficiency; coconut oil strengthens the hair by replenishing the protein in your hair. Coconut oil tends to work best when used as a leave-in conditioner. The key is to find the perfect balance for your hair and remember that a little bit of coconut oil can go a long way!
2.) Hair Growth
Coconut oil can be the perfect natural remedy for thinning hair. Not only is it safe but it’s also very effective. Coconut oil contains and essential nutrient, lauric acid, that penetrates the hair and results in healthier, glowing hair. To use coconut oil to promote hair growth gently massage it into the scalp for 10 minutes three to five times a week; this improves blood circulation which in turn results in an increase in hair growth. You may also want to use a few drops of rosemary oil with the coconut oil; they can work very well together. The heat of your body combined with the oils will improve the health of your scalp.
Dandruff is a common problem, some over the counter products can make it worse because they don’t address the root of the problem. Coconut oil is a natural remedy that has been used for years. Coconut oil contains fatty acids, including lauric and capric acid, which can kill any viruses, bacteria or fungus on your scalp! To combat dandruff massage coconut oil into the scalp and if possible stay in the sun for about half an hour. You can leave it on overnight or wash it out with a natural shampoo. Try to do this one or two times a week, three if you have time. You should start to notice a difference within a week!
Coconut oil can tame frizz risk-free. Straighteners and curlers and hair dryers can cause heat damage and brittle hair; they take all the moisture out of your hair. Coconut oil works as a natural styling agent while causing no damage to your hair!
5.) Head Lice
These pesky bugs, although relatively harmless, can cause irritation. Coconut oil is not only a right treatment but it’s also an excellent prevention technique. Coconut oil repels lice and stops them laying their eggs on the hair shaft.
To sum it up coconut oil is great to use in your hair and has massive benefits whatever your hair style!
- March 13, 2018
- Maurice Shabazz