When confronted with hair problems – from dump, lifeless hair to thinning hair or hair loss – we are all in the search for effective treatments that can restore our locks. One natural remedy that meets the approval of those who have tried it is coconut oil. Used for centuries as an anti-ageing treatment, the coconut oil is also a natural way to help your hair grow longer and thicker.
How it works
Coconut oil contains vitamins (vitamin E, vitamin K), natural antioxidants and essential fatty acids that nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. It penetrates the hair shaft, protecting it against the harsh environment and excess heat while boosting hair growth.
– It is deeply conditioning; helps keep the scalp from drying out and also coats hair roots to protect them from damage
-The lauric acid helps bind the protein in hair, protects the roots and strands and prevent them from breakage
– Fights dandruff; contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help protect against bacterial problems that can inhibit hair growth
– Acts as a natural conditioner keeping the hair soft and shiny. Coconut oil penetrates hair more deeply and faster than many other natural oils.
Keep in mind: coconut oil seems most beneficial when used in small amounts to coat hair or reduce frizz. Massaging with coconut oil helps improve blood circulation, ensuring that the nutrients nourish your follicles.
How to use
Pour a small amount of coconut oil into your hands and apply directly to your roots making sure to cover the entire scalp. Massage the coconut oil gently into your scalp and let it set. For optimum result the coconut oil can be left on overnight or for a minimum of 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a natural shampoo making sure not to blow dry your locks using extreme heat.
If you have long or curly hair, a few drops of organic virgin coconut oil will also help you dealing with tangles and it won’t leave any residue to your hair. There is no need to rinse or shampoo. Furthermore, coconut oil is an excellent natural sunscreen that will protect the hair from the outside elements.