For its variety of healthy benefits and uses, the coconut oil is becoming more and more popular. It can be used for everything, from cooking, to improving your hair, and it also tops all the lists of natural remedies and alternatives that can help in improving your health and your well being. For example, when used for the hair, it can make it look younger and it will prevent graying, falling out or thinning. Here in this article, we are going to present you how to use coconut oil on your hair in order to get the best benefits of it.
1. For thinning hair
As the coconut oil is a natural substance, it is very helpful in hair growing thicker, longer, as well as faster. The coconut oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamins as well, that nourish the scalp and remove natural oil build – up, which is excreted from the hair follicles. It can be used for daily treatment:
– Gently wash your hair with a sulfate-free, and all natural shampoo, before going to sleep and after that follow with conditioner.
– Into a bowl, melt some organic virgin coconut oil and make sure it is not too hot.
– Comb out any tangles in your hair, which had resulted from washing it.
– Massage the melted coconut oil into your scalp by using your hands. Part the hair on different areas on your head in order to massage your entire scalp with the oil.
– After finishing this, wrap a towel around your head and leave the coconut oil to soak into your scalp during the night.
When you massage your scalp with coconut oil, it increases the blood circulation, which is the support for hair growing. The best thing will be to take a time massaging the oil into the scalp, at least for 10 minutes, gently, every next day. In order to cover the whole scalp, you will need just one tablespoon a day, as it don’t need to be too thick. So, it will help you in maintaining your hair follicles healthy, as it is rich in vitamin E and vitamin K.
2. For damaged hair
When we use the coconut oil on our hair, it reduces the protein loss in it and it does not matter if it is damaged or not. As it is very rich in lauric acid, coconut oil is strongly attracted to the proteins which are needed for healthy hair. Coconut oil also has low molecular weight, so it can easily penetrate the head and inside the hair shaft. In order to use it for damaged hair, you just need to take one teaspoon of it and spread it throughout, before washing it. Let the oil on the hair for 30 minutes before washing. You can also use it after washing the hair, as a leave-in conditioner, by taking half of a teaspoon.
3. Moisture retention
As the coconut oil has high moisture retaining capacity, it makes it great when it comes to the retaining moisture in the hair. It cannot be easily evaporated or broken down, so this makes it very stable. The moisture cannot escape from the hair, as the coconut oil keeps it inside. This makes the hair more soft, and it also prevents the breaking of it.
So, in order to use the coconut oil for retention, apply it similarly like we said for damaged hair. After washing the hair, apply about half a teaspoon of it, as a leave-in conditioner. This will protect your hair from losing moisture during the whole day. It is also better retaining moisture in the hair than any synthetic product that is we can buy at the stores.
4. For dry hair
Those people that have dry hair may notice that their rough and thin hair gets even worse by using some harsh product, for making it better, which are not helpful at all. They can often leave the scalp dry and flaky, which will make the hair more and more damaged in the future. But, we have the coconut oil, which can be very effective in solving such problems, by replacing the store-bought products and curing thins kind of dry hair.
5. Gray hair
Besides everything else that we mentioned before, the most important thing is that coconut oil is very beneficial in preventing gray hair and baldness. Before applying the coconut oil on the scalp and the hair, mix some Eclipta Alba leaf juice or Bhringraj into it. Then leave this mixture on the scalp and the hair as a leave-in conditioner.
You can find coconut oil available in every store. It can be also found in an odorless variety, and used for any hair conditions. It will help you a lot in benefit the health and beauty of your hair.