Coconut oil is a traditional oil that people in tropical places have used for hundreds of years to condition and maintain healthy hair.
Using coconut oil is a wonderful natural way to make your hair and skin soft, radiant, and healthy. For thousands of years, coconut oil has found itself among the most popular hair conditioners. In fact, this is probably the most effective conditioner ever, and coconut oil helps with damaged hair plus encourages hair regrowth. Coconut oil hair treatment is not only good for extensive dry hair, but it’s also incredibly perfect hair treatment for damaged hair which has been over-processed or heat damaged.
Some go to the extent of claiming that coconut oil performs better than many man-made treatments available on the market, due to the facts that it’s 100% natural, free of alcohols and other chemicals which can damage your hair.
Read on for more information about its benefits and uses for hair.
Hair gets damaged by swelling and shrinking of fibers, because of water retention and absorption. Such a ‘hygral fatigue’ is prevented by coconut oil, which protects the hair from possible damage.
Warm some coconut oil over low heat for a few minutes. Make sure it is not too hot and that you can touch it and rub it on your hands comfortably. Massage it all over your scalp making sure to pay attention to areas with the most trouble. Leave the oil to set for some time and then rinse with a mild but good anti-dandruff shampoo. You can also mix lemon juice and coconut oil together and rub it into your scalp before bed. Wash it out the next morning and practice this about once a week for continued dandruff free hair.
Improves blood circulation
Massage your scalp with coconut oil to stimulate blood circulation. Improved blood circulation to your scalp will ensure that your hair follicles receive the required amount of essential nutrients and oxygen. This will make your hair follicles healthy and promote hair growth.
Reduces Protein Loss
Do you know that our hair is total protein composition? Thus, protein loss from hair ends up in weak and unhealthy hair. Coconut oil treatment significantly reduces this protein loss from either damaged or undamaged hair. Researchers have discovered that it is the only oil to provide such a reduction.
Coconut oil can nurture and repair even harshly damaged hair. Heat from products such as blow dryers, straightening irons or curling irons and chemicals from hair dye, shampoos and styling products cause hair to lose much needed proteins that keeps hair strong. Damaged hair is often brittle and dry due to a loss of natural hair proteins. Coconut oil contains these hair proteins and can provide complete nutrition to the hair follicles to make up for the proteins they have lost.
Conditions from Within
Coconut oil retains moisture, so necessary for well-moisturized and strong hair. This keeps the hair shiny and silky. Coconut oil also conditions the hair from within, protecting it from heat and environment damage.