Coconut oil is a popular ingredient used in homemade creams. It has recently started to be used even among hair products.
In India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, the Philippines and the Caribbean, women use coconut oil for hundreds of years to maintain the hair long, silky and to keep its natural color.
It prevents hair loss
Hair loss can be caused by skin inflammation, fungal infections or nutritional deficiency. Coconut oil is rich in healthy fats that nourish the scalp and hair fiber, fights infection and reduces inflammation.
All that you have to do is to mix 2 tablespoons of sage oil with 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Put on low heat until these 2 oils are intertwined. Let it cool slightly and test the hand skin. It must be warm, not to burn. Apply on scalp before going to bed. Cover with a bathing cap. Wash your hair the next day.
Restructures hair fiber
Compared with mineral oil or sunflower oil, coconut oil is on the first place in damaged hair prevention. It has been demonstrated that coconut oil is the only one that reducing protein loss and strengthens fiber. This oil can be used for split ends repair.
Frizzy hair occurs most often due to the fiber and dry cuticles. Coconut oil is hydrophobic (water repellent), but it gives light and moisturizes the hair fiber.
If you apply coconut oil on the hair with 10-15 minutes before washing it, you’ll get a fine and silky hair. You can apply coconut oil on your split ends after washing because it will be easier to comb it. Regarding arranging, apply a few drops in your hand and run your fingers through your hair easily.
Fights against dandruff
Dandruff is a scalp problem that can be caused by dry skin or fungi, among other factors.
Coconut oil really treats dandruff fighting against fungal infections and dry skin.
To use, mix equal parts of coconut oil and castor oil then massage the scalp and leave on for 30 minutes before washing it. If you have a severe problem with dandruff, apply this little trick, every time you wash your hair.
Lice are a real problem among children. Most treatments against lice are toxic, burn and destroy hair scalp.
Coconut oil is often used to remove lice because it moisturizes the skin and doesn’t irritate it. This oil can be used even in case of lice resistant to pesticides.
Coconut oil covers lice and suffocates them, preventing laying eggs.
Apply the oil on the scalp and hair length, repeatedly, during several days because it’s absorbed very quickly by the scalp and hair. You can add a few drops of tea tree oil to a stronger formula against lice.
Fighting white hair
Pigment cells located at the base of each hair follicle are directly responsible for hair color. However, with aging, more pigment cells die or become less efficient.
The way that coconut oil prevents white hair appearance is nourishing and protecting scalp follicles. As these two elements are healthier, the more you can enjoy your natural hair color.
Massage your hair and scalp with coconut oil and lemon, every day, for 15 minutes.