We can answer this question for you – the coconut oil is the richest natural source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), special types of fatty acid with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are very nourishing to the body. It is especially high in the C12 chain of MCFAs known as lauric acid. Lauric acid is naturally occurring in breastmilk as well and is supportive of hormone health and cellular health. This beneficial property of coconut oil is also one of the reasons it can help prevent protein loss in hair (for some people). Coconut oil’s structure allows it to penetrate hair in ways that other oils are not able to, which is why some people notice amazing results relatively quickly when using coconut oil for hair. Nourishing hair oil treatments have been used for thousands of years, though these use a certain ratio of beneficial oils (and I add honey and magnesium) and these are not used as an everyday product.
Coconut oil can help you reduce flaking and itching in the scalp. Well, this is mainly because coconut oil has amazing moisturizing properties. Coconut oil can also help you to control the oil secretion from your scalp, which is probably the main cause for dandruff. How to use it – just apply some coconut oil on your scalp before you go to sleep and leave it on overnight. Then, when you wake up in the morning you need to rinse it off with some raw-vegan shampoo and warm water. And, make sure you use raw vegan hair care product, because the commercial shampoos are loaded with many harmful chemicals and irritants, and they could make the dandruff condition even worse.
- Hair gel
You can use this amazing oil to style your hair. All you have to do is replace the commercial hair gel with this natural alternative. Use it to style your hair every day, it’s safe and it’s very cheap.
- Hair conditioner and deep treatment
You can also use this super healthy ingredient as a hair conditioner as well. Just after 2 weeks your hair will be smooth and glossy. This is because coconut oil is loaded with fatty acids, which help you in nourishing your hair follicles and your scalp. How to use it – just apply 2 tsp. of coconut oil on your scalp and massage it. leave it on for 1 hour or leave it overnight and use natural shampoo and warm water to rinse it off in the morning.
- Preventing split ends
Note: ladies, if you have dry split ends, then you should definitely try using coconut oil. First of all, you should cut your hair and then you need to apply some coconut oil on the tips. It will help you reduce the split ends. You will be amazed by the results.
- Hair Growth
The experts also say that coconut oil is a safe, effective, and reasonably priced solution if you have thinning hair. It can actually help grow hair, longer and thicker. The essential nutrients including the lauric acid, penetrates the hair shaft improving the overall health of the hair. When massaged into the scalp, coconut oil helps to improve blood circulation, supporting hair growth. It is important to massage the coconut oil into the scalp with gentle pressure for 10 minutes, 3 or 4 times per week. If you want to just focus on scalp conditioning and hair growth, you will only need 1 teaspoon.
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