There are many reasons why coconut oil is the best for your hair. From taming frizzy hair to moisturising it, this ingredient has a wide range of beneficial properties.
Coconut oil is known to be rich in antioxidants, anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which, when used on hair improves the health of the scalp, helps fight infections and fungus and also helps hair growth. Coconut oil is completely organic and chemical-free.
These chemicals can make your hair flat, dry and damaged. Regular coconut oil massages is the best solution to this. Just add coconut oil to your regular haircare regimen and see the difference that makes.
Listed below are some benefits of coconut oil and how you should use it.
Regular application of coconut oil to your scalp will give you good results. It will make your hair grow longer and thicker. The reason is that coconut oil has essential minerals and acids which include lauric acid that penetrates the hair shaft and improves its health.
When massaged into the scalp, it helps improve blood circulation which in turn helps healthy growth. Massage your scalp properly with gentle pressure for at least 10 minutes, three to four times a week.
The itchy condition due to dandruff is caused to dry skin conditions, sensitivity towards harsh chemicals or yeast-like fungal infections. Coconut oil has been the one of the important treatment to fight dandruff since long. This is because it has medium-chain fatty acids that target the fungus and help kill the virus and bacteria.
You could add some lavender, wintergreen, thyme or tea tree essential oils to coconut oil. Massage your scalp, neck, forehead and behind the ears. Cover your hair with a shower cap and sit in the sun for 20-30 minutes for better results.
Lice treatment and prevention
One of the best uses of coconut oil is the treatment and prevention of lice. As coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and the scalp, it helps to repel lice and it can also keep their eggs from hatching and attaching to hair.
Add essential oils like ylang ylang, tea tree and anise. Apply it all over the scalp and massage it in. Comb through the hair with a fine toothcomb, spreading the oil to the lengths of the hair. Allow it to sit for 2 hours. Rinse your hair thoroughly and comb it again. Follow this routine for 5-10 days for a couple of weeks and see the difference!