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Beauty, Hair care Why coconut oil is best for hair treatment

Why coconut oil is best for hair treatment

By Glowpink Staff   

Research shows that coconut oil works incredibly well for damaged and dry hair, also it can be found everywhere easily. Coconut oil is also anti-fungal in nature, making it a perfect natural anti-dandruff treatment, or as a preventative treatment for dandruff.

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How coconut oil works:

Like many other oils, coconut oil will not just sit on the hair, it will penetrate into hair shaft getting past the cuticle, repairing and preventing damage from the inside out. Lauric acid, capric acid, and vitamin E (all present in coconut oil) help restructure hair, increase hair’s strength by preventing protein loss, and vastly improve shine.

You can use coconut oil as a deep conditioner, as a daily moisturizer and also for your dandruff treatment.

How to use coconut oil daily

In your daily life, you can use coconut oil as a moisturizer for your hair. Use a very small amount of coconut oil on the ends of your hair after showering as a detangler

How to use coconut oil as a deep conditioner

For deep conditioningmassage your scalp and hair with coconut oil, if your scalp is oily then apply coconut oil on hair only. Make sure that oil spreads evenly everywhere. Allow the oil to sit on your hair for 20-30 minutes after application. People with very dry or porous hair may choose to leave it on longer and some people like to use it as an overnight treatment. To increase the effectiveness of the treatment, cover with a shower cap and wrap your hair in a hot towel

Most of the time we forget about hair ends but there are a driest and most damaged part, so apply more oil on ends

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How to use coconut oil for dandruff treatment

Coconut oil has decent anti-microbial properties which can work to fight against harmful yeast or fungi which may be looking to invade your scalp. Such fungus or yeast may be one of the major cause behind your dandruff. Hence, to treat dandruff, massage a small amount of coconut oil into your scalp and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes and up to overnight (you’ll want to wear a shower cap to bed or wrap your head/pillow in a towel). Shampoo out.

How to use coconut oil to stimulate hair growth

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and it reduces protein loss from the hair strands to a considerable extent. It also retains moisture and deep conditions your hair follicles. Besides that applying coconut oil on your scalp and hair will protect your hair from the UV rays of the sun. Using coconut oil on a regular basis helps to get rid of hygral fatigue, and promotes hair growth and arrests hair fall.

How to use coconut oil to fix split ends

It is generally advised to chop off your locks if you have split ends. If you do not want to cut your hair and still want it to appear healthy and voluminous then start using coconut oil. It will reverse the damage in no time.

How to use coconut oil to get rid of gray hair

If you don’t want to use ammonia-based hair dyes, then just mix equal proportions of coconut oil and bhringraj oil and apply it on your scalp. Try this treatment at home at least twice to get the best results.

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How to use coconut oil to prevent excessive hair loss

Hair loss can occur for you due to excessive and harsh grooming. This is because excessive grooming can cause injury to hair and that may lead to an onset of hair loss. Coconut oil is great for protecting the hair shaft and nourishing the hair from the roots to make them stronger and much more resistant to damage and risk of hair fall.

How to use coconut oil to shield hair from sun damage

There have been scientific studies which have shown that coconut oil does possess some sun protective factor. The SPF of coconut oil is estimated to be around 8. So, the application of coconut oil on hair can provide some protection to them from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

How to use coconut oil to eradicate Lice

Coconut oil has been found to possess properties which make it an effective natural remedy to get rid of lice from scalp and hair. In one scientific study, it was observed that when coconut oil was used together with anise to get rid of lice, it was very effective. This remedy was much more effective in getting rid of lice than even permethrin which is a chemical used to fight lice.

Coconut oil and Honey Hair Mask for Hair Growth

Ingredients Needed:

  • Coconut oil: 1 tbsp
  • Honey: 1 tbsp

Procedure:

  1. First of all, take a mixing bowl and combine equal quantities of coconut oil and honey in it.
  2. After that, apply the mixture all over your hair and scalp.
  3. Then, let the hair mask stay on your head for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Lastly, rinse the hair mask off using your normal shampoo and conditioner and you are done!
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Frequency: 

  • This remedy promotes hair growth and makes the hair stronger and smoother. Use this one a couple of or three times in a week to get nice results.

Coconut oil and Tea tree oil Anti-Dandruff Treatment

Ingredients Needed:

  • Coconut oil: 2 tsp
  • Tea tree oil: 5 drops

Procedure:

  1. First of all, take a mixing bowl and combine the coconut and the tea tree oil in it.
  2. After that, apply the mixture all over your hair and scalp.
  3. Then, wrap up your head in a shower cap or plastic bag and heat it up, either by sitting out in the sun or just using a hair dryer to warm it up. You can also leave this mask on overnight if you wish to do so.
  4. Lastly, after about 20 to 30 minutes, remove the cap and rinse the mask off and you are done!

Frequency:

You can use this remedy 2 or 3 times in a week, or even more if you are struggling with dandruff and it does not seem to want to go away, to get some great results in getting rid of dandruff from your head.

 

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