Hair always holds a dominant role in defining the beauty of a woman irrespective of the age. Nothing could equalize the gleeful feel you get while running your fingers through the soft and smooth strands of your hair. You can’t resist yourself from gazing at you by looking at the mirror. You start loving yourself more and the confidence in you tends to get uplifted for sure. Unfortunately, all these turn to be a reverie in most of the women because of the constant hair problems they face.

We can’t deny the fact that the number of hair problems we face every day is manifold. The internal factors like diet, food practice and external factors like pollution, sunlight plays a vital role in causing all those hair problems. But that one well-known ingredient to all of us since childhood can help us in solving all of them. Coconut holds an indispensable place starting from the kitchen to the beauty care products. Despite coconut oil, the milk obtained from coconut also has equal beneficial qualities when it comes to hair. This article will help in knowing all the benefits and the ways you can use coconut milk for curing various hair problems.

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Benefits Of Coconut Milk For Hair


Controls Hair Fall

Coconut milk is known for strengthening the hair follicles[1] in your scalp. They get penetrated deep into the roots of your hair when applied on the scalp. So, this will prevent your hair from falling. Your hair will not easily fall or break during any damage. It tends to be very strong and thereby controlling and reducing the hair fall.

Adds Shine And Glow

Regular usage of coconut milk on your hair can help in adding extra shine and glow to your hair. They help in making your hair to be very soft and smooth. It makes your hair look shiny and silky with an instant glow. The high fatty acids and the vitamins present in the coconut milk works well in deep conditioning the hair. So, the hair does not lose its normal texture and also looks fresh all the time.

Hair Mask Recipes Using Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk As Hair Conditioner
Coconut Milk For Hair Straightening
Coconut Milk For Dandruff
Coconut Milk Hair Mask For Dry And Damaged Hair
Hair Growth Treatment With Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk For Grey Hair
Coconut Milk As Hair Detangler

Coconut Milk As Hair Conditioner

Coconut milk is known to be an excellent conditioner[2] for hair. It consists of a lot of micronutrients in it. These nutrients help in providing proper nourishment to your hair and scalp. They also penetrate deep into the hair follicles in your scalp. So, this makes your hair to get deep conditioned when applied on hair. It also helps in removing the greasiness in your hair. They also help in promoting hair growth[3]. Following are some of the mask recipes that can be used for conditioning your hair using coconut milk.

Almond Oil And Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Fresh Coconut Milk 1/2 cup
Almond oil 10 drops
Raw organic honey 1 tbsp
Coconut Oil 2 tbsp
Cotton ball 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1/2 cup of fresh coconut milk into it.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of raw organic honey and coconut oil into the coconut milk.
  3. Add 10 drops of almond oil into the bowl containing the coconut milk mixture.
  4. Mix the ingredients well and start heating it using a boiler.
  5. Heat the mixture in a low flame for about 2 minutes.
  6. Then stop heating the mixture and allow it to get cool down for some time. Wait until it reaches the warm or the room temperature.
  7. Now start dividing your hair into smaller sections. This makes the application of the mask to be very easy.
  8. Dip a cotton ball inside the prepared coconut milk hair mask. Then start applying the mask on your hair using the cotton ball.
  9. Apply the mask throughout the length of your hair and in the scalp regions.
  10. Then allow your hair to get dry for about one hour.
  11. Once it gets dry, start rinsing your hair with water. You should always use warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  12. A clarifying shampoo can be used while washing your hair.

Almond and coconut oil are known to one of the best ingredients that has a lot of benefits on hair. This mask helps in deep conditioning your hair[4] and also prevents your hair from dryness. They also help in promoting the hair growth to a greater extent.



Avocado And Egg Hair Mask

Fresh Coconut Milk 2 to 4 tbsp
Avocado 1
Egg 1
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add one avocado into it.
  2. Then add 2 to 4 tbsp of fresh coconut milk into the bowl.
  3. Break one egg and add it into the bowl.
  4. Mix the ingredients and put them inside a blender or a mixer to make them into a fine paste.
  5. Grind the ingredients until there are no more avocado bits.
  6. The ground paste should be smooth and frothy.
  7.  Your hair should be in a damp condition while applying the mask. So, take a small amount of water and wet your hair.
  8. Then start applying the avocado paste on your hair. Make sure that you apply the paste on each strand of your hair and in the scalp regions.
  9. Gently massage your hair for about 1 min. This will help the mask to get penetrated deep into the strands of your hair. It also helps in promoting the blood circulation in your scalp region.
  10. Then cover your hair entirely with the help of a shower cap.
  11. Allow your hair to get dry for about 15 minutes.
  12. Now remove the shower cap from your hair and start washing it.
  13. You should only use cold water for washing your hair. You should not use extremely hot and cold water for washing your hair. Since the mask contains egg, warm or hot water will make the egg to get stuck on your hair. This will make your hair to look messy. It might also make the avocado to get stuck within your hair.

Avocado helps in providing the basic essential nutrients required for hair growth. Egg consists of a lot of protein content that can nourish your scalp[5]. They make your hair to be conditioned all the time when used regularly.

Coconut Milk Hair Spray For Hair Conditioning

Fresh full fat coconut milk 1 cup
Coconut oil (melted) 1/4 cup
Jojoba oil 1 tbsp
Argan oil 1 tbsp
Essential oil (based on your choice) 10 drops
Spray bottle 1

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, you have to take 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil and pour it in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of jojoba oil and argan oil into the coconut oil in the bowl.
  3. Mix the oil mixture well until it gets blended well.
  4. Then pour the oil mixture into the spray bottle.
  5. Now fill the remaining portion in the spray bottle with the fresh full fat coconut milk.
  6. Close the spray bottle and shake it well to make the ingredients to get combined well.
  7. Now place the bottle filled with the coconut milk mixture in the refrigerator for some time.
  8. Then you can use this as a hair spray while going out. You can also spray the coconut milk mixture and leave it for the overnight on your hair.

This coconut milk hair spray can be very helpful in deep conditioning your hair. It can also prevent your hair from getting contaminated with the impurities and the pollutants in the air. They help in making your hair grow longer and thicker.

Honey Hair Mask

Fresh full fat coconut milk 4 tbsp
Organic honey 2 tbsp
Shower cap 1

Directions for Use

  1. Firstly, pour 4 tbsp of fresh full fat coconut milk in a small container.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of honey into the coconut milk kept in the container.
  3. Mix both the ingredients well until they turn to a smooth paste.
  4. Now apply the honey mixture on your hair and scalp. Make sure that you apply to start from the roots until you reach the tips of your hair.
  5. Then put a shower cap on your hair to cover them completely.
  6. Leave your hair to get dry for about one to two hours.
  7. When the honey mixture on your hair starts to dry, you can wash your hair with water. Always prefer using cold or warm water for washing your hair. Your regular shampoo can be used while washing your hair.

Honey is known to be an excellent ingredient to make your hair get conditioned properly. When mixed with coconut milk, it helps in sealing the moisture and nutrient contents within your hair. So, your hair will remain healthy and free from any damages or other hair problems.

Coconut Milk For Hair Straightening



Nowadays people have started using various types of heat equipment for making their hair look straight. But these heat equipment have equal disadvantages when it is being used on hair. Coconut milk can be the best solution to prevent your hair from such problems. This is because coconut milk has the ability to make your hair look straight naturally. This cannot be achieved in a single go. This will require regular usage of coconut milk for a couple of months to observe the results. Following is one of the mask recipes that can be used for making your hair look straight naturally.

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Lime Juice Hair Mask

Fresh Coconut Milk 1 cup
Fresh lime juice 3 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. In a small bowl, add one full cup of fresh coconut milk.
  2. Then add 3 tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice into it.
  3. Mix the ingredients well using a spoon to make them get combined well.
  4. Now apply the prepared mixture to your hair. Make sure that you apply on each strand of your hair.
  5. Gently massage your hair with the coconut milk mask.
  6. Leave your hair to get dry for a minimum of about one and a half an hour.
  7. Then you can wash your hair with warm or cold water. You can also use mild shampoo while washing your hair.
  8. This mask can be used thrice in a week for obtaining the required results. You can observe the changes after using this mask continuously for one month.

Coconut milk has the capability to deep condition and nourishing your hair. So, your hair tends to become relaxed and straight. Using the coconut milk mask continuously will make your hair to become straight naturally.

Cornstarch And Olive Oil

Fresh full fat coconut milk 1 cup
Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp
Fresh lime juice 4 tbsp
Cornstarch 3 tbsp
Shower cap 1
Damp towel 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a saucepan and add 1 cup of coconut milk into it.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of extra virgin oil into the coconut milk in the saucepan.
  3. Blend both the ingredients well such that they get mixed well.
  4. Take one small bowl and add 4 tbsp of lime juice into it.
  5. Then put 3 tbsp of cornstarch powder into the lime juice in the bowl.
  6. Mix the ingredients well to make the cornstarch to get dissolved completely in the lime juice.
  7. Then pour the corn starch juice mixture into the saucepan containing the coconut milk mixture.
  8. Start heating the saucepan in a low flame. Boil the mixture until it reaches a medium temperature.
  9. Now whisk the coconut milk in the saucepan on medium heat until the consistency of the mixture becomes thick.
  10. Once the mixture becomes thick, stop heating it and remove it from the flame.
  11. Allow the mixture to get cool down for some time.
  12. When the mixture reaches the warm temperature, you can start applying it on your hair. You can also do partitions on your hair before applying it. This can make the applying process to be easier.
  13. Once all the parts of your hair are covered with the mask, you can put the shower cap on your hair. Make sure that all your hair is covered within the shower cap.
  14. Then place a damp towel upon the shower cap and wrap it around your hair.
  15. Leave the mask to be on your hair for about 30 minutes.
  16. Then start washing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use your regular shampoo for washing your hair.

Cornstarch helps you to get rid of the frizzy and dry hair[6]. It is also known to be the best ingredient for obtaining long straight hair naturally. So, this mask will be very effective in making the curls to get loosen and make your hair look straight.

Coconut Milk For Dandruff



Coconut milk is very effective in providing a soothing effect to your scalp and hair. The coconut milk consists of fatty acids and nutrients. All these essential elements can inhibit the growth of dandruff[7] in your scalp regions. It helps in providing relief to your scalp[8] from any other fungal infections. They also help in reducing the redness, itching and inflammations in the scalp. I have listed some of the dandruff mask recipes that can be easily tried at home.

Dandruff

Tea Tree Shampoo

Fresh Coconut Milk 1/4 cup
Liquid castile soap 1/2 cup
Vegetable glycerin 1/2 cup
Almond oil 2 tbsp
Grapeseed oil 2 tbsp
Jojoba oil 2 tbsp
Tea tree oil 10 drops

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bottle and fill it with 1/4 cup of fresh coconut milk.
  2. Then add 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap solution into the bottle.
  3. Now add 1/2 cup of vegetable glycerin to the coconut milk solution.
  4. Then add 2 tbsp of almond oil, grapeseed oil and jojoba oil into the bottle.
  5. Finally, add 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into the bottle.
  6. Mix the ingredients well. You can close the bottle and shake them well to get mixed well.
  7. This tea tree shampoo solution can be used as a shampoo for reducing dandruff in your hair.
  8. Start applying the prepared coconut milk mask on your hair and scalp. Apply more on the scalp areas where you have dandruff.
  9. Allow the mask to get dry for a few minutes.
  10. Then start washing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use mild shampoo for washing your hair.

All the ingredients used in this hair mask recipe are capable of inhibiting the growth of the agents that causes dandruff in hair. The essential oils[9] in this mask can also prevent your hair from getting infections. This recipe can be used as a shampoo for regular use.

Anti- Dandruff Shampoo

To prepare this DIY shampoo you will need

Fresh coconut milk 1 cup
Liquid Castile soap 1/2 cup
Purified water 1/2 cup
Unrefined coconut oil 1/2 tbsp
Apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp
Baking soda 1 tbsp
Rosemary essential oil 20 drops
Tea tree essential oil 15 drops
Ground fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small mixing bowl and fill it with 1 cup of coconut milk in it.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap and 1/2 tbsp of unrefined coconut oil into the bowl.
  3. Mix the coconut milk mixture well to make them get blend well.
  4. Now add 1 tbsp of baking soda and apple cider vinegar into the coconut milk mixture.
  5. Then add 1/2 cup of purified water to the same bowl containing the mixture.
  6. Now add 20 drops of rosemary essential oil and 15 drops of tea tree essential oil into the mixture.
  7. Finally, add 1 tbsp of ground fenugreek seeds into the coconut milk mixture.
  8. Stir the mixture well such that all the ingredients get mixed well.
  9. You can pour this coconut milk into a shampoo bottle and store it for future use.
  10. Now start applying the prepared coconut milk mask on your hair and scalp. Apply more on the scalp areas where you have dandruff.
  11. Allow the mask to get dry for a few minutes.
  12. Then start washing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use mild shampoo for washing your hair.

The acidic level of this hair mask will make your scalp and hair to get rid of dandruff problems very soon. They also help in promoting the growth of strong and healthy hair. It can be used as a regular shampoo on your hair.

Coconut Milk Hair Mask For Dry And Damaged Hair

Coconut milk is composed of a lot of moisturizing properties in it. These properties help in preventing the dryness in your hair. It helps in making your hair to get a sufficient amount of moisture content. They help in replenishing the dry, brittle and damaged part of your hair. It offers excellent nourishing effects to your hair when applied. The split ends [10] caused due to the dryness can also be cured with the help of coconut milk.

Damaged hair

Honey And Castor Oil Hair Mask

Organic full fat Coconut Milk 1/2 cup
Raw organic honey 3 tbsp
Rosemary essential oil 5 drops
Castor oil 2 tbsp
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, place a small bowl and add 1/2 cup of organic full fat coconut milk into it.
  2. Then add 3 tbsp of raw organic honey into the coconut milk.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp of castor oil into the bowl. Mix the ingredients well.
  4. Finally, you should add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil into the coconut oil mixture.
  5. Stir the mixture well to make all the ingredients to get combined well.
  6. Now divide your hair into a few partitions.
  7. Start applying the prepared coconut milk mask on your hair and scalp.
  8. Make sure that the ends of your hair are applied with the coconut milk mask.
  9. Then place a shower cap on your hair and cover it entirely.
  10. Leave the coconut milk mask to be on your hair for overnight.
  11. Then remove the shower cap after you wake up in the morning.
  12. Start washing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use mild organic shampoo for washing your hair. This remedy can be followed twice in a week to get effective results.

Honey and the other oils used in this mask help in locking the moisture content within the follicles preset in your hair. So, your hair will not lose the moisture content at any time. This makes your hair to get rid of dryness and other damages caused due to them.



Coconut Milk Cream Hair Mask

Full coconut 1
Fresh lemon 1
Cheesecloth or sieve 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one coconut and break it to make it open. Pour the coconut water aside in a small bowl separately.
  2. Now take the coconut meat separately from the coconut shell.
  3. Put them in a grinder or a mixer to grind the coconut meat. Grind them until it turns to a fine and smooth paste. Do not avoid normal water while grinding the coconut.
  4. Now take another bowl and place a cheesecloth or a sieve on it.
  5. Pour the ground coconut milk paste on the cheesecloth or sieve kept on the bowl.
  6. Filter the coconut milk separately in the bowl leaving behind the residues. You should squeeze or press the pulp to make the coconut milk to get extracted properly.
  7. Take one fresh lemon and squeeze it entirely inside the bowl containing the filtered coconut milk.
  8. Mix the ingredients well and keep them in the refrigerator for overnight. You can also cover the container with a cloth and place it in a warm place.
  9. This will allow the coconut milk to get fermented. Once it gets fermented the coconut milk will get converted into coconut milk cream.
  10. Then start applying the coconut milk cream on your hair. Start applying from the roots of your hair until it reaches the ends of your hair.
  11. If your hair is more dry and frizzy, you can also glycerin to the milk cream while applying it on hair.
  12. Once all your hair is covered with the coconut milk cream, you can leave your hair to get dry for some time.
  13. Then you can start washing your hair with warm or cold water. You can also use any of your regular shampoos for washing your hair.

Coconut milk cream has equal beneficial factors like coconut milk when applied on hair. They help in replenishing the damaged part of your hair. It also plays a vital role in promoting the hair growth[11]. Regular usage can make your scalp to be from dandruff and other infections.

Olive Oil Hair Mask

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Fresh Coconut Milk 2 to 4 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Tea tree essential oil 3 drops
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Pour 2 to 4 tbsp of fresh coconut milk in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil into the coconut milk mixture.
  3. Now add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil into the bowl.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well to get them combined well.
  5. Then start applying the coconut milk mixture on your hair. Use your fingers to apply it on the strands of your hair and scalp.
  6. Then cover your hair with the help of a shower cap.
  7. Let your hair dry for about 15 minutes.
  8. Then start rinsing your hair with warm or cold water. Once you wash your hair, make your final rinse with cold water. This will help in closing the hair follicles that are opened.
  9. Now use a clean towel to dry your hair.

Note

  • If you have an excess amount of prepared hair mask, then you can store it in the refrigerator. This mask can be used for about 3 to 4 days after the preparation.

Olive oil is capable of penetrating deep into the shafts present in your hair. So, this helps in preserving the moisture content within your hair. This will eventually make your hair to be very soft and smooth. It also makes your hair to get rid of dryness.

Banana And Honey Hair Mask

Fresh Coconut Milk 1 cup
Ripe banana 1
Raw organic honey 1 tbsp
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one ripe banana and peel it off. Place the peeled banana in a small bowl.
  2. Add one tbsp of raw organic honey into the banana kept in the bowl.
  3. Then add 1 cup of fresh coconut milk into the bowl. Place the ingredients in a blender or a mixer to make them into a fine and smooth paste.
  4. Make sure that there are no lumps of banana in the prepared mask before starting to apply it. Any lumps in the prepared mask can get stuck to your hair when applied. So, this will become difficult to remove while washing your hair.
  5. Then start applying the banana mask on your hair. Slather the mask to the ends of your hair where it is dry and damaged.
  6. After applying the mask, place a shower cap on your hair. Make sure that all your hair including the ends is covered within the shower cap.
  7. Leave the mask to be on your hair for about 15 minutes.
  8. Then remove the shower cap from your hair.
  9. Start washing your hair with cold water. Do not use hot or warm water for washing your hair. This might make the banana to get stuck within your hair. You can use mild shampoo while washing your hair.

Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential for nourishing your hair and scalp[12]. They help in making your hair to be fresh and hydrated all the time. So, your hair will not face any dryness issues and the other problems related to it.

Egg White And Vitamin E Oil Hair Mask

Fresh full fat coconut milk 5 tbsp
Egg white 1
Vitamin E oil 1 tbsp
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, place a small container and add 5 tbsp of fresh full fat coconut milk into it.
  2. Break one egg and take the egg white separately from the yolk.
  3. Now put the egg white into the coconut milk container leaving the yolk aside.
  4. Then add 1 tbsp of vitamin E oil into the coconut milk mixture.
  5. Stir the ingredients well to make them into a fine and smooth paste. Whisk the mixture until the egg white turns frothy.
  6. Start applying the egg white mixture on your hair and scalp. Apply more to the ends of your hair where most of the damaged part of your hair appears.
  7. Now cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the paste to be on your for about 20 minutes.
  8. Then start washing your hair with warm or cold water.
  9. You can use your regular shampoo for washing your hair.

Egg white consists of a lot of proteins comprised within it. They provide all the nourishments required for a proper hair growth. The vitamin E oil used in this mixture is capable of treating the dry and damaged hair. They can make the hair to retain its original texture and qualities.

Coconut Milk For Hair Growth



Coconut milk is rich in fiber content that helps in strengthening the hair follicles when applied on hair. They contain a list of vitamins like vitamin C, B1, B3, B5, B6 and E. Other than this, they are also packed with a lot of minerals like iron, selenium, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and sodium. All these essential elements make your hair to grow stronger and thicker. They boost the hair with all the essential nutrients required for faster growth of hair.

Hair growth

Yogurt Hair Mask

Fresh full fat coconut milk 5 tbsp
Yogurt 1 tbsp
Crushed camphor 1/4 tbsp
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, pour 5 tbsp of fresh full fat coconut milk in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of fresh yogurt into the bowl containing the coconut milk.
  3. Then add 1/4 tbsp of crushed camphor into the coconut milk mixture.
  4. Mix the ingredients well until the camphor gets completely dissolved in the mixture.
  5. Once the ingredients get blend well, start applying the paste on your hair. Make sure that you cover all the areas of your hair and scalp.
  6. Then you can use a shower cap to cover your hair. Put all your hair within the shower cap.
  7. Let the yogurt paste be on your hair for about one to two hours.
  8. When the applied paste on your hair gets dry, remove the shower cap from your hair.
  9. Start rinsing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use your regular shampoo while washing your hair. This mask can be applied to your hair once a week to get effective results.

Camphor is known to stimulate the hair follicles present in your scalp. This hair mask mixture helps in enhancing the growth of strong and healthy hair[13]. They also make your hair to be more voluminous by increasing the hair growth.

Aloe Vera And Tulsi Leaves Hair Mask

Fresh full fat coconut milk 3 tbsp
Aloe vera gel 1 tbsp
Fresh basil tender leaves 9 to 10
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Put 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel in a small bowl.
  2. Put 9 to 10 fresh basil tender leaves into the aloe vera gel. Start mashing the basil leaves until it turns to a fine paste.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of fresh full fat coconut milk into the mashed basil leaves mixture.
  4. Blend all the ingredients together until they turn to a smooth and thick paste.
  5. Now start applying the mask on your hair and scalp. Massage your scalp with the applied basil leaves paste for a few minutes.
  6. Then place a shower cap on your hair. Make sure that your hair is entirely covered within the shower cap.
  7. Let the basil leaves paste be on your hair for about 30 minutes.
  8. Once it gets dry, start rinsing your hair with water. You should use only cold or warm water for washing your hair. Mild shampoo can be used while washing your hair. This hair mask can be applied once or twice a week.

The aloe vera gel and the tulsi leaves used this hair mask have growth boosting properties on hair. So, they will work effectively in promoting the hair growth. They also have a lot of antibacterial properties packed with them. This will prevent our scalp from any fungal or the bacterial infections.

Fenugreek Seed And Amla Powder Hair Mask

Fresh full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seed powder 1 tbsp
Dried amla powder 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, pour 1/2 cup of fresh full fat coconut milk in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of fenugreek seed powder into the coconut milk mixture.
  3. Then add 2 tbsp of dried amla powder into the bowl containing the coconut milk mixture.
  4. Mix the ingredients well using a spoon until it becomes a smooth paste.
  5. Then start applying the paste on your hair and scalp.
  6. Let the fenugreek paste be on your hair for about one hour.
  7. Then start rinsing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use mild shampoo while rinsing off your hair.

Fenugreek seeds are known to be an excellent source of proteins. These proteins help in preventing your hair from any damages and breakages. They strengthen the hair follicles and the shaft of your hair. They are known to provide solutions for most of the hair problems.

Gram Flour Hair Mask

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Fresh full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup
Gram flour 1/2 cup
Fresh Lime Juice 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, place a small bowl and add 1/2 cup of fresh full fat coconut milk into it.
  2. Then add 1/2 cup of gram flour into the bowl containing the coconut milk.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp of fresh lime juice into the bowl.
  4. Whisk all the ingredients together to make them attain a smooth texture with proper consistency. If the consistency of the mixture is too thick, then you can add a few more cups of coconut milk until the consistency becomes fine.
  5. Before starting to apply the hair mask, your hair should be in damp condition. So wet your hair with a little amount of water.
  6. Then start applying the gram flour paste on your hair. Make sure that you apply to start from the roots till it reaches the ends of your hair.
  7. You can massage your hair and scalp with the applied gram flour mixture for a few minutes.
  8. Then allow the paste to be on your hair for about 15 minutes.
  9. Once it becomes dry, start washing your hair with warm or cold water. Mild shampoo can be used for washing your hair. This hair mask can be applied once a week to obtain proper results.

Gram flour is capable of clearing all the dirt and the other impurities from your scalp and hair. It makes your hair to be clean and clear all the time. They also help in boosting the growth of unhindered hair present in your scalp.

Coconut Milk For Grey Hair



Coconut milk is very effective in treating the premature greying of hair. It helps in attaining the black color of your hair naturally. When you use coconut milk for hair regularly, it can help in turning all the grey colored hair into natural black colored hair. Some of you might even have dark brown or red colored hair by birth. Coconut milk also helps in turning them into black colored one naturally. It makes your hair look healthy and strong.

Grey hair

Amla Oil Hair Mask

Fresh full fat coconut milk 1/4 cup
Amla Oil 1/4 cup

Directions For Use

  1. In a small bowl, pour 1/4 cup of fresh full fat coconut milk.
  2. Then add 1/4 cup of amla oil into the coconut milk mixture. While preparing this hair mask, you should always take coconut milk and amla oil in equal proportions.
  3. Mix both the ingredients well using a spoon to make them combined well.
  4. Then leave the coconut milk mixture for about one hour in a separate place. This allows the ingredients to get mixed well.
  5. Now start applying the mixture on your hair and scalp.
  6. Apply the coconut milk mixture more on the areas where you have more grey hairs.
  7. Then leave the mask to be on your hair for about one hour.
  8. Once your hair becomes dry, start washing your hair with warm or cold water. You can also use mild shampoo for rinsing your hair.

Amla oil is known to be an excellent ingredient for curing the premature greying of hair. This oil combined with coconut milk can turn those grey hair[14] into black hairs naturally. They also help in preventing your hair from further premature greying effects.

Hibiscus Hair Mask

Fresh coconut milk 2 to 3 cups
Hibiscus flowers 10 to 15

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, take one small bowl and add 2 to 3 cups of fresh coconut milk into it.
  2. Then add 10 to 15 hibiscus flowers into the coconut milk bowl.
  3. Start boiling the bowl using a boiler under a very low flame.
  4. Let the coconut milk be boiled for about 20 minutes.
  5. Then remove the bowl from the heat and allow it to get cool down for some time.
  6. Now remove the cooked hibiscus separately from the coconut milk mixture.
  7. Start mashing the hibiscus flowers until it turns to a paste.
  8. Then apply the mashed hibiscus paste onto your hair and scalp. Try concentrating more on the areas where you have more grey hairs.
  9. Then allow the hibiscus paste to be on your hair for some time.
  10. Now start rinsing your hair with the remaining boiled coconut milk mixture.
  11. Then wash your hair with normal water. You can use either warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  12. Mild shampoo can be used while washing your hair. This can be followed thrice in a week regularly to get rid of grey hairs very soon.

Hibiscus can play a vital role in changing the natural color of your hair. So when mixed with fresh coconut milk, they can change all those grey hairs into black hair naturally. They also provide proper nourishment to your hair. So, premature greying of hair can also be prevented.

Henna Hair Mask

Fresh full fat coconut milk 1/4 cup
Henna powder As per the length of your hair

Directions For Use

  1. Firstly, place a container and put a few tablespoons full of henna powder.
  2. Add a few tbsp of fresh full fat coconut milk into the henna powder in the bowl.
  3. Mix the ingredients well until it turns to a fine and smooth paste.
  4. If the consistency of the paste is too thick then you can add some more coconut milk.
  5. Keep mixing the ingredients until all of the henna powder gets mixed well with the coconut milk.
  6. Then start applying the henna paste on your hair. Make sure that you cover all the strands of your hair.
  7. Then allow your hair to dry for about 1 to 2 hours.
  8. Once the henna paste on your hair gets dry, you can start washing your hair with warm or cold water. You can also use your regular shampoo while washing your hair.

Henna powder is being used since ages to treat the premature aging effect in hair. They have the ability to change the grey color in your hair naturally. This will make your hair look either red or brownish in color. Other than this, they have a lot of beneficial factors when it comes to hair growth.

Coconut Milk As Hair Detangler



Tangles are known to be one of the major problems in maintaining the hair. This seems to be a major issue when it comes to people who have curly hair. Coconut milk is known to be an excellent detangler for hair. They help in making your hair to be free from any tangles and knots. This will eventually reduce many of the hair problems like hair fall, improper hair growth. I have explained one of the recipes by which you can use coconut milk for detangling the hair.

Fresh Coconut Milk Mask

Fresh coconut milk 1 cup
Shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. In a small bowl, pour 1 cup of fresh coconut milk and place it in a boiler.
  2. Heat the milk for a few seconds until it reaches a warm temperature.
  3. Now start applying the coconut milk on your hair.
  4. Gently massage your scalp with the applied coconut milk for a few about 15 minutes.
  5. Make sure that all the strands of your hair and scalp region are coated with the coconut milk.
  6. Then take a wide-toothed comb and start brushing your hair.
  7. Now take a shower cap and place it on your hair. Put all your hair within the shower cap and cover them entirely.
  8. Leave your hair to get dry for a few minutes.
  9. Once your hair becomes dry, remove the shower cap from your hair.
  10. Start rinsing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use a small amount of mild shampoo while washing your hair.

This coconut milk mask will get penetrated deep into your hair and scalp[15]. They also help in nourishing the cuticles, follicles and your hair shaft with essential nutrient supply. So, your hair tends to grow longer and stronger naturally.

You might find this article interesting 10 Hair Care Tips That Every Girl Should Know

 

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 17/4/2019



Tharaa Nagendran

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.
Tharaa Nagendran
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.

29 Comments

  1. great work guys. this is an amazingly detailed and extensive and information and useful post that I love it! So many home remedied to treat a variety of your hair problems using coconut milk. It is the best and you guys are too for making and sharing this awesome post with us. Please keep it up. Bye and have a nice day.

  2. Awesome post on coconut milk guys. coconut is one of the most versatile and useful fruit that is used by the people all over the world. I am sure most women are already aware of the uses if coconut oil as they are legion. It is used for practically anything and everything. It is used to treat skin, issues, hair issues, all sorts of issues. People all over the world use it as topical application like a moisturizer and i would prefer that over store bought stuff, which i don’t even know or understand what goes in there. Natural ingredients and remedies are splendid in this way that you know what you are using and they are from mother nature, you know. So good on you guys for pushing natural and homemade remedies which helps the people break free from chain of capitalism and commercialism. Two thumbs up . once again awesome work and keep on producing more like this. the masses are ready and hungry for this natural revolution that has been brewing slowly. We just need to topple the powers that be. See ya

  3. Hey guys, nice community here. I wanted to share the method using which you can easily prepare your own coconut milk. For ingredients you will just need some coconuts. Make sure you get mature fresh coconuts for the best coconut milk. Crack open the shells and remove the water. Take out all the coconut meat too. Take all the coconut meat and slice it into smaller pieces. Then, take the pieces in a blender and grind it into a sort of a paste, then add 3 quarter of a cup of water to the blender and blend it again for a couple of minutes. After that, strain the mixture obtained using a cheesecloth or muslin cloth. Squeeze the cloth tightly to extract the coconut milk. Now you have made your own coconut milk and it is ready to use. The proper storage method is to store it in your fridge or freezer. In fridge it will last up a week. But you can store it frozen in the freezer for a couple of months i guess. all the best and take care. See ya guys, hope i helped.

  4. @ Isabela Howard – Thanks a lot! your comment is actually really really useful. Now, you have armed people with knowledge so that they can make their own milk from coconut and that is a great thing 😀 haha. Thanks a lot again it really is greatly appreciated.

  5. Coconut milk is totally brilliant. I love to use it on my skin it makes my skin feel really good. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin so well. After using coconut milk on my skin, it feels really soft and supple and smooth. my fingers just glide over the skin really, i never i could get such an awesome skin someday, that is until i found out about coconut milk. It is the best thing I ever discovered and I will be forever grateful to coconuts for turning my life around, you know, skin wise at least. I mean my skin and beauty is quite important to me so to some extent that is not a false statement at all. Any ways. Awesome post, I did not fully realize on my own that I could also use coconut milk on my hair and scalp too. But now I am going to for sure, armed with the reams of information provided by you guys. Cheers for that. and keep on helping women all over the world achieve their beauty dreams and perfect looks.

  6. @ Ana Williamson – You are absolutely right that coconut milk is like a magic remedy for the skin. It provide so many skin benefits that it does not seem believable, until you see it for yourself at least. Coconut milk is rich in vitamin C which is amazing for the skin. It is essential for maintaining the flexibility and the elasticity of the skin. Coconut milk also contains significant amount of copper in it. copper has strong anti-aging benefits like preventing wrinkles and tightening sagging skin. Hence, coconut milk is an amazing skin application which will help take years off of your skin and give you a youthful radiance. It is better than any cream on the market i am telling ya just try it out.

  7. I love coconut milk! It is one of the best natural ingredients to pamper your hair and skin with. Coconut is such an amazing and life enhancing fruit that it is ridiculous, it has so many uses for the whole body.

  8. @ Terry – Yeah, nobody who has tried it can dispute that. Coconut milk is so nutritious for the hair. It nourishes our hair from the roots to the ends very well. I use it as a direct application on my hair and it work wonders for its health and growth. I make my own coconut milk from fresh coconuts and then use it as a direct application and massage my scalp and hair with it. That is all I do with it and it still works amazingly. That goes to show you do not need to make any hair masks or anything like that if you find them too time consuming or cumbersome to make but still want to harness coconut milk’s benefits.

  9. Great post on coconut milk guys! Keep it up. I like to use coconut milk on my skin. It makes my skin feel amazing. I use it practically every day as a moisturizer. I have a very dry skin so it is perfect for my purposes. It hydrates my skin fantastically and get rids of any sign of dryness. My skin feels so smooth and soft now and I have heard that on multiple occasions from other people too. Many of those occasions come from my hubby but he is the one who gets to feel it the most so it makes sense.

  10. Coconut milk is great. I am lactose intolerant so I can not have normal milk but I use coconut milk as a substitute and it works great! It is not just a cream for your skin or a conditioner for your hair, you can also use it liberally in your kitchen, to prepare food dishes, various drinks and smoothies etc. It is absolutely fantastic in any way you want to use it. What a brilliant ingredient coconut milk is! Try it out.

  11. Great post team glowpink. I love it when you guys provide so many remedies for various issues with our body which can be made using a great natural ingredient. Keep doing the good work you guys have been doing and you will go place, I just know it.

  12. Can we drink the coconut milk?? Or is it just for external usage on our hair and skin??

  13. @ Annette Phillips – you can drink coconut milk. And moreover, you can consume it any way or form you desire. You can consume it directly or use it to make any drink, it could be a hot beverage or a cold one. Just use it to add the dozens of benefits and taste of the coconut to your drinks.

  14. Coconuts and consequently coconut milk too is full of nutrients for the body. First of all, it is a fantastic source of fiber for the body and it contains vitamins like C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6 and also many minerals like iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, selenium and phosphorus too. Hope this was the answer you were looking for.

  15. Hi guys. Nice article on coconut milk. There is one thing all of you gals looking to use coconut milk should be aware of. And that is how long will it stay fresh for. Coconut milk goes sour or bad really fast, it does not take many days. Even if you have stored the coconut milk in your fridge, it will stay fresh for at most of 10 days. You will have to get rid of after that. You can check if your coconut milk is spoiled or not by checking its smell. If it has spoiled there will be a foul odor coming from it. Another tip is, when you are storing coconut milk in the fridge, keep it away from other strong smelling stuff in there. That’s because coconut milk takes the flavors and smell of nearby foods after a few days. That is another way of figuring out your coconut milk has gone bad, it will be smelling like other nearby food or ingredients in your fridge.

  16. @ Shyla – Thanks for the tips! They are really useful and valuable for those who do not much about this topic. Good on you for sharing those with others to help them out. You seem like a selfless and empathetic person, we need more of those in the world. Cheers and god bless you. 🙂

  17. Coconut milk is awesome for usage on skin and hair too. I get it is powdered form and then make it into the coconut milk and then use it on my skin. It works just fine and makes my skin really soft and smooth and it is much easier to store too. I can store it for longer otherwise the normal coconut milk gets spoiled really quick even when stored in the fridge.

  18. Such an amazing hair remedy is coconut milk. I use it to make my hair very soft and shiny. They feel amazing after I use it on them regularly. It really is a terrific ingredient not just for the skin but for hair also. It would be great if more and more women become aware of its advantageous characteristics for their hair and start using should use it. It is clear that you guys are adding to that goal by making great posts like this one here. I love that this article has so many hair remedies which will help women solve many of their hair problems and issues. Keep on keeping on guys. Love xoxo

  19. How long will it be okay to keep my hair covered with coconut milk for?? Please reply soon thanks

  20. I would think you can keep coconut milk in your hair for as long as you want. Don’t think it would have any side effects really. Keeping it in the hair and scalp for anywhere between 15 minutes and 1 hour would be totally fine and ideal. Make sure that you spread it everywhere on your hair strands and also your scalp. Massage it onto your scalp for the best results. Covering the scalp is important because that is where the hair get their nourishment from. So, massaging coconut milk or any other ingredient or mask you want to use for hair should be massaged into the scalp well and completely to harness all the effects properly and in a timely manner. Hope you find some of this useful.

  21. Great job with this article team glowpink. It is clearly and well written to supply all the ncessary information in a concise manner. And I love that you guys have posted so many remedies for hair which use coconut milk. If someone has got coconut milk but out of ideas on how to use it, they will certainly find this post fantastic. As for me? well, I am fine with just one great remedy which works 😀 I am sure all of these work though, and I will select one from here which sounds great and whose ingredients I have already got right here. Bye and have a great week.

  22. Can I use microwave to defrost the frozen coconut milk which I have had stored in the freezer for like 5 days? That would be fine right?? can anyone help? waiting for a reply, plz reply soon thx

  23. @ Amber – Yes, you can use a microwave to thaw the frozen coconut milk if you are running short on time. I would suggest that you use the defrost setting in your microwave. Most microwave have that setting. Also, do it for a little bit at a time and keep on checking on the progress. I would suggest that you do it for 15 seconds a pop. Stir the milk around after every time you take it out to check it. Also, check it to make sure that it has not gone bad. Although it most probably good still, because you had it for only 5 days and stored it in the freezer too. So, it would be totally fine I suppose. Also remember to use a microwave- safe container. Just throwing it out there, never can be careful enough. all the best.

  24. @ Hope Matthews – Thank you for taking the time out to help me. It is much appreciated. 🙂

  25. Are the coconut water and the coconut milk the same thing or am I missing something here?? It has got to be the same right? someone explain pls I am confused. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, I don’t know much about it. Thanks.

  26. @ Brandi – No, coconut milk and coconut water is not the same thing at all. What you are thinking of is coconut water. Coconuts have that in the middle, the clear water, from when they are young. As they mature the water turns into the ‘meat’ of the coconut. The coconut milk is practically that meat of coconut. At least, it is obtained from the meat. When, you mash or grind the coconut mit and strain out the white liquid obtained, that is called the coconut milk. Coconut milk is thicker than the coconut water and not clear but white in color like the coconut meat. They both are not the same thing and have different properties and nutrients. Coconut milk is a much better source of saturated fatty acids which are good for the body. It also helps balance the cholesterol levels in the body by helping to increase the amount of good one and decreasing the amount of bad cholesterol. I hope that that cleared it up for you.

  27. @ Kristen Brewer – Yup, that cleared everything up quite nicely. Thanks a lot for the clear and detailed reply, much appreciated.

  28. Hi ladies, you can make your own simple shampoo using coconut milk. There are a couple shampoos in here but they look a little bit extensive, specialized and complicated. I make it simply by mixing coconut milk,
    liquid castile soap and vitamin E. You can get vitamin E from the capsules and I use a teaspoon of it and use equal amounts of the other two ingredients to fill a shampoo bottle with. It works great on my hair and give amazing results for a homemade shampoo and not to mention I save some money too. Try it out and see for yourself ladies.

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