COCONUT OIL IS ONE OF THE HEALTHIEST INGREDIENTS ON THE PLANET, AND IT BOOSTS OVERALL HEALTH. IT IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL FOR YOUR SKIN, HAIR, NAILS, AND DUE TO THIS, IT IS OFTEN ADDED TO BODY CREAMS, SUNSCREENS AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS.
Coconut oil and milk have been commonly used by women in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and the Carribean, in order to keep their hair long, silky, and naturally colored.
We reveal some of the most important benefits of the use of coconut oil for your hair, as it is the ultimate beauty product:
- Repairs Hair Damage
Coconut oil is even better than mineral oil and sunflower oil, in the prevention of hair damage. It is the only oil which reduces protein loss and boosts the shaft. Apply it on the hair ends to repair them. Yet, make sure you trim them off every 6 weeks.
- Prevents Hair Loss
Hair loss might be a result of various inflammatory skin conditions, fungal infections, and nutritional deficiencies.
On the other hand, coconut oil is rich in healthy fats which are beneficial for the scalp and shaft, soothe inflammation, and treat skin infections.
Mix 2 tablespoons of sage oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, and cook them over low heat to mix. Then, leave them to cool until warm and apply the mixture on the head at bedtime. Cover with a shower cap, and leave it thus until the next morning. Then, wash it off.
- Gray Hair
Pigment cells are located at the base of the follicle of the hairs, and they give the hair color. Yet, they die over the time and become less efficient.
Massage the hair with lemon and coconut oil for 15 minutes every day to nourish the scalp and protect the base of the hair follicles, and thus prevent gray hair.