As you probably already know, coconut oil is one of the healthiest ingredients we can consume. Besides giving our health an overhaul, coconut oil is especially great for our skin and hair, hydrating and nourishing them with essential nutrients.
The milk and oil from coconuts have been used as a natural remedy in parts of Asia for centuries, especially when it comes to skin and hair problems.
Here’s what coconut oil can help you with:
Repairs Damaged Hair
Heard that sunflower or mineral oils can repair your damaged hair? Coconut oil works even better! Just use it on your hair ends after washing your hair for 5-6 weeks and the results will be incredible.
Prevents Hair Loss
Hair loss is a common and serious problem for millions of people, but you can luckily prevent it with the help of this powerful oil. The healthy fats and other nutrients found in coconut oil will nourish your hair and keep the roots healthy, resulting in prevention of hair loss.
To use it against this problem, mix a bit of coconut oil with a carrier oil such as sage oil (3:2 tablespoons). Melt the oils in a pot on low heat, then leave the mixture to cool down for a bit.
Rub it onto your hair before sleeping, then put a shower cap on and wash your hair when you get up. Repeat this process every time you wash your hair and it should become much stronger.
Smoothens Your Hair
If you want your hair to be smooth, all you need to do is rub a bit of coconut oil on it before you wash it. Your hair will be easier to comb through afterward and you will never wake up with frizzy hair again.
Coconut oil is an age-old remedy for grey hair. New studies have shown that dehydration may be to blame for grey hair, which can be fought with a mixture of lemon juice and coconut oil.
Simply mix the ingredients, rub them on your hair, massage your scalp with it and leave the remedy on for 15-20 minutes. Wash your hair afterward and repeat the process a few times per week to prevent grey hair.
Let’s speak the truth – those expensive anti-dandruff shampoos rarely work, as dandruff is most often caused by a fungal infection which makes your scalp flake.
To fight this, mix coconut and castor oil, massage your scalp with the mixture, then wash your hair after half an hour. Do this every time you wash your hair and you will never have to fear dandruff again.
Instead of using those chemical-laden lice shampoos, why don’t you try coconut oil? It will coat them fully and suffocate the critters without compromising the health of your scalp. The oil will also destroy all the lice eggs and prevent the critters from causing trouble again.
To use it, simply apply coconut oil on your hair, then comb it through your hair nicely before washing your hair after 20-30 minutes. Mix the oil with a bit of tea tree oil and the results might be even better.