Coconut oil is an edible oil derived from the wick or milk of coconut palm fruit. Cold-pressed coconut oil is extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts that helps retain the nutrients. The derived coconut oil is a solid fat that remains liquid in warm temperatures and solidifies in cool temperatures. For many years coconut oil has been used for cooking, beauty products and even hair oils. It is a very nourishing and moisturising oil that is rich in fatty acids. Is coconut oil good for hair? Yes, definitely as it penetrates into the hair strands and makes them stronger.
Does Coconut oil control hair fall and improve hair growth?
Coconut oil helps in strengthening hair strands. A study has shown that coconut oil is a triglyceride of lauric acid that helps in better penetration of oil in the hair strands, making them stronger with each application. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and has a high affinity for hair proteins, which helps in preventing hair fall. It also nourishes scalp and moisturises dry hair, which helps in better hair growth. So, with weekly usage of coconut oil you can control hair fall and improve hair growth.
Coconut Oil Benefits for Hair
It moisturises and conditions hair
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid that helps in better penetration into the hair strands. Regular usage helps in keeping hair moisturised, nourished and conditioned.
It makes hair soft and adds shine
Continuous use of coconut oil adds shine and makes hair soft. It locks the moisture and adds a natural shine to hair strands. Make sure that you are not overusing the oil as it can make hair greasy.
It repairs dry and damaged hair
Massaging coconut oil into the scalp nourishes hair from roots. It helps to reduce dryness and frizz, making hair softer and smoother. With continuous usage it repairs dry and damaged hair, making it healthier.
It prevents hair breakage
Coconut oil prevents hair from breakage, makes hair stronger from roots and stimulates better hair growth. It penetrates into the hair follicles and nourishes them for healthier new hair growth.
It makes hair thicker
The vitamins and fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil makes hair follicles healthier and stronger. The hair becomes stronger from the roots. Continuous usage of coconut oil also helps in thicker hair growth.
Ways to use Coconut Oil for Hair
As Hair Oil
Section your hair and apply coconut oil to your scalp.
Gently massage for a few minutes to let it absorb onto the scalp.
Apply the remaining oil on your hair strands and leave it for 30-45 minutes.
Later, wash with a mild shampoo and apply a leave-in conditioner.
As hair mask
Add a few drops of coconut oil to your regular hair mask. Mix it well.
Section your hair and apply a hair mask on the scalp and hair strands.
Massage well for a few minutes to spread the hair mask all over your scalp and hair.
Leave it for 30-45 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo. Let your hair air dry and apply a leave-in conditioner.
As leave-in conditioner (For dry, frizzy hair only)
Take 1-2 drops of coconut oil on your palm. Rub it and apply it to your hair strands from mid length to the bottom.
Massage in the downward direction for a few minutes. Comb your hair to spread it evenly.
As hair spa oil
Warm coconut oil and let it cool down a little bit.
Section your hair and apply oil. Gently massage for a few minutes and wrap your hair in a wet warm towel (You can also give steam to your hair).
Leave it for 30 minutes. Later, wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
Juicy Chemistry’s Coconut Oil is Certified Organic by Ecocert (France) in accordance with COSMOS V3 standard.
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Coconut oil has some amazing benefits for the hair but we highly recommend patch tests and using it with caution. Don’t overuse it as it can make your scalp and hair greasy! Take professional guidance if necessary.