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Coconut Milk For Hair: Benefits And How To Use

All The Benefits of Using Coconut Milk For Hair

Everyone is well aware of the amazing benefits of using coconut oil for hair. It has been used in Indian haircare rituals to nourish and protect hair for thousands of years now. But along with using coconut oil, there is another way coconuts can be useful in improving your hair quality.
Made from the flesh of coconuts, Coconut milk for hair is another nourishing ingredient that can amp up your entire hair care routine. It is used in various skincare and haircare recipes, as well as products designed for dry hair. And unlike coconut oil, you can easily make it at home to be used in your DIY haircare routine.


How Can Coconut Milk Help Improve Your Hair 

  • Nourishes Hair- Coconut milk contains the same fats that are present in coconut oil and hence helps nourish your hair. These fats are known to penetrate the hair and have a deep conditioning effect that strengthens your hair.
  • Moisturises dry hair-While coconut milk works for all hair types, it is best suited for dry, brittle hair. It is a wonderful natural conditioner that helps restore your hair by deeply moisturising them.
  • Reduces damage: It also contains protein, vitamins B, C, E, and antioxidants that can protect your hair from severe damage.

How To Use Coconut Milk To Improve Hair & Make It Strong 

You can make coconut milk for hair at home and use it as a homemade hair mask that nourishes your hair. You can also dilute your shampoo with coconut milk to give your hair some extra nourishment during the hair wash process.
Follow these steps to use coconut milk for your hair-

  • Take freshly grated coconut and mix it with equal amounts of water. Blend this mixture until it turns into a slurry.
  • Then using a cheesecloth or a strainer, separate the milk from the flesh and massage it into your hair scalp. 
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes before cleansing with our gentle, organic shampoos

Other Benefits Of Coconut Milk For Hair 

  • Supports Hair Growth:
    The various nutrients present in coconut milk can nourish your hair follicles with essential vitamins and minerals which can help slow down hair fall and even support new hair growth.
  • Makes Hair Stronger:
    As we know, our hair is made up of proteins. And coconut milk is also rich in proteins that help strengthen the hair.
  • Reduces Hair Damage:
    If your hair has been damaged due to constant use of heat styling tools or harsh hair care products, using
    coconut milk for hair will help reduce the damage with regular use.
  • Improves Hair Shine:
    By moisturising your hair strands and sealing the cuticle, regular use of coconut milk in your hair care routine helps make your hair smooth, shiny, and lustrous.
  • Reduces Dandruff:
    By preventing your scalp from drying out and soothing it with its anti-inflammatory properties, coconut milk can help minimise dandruff, itching, and flakiness.
  • Improves Overall Hair Health:
    Coconut milk for hair can also help reduce split ends, frizziness and make your hair healthy by nourishing, conditioning, and protecting your scalp and hair. 

3 Ways To Use Coconut Milk For Hair

  • For dry hair.Mix coconut milk with your choice of cold-pressed oil. (Avocado and Olive oil both work great for dry hair). 
    Section your hair and apply this mask all over your hair and scalp. Massage it in with gentle strokes for 1-2 minutes and then leave it on for at least an hour.
    Then using a gentle shampoo, rinse out the hair mask, and follow up with your conditioner.
  • For hair growth:
    Take 1 tsp of dried bhringraj powder and mix it with some coconut milk to form a hair mask. (keep the consistency slightly runny for easy application).
    Massage this all over your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash with shampoo and follow up with conditioner as usual. Repeat this twice a week for best results.
  • For damaged, frizzy hair.
    Mash a ripe banana and add 1 cup coconut milk to it. Mix it to form a deep conditioning hair mask.
    Now apply the hair mask all over your hair focusing on the tips of your hair. Let it sit in your hair for 30 minutes before proceeding with your hair wash as usual. You can use this hair mask 2-3 times for deep conditioning your hair.

Juicy Chemistry's Hibiscus, Amla & Bhringraj Hair Oil (Enriched With Coconut Milk) 

Our nourishing hair oil is made with thirteen potent ingredients like Hibiscus, Aloe vera, and Brahmi that help soften and condition your hair. It penetrates into the scalp to stimulate blood circulation and revives hair follicles to encourage hair growth. 

The soothing ingredients help reduce scalp irritation and even aids in preventing premature hair greying. 

Regular use of this oil helps strengthen your hair and improve scalp health too. The oil is made with cold-pressed oils and botanical extracts. It is also certified organic by Ecocert France as per Cosmos V3 standards. The oil is thus 100% natural, vegan friendly, and free of any synthetic additives.
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FAQs

  1. Is coconut milk suitable for oily scalp?
    Yes, coconut milk is beneficial for all hair types.
  2. Are there any side effects of using coconut milk?
    Coconut milk is safe to use. But if you are allergic to coconuts, you must avoid it. We always recommend conducting a patch test first to check for any signs of irritation.
  3. Is coconut milk better than coconut oil?
    Both are good for your hair. You can use either of them or both together as well in your routine.
  4. Can I use store-bought coconut milk for hair?
    We recommend using homemade coconut milk for hair since it is fresh and free of any additives or processing that may affect the nutritional value. 
  5. How long can I store coconut milk?
    When refrigerated, it can stay fresh for 1-2 days. So make small batches to avoid wastage.

    Using Coconut milk for hair is a wonderful way to protect your hair from dryness. So if you have dry, damaged hair, incorporate it into your routine at the earliest.

REFERENCES –

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7422486/
https://www.healthline.com/health/coconut-milk-for-hair#summary