We are now living in a place where things are being modified especially with our daily consumption such as, our food or even the beauty regimen we are applying to our body. The generation nowadays are tending to have different choices on products, but the best choice to make is to go for organic materials. One of the best organic material today is the coconut oil. Few of the people knew the benefit it gives to people and it has a various health benefits which is not limited to our hair and skin, but also to improve our digestion and immunity against different host of infections and other diseases.
There are a lot of benefits that coconut oil can give to us, one is the benefit using coconut oil for the hair, especially on hair loss and hair damage. Coconut oil has antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial properties and rich in antioxidants. When you use it on your hair, it helps in improving scalp health, it fights fungus and infections, supports growth of hair and most of all, it adds volume and shine without having harmful chemicals. Vitamin E is one of the chemical composition of the Coconut oil that creates a silky and shiny hair.
Benefits of Coconut Oil for the hair:
- It Conditions the Hair:
It Gives us the Perfect Hair Conditioner than any harmful synthetic products available in the market today. Coconut oil reduces the protein loss, in which, leading to dryness and breakage of the hair. It also helps prevent damage from brushing and combing, and more importantly, it is safe to use on our children.
It can be used as a leave-on conditioner, or can be used as intensive conditioner for hours or overnight. Finding the right amount of oil for your hair is the key to using perfectly the coconut oil. A little amount of it will go a long way.
Coconut oil has a highly good moisture retaining capacity and it does not let any moisture escapes, helping the hair be kept moist and soft that prevents hair breakage.
Coconut oil has various fatty acids:
- Lauric acid
- Myristic acid
- Caprylic acid
- Capric acid
- Caproic acid
- Palmitic acid
- Oleic acid
- Pamitoleic acid
- Linoleic acid
- Stearic acid
These various fatty acids (as mentioned above) in coconut oil are very good anti-dandruff agents that keeps the skin moist and smooth and better than any anti-dandruff shampoo readily available today. Regular use and application of coconut oil can help eradicate dandruff. An effective treatment of dandruff is when you mix the coconut oil with lukewarm water and castor oil. While applying, massage the scalp and hair at the same time for better and ideal results.
This product is best in hair styling, over looked by many. If proper amount is applied depending on hair length it tames flyaways, frizz, etc.
- Taming Frizzy hair- smooth from root to tips and use blow dryer and style your hair as what you desire.
- Protecting from the sun – it has a natural sunscreen with spf. You can use this as leave-on conditioner for a day.
- Detangling hair – it penetrates the hair shaft as it improves hair break stress. Apply small amount of coconut oil, most likely with tangled areas and damaged ends. Use a comb that has a wide tooth, starting from the bottom and gradually comb upper part of the hair.
- Lice Prevention and Treatment
The coconut oil will penetrate the hair shaft and the scalp that helps the repelling of lice and keeping their eggs from attaching to the hair. When the wet hair is coated with the coconut oil, it will be easier to comb and immediately will remove the lice.
Detergent or soap- based shampoos will give you a dry, rough, hard and bleached hair. You will notice that your comb won’t go smoothly as soon after you shampooed your hair. But with the coconut oil, the components coming from natural saturated fats will keep the hair smooth and shiny.
Applying these things as mentioned above on your daily regimen, specifically on your hair, will show healthier hair as it continuously taken care of by using the Coconut oil. Not only it gives healthier and stronger hair, but also lessen the expenses made for your daily consumption. The coconut oil doesn’t cost that much and the product is available anywhere. It also adds sweet and refreshing scent to the shampoos.
In buying coconut oil, be reminded that it has 6 different varieties to be considered:
- Fractionated and extra virgin
You should be able to identify what type of coconut oil do you need, whether it is for edible purposes or for aromatherapy, for massaging, for weight loss, or medicinal purposes.
|Purpose||Type of Coconut oil|
|As a Carrier oil||
Virgin, Virgin Organic
In line with using the coconut oil as listed above, it is also important to do our part to maintain our healthy hair such as:
- Keeping your hair clean
- Eat good and nutritious food
- Use of good hair grooming products
- Use a good comb that doesn’t break or damage your hair.