One of the most popular ingredients in beauty and sunscreen products, and homemade body creams is coconut oil. Nowadays, this oil is even added in many hair products.
Coconut milk and oil has been used by women from Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Malaysia, India, the Caribbean, and Philippines for many centuries. These women used it as a natural hair dye for many years, too.
Here are some of the best benefits for your hair from coconut oil:
- Repairs hair damage
- Coconut oil is the best natural oil that repair and prevents future damage of your hair. It’s much more effective than sunflower and mineral oil. This is the only oil that reduces protein loss. The best thing is to trim split ends every 5-6 weeks, but you can also repair them with the oil.
- Prevents hair loss
- Since coconut oil is rich with a lot of healthy fats, it nourishes your scalp and hair shaft. Main reason for hair loss are inflammatory skin conditions. Thanks to the wonderful properties of coconut oil, it reduces inflammation and fights skin infections.
Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of sage oil. Cook them on low heat until you get smooth mixture. Let it cool down a little bit any apply on your head. Cover it with a shower cap and go the bed. Wash out your hair in the morning. Make sure that the mixture is not cooled down completely or very hot. Test the mixture temperature on your skin just to be sure.
- Gray hair
- Pigment cells located in hair follicle are responsible for appearance of gray hair. As we get older, these cells die and become less efficient. Luckily, coconut oil prevents this condition and protect our hair follicles. Massage your hair with lemon juice and coconut oil for 15 minutes on a daily basis and you will prevent gray hair.
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