Coconut Oil for Hair

Long, lustrous hair is a sign of beauty. It is also an indication of health and vitality. Like the rest of our body our hair also requires our care and attention.

Lack of proper care can result in severe hair fall. Hair needs to be regularly moisturized and cleansed to prevent hair related problems like split ends, thinning of hair, excessive hair fall and even premature graying of hair. Coconut oil is excellent for nourishing the hair. The anti bacterial and anti fungal properties of coconut oil, aids in hair care.

Coconut oil a natural oil has been used since times immemorial as a natural hair care product. Coconut oil nourishes the hair by penetrating deeply into the hair shaft.

Regular application of coconut oil on the hair can help to make hair soft and shiny, while increasing the natural vitality and strength of the hair.  The coconut nut oil is able to moisturize the hair because of the presence of saturated fatty acids like lauric acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which are abundantly present in this oil.

If coconut oil is massaged regularly into the scalp, it can even help to promote hair growth. Coconut oil helps to get rid of scalp conditions like eczema, dandruff and pimples. Massaging coconut oil into the scalp improves the blood circulation to this region. Coconut oil also kills head lice.

Hair and Scalp Treatment with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:

Ideally coconut oil should be massaged into the scalp twice a week. To get the maximum benefits, the coconut oil should be warmed slightly before massaging it into the scalp, as the oil can be absorbed faster.

There are several steps involved in the coconut oil hair treatment. Firstly extra virgin coconut oil has to be procured from a good health food store.

In cold climes, coconut oil tends to congeal and becomes a lumpy mass. Take a small quantity of the solidified coconut oil using a spoon or spatula and melt in a microwavable glass container.

Combine the melted coconut oil with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Massage the coconut oil mixture into your scalp in a circular motion. Leave the oil on the hair overnight and wash it off first thing in the morning with a mild shampoo.