Coconut oil is one of the healthier ingredients on the planet, and it boosts overall health.

It is extremely helpful for your skin, hair, nails, and due to this, it is often added to body creams, sunscreens and beauty products.

Coconut oil and milk have been commonly used by women in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and the Carribean, in order to keep their hair long, silky, and naturally colored.

We reveal some of the most important benefits of the use of coconut oil for your hair, as it is the ultimate beauty product:

 

Repairs Hair Damage

Coconut oil is even better than mineral oil and sunflower oil, in the prevention of hair damage. It is the only oil which reduces protein loss and boosts the shaft. Apply it on the hair ends to repair them. Yet, make sure you trim them off every 6 weeks.

Prevents Hair Loss

Hair loss might be a result of various inflammatory skin conditions, fungal infections, and nutritional deficiencies.

On the other hand, coconut oil is rich in healthy fats which are beneficial for the scalp and shaft, soothe inflammation, and treat skin infections.

Mix 2 tablespoons of sage oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, and cook them over low heat to mix. Then, leave them to cool until warm and apply the mixture on the head at bedtime. Cover with a shower cap, and leave it thus until the next morning. Then, wash it off.

Makes Your Hair Smooth

Frizzy hair is actually often caused by excessive dryness of the cuticles and hair shaft. Coconut oil is hydrophobic, meaning it repels water, but it also retains moisture within the hair shaft.

Applying coconut oil for 10-15 minutes before washing will leave your hair silky and smooth. You can also lightly apply coconut oil to split ends to make them easier to brush through. As for styling, use a little bit of coconut oil to tame flyaways and slick down hair to create smooth updo’s.

Fights Dandruff

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp, which can be caused dry skin or fungus, among many other reasons.

Coconut oil can actually treat dandruff by fighting fungal infection and hydrating dry skin.

To use, mix equal part coconut oil and castor oil and massage into the scalp and leave for 30 minutes before washing out. If you suffer from severe dandruff, use this trick every time you wash your hair.

Kills Lice

Children are the ones most affected by lice and the best solution is coconut oil, not all those harmful chemicals found in pharmacies.

The main reason why coconut oil helps is because it hydrates the skin and kills the pesticide-resistant lice. It coats lice and gradually suffocates them.

The best part is that it does not permit lice or their eggs to hang onto the hair shafts. All you have to do is to apply it and leave it to act for several days. to get the best results, mix the coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree oil.

Gray Hair

What’s the main reason for gray hair? Well, let me explain this for your – there are pigment cells located at the base of each hair follicle. Well, these pigment cells are responsible for the color of your hair, and as you grow older, these pigment cells die and become less efficient. Well, this super healthy coconut oil can prevent gray hair by nourishing your scalp and protecting the base of your hair follicles. So, if your base and pigment cells are healthier, this means that you’ll be able to avoid gray hair much longer.

Here’s what you need to do to avoid gray hair – you need to massage your hair with coconut oil and lemon every day, for at least 15 minutes. Many organic or herbal shampoos contain coconut oil, but make sure you add it if they lack it to enjoy its potent properties.