Coconut oil is known for having rich carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals which are good for the human body. However, coconut oil is not limited to hair and it also being used as a preparation for cosmetic soaps and creams, and also being used for preparing different kinds of food and salads. It also gives an antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties from the coconut oil making it a candidate for keeping the hair healthy.
Antimicrobial properties of the coconut oil are natural treatments for various scalp infections. It also can help remove and kills both the eggs and adult lice in the hair and scalp.
The coconut oil can be used as part of the daily hair care. Using the coconut oil more often will create shinier, creates volume and even boost in the healthy growth of the hair. The total result of using the coconut oil will give improvements in health and strength of the hair.
You may want to use the Coconut oil for the following reasons:
1. Tame frizzy hair
To tame frizzy hair, start with a small amount about ¼ teaspoon – 1 teaspoon of coconut oil depending on hair and warm in the palms of the hands. Smooth through the root tips and may blow dry and have your own desired style for the hair.
Apply small amounts on your split ends and nourish them at the same time.
2. Protection from the sun
Coconut oil has a natural sunscreen with an SPF. You may want to use the coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner for all day protection of your hair. It is also safe for children and effective on adults.
3. Detangling hair
Coconut oil helps break the hair stress on tangled by penetrating the hair shaft. The oil surrounds the hair, making it easier to remove the knots after washing or during the evenings. Apply small amounts through the hair and paying more particular on tangled areas and damaged ends using tooth comb starting from the bottom.
4. Conditioner and Moisturizer
– (Short Hair) Start with small amounts (1/4 teaspoon) and warmed in your palms.
– (Long and Thick Hair) Start with ½ tablespoon.
You may sparingly use coconut oil on thinner hairs, this might weigh down the hair if it has been used too much.
As intensive conditioner to bring back the healthy hair, after using a gentle natural shampoo, apply 1 teaspoon for short hair, 2 teaspoons for shoulder length and 1 tablespoon for long hair. Apply into the hair shafts and rub into the scalp. Cover with shower caps and leave for 1-2 hours or overnight for best results. Rinse and wash with gentle shampoo.
Using coconut oil as part of the daily hair regimen will avoid harmful chemicals that are readily made in commercial hair care products. Hair can be maintained by protecting from the harmful chemical elements, keeping it strong, being nourished, shiny and manageable by simply switching and using coconut oil as a conditioner, for styling, hair growth, anti-dandruff and even treat lice.