Why Coconut Oil Is Good For Your Hair & Gives You Life!

Is your hair shedding again? Are you suffering from those common white flakes that seem to haunt even the best of us? Well, your granny would have an answer to your problems and we will most heartily agree. Coconut oil, the all-time favorite of grandmothers for what seems like forever & the solution to life.

Whatever problem you might have, coconut oil provides a solution. Got dry skin? Use coconut oil. Want to eat better? cook with coconut oil. Had a bad year? slather some coconut oil on the new year.

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It’s no secret that coconut oil is life but what’s in this oil that has made it so useful for hair? To answer this same question, we did a little bit of digging and unearthed an entire list of hair benefits that research has proved Coconut oil to have.

Insane Hair Growth

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Do you have a wish for long flowing hair that reach down to the floor? Yes, we do too, but sadly our hair does not have the strength to lengthen to that extent. However, coconut oil can be your solution. It can lengthen your hair and will surely help it to grow to lengths that you have always dreamed of.

The oil has the unique ability to go into the follicles of the hair to stimulate growth. Not only this, but because of its ability to strengthen the hair roots and make the scalp environment better, the oil also has a special function to reduce hair loss.

You can achieve this by:

  1. Using the oil as a deep conditioner
  2. Applying the oil to frizzy hair to help control frizz. Also rubbing some oil on your hands prior to taking down a twist or braid out, to help prevent frizz and dryness.
  3. Using the oil as a sealant after your wash, condition and or leave in conditioner routine to help lock in that moisture.
  4. Using the oil to protect hair from heat. Place a generous amount of oil into your hair prior to blow drying. This can be used in addition to a cream or dry spray heat protectant.

Repair Split Ends

In addition, your split end problem can also be conquered. Coconut oil has the unique ability to strengthen your hair and prevent them from breaking which ultimately prevents this disaster.

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Its moisturizing action on the hair strands helps to replenish their water content, making them smooth, healthy, and light which makes the hair buoyant and voluminous. The oil also helps to make hair soft and adds shine which gives you the bounce you desire.

Here are some examples:

  1. Before flat ironing your hair rub a dime size amount of oil specifically to the ends of your hair. This helps with heat damage.

Disclaimer: coconut oil will not cure split ends, the only for sure way to eliminate split ends is to cut them off completely. That is why trimming is important

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER CLIP YOUR OWN ENDS

Treat Your Scalp

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Let alone the hair, coconut oil goes deep and acts on the very scalp and the cells that produce hair to ensure their working flawlessly. The oil moisturizes the scalp skin, preventing it from drying and handles that dandruff issue so that you can enjoy those winter seasons, free of worry.

Its antiseptic action also helps fight against invading organisms to prevent itching problems and infections, helping your scalp stay healthy, as well as saving you the embarrassment of being spotted, constantly scratching (or patting) your head!

How can you do this?

  • Before shampooing take a generous amount of oil and rub it onto your scalp, then let that set for a few minutes. This will help bring your dry flake to surface and after you have washed your hair prevent any flakes from being left behind.

As I said, the benefits of the oil are enormous. Its uses are so varied yet beneficial that having it in the house is a must! What’s more, using it also very easy. All you have to do is either apply it before a bath, massaging it on to your head to leave for about an hour, or you could apply it after a shower and then dry shampoo your hair afterwards. Some of us like to slather it on our scalp before bed but it’s completely up to you!

For maximum results, however, many people suggest applying the oil at night and then leaving it to rinse out in the morning. Whatever the method, coconut oil has certainly earned its position in your daily routine. Don’t you want to grow your hair to the ground? Well why the wait? Get some of this amazing oil onto your head pronto!

 

About the Blogger:

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A medical student with a passion for writing, Aiman Ibrash has written for many sites focusing on career and health. Combining her knowledge with her unique writing skills, Aiman Ibrash has started her climb to fame, for which she devotes much of her free time. Besides juggling medicine with her passion, she still finds time to enjoy reading and cooking in her free time. You can also see more of her work here.

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Death to DIY: Cowashing Hair is a HORRIBLE Idea!

I’m sorry to break it to you, I didn’t want to be the bearer of bad news. I know you’re probably sitting in your chair ready to go off in our comment section, but before you do hear me out. I dedicated my time to this blog to provide credible tips from licensed stylist & hair care specialists from all over to prevent you from making the same mistakes many of my hair loss clients made. I have a license in cosmetology and a slew of certifications in hair loss. Now that I have shown you my receipts, I can continue on and possibly save you damage.

Cowashing is the practice of washing hair using nothing but conditioner. When the concept first appeared on the hair scene, I could not help but to cringe at how many naturalistas were ditching shampoos for conditioners. As a professional let me tell you this.

Conditioners do NOT cleanse the scalp!

The goal of washing your hair, is to clean your scalp remove any build up from your hair. Cowashing does not do this. Many seem to favor it because it gives the hair a slippery feel causing them believe that their hair is not only clean, but moisturized. Not true, your hair is supposed to feel “dry” because that means it’s clean. If it’s not clean you get a little slide. You need to cleanse your hair with shampoo to remove the dirt and debris. Technically you’re supposed to shampoo your hair every two or three days to keep your scalp at it’s optimum condition but a week or two will suffice. Any longer and your hair will start to get oils which are a big problem with DHT and hair loss. The oils mix with DHT on your scalp and that causes a reaction to your hair follicle leading to hair loss.With conditioner, your strand just keeps getting coated with more oil and conditioner causing build up which will lead to breakage.

It’s a regimen that concerns me and I see too many women promoting it to ignore. It could be with this whole DIY thing that is causing them to do it. In my field we don’t encourage this, not just because it’s  our way of making money but because it’s our expertise. We’ve been doing natural hair since the beginning of time. When I was a kid we got shampoo, press, and curls by someone else managing our hair. Once in a while we would get it done at home, but we always went to a salon. I have a few clients who come only once a month, some even every two months. No one is saying you should be in the salon every week, but it’s time to start trusting the experts if you want to see improvement.