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

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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.

4 Supplements Guaranteed to Help Your Hair Grow

Having long beautiful hair is a desire of many, but managing them is not always easy. Our hair is the victim of much damage and more often than not, we are on the lookout for products to help improve it’s health.

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Limp hair, split ends and the worst nightmare of all, hair fall, are just some of the many hurdles faced by almost every individual. There are many products on the market that claim to help your hair grow, but do they really work?

More often than not the results seem questionable. So, what are you to do? We open the door to a new option for you, Nutritious supplements. The great potential these magic pills possess is only believable when you use them, so, without further ado here is the list.

Viviscal:

Worrying about the growing bald patches on your temple? This infusion of silica with horsetail plant extracts can be your savior. Dermatologist Doris Day, MD, says these pills promote hair thickness and make your hair regrow in all those lacking areas. Many patients have ascertained its abilities and report visible improvement within only a month.

Biotin:

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@Ebsweetz added Biotin to her hair diet and saw some amazing results!

Another option for you is this vitamin extract which helps with the all too common stress of thinning hair. Biotin helps to strengthen your hair structure and prevents breakage. Also, as it’s a water soluble vitamin, the excess amounts are excreted by the body, making it a relatively safe option for you.

Saw Palmetto Extract:

This is an herbal extract of the fruit of the American dwarf pine tree. This remedy is said to have huge amounts of benefit for your hair. Research has proved Palmetto extract to increase hair growth at a rapid rate. It contains chemicals that block the formation of harmful products that cause hair loss. Up to 60% of treated patients report a notable improvement in their condition.

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Vitamin D and Vitamin A:

Vitamin D helps your head grow strong and healthy strands of hair that are resistant to breakage, extending the life of each hair. It does this by regulating the hair’s life cycle. Vitamin A, on the other hand, makes your hair more lustrous and shiny. It helps by regenerating hair, skin, and nails and hence besides providing you with more beautiful hair, also makes your skin glow and your nails shine.

Along with all the benefits of these formulations, it is important to know their potential side effects. Taken in appropriate amounts they can do you a world of good, however, inappropriately consumed, they can cause serious derangement’s in your body system.

It is advisable for you to consult an experienced dermatologist or family physician to ensure safe intake. Follow all the instructions given carefully and be regular. Of course, miracles don’t happen overnight, but taken consistently, the voluminous and luxurious hair you always dreamed of may just be around the corner.

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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 the unique pen ship 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.

5 Chic Updos That Will Have You Slaying Your Night

TGIF Ladies!

The weekend has finally arrived and that means a night out of fun with the girls or romance with “bae”. One thing for sure, wherever you decide to go you’re sure to look your best. You may even planned your outfit for the night and already envisioned the poses you’re going to do for your Snapchat selfies, but have you decided what you’re going to do with your hair? For some reason we always forget about that until it’s moments before leaving out. Instead of having a mini break down with your hair, take a look at our fav simple updos that will help you slay your night!

1. Double French Braid into a Bun – very simple updo that can be completed within minutes. All you have to do is part your hair down the middle, do two loose french braids, and pin the hair up in the back. It’s a style that will have you looking like a Goddess with your gladiator sandals.

 

2. Classy Pompadour– A great style for thick curly hair. Just roll, tuck, and pin the hair from the back leading to the front. When you get to the top take the rest of your hair and roll it into a pompadour. You can pin this down with however many bobby pins as you want. Just be sure not to make it too tight.

 

3. Cornrow Braid Pinned Style– If you’re looking for something a little more secure, then braid your hair in two cornrows and pin it up in the back. You can even loop it through like the picture below.

 

4. Pinned Curls – If you wore your curls out all day, push it up for the night! All you have to do is roll, tuck, and pin the hair from the back leading to the front and leave out a nice amount of your curls. It’s a great updo that works for all types of adventures.

 

5. Braided Bun– If you’re in a rush, this is a great style for you. Part a section in the front of your hair and braid it all the way down. Put all of your hair into a bun and pull out a few pieces of your edges for a simple yet chic updo.