Used in almost every household in India, coconut oil has been a go-to fix for decades. As the West is finally taking note of its goodness, we tell you how to get the most out of it for your hair.
Our current lifestyle involves us using a fair share of chemicals that come in hair care and hair styling products. Since styling and colouring are drying in nature, they have a damaging effect on your strands too. Stop hairfall by making the most of coconut oil. (Read our blog 10 Ways To Use Coconut Oil).
The Goodness of Coconut Oil: Why Is It Good For Your Hair?
An anti-oxidant in nature, it is high on of medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs: main components for promoting healthy hair growth. On top of being antifungal and anti-bacterial in nature, it also has antimicrobial properties, making it a natural fix for scalp infections.
While using it as a part of your regular hair care regime will only reward you, here are two ways to amp this wonder oil to reduce hairfall, get rid of flakes and boost hair growth.
How To Use Coconut Oil To Stop Hairfall
Strengthen the potency of coconut oil by combining it with other ingredients for excessive hair loss. You may not know this but apart from cooking, curry leaves have medicinal properties such as anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and are often used in Ayurvedic preparations. A nutrient house full of amino acids, flavonoids, anti-oxidants and Vitamins A, C, and E.
How To Make
Natural beauty expert Suparna Trikha recommends combining equal parts of coconut oil with castor oil and a handful of curry leaves. Simmer for 30 minutes, strain and use.
How To Apply
When applying this concoction, seal in the moisture by wrapping it in a hot towel. Take a wet towel and stuff in the microwave for 1 minute (only). Wrap it around your head (like a turban) and keep it on for 30 to 60 minutes; rinse off. Carry on this routine for about a month or two to notice a difference. It’s natural and not heavy on the pocket.
How To Use Coconut Oil To Reduce Itchy Scalp & Dandruff
A naturally dry scalp, overactive sebaceous (oil producing) glands can lead of flakes. As you probably already know, dandruff is one of the key causes of hairfall.
How To Make
Get your scalp clear and healthy: coat your scalp with a generous layer of coconut oil and then, massage lemon juice on it. The citric acid that’s present in it naturally and help remove the flakes from the follicles. The mixture has an instant acidic reaction and a significant reduction of flakes. And no, it doesn’t sting since you have already coated your hair with coconut oil.
How To Apply
Keep it on your scalp for 10-30 minutes. Rinse off and shampoo as usual.
This article was first published on BeautyBeats.