Coconut Oil for Hair Care Par Excellence

Coconut oil for hair is exceedingly invigorating. As a hair-care oil, no other oil can compare!

Unlike almost all other hair-care products, coconut oil is safe to use even in its raw form. It has that natural creamy texture and is virtually free from harsh chemicals and other additives.

For thousands of years, it has nourished the crowning glory of generations. Now it’s used in shampoos, creams and other hair-care products.

Coconut oil for hair can be just as good, even better more likely, as a $60 salon treatment, at only a tiny fraction of the cost. And you can do it yourself at the comfort of your home.

My Own Experience

Regular coconut oil use can help prevent hair loss by encouraging hair growth. I am actually living proof of this. My hair was thinning at an alarming rate. So after many hours of research, I decided to give coconut oil a try.

Every day I massaged two tablespoons into my hair and scalp, and waited for thirty minutes before washing the oil out. After about a month, my hair got thicker, especially up top (my main problem area). I also noticed tiny hair growing along my hairline.

This experience was really the starting point of my coconut oil journey! I knew back then that I discovered something special.

Controls Dandruff

Coconut oil for hair is supreme. As far as hair oils go, no other oil can compare to coconut oil.

Coconut oil is great for your scalp! It relieves chaffing and itching of scalp due to lice and dandruff.

Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), the primary fat molecules in coconut oil, kill Malassezia globosa, the dandruff-causing yeast-like fungus that lives on the scalp and feeds on skin oils.

Preserves Hair Protein

A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science compared coconut oil with sunflower oil and mineral oil, the two most widely used in hair oil formulations. The researchers concluded that of the three oils, only coconut oil was able to reduce protein loss for both damaged and undamaged hair when used as a pre-wash and post-wash grooming product.

Its small molecular size enables Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) to penetrate inside the hair shaft, protecting it from protein loss. MCT-rich coconut oil can pass freely through the cell membrane for easy absorption, giving your hair a soft, smooth texture.

Sebum, the fatty substance secreted by the sebaceous glands, protects and waterproofs your hair and scalp skin to keep them from drying and breaking. Guess what? Like coconut oil, sebum contains MCTs.

How to Maximize Effectiveness

The secret to using coconut oil for hair is to massage it deep into your scalp. Remember, healthy hair begins deep in the hair follicles where blood carries nutrients through arteries connected to it. Work the oil in like a massage.

Another tip is to give the oil time to soak in. The longer, the better. I suggest at least thirty minutes, preferably an hour (overnight is best).

Lastly, you should also consume the oil. Direct or topical application works best. But for optimum results, I recommend that you take it "internally" as well.

The oil of the humble coconut protects your hair from damage and brings out its natural color. For millennia, whole generations have relied on it to give their precious crowning glory radiance. Now, it’s our turn.

Coconut oil is very safe, cost-effective and really works. So, go natural. Use coconut oil for hair!


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