Coconut Oil Scalp Benefits: Dandruff- and Itch-Free Plus More Hair

Coconut oil scalp benefits help give you itch-free and dandruff-free scalp like it did for me, safely and naturally.

I used to suffer from itchy scalp due to dandruff. Believe me, I know the discomfort and embarrassment it brings.

My Own Experience

Only medicated shampoos were effective in controlling the itchy white flakes. But I also knew that these products contain potentially harmful chemicals. So I had to find a naturally safe, long-term solution to my problem.

Just when I’m about to give up and accept my life of head-scratching, I came across a six-month old bottle of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO). And the rest, as they say, is history.

Within a day of using coconut oil, the itchiness was about 80 percent gone and the dandruff about 50 percent. It took just three days to get rid of the constant scratching and a little over a week for the scurf to virtually disappear.

I attribute all these wonderful scalp benefits entirely to coconut oil. That’s because the dandruff and itch comes roaring back not long after I deliberately don’t apply the oil on my hair and scalp.


Dandruff is caused by Malassezia globosa, a yeast-like fungus that lives on the scalp and feeds on skin oils.

Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) abundant in coconut oil are potent antimicrobial agents, capable of destroying a long list of fungi, yeasts, viruses, bacteria, parasites, worms, protozoa, etc.

Regular coconut oil use can result to a dandruff-free and itch-free scalp. I know it does because I witness it everyday.

Hair Growth

Oh, did I also mention my hair is “thicker?” I’m happy to share that I’m no longer going to get bald anytime soon. That’s right! Coconut oil scalp blessings include stimulating hair growth.

After a month or so of continuously massaging coconut oil on my hair and scalp, my hairline stopped receding and hair fall was greatly reduced. Make sure you massage the oil (preferably warm) deep into your scalp for maximum effect.

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