In the eastern countries of the world like India, coconut oil has set its reputation for ages as the most versatile health and beauty product. It has been a custom for generations to use coconut oil, especially for hair care due to its hair nourishing capabilities.
This oil obtained naturally from the coconut extract that is rich in vitamins E and K, proteins, lauric acid, capric acid, and fatty acids. It is common information around us that coconut oil is good for the hair growth.
But, do you really know – Why there is so much buzz about the coconut oil? Let’s together explore what kinds of benefits it offers to our hair.
Removes the Dandruff
Dandruff can be caused by a number of reasons like dry skin under the scalp, improper shampoo usage, fungus infection, oily or infected scalp etc. White flakes begin to appear as a sign of dandruff on the scalp and it feel itchy all the time.
Rinsing your hair with coconut oil (which contains antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties) is an effective idea to remove dandruff. It promotes good scalp health so oil your hair with coconut oil and then wash off to avoid getting dandruff.
Promotes Scalp Health
Hair scalp is the most important part of the hair follicles. It is very sensitive and the whole hair growth depends on its health. It is very sensitive and easily gets infected. So, it must be kept moisturize all the time in order to promote hair growth and coconut oil is good for doing this job.
Coconut oil contains fatty acids, vitamins E and K those promotes clean and healthy scalp. It has the antibacterial property that fights any infection on your scalp. It provides nourishment to the scalp and promotes hair growth.
Helps to Prevent from Hair Loss
There are several reasons for hair loss like protein deficiency, fungal infections of the scalp, stress, hormonal imbalance etc. Coconut oil helps to keep the scalp from drying out and nourishes hair follicles from the root. It is rich in vitamin K and Vitamin E that provides prevention against the onset of dandruff and makes the hair follicles stronger from the root.
Coconut oil may not work for everyone because it does not affect the primary cause (which is Dihydrotestosterone or DHT) of hair loss for most people. However, there is some evidence that suggests it may help to stop hair loss for certain people. When you massage your scalp with coconut oil it improves blood circulation and boosts hair growth.
Hair Damage Control
Due to the use of different hairstyle gels and syrup, along with the consumption of unhealthy diet, the wear and tear of hair follicles become weak and they become susceptible to breakage. Coconut oil has the tendency to penetrate inside the hair follicles and makes them stronger from the root owing to its antioxidant nature and provides a coating that will help them from the environmental impurities and pollution.
Provides Cool Sensation
If you spend your day under the sun most of the time then you may be a victim of unnecessary heating of scalp. This can cause irritation and frustration. As soon as you apply the coconut oil in your head all the dryness and heating sensation goes away and you are left with a cool, calm and relax the mind.
Moisturizes Dry Hair
Dry hair occurs when the hair follicles lost the natural moisture. This is a very irritating situation and a lot of hair breaks down during combing. A remedy for this situation is using coconut oil as it helps to eliminate the dryness and provides everlasting moisture along with strength to the hair roots.
Promotes Hair Volume
Coconut oil is a storehouse of essential fatty acids, Vitamin K and Vitamin E along with its antibacterial and antioxidant nature that makes it useful in providing nourishment to the hair follicles. It promotes healthy growth of hair by acting as a natural body oil sebum. It eliminates and washes away impurities and bacteria in the scalp that is stopping the hair growth.
Makes Hair Stronger
Regular massage your scalp with the coconut oil makes your hair strong and silky. Coconut oil has a tendency to penetrate the hair follicles and makes it stronger from the root. This reduces hair breakage and makes them stronger and healthy. The fatty acids and other nutrients like Lauric acid in coconut provide nourishment and reduce unnecessary wear and tear of hair.
Prevents Hair Graying
There are many reasons for gray hair like improper melanin levels (which are responsible for the color of hair), stress, vitamin D and Vitamin B-12 deficiency, anemia etc. Massaging with coconut oil in the dry scalp is useful in combination with lemon juice to prevent gray hair naturally. Its hair nourishing nature along with Vitamin C capabilities of lemon can reduce the onset of graying hair.
Protects Against Lice Attacks
In some worst conditions lice infestation occurs on hair follicles. Lice are insects that feed on human blood and use hair scalp as their habitat and they often lay their eggs too which causes a lot of irritation and is not good for hair growth. They are a nightmare for hair.
Coconut oil due to its antibacterial properties is effective against lice. It kills and destroys lice and regular usage of coconut oil also reduces the chances of lice attack ever again.