This is my first post for 2012. I have been very busy for the holiday season and also had the flu. It was while I had the flu I re-discovered just how good coconut oil is for hair.
I have heard of how good coconut oil was before but I got a firsthand experience when I washed out the coconut oil I used to keep my hair and scalp moisturized while I had the flu. After washing out the coconut oil my hair was very soft, smooth, had a nice soft shine and my curls were well defined. So now I am hooked! :p (I know you will be too).
After that experience I have been doing some research on the benefits of coconut oil in hair care and wanted to share them with you.
Coconut oil has been used by Asian cultures for many centuries to remedy a variety of illnesses and to boost health. Recent research notes coconut oil’s ability to penetrate viral cells and fight off viruses that cause flu, hepatitis C, and even HIV, according to the Coconut Research Center.
In hair care coconut oil is used as a natural conditioner for hair to help nourish and moisturize hair. It penetrates the hair cuticle easily and works well with hair natural oils. It can also be used for itchy flaky scalp and is used in the relief of dandruff. It is also beneficial for hair growth and to repair damaged hair.
The oils and proteins in coconut oil work well to help keep hair from losing protein, which is one of the major contributors to hair breakage and hair loss. When used at least two times weekly, in addition to a stimulating scalp massage, it has been found that coconut oil can help to stimulate proper circulation and keep the scalp moisturized.
Coconut oil is now being considered as super oil that can be used for all hair types. It is so beneficial is should be a must have in your hair care regime.
- Section hair in about 4 sections (you can section in more sections for thicker hair).
- Pour a small amount of coconut oil in palm and rub together. (You can add any essential oils that you like to the coconut oil).
- Apply coconut oil from roots of ends.
- Distribute using fingers or wide-tooth comb.
- Massage scalp (optional).
- Leave for about 15- 30 minutes (I wrapped it and left it overnight).
- Wash thoroughly with shampoo. Follow with conditioner.
- Style as desired.
Coconut oil can also be used as a conditioner. Add a few drops to conditioner or deep conditioner.
I hope this was helpful and will help you to have beautiful hair!
Check out this website to read more on the benefits of coconut oil: http://www.miracle-of-coconut-oil.com/coconut-oil-for-hair.html
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