Everyone wants hair that is long, luscious and thick, in good condition, super-healthy and does exactly what you want it to do. Sadly, our hair is rarely that well behaved and the majority of us, both men and women, suffer as a consequence.
It might be that your hair isn’t thick enough, or perhaps you’re starting to lose your hair? Maybe your hair is suffering from split ends? Maybe it’s just damaged, caused by years and years of over-styling, using heated tools like straighteners and curling irons, or maybe just suffocating because of product residue and build up?
Whatever the problem, you’ll find using coconut oil for hair growth can fix that. In fact, coconut oil is such a versatile thing to have in your home, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t used it in your beauty products before.
Used in all-natural and homemade beauty and hair products for centuries, tropical and coastal regions of the world are said to be blessed with beautifully long, luscious locks and this is said to be down to the amount of coconut in their diet, therefore adding coconut oil.
Here’s a little snippet of information for you – coconut oil is actually the very first oil derived from a plant ever to be used by humans.
If you want to use coconut oil for hair growth, as well as to combat a number of other hair problems, you should continue reading…
Why is coconut oil good for your hair?
There are a number of reported benefits that can be had from using this nutrient-rich and super-nourishing plant oil on your hair.
It can help to slow down hair loss. This is because coconut oil stimulates growth from the hair follicles on the scalp, and being a thick oil, it dissolves deep into the cells if left long enough, allowing the goodness to start nourishing directly at the most affected areas.
The oil helps to coat the hair, giving it a protective coating which in turn helps to prevent against split ends and breaking, and it also helps to protect from the powerful rays of the sun as well as daily life and the elements.
The direct nourishment of using coconut oil for hair growth with vitamins such as vitamin K and A as well as the iron content, means that every part of the hair gets exactly what it needs. This adds a softness because of the extra conditioning of the rich oil, and this will add shine and lustre too.
Throw into the mix antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and you even have a hair treatment that could fight back against a dry scalp or dandruff, as well as helping to deal with other problems including head lice and even bites and stings from insects.
All of this is down to the rich, fatty natural of coconut oil. It is the fatty acids which helps to bind to the hair and give it that protective coating, and if you can imagine the feel of oil on your skin, and how difficult it is to get off with just water alone, you can understand why this oil is great for the hair.
How to use coconut oil for hair regrowth
The good news is there are plenty of ways in which you can use coconut oil for hair regrowth as well as to solve a number of other hair-related problems. The easiest thing you can do is to buy yourself a jar of the best quality coconut oil you can get your hands on and apply generously to damp, just-washed hair.
Massage the oil into your scalp well to encourage circulation and improved blood flow and again, in turn, encouraging hydration and nutrients to the hair follicles, you should leave your hair in a shower cap or tied up, preferably sitting in a warm place (such as the bathroom, in the bath) and allow the oil to work its magic for as long as you can give it.
If you can only afford to spend fifteen minutes in the bath using coconut oil for hair regrowth, just do it for 15 minutes. If you can do it overnight, do it overnight. The more you use it, the quicker you will see results.
When washing off the coconut oil, make sure you use a warm to hot water as cold water won’t budge it (and will cause it to thicken), and try to use a shampoo that is preservative free. You may need to give it a couple of washes to ensure the oil has been thoroughly rinsed out. If you don’t, you’ll end up with really greasy hair.