Using Coconut Oil for Hair Growth
One of the best hair care products is probably in your kitchen drawer right now and you probably have no idea. Coconut oil for hair growth is not a well-known remedy to hair loss, but it is one of the most effective treatments in strengthening hair. I bet you didn’t know that, but that’s why I’m here, to give you tips on how coconut oil can improve your life.
Coconut oil used externally is just as effective as ingesting it, and one of the better known uses is coconut oil for hair growth if you seem to be balding a little bit. According to a study that tested mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil, the coconut oil proved to be the most effective in fixing and improving hair, reducing protein loss for damaged and healthy hair.
In the study, the coconut oil was used as a pre-wash and post-wash for two different treatments, but was much more effective when the coconut oil was used as a pre-wash. This is because coconut oil is known as hydrophobic, which means that it repels water. The reason it was so effective in improving hair loss was that it stopped the penetration of water into the hair strands, which would normally cause the hair to become weak and prone to damage. It’s very similar to the coconut oil providing a shield around each hair follicle, improving the strength and reducing its risk of damage.
Among improving hair growth, coconut oil contains antibacterial and anti fungal properties, which protect your hair and scalp against dandruff and lice. Dandruff and lice can greaten the risk of hair loss so it is important to get these protective properties in your hair to prevent the main causes of hair loss. Among providing those properties, coconut oil also contains beneficial nutrients, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Iron, all of which are responsible for keeping your hair soft and shiny. Coconut oil is an all around great product for your hair because it helps to improve hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Another benefit of coconut oil when applied to the hair is that it reduces “frizziness” in humid weather, also because of the coconut oil’s hydrophobic tendencies. So if you’re anything like some people I know then coconut oil may be a great solution to frizzy hair in humid weather. Remember that next time you visit Hawaii!
So to summarize, coconut oil for hair growth may not be the most effective treatment in improving hair growth, but it does strengthen the hair, which then reduces the risk of your hair falling out. So if you’re starting to go bald or notice your hair thinning, you should think about using coconut oil as a remedy to prevent premature hair loss. I personally use it and it’s been great in improving the strength of my hair and I’m sure you would get the same results.