BENEFITS OF CONDITIONING YOUR HAIR WITH COCONUT OIL ~ Naturalhealth=healthyliving

22 Oct 2015

BENEFITS OF CONDITIONING YOUR HAIR WITH COCONUT OIL


Coconut oil can serve as a remedy for about every scalp and hair issue. So, how to use coconut oil for hair? There are many ways you can use coconut oil at any time for your hair and you will see many benefits.


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COCONUT OIL AND HAIR
Coconut oil has been used as a beauty treatment for centuries. It not only benefits your outward appearance but when taken internally as cooking oil, coconut oil can also have very positive effects on your overall health. Coconut oil can aid in lowering cholesterol, losing weight, strengthening immunities and treating infections. Full of antioxidants, coconut oil also possesses antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. You can consume coconut oil directly, use it to cook food or apply it straight onto the skin and hair as a beauty treatment. It's the all-purpose, super product. Read on for more information about its benefits and uses for hair.

       Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair

  • Since coconut oil is so rich in fatty acids like lauric acid and linoleic acid, it can provide major benefits for hair.
  • The antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties found in coconut oil make it the prime candidate for keeping hair healthy.
  • Coconut oil also has very high amounts of medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, which are the main components for promoting healthy hair growth. Most of these properties help keep hair healthy from inside out - as a part of your diet. Hair won't absorb the nutrients, but the oil will help impart a healthy, vibrant sheen to the hair.
  • The antimicrobial properties found in coconut oil are excellent natural treatments for various scalp infections. It is an effective lice treatment as it kills both the eggs and adult lice that attack the hair and scalp.
  • You can get rid of dandruff by using coconut oil because it seeps deeper into the hair shaft, providing lasting conditioning without the harsh reactions of chemicals found in other conditioning treatments.
  • Regular use can also aid in treating balding and provides overall scalp and hair care.   

    How to Use Coconut Oil on Your Hair 

     Conditioning Your Hair     
Woman Hair

1,  Put on old clothes. Coconut oil can get a little drippy, so put on an old t-shirt or drape a towel around your shoulders to prevent it from getting on your nice clothes. It's best to start the conditioning treatment in your bathroom, but you'll be able to move around while you let it soak into your hair for a few hours.
              
2,   Choose a covering for your hair. You can use a plastic shower cap, a large sheet of plastic wrap, or a second old t-shirt to wrap up your hair. Choose something you'll be able to keep in place for several hours, or even overnight.
3,   Measure 3 - 5 tablespoons of coconut oil into a bowl. The amount of coconut oil you'll need depends on the length and thickness of your hair. If you have long, thick hair, use 5; if your hair is shorter and thinner, you only need 3 or 4.
  • Use unrefined, cold pressed (not refined or solvent extracted). Refined coconut oil has additives and is put through processes that remove some of the natural compounds that make it so healthy for your hair and skin. Unrefined coconut oil is complete in its natural, healthy goodness. Similarly, solvent extracted oil usually contains traces of the hazardous hexane solvent.
  • Make sure not to use too much; focus the oil on the middle section and bottom of your hair. If too much is used, especially near the scalp, this can cause the hair to look greasy even when washed out thoroughly. Your hair produces its own natural oils that come from the scalp.
     
4,   Warm up the coconut oil. Avoid the microwave as it may destroy the bioactives.
  • You can melt coconut oil with your hands. Melt one tablespoon at a time by holding it between your palms and gently rubbing them together. Coconut oil melts with very little heat.
  • You can also heat up coconut oil on the stove. Scoop it into a small saucepan and heat it up over low heat until it has just melted.
  • You can also heat up coconut oil by running the jar under hot water in a sink until it melts which will only take a few seconds.

5,  
Robbing Coconut oil
Rub the coconut oil into your hair.
  Pour the coconut oil around the top of your head, evenly distributing it on your hair, but you might want to avoid the scalp and roots unless your hair is especially dry. Use your fingers to massage it in and smooth it down your hair shaft all the way to the tips. Continue massaging it into your hair until your hair is completely drenched in coconut oil.
  • You can use a comb to help you distribute the oil evenly. Pull it down from your roots to your tips.
  • You may just want to condition the ends of your hair, rather than the roots. If that's the case, apply the coconut oil to the ends of your hair instead of pouring it over your scalp. Massage it in with your hands.
6,   Pile your hair on your head and wrap it up in your covering.
Wraped Hair

 Place your shower cap, plastic wrap, or old t-shirt over your head and wrap it up so that your hair is completely covered.
  • You can secure your hair with a loose hair band to help it all stay wrapped up on top of your head.
  • Use a towel to wipe away drips that might have gotten on your face during the wrapping process.
7,   Wait at least 2 hours or overnight for the oil to soak in. The longer you keep it in your hair, the more conditioned your hair will be. Wait as long as you can manage for best effect.




washing hair
8, Remove the wrapping from your hair and wash it. Use your favorite shampoo to wash out the coconut oil. Wash it two or three times, until your hair no longer feels oily.
 




9,   Let your hair dry.

Drying hair
  Let it air dry or blow it dry to see the effects of the conditioning treatment. It should be soft, shiny and gleaming after this special coconut oil application.







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