July 4, 2013

The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair Growth and How to Use it

The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair Growth and How to Use it
For centuries upon centuries we've been using coconut oil as a beauty product, but it seems that until recently it was reserved only for the more extravagant ones of us.

Indeed, recently there has been a surge in people willing to use coconut oil for virtually anything, dubbing it as a miracle worker (particularly Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Recreation).

It didn't take long for people to start using coconut oil for hair growth, and so it seems many are wondering as to whether or not the claims are indeed true before deciding if they should give it a shot. And so, here is a look at the proven benefits of coconut oil for hair loss and growth, followed by a simple guide on how you should use it.

What Makes Coconut Oil one of the Best Home Remedies for Hair Growth

To get right down to the heart of the matter, one of the most important benefits of coconut oil is the fact that it contains plenty of fatty acids, and rubbing them on your scalp will help to moisturize it and promote blood circulation to your hair follicles. In turn, this will stimulate your hair to grow longer and stronger.

Coconut oil is also filled to the brim with antioxidants, which once again promote blood circulation to the scalp, as well as antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents which can help to prevent the onset of plenty of scalp-related diseases. In other words, coconut oil has what it takes to help you keep your hair as healthy as possible.

There is a little-known fact about hair growth, and it’s that medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are one of the most important components to ensure it grows healthy. As you can guess, coconut oil has those aplenty, and on top of keeping your hair healthy, it will also make it more lively and vibrant.

Because coconut oil can penetrate quite deep into the hair shaft it is effective at ridding your hair of any dandruff, even providing you with the same effects as a conditioning agent without any of the harsh chemicals found in them.

Using Coconut Oil to Increase Hair Growth Naturally

There are many ways in which you can use coconut oil for hair growth, and one of them is just routine care. In other words, you can make coconut oil part of your daily regime and wash your hair with it at least once a day (of course, don’t forget to rinse it out after). If you take care to properly rub your roots with it after using a shampoo, you’ll notice that coconut oil can make for an excellent conditioner… just remember to let it sit a bit before washing it out.

If you want to use it for hair growth purposes, then you will have to rub in there using one of the many scalp massaging techniques. You can find plenty of them on the internet and they are all simple, so it shouldn’t pose you too much trouble. It’s recommended that you apply it frequently to accelerate the process, around three times a day. This will also contribute to eliminating that pesky dandruff only a few gifted people ever get rid of.

If you have damaged hairs rather than suffering from hair loss, then you can remedy the situation by warming up some of that miracle-working coconut oil, and then gently apply it to your scalp from one end to the other. Let it seep in for about an hour or two, and then gently wash it out with a natural shampoo (or at least make sure the shampoo doesn’t have any irritating agents in it).

All in all, it seems that there actually is a lot of potential for using coconut oil for hair growth, or at least in order to prevent hair loss from setting in. There are plenty of coconut oils specially formulated for hair growth, so regardless of which one you choose refrain from over-using it as it will give your hair a greasy and unwashed appearance; everything is good in moderation, even miracles!

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