Coconut Oil And Hair

Coconut Oil And Hair

There is a powerful connection between coconut oil and hair. This natural oil has just about everything the strands need in order to grow. It also strengthens the strands, giving them a healthy shine and body.

Why Use Coconut Oil For Your Hair?

Coconut oil contains lauric acid that penetrates the hair shaft deeply, replacing lost protein and providing the hair directly with vitamins and minerals. This strengthens the hair and helps prevent damage caused by brushing, combing and styling.

Coconut oil can enhance or take the place of a wide variety of hair preparations. It is excellent for conditioning hair and rejuvenating the scalp. Very often, improved scalp health is all that’s needed to help prevent and even reverse hair loss.

The antiviral and antibacterial properties of coconut oil can help protect your hair against a wide variety of scalp conditions such as:
  • Dandruff
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Head Lice

Although eczema and psoriasis are usually caused by genetic predisposition, use of coconut oil can help ease and prevent symptoms by keeping the scalp moisturized and creating a strong and healthy scalp.

The anti-fungal properties of coconut oil help guard against the development of dandruff. A strong, healthy scalp naturally repels parasites, such as lice.


Pour some coconut oil into your palms and rub them together. This will heat up the coconut oil. Massage it into your scalp and hair. The heat you generated by rubbing the oil in your hands will make it easier for it to penetrate your strands. Leave it in for one hour and thin rinse if off. This will provide the strands with protein and a protective coating which will protect them from becoming dry and brittle.
It is very important for you to begin treatment for your hair loss as soon as you notice that your strands are thinning. This will significantly increase your chances of getting your strands to grow back. If the follicles sit there for too long without strands, the follicles will lose their ability to function and the hair loss will become permanent.