Coconut Oil & Hair Growth

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Coconut Oil & Hair Growth
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You may have noticed that your hair is damaged, broken, brittle, thinning or even falling out. There are many different expensive ways to treat hair loss; however, coconut oil, the natural remedy, may prove to be the best solution for hair growth. Itss conditioning power and application process stimulates hair follicles and produces results.

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Hair Loss

Loss of hair protein due to stress or genetics can lead to hair loss. Humans have about 100,000 hair follicles on their heads and each produces about 20 strands of hair in a lifetime. Without conditioning these follicles, enduring healthy locks cannot be possible. Hair loss can also be attributed to stress, genetics and recurring damage such as dyeing or perming. However, regaining hair strength and stimulating regrowth with coconut oil is possible, painless and inexpensive.

Types of Coconut Oil

When searching for coconut oil to use for hair regrowth, it is important to choose the correct one. Refined coconut oil is extracted from dried coconut meat called copra. This oil is used for cooking and baking once it is sanitised. Virgin coconut oil is unrefined, extracted from fresh meat, and used as syrup after fermentation and heating. Fractionated coconut oil has the longest shelf life and contains no fatty acids after the fractionation process. This is the ideal type of coconut oil to use as hair shampoo and conditioner.

Application Process

The best time to apply coconut oil to your hair is immediately following a shower or bath, when your hair is still wet. The oil can be a liquid or a solid--both are effective. Measure out a half teaspoon of coconut oil, or less for shorter hair and put it in your palm and rub your hands together. Start applying the oil to your wet hair, avoiding the roots. Your hands will be oily, allowing the oil to be properly and evenly distributed over your hair. It is essential to use just enough to penetrate your hair, without leaving it greasy. Rewashing your hair is the only way to remove excess oil.

Benefits

According to all4naturalhealth.com, the benefits of using coconut oil are significant. "The oils and proteins in coconut oil work well to help keep hair from losing protein. When used at least two times weekly, in addition to a stimulating scalp massage, it has been found that coconut oil can help to stimulate proper circulation and keep the scalp moisturised." It is difficult for hair to grow from an unhealthy scalp, so massaging to keep your hair follicles provided with oxygenated blood will be beneficial.

Considerations

Whether you're interested in repairing damaged hair, regrowing lost hair or making your hair feel thicker and stronger, the use of coconut oil is a natural and inexpensive way to administer your own hair therapy. It is also a natural healer for dandruff, mosquito bites or the occasional pimple that may appear on your scalp. Coconut oil contains anitbacterial and antifungal properties, as well as minerals and vitamins that should be taken into consideration to begin hair regrowth.

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