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How to Put Coconut Oil in Your Hair to Stop it From Going Gray, Thinning or Falling Out

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Coconut oil is one of the most popular ingredients used in homemade body creams, sunscreens and beauty products. Lately, it’s even been added to hair products.

In India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines and the Carribean, women have been using coconut milk and coconut oil to keep their hair long, silky and naturally colored for hundreds of years.

There’s no denying the many benefits you get from eating coconut oil, but what about when it’s used topically? Here’s why coconut oil for hair is good for you.

1. Prevents Hair Loss

Hair loss can be caused by inflammatory skin conditions, a fungal infection or nutritional deficiencies. Coconut oil is full of healthy fats which nourishes the hair shaft and scalp, fights skin infections and reduces inflammation (1).

To use, mix 2 tbsp of sage oil and 3 tbsp of coconut oil. Cook over low heat until everything is combined. Let it cool until a test on the skin of your hand finds the liquid still warm but not burning. Apply all over your head before bed and cover with a shower cap. When you wake, wash and style your hair as usual.

2. Repairs Hair Damage

When compared with mineral oil and sunflower oil, coconut oil came out on top as the best natural oil for hair damage prevention (2). Coconut oil was also the only oil found to reduce protein loss and strengthen the hair shafts.

You can also use the oil on split ends to help repair them, although it is always best to trim the broken ends off every six weeks or so.

3. Makes Your Hair Smooth

Frizzy hair is actually often caused by excessive dryness of the hair cuticles and shaft. Coconut oil is hydrophobic, meaning it repels water, but it also retains moisture within the hair shaft.

Applying coconut oil for 10-15 minutes before shampooing will leave your hair silky and smooth. You can also lightly apply coconut oil to split ends to make them easier to brush through. As for styling, use a little bit of coconut oil to tame flyaways and to slick down hair when creating smooth updo’s.

4. Fights Dandruff

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp, which can be caused dry skin or a fungus, among many other reasons (3).

Coconut oil can actually treat dandruff (4) by fighting fungal infection (5) and hydrating the dry skin.

To use, mix equal part coconut oil and castor oil and massage into the scalp and leave for 30 minutes before washing out. If you suffer from severe dandruff, use this trick every time you wash your hair.

5. Kills Lice

Lice are a very common problem with young children. Most lice treatments are highly toxic and burn the scalp and damage the hair.

Coconut oil is often used to treat lice in small children because it hydrates the skin instead of irritating it. It even works against pesticide-resistant lice (6).

The oil coats the lice and slowly suffocates them as well as preventing them and their eggs from hanging onto the hair shafts.

To use, apply evenly to the hair, leave in for several days and continue applying more oil as it gets absorbed into your skin and hair. You can also add in a few drops of tea tree oil for a more potent lice killing formula.

6. Gray Hair

Pigment cells located at the base of each hair follicle are responsible for the color of your hair. However, as you grow older more and more of these pigment cells die and become less efficient.

One way that coconut oil prevents gray hair is by nourishing your scalp and protecting the base of your hair follicles. The healthier the hair follicles are, the longer you will be able to avoid gray hair.

To do this treatment, massage your hair with coconut oil and lemon every day for at least 15 minutes. If that doesn’t work for you, you can always try this.

Bottom Line

If you’re not already using coconut oil for your hair then you’re missing out on a lot!

Most organic or herbal shampoo already contain some coconut oil. However, If the brand you are using doesn’t have any then you can always add some yourself and enjoy the benefits.

It just goes to show that the coconut really is the ultimate beauty product.


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    • Leroy Winston

      “How To Put Coconut Oil In Your Hair” :?: Seriously…. you’ve written an article on how to put oil on your hair? :lol:

      How difficult can it be?

      Step 1: check if you have hair. If yes, got to step 2. If not go to step 5.
      Step 2: acquire coconut oil.
      Step 3: put it in your hair.
      Step 4: thank BIN contributor ‘Paranormal Stories’ for the helpful advice.
      Step 5: watch doom/fear porn on YT all day.
      Step 6: vote for Hilldog in November 2016.

    • Pink Slime

      YES! This article is correct. I recommend coconut oil for this. :cool:

      • Leroy Winston

        Hmm okay I’ll give it a go. I’m not knocking the idea, just seemed a bit derpy – the ‘how to’ part.
        Does it cure baldness too? I need something for that

    • Jacko

      Why would I care about getting gray or losing my hair? It’s called nature. I don’t feel the need to camouflage who I am.

    • hillstationsneardelhi

      I have tried This But did not see any Valuable Effect Sorry But I hope It would be beneficial for others :cry: :mrgreen: :lol: :cool: :wink: :idea:

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