Coconut oil and your hair
Coconut oil has long been regarded as one of the best hair conditioning natural health products in the natural world.
Many people worldwide use coconut oil as their sole hair conditioning product as it is relatively cheap and gives remarkable results.
The benefits of coconut oil for your hair are numerous. Coconut oil helps keep your hair fully moisturised, it promotes full growth and creates strong hair whilst keeping the scalp free from flakes. Its main benefit comes from increasing the protein retention in your hair – allowing for fuller and stronger growth.
Whilst many companies use tiny amounts of virgin coconut oil in their high end products a lot of people are now turning to pure virgin coconut oil for the benefits it brings.
The key benefits of using coconut oil or even coconut oil cream in your hair can be exposed by looking at the chemical properties of coconut oil. Often people proscribe coconut oil as a remedy for hair loss – or at least to slow the onset of hairless and we can soon see why.
Lauric acid is found primarily in the oil produced from coconuts. One of the primary causes of hair loss and recession of the hair line is the action of microbes on the scalp and at the base of the follicles.
Lauric acid acts as an anti-microbial oil that prevents the build-up of damaging microbes thus preventing hair loss and stimulating fresh strong growth.
This means that not only is coconut oil great for your hair but it can also prevent the loss of hair if used regularly.
Virgin coconut oil contains a high yield of not only Lauric acid but Capric acid as well. Capric acid is another anti-microbe that works in a similar way to Lauric acid. It tackles microbes at the source preventing further spread and loss of hair whilst stimulating new hair growth.
We all know how important vitamin E is to natural health generally. Vitamin E helps keep the skin in tip top condition and is one of the key ways in which your hair retains its shine and bounce.
The fatty acids in coconut oil serve as a great anti-dandruff mechanism that far outshines most anti-dandruff shampoos. Regular application softens and moistens the skin reducing the accumulation of hair and flakes.
The benefits of virgin coconut oil for your hair are fantastic. This is why more and more people are replacing their traditional shampoos and conditioners with either pure or high density coconut oil products. Many people have now started using coconut oil for stylistic reasons as it acts in a similar way to hair wax or gel – without producing the flakes of typical wax and without damaging the hairs strength. This is due to coconut oils ability to retain moisture at almost all temperatures.