Last evening, my 11 year old came home crying because her hair was not as strong as Rapunzel. “So, you want your prince charming to climb the castle with the help of your strong hair,” I exclaimed. “Oh no, Mom! Who cares about the prince? I will use the strong hair to get my best friend to my room for secret movie nights.”
Well, times have definitely changed.
But the beauty of healthier, shinier, fairy-tale type stronger hair hasn’t. There is something about that thick ponytail that makes us feel super “boujee”. However, hair fall can be a true nightmare ruining our dream of having thick luscious hair.
And if we are being totally honest, we shed a tear or two every time we brush our hair and see it full of hair strands.
Hair fall is a big problem which has a simple solution – Coconut Oil!
The hair-care community has sung the praises of coconut oil for years now and rightly so. Regardless of the hair problem you are suffering from, (hair fall, dry scalp, hair thinning, and dull hair,) coconut oil emerges as the superhero that takes care of all your hair woes. Thanks to its curative, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial along with penetrative properties, coconut oil is the perfect partner for your beautiful tresses.
While coconut oil is extremely beneficial for your hair, its best known benefit is to prevent hair fall.
But who oils their hair anymore?
Ladies, let’s admit it. Most of us won’t go out with oil in our hair. But #thecoconutpeople don’t need to. You can get the conditioning power of coconut oil simply by applying it an hour before your bathing time.
Heat the oil by pouring it in a hot bowl. Start applying coconut oil to your hair and massage it into your scalp. Comb the hair to ensure the oil is spread evenly through each strand of your hair.
Cover it with a shower cap and leave it on for 45 to 60 minutes. Rinse it with shampoo and conditioner.
How about making a hair mask with coconut and olive oil?
Both coconut oil and olive oil are amazing for your hair. Mixing them together makes a wonderful hair mask that conditions your hair, moisturizes it and prevents hair fall.
Mix 2/3rd of coconut oil with 1/3rd of olive oil in a bowl and heat it. Apply the solution to the hair and scalp. Wrap a steamed towel around your head and leave it for an hour. Rinse it with a mild shampoo and condition it.
If followed regularly, this mask can work wonders for controlling hair fall.
Mix Aloe Vera with your coconut oil
Aloe Vera is an amazing remedy for frizzy hair. And hair that isn’t frizzy will be smooth on the comb, thereby preventing hair fall. To reap the benefits of both aloe Vera and coconut oil, make a hair mask by mixing both. Take 100 gm coconut oil in a bowl and mix 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel in it. Apply the mixture to the entire length of your hair and cover it with a shower cap. Leave for 45 mins and then rinse it with a mild shampoo.
With regular usage, this wonder mixture can dramatically reduce hair fall.
What Makes Coconut Oil so Good for Hair Fall?
Let us have a look at different properties of coconut oil that help prevent hair fall as well as grow new hair –
1) It keeps bacteria at bay
Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, which is highly antibacterial. Which means, it keeps bacteria away and your hair follicles healthy.
2) It maintains moisture level in your hair shaft
If excess moisture is absorbed into the cuticle, it causes hygral fatigue causing frizzy hair as the cuticle dries. It happens when the weather is extremely humid. Coconut oil prevents hygral fatigue by locking the required moisture in the hair shaft.
3) It locks the protein
Coconut oil has a high affinity for proteins. Added to its penetrative property, it prevents protein loss and keeps the hair healthier.
4) It improves blood circulation
Coconut oil penetrates deep into your hair shaft. Therefore, massaging your scalp with coconut oil will improve blood circulation. It ensures that the nutrients from your blood reaches your scalp and nourishes the roots of your hair.
5) It is a great coolant
The cooling nature of coconut oil soothes your scalp and prevents irritation. It keeps your hair from being too sticky in summers and gives it a natural bounce.
6) It is a natural hair conditioner
Unlike commercial conditioners that condition the hair on the surface, coconut oil works from roots to the edges of your hair to give it complete conditioning. It locks the moisture and protein in your hair improving their overall health.
7) It prevents dandruff
Dandruff is one of the primary reasons for hair fall. Coconut oil prevents flaking on the scalp and moisturizes it. It also prevents fungal growth on the scalp.
And that’s a wrap!
Undoubtedly, coconut oil is the best for hair fall control. But for it to be the most effective, it is important that you use it consistently and use only the highest quality virgin coconut oil extracted from organically grown coconuts. Just like the one, we provide at ‘The Coconut People.’
Add #thecoconutpeople to your daily hair care routine and keep hair problems away!