Coconut Milk For Hair Growth, Hair Loss, Straightening Treatment Benefits

Coconut Milk For Hair Growth, Hair Loss, Straightening Treatment Benefits:

Coconut milk is quite a common ingredient that is used in many food delicacies but never used for hair growth widely. Coconut milk is an excellent remedy for hair and other skin related problems. It has a rich and creamy texture that is packed with full of essential minerals and nutrients.

Using coconut milk for nourishing hair is no more a rare process. Few shampoos and conditioners have already started using coconut milk as one of the main ingredients. For example, Rustic Art Organic Baby Shampoo has coconut milk as one of the key ingredients. The brand 'Organix' is having shampoo and conditioner based on coconut milk.

Is coconut milk good for hair?

Yes. Coconut milk is very good for hair. Some of the over the counter coconut oils are refined and lose the natural nutrients. But coconut milk is very good for hair growth when we take it fresh for hair care. Instead of buying preserved coconut milk from the market, prepare the coconut milk on your own for using it on your hair and skin. Even use it as fresh for edible purpose.

Why is Coconut milk good for hair?

Coconut milk is good for hair as it is rich in

  • Vitamins such as C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6.
  • Minerals such as Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
  • Antioxidants such as Selenium.
  • Packed with essential ingredients such as lauric acid, capric acid and lipids that have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

How to make Homemade Coconut Milk?

Making coconut milk is an absolutely easy process. Forget about canned coconut milk. When it is quite easy to make coconut milk at home, there is no need to turn around for canned coconut milk which is sure to have preservatives added.

Take 1 cup of shredded coconut. Add 1/4 cup of water for a thick coconut milk. You can add even 1/3 cup if you want a diluted coconut milk. Adjust the quantity according to your hair length. Blend them well and extract to get a rich homemade coconut milk. Use it fresh.

If there is leftover homemade coconut milk, add it to your kurma or any gravy to get a rich thick creamy texture.

Coconut Milk For Hair Growth, Hair Loss, Straightening Treatment Benefits:

Coconut oil for hair growth and baldness prevention:

Cocount milk can easily nourish and moisturise the scalp. It also prevents split ends and dry hair. Coconut milk also contains important organic compounds that reduce the probability of baldness. It promotes hair growth and restores the natural texture of the hair.

How to Use?
  1. First and foremost comb your hair properly before applying the milk onto your hair. For an easier process, it is advisable to use cotton balls. Apply from the roots throughout the length of your hair right to the tips. Massage gently for 5 minutes. Allow the milk to act onto your hair for around 3 hours and rinse with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
  2. An alternative remedy is to mix coconut milk with a few drops of pure lavender oil. The milk and the essential oil is sure to keep your hair soft and smooth.
  3. Another effective alternative to try out is by mixing coconut milk with a few drops of amla juice or curry leaves juice and lemon juice. Apply and wash your hair after 30 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk with egg white and yogurt is really a very good combination to nourish your hair completely.
  5. Do not forget to add any good hair oil if your hair is a dry one. You can use coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil.

Coconut Milk for hair conditioning:

Coconut milk is an excellent organic conditioner for the hair as it is rich in proteins that are beneficial for conditioning the hair naturally.

How to Use coconut milk as a hair conditioner?

The easiest method of using coconut milk for conditioning your hair is to apply it on your hair after shampooing directly. Leave it for 5 minutes before rinsing out. You can use shikakai instead of shampoo to rinse your hair naturally. You can directly apply coconut milk instead of rinsing with shikakai or shampoo too. Homemade Shikakai is very good for hair growth.

The next method is mixing coconut milk with honey, and any good oil like olive oil or castor oil. It is quite a very effective conditioner to soften your hair. Take coconut milk as required. Mix 1 tbsp oil. Warm it using double boiling method. Add 1 tbsp honey. Massage the coconut milk mixture onto your hair. Later you can wash with a mild shampoo or shikakai. You can ever use this mixture without boiling it.

There is another awesome deep conditioner you can make with coconut milk. Take Egg White from 1 egg. Add 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. You are done with your homemade hair conditioner with coconut milk. Egg whites are known to give strenght and elasticity to your hair. 

Coconut Milk as shampoo:

Coconut milk can be added to homemade shikakai to make a nourishing shampoo. If your hair is too dry, you can add 1 or 2 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil. Optionally, you can add essential oils too. You can add egg white too for extra nourishment.

Coconut Milk for hair straightening:

Coconut milk is an excellent hair straightener which you can use regularly to keep your hair straightened naturally at home.

How to Use coconut milk as a hair straightener?

Coconut oil and lemon juice combination works very good in hair straightening at home naturally. Add olive oil if it is dry hair.

Ingredients Required:

Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice
Olive Oil for dry hair
Rice water(optional)

Mix everything and heat over a medium flame. Keep stirring continuously till you get a thick creamy texture.

Apply this homemade coconut milk hair mask onto your hair allow it to act for 2 hours. Rinse with mild shampoo or shikakai and you will have your hair straightened out in no time.

Coconut milk as a detangler:

Is your hair tangled all the time and due to this do you lose excessive amount of hair? Well, coconut milk may be a good option to try out.

How to Use?

Take a cup of coconut milk. Add 1/4 cup of coconut oil or olive oil. Gently apply onto your hair and do not forget to use a wide toothed comb to make your hair tangle free.

Regular usage of coconut milk for your hair makes your detangling job easier.

Coconut milk for premature greying hair:

Coconut milk restores your hair colour and prevents premature greying of your hair.

How to Use?

When you grind shredded coconut milk, add few curry leaves and blend. Use this twice a week as a hair mask.

Instead of curry leaves, you can use amla juice too.

Apply onto your hair and massage. Rinse with luke warm water after an hour or so.

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1 comment:

  1. I love using coconut milk on my hair! Useful post :)