The uses for coconut oil on your hair cannot be underestimated at any cost. Generations of South Pacific and South America’s have benefited from the impressive effects of this great organic substance on their hair. The vitamin E and lauric acid contained in the oil makes it an excellent conditioner for hair. However, the uses of it go beyond the usual positive effects on just the hair and include nourishment of the scalp as well. The consequence is thicker and stronger hair with absolutely no split ends as well as a well-nourished, dandruff-free scalp. No wonder it is not unusual to see those pictures of Polynesian women displaying their long soft and shiny hair owing to their free use of this magical organic substance.
Pure (organic) coconut oil for your hair is considered especially good. In fact, most exclusive hair conditioners and shampoos today make wide use of it to increase their trademark value. One of the benefits it has for hair is that it delays the graying process and also thickens hair strands right from their top to the ends. It is important here to mention that treatment of hair using the oil should begin as soon as you notice any signs of hair growing thinner. When hair starts to thin, there is the possibility that the hair may start to grow out of proportion and the follicles will lose their capacity to regenerate hair thus causing permanent hair loss.
Lauric acid works by battle off fungi and harmful bacteria that are responsible for myriad irritations and skin infections. Thus, using coconut oil provides the needed nourishment to the skin and keeps it from drying or development eczema, psoriasis, dandruff etc. Benefits in using the oil become particularly apparent when there is a high risk of seeing split ends or hair loss due to repeated exposure to hair irons, blow dryers, perms, and color treatments. In addition, the oil contains vitamin E with its healing and antioxidant characteristics. Thus, these two components make an excellent combination to offer the best possible treatment to your hair and also leave your hair with a soothing coconut smell that will last for hours.
Other benefits include its moisturizing characteristics. Best part about the oil is that unlike most water-based skin products, it does not evaporate after a period of time. This is mainly due to its antioxidant properties.
There are several ways coconut oil can be integrated in routine hair regiments. The most common way is to purchase some pure virgin organic oil and apply it directly onto the scalp on a regular basis or mix it with your hair conditioner or shampoo. Another more expensive and yet easier method to avail its use is to purchase a hair product that contains it in a pure and unrefined form. However, be careful that the product does not feature the oil in a hydrogenated or processed form, since most of the all important components of the natural substance will have been processed out.