Coconut oil for proper hair care

Fawzia Farhat Anika, Staff Correspondent, Lifestyle
Coconut oil, Photo: Collected

Coconut oil, Photo: Collected

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No matter what we do to our hair, we have to take proper care with natural ingredients.

And when I’m stating natural, put Coconut oil in the first place of the list. Coconut is known in Bangla as ‘Narikel’. The fresh water of brown and matured coconut contains so many health benefits. Same way the natural oil of coconut also has versatile benefits for hair too.

No amount of other beneficial ingredients can beat the goodness of coconut oil. Over generations this oil is taking care of our hair. Though it’s the widely used oil, most of us know very little of its benefits. Here we’ll talk about coconut oil and its benefits for hair.

Prevent hair loss

Coconut oil contains healthy and useful protein, which helps to prevent hair loss. Excessive hair fall problem could be dismissed by using 2-3 tea spoon of coconut oil 3-4 times is a week.

Helps to grow hair

To get thicker and healthy hair, you need to use vitamin-k and iron rich coconut oil properly. To grow healthy hair message the scalp with hot coconut oil for 10-15 minutes 3-4 times a week. This stimulate blood regulation and helps to grow healthy, strong hair.

Prevent scalp infections and dandruff

This natural oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties in it. Which helps to prevent any form of scalp infections by using it. It not only prevents scalp infections, but also prevent showing dandruff. With dead and excessive dry skin dandruff keep showing. Coconut oil helps to keep the scalp moisturized, which also helps to prevent hair loss.

Helps to soften hair

As we age, out hair lost most of its beauty, strength and softness. Not to mention, the environment and our carelessness also contribute to that. So, all together our hair become very rough and get brittle. To avoid the problem and to make hair soft and healthy coconut oil is the best option. Rub coconut oil all over the hair from scalp to the end. Leave it for overnight and wash hair with light herbal shampoo the next morning. If overnight seems too long, use coconut oil 3-4 hours before shampooing hair. This way hair will get its needed moister and get softer than before.

Prevent and protect from Lice

The most disgusting hair problem is lice. Coconut oil is an excellent remedy against lice and helps to get rid of these unexpected pests promtly. Though there’s lots of chemical products to remove lice, natural ingredient coconut oil will be the best one to use.