Healthy hair doesn’t come from commercial shampoo and conditioner bottles. In order to get it, you must eat healthy, get regular exercise, and take advantage of nature’s simple yet effective beauty solutions. One of these is coconut oil.

It can be used topically and internally to enhance overall health and promote the growth of long, strong, beautiful hair. We’re about to tell you how to use it, but first, take a look at why it works.

Does Coconut Oil help your Hair Grow?

  • Coconut oil is antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial. It prevents dandruff and detoxifies the scalp.
  • Coconut oil moisturizes the scalp and hair, protecting them from sun, wind, pollution, and other damaging impurities.
  • The lauric acid, capric acid, and other essential fatty acids in coconut oil bind to proteins in hair, strengthening the roots and strands in order to reduce breakage.
  • When used to massage the scalp, coconut oil improves blood circulation, ensuring that hair receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs to grow.
  • Coconut oil contains anti-oxidants and vitamins E and K, which leave hair softer and shinier.
  • Coconut penetrates deep into hair and conditions to prevent frizz and split ends.
  • The linoleic acid in coconut oil hydrates hair and improves elasticity, preventing breakage. Oleic acid helps to get thicker and stronger hair naturally.

How to Use Coconut Oil for Hair Growth

Use it as your regular cooking oil in order to improve overall health, and try all the methods below until you find the one that works best for you.

1. Coconut Oil

  • Warm a jar of coconut oil in warm water.
  • Wash hair with warm water and use fingertips to apply coconut oil on the damp scalp.
  • Massaging in circles for 3 minutes to boost the circulation.
  • Comb oil through hair, cover with a shower cap and leave for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Rinse with warm water, wash with natural, sulfate free shampoo, and towel dry.
  • The conditioner is not necessary as coconut oil serves the same functions.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.
  • Note: You can apply oil without wetting the hair.

2. Coconut Oil with Shampoo

This process stimulates the hair, scalp, and follicles without clogging and causing hair loss.

  • Mix equal quantities of coconut oil and your regular shampoo.
  • Apply on the hair and leave for few minutes
  • Wash your hair normally.
  • Note: Apply some coconut oil to hair after shampooing to moisturize and conditioner your hair to dry dull and brittle hair.

3. Coconut Oil with Conditioner

  • Mix 4 tablespoons of conditioner and 3 tablespoons of cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
  • Apply mixture to damp scalp, massaging in circles for 3 minutes.
  • Comb mixture through hair, cover with the shower cap and leave for 2-3 hours.
  • Rinse with water, wash with natural shampoo, and towel dry.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

4. Coconut Oil with Lemon Juice

  • Mix coconut oil and lemon juice in 2:1 ratio.
  • Apply to the scalp and massage mixture for 3 minutes.
  • Comb mixture through hair, cover with a shower cap and leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with cool water, wash with natural shampoo, and towel dry.
  • Repeat nightly.
  • Note: Lemon juice detoxifies the scalp and hair to prevent dandruff.

5. Coconut Oil with Almond Oil

  • Add few drops of almond oil to enough of coconut oil.
  • Massage on your scalp for 5 minutes.
  • Gently comb mixture through hair, cover with a shower cap, and leave on 1 hour.
  • Rinse with water, wash with natural shampoo, and towel dry.
  • Repeat 2 times a week

6. Coconut Oil with Indian Gooseberry

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and stir in 1 tablespoon of dried gooseberry.
  • Let simmer 5 minutes, then strain and let it cool for few minutes.
  • Apply on the scalp before going to bed and leave on overnight.
  • Rinse with warm water, wash with natural shampoo, and towel dry.
  • Repeat twice a week.

7. Coconut Oil with Avocado

  • Warm enough coconut oil and apply on the scalp and hair.
  • Massage for 5 minutes.
  • Make a paste from ½ ripe avocado
  • Use fingertips to massage mixture on the scalp and tips.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with shampoo and water.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

8. Coconut Oil with Castor Oil

This process moisturizes scalp and Conditions hair, prevents split ends and promotes healthy hair growth.

  • Add sufficient amount of castor oil to coconut oil.
  • Separate your hair into 2 parts and apply from scalp to tips.
  • Wrap in a warm shower cap or warm towel, and leave for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Wash with warm water and natural shampoo, and towel dry.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

9. Coconut Oil with Olive Oil

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil in sufficient amount of coconut oil.
  • Apply on the scalp and massage gently for 5 minutes.
  • Leave it on for few minutes and then rinse it off with mild shampoo and water.
  • Follow the process regularly.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Hair Growth:

Try these homemade hair masks to get healthy hair.

10. Coconut Oil with Raw Honey

This mask helps to treat dry and damaged hair and makes your hair soft, smooth and healthy.

  • Mix equal quantities of organic coconut oil and organic raw honey.
  • Heat it on the stove for few seconds to get warm.
  • Apply to scalp and hair and wrap in a shower cap, and leave on 40 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water, wash with natural shampoo, and towel dry.
  • Repeat 2 times a week.
  • Note: Add few drops of peppermint and lemon juice for added benefits.

11. Coconut Oil and Essential Oils

  • Melt a jar of coconut oil in warm water.
  • Stir in ½ teaspoon of basil oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, or ylang-ylang.
  • Pour in a container and take sufficient amount of oil.
  • Apply on dry hair and gently comb mixture through hair.
  • Cover with a shower cap, and leave on 2 hours or overnight.
  • Rinse with water, wash with natural shampoo, and towel dry.
  • Repeat at least once a week.

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