How many of us are always on the look out for that great hair product? That thing that will bring, life, bounce, looks or whatever tonsorial goals you are striving for. And I’m here to tell you about the great benefits of coconut milk.
Coconut milk and coconut oil have endless health benefits for the body due to their unique combination of fatty acids that support fat loss and better brain function including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
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These unique fatty acids may also improve immune function, reduce heart disease risk and improve skin and have profound effects on the health of hair.
The meat of the coconut, when mixed with water and heated can be transformed into milk form. You can use it on your hair to:
Condition Your Hair
Using coconut milk on your hair is an excellent way to give your hair nourishment from your scalp to the ends of your hair. For best results, let the coconut milk sit on your hair for at least twenty minutes. Wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and rinse well.
Treat Your Scalp
Dealing with dry scalp can be frustrating and annoying. Warm 2 cups of coconut milk and dip your fingers in the warm milk and massage your scalp. Leave the coconut milk on your scalp for about an hour and then wash your hair as usual. For a thicker solution, mix one cup of plain yogurt with ¼ cup of coconut milk and massage into your scalp.
Get More Volume
Coconut milk acts as a natural hair conditions that will give your hair volume that lasts between shampoos. You can leave coconut milk in your hair the same way you would conditioner and then rinse well.
Prevent Hair Loss
You can go with ready-to-use coconut milk from the grocery store and simply massage it into your scalp.
For best results let your scalp absorb the milk for at least an hour before rinsing your hair thoroughly in warm water. This treatment can be repeated four times per week.
Other ingredients you may add to coconut milk
For added benefits to your hair you can include:
– Camphor lotion
– Amia Oil (available at Indian food stores that help prevent graying and hair loss)
– Black Pepper and Fenugreek (for better absorption)
Coconut milk is a superbly effective hair treatment but all of the above above ingredients can work to enhance and improve the results even further. If you have any coconut milk left over after treatment, it will stay in the refrigerator for two days. However, it is best to use fresh coconut milk for each treatment. Canned coconut milk works well if you cannot find fresh coconut milk.
Nature’s gift to us
Coconut milk has been used for centuries, especially in tropical areas where the fruit is widely available. It contains plenty of nutrients that prevent hair loss and nourish the scalp without any harsh chemicals.
Nature provides this amazing fruit that work wonders for a beauty treatment for your hair that is quite inexpensive. Take advantage of coconut milk’s health benefits before your next shampoo.
Read more from Expert Sherry l. Granader.