Hair Care

Benefits of Coconut Milk for Hair: Improve Hair Growth & Prevents Hair Damage

With the presence of so many hair care products in the market, it becomes difficult to decide, which product is suitable for your hair. To deal with this dilemma, it is always best to choose natural products which come without any chemicals.

One such natural product, which you could use to improve your hair’s appearance, texture and growth is ‘coconut milk’. You must have heard about the extensive use of coconut milk in food preparation, but besides this, coconut milk is an excellent hair-care product too.

Benefits of Coconut Milk for Hair

Let’s have a look at the hair benefits of Coconut Milk, this miraculous liquid:

Natural Hair Conditioner

Are you tired of spending a lot of money on different hair conditioners and hair treatments, then you must surely try this natural conditioner. Coconut milk is a rich source of fat, which makes the hair soft, fights rough hair and deeply conditions it. Fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin E, present in it brings shine and softness to your hair. It makes your hair soft and supple and adds shine to it.

Promotes Hair Growth

Nutrients present in coconut milk, like magnesium, copper and selenium promote hair growth by maintaining the integrity of cell membranes present in the hair follicles. Protein present in coconut milk strengthens your hair and encourages healthy hair development. It prevents hair loss and adds volume to the hair, which improve the overall appearance of your hair.

Improves Scalp Health

Dry scalp may lead to dull and rough hair and in such cases, hair fall is common. Nutrients and healthy compounds present in coconut milk increase the blood circulation to hair follicles via scalp. Blood delivers oxygen, vitamins and minerals to the hair and thus, stimulates hair growth and reduces hair fall. Applying coconut milk to the scalp will moisten and hydrate the scalp and may further help you in getting rid of dry scalp.

Fights Bacterial Infection

Bacterial and fungal infection of the scalp may cause redness, itching and irritation of the scalp. It further affects the hair growth and may even lead to hair fall and negatively affect the texture and volume of your hair. Coconut milk possesses antimicrobial and anti-fungal activities. Application of coconut milk may help in clearing the bacterial and fungal infection of the scalp. It strengthens the roots of the hair, nourishes them and improves the circulation of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood towards the scalp. As the health of the scalp improves, hair fall, and other hair problems automatically disappear.

Restores Dry and Damaged Hair

Massaging your scalp and hair with coconut milk for 5 to 10 minutes help in restoring the dry and damaged hair. Coconut milk possesses excellent moisturizing properties, which helps in healing brittle hair and split ends. Thus, coconut milk can be used as an excellent tonic for dry scalp and damaged hair.

How to Use Coconut Milk for Hair Growth

Apply warm coconut milk on your hair and wash it after 30-45 minutes. You can repeat this twice a week. This acts as a natural hair conditioner and softener.

Some more amazing coconut milk combinations to improve your hair health include:

  • Equal parts of coconut milk and curd for softness
  • Coconut milk and honey for shine and luster
  • Coconut milk and aloe vera gel for hair growth and thickness
  • Coconut milk and gram flour or besan hair pack for hair cleansing
  • Coconut milk and fenugreek seeds paste to prevent hair fall and hair loss
  • Coconut milk and egg for hair growth and overall nourishment

Note: The positive effects of coconut milk on hair health will appear only after you apply coconut milk alone or in combination with other ingredients regularly. Irregular application of coconut milk will not help.

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Sneha Sadhwani

Dt. Sneha Sadhwani Sewlani (B.Sc. Food Science & Nutrition, PG in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics) is Clinical Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Lifestyle Coach. She has expertise in clinical nutrition and 4 years’ experience working as Clinical Nutritionist and Dietician. She has been associated as a nutritionist with LTMG Hospital and S. L. Raheja Fortis Institute in Mumbai.She has also her own private practice where she offers a wide range of different programs, including weight loss, weight gain, diabetes management, diet plan according to diseases and much more through her in-person and online consultation.Sneha strongly believes that a healthy diet and lifestyle modifications are the best ways to prevent and treat diseases. She says, “Eating healthy is an art, be an artist of your own mind and body”.
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