The use of coconut oil for hair care at home

Coconut oil is a real salvation for women's curls. This substance effectively heals and strengthens damaged hair, helps them grow faster. Coconut oil for many years actively used to create a variety of cosmetics for hair, with no less success it can be used in the home.

  • Benefits and composition
  • Application technology
  • Using pure
  • Recipes
  • masks for normal
  • Hair For
  • dry for
  • fatty To restore
  • For
  • hair growth for lamination
  • Dandruff
  • hair loss

Benefits and composition

Natural coconut oil contains:

  • lauric acid, actively fighting pathogenic microorganisms;
  • oleic acid, lowering cholesterol;
  • capric acid, which stimulates immunity;
  • caprylic acid, which contributes to the saturation of the skin with oxygen;
  • myristic acid, which facilitates the penetration of useful elements into the skin;
  • palmitic acid, renewing the skin;
  • stearic acid, responsible for the recovery and protective properties of the skin;

  • antioxidants.

Thanks to the presence of all these substances, coconut oil has a number of useful properties:

  • significantly reduces the loss of protein - the basic structural element of hair;
  • is easily digested, fills the hair with the necessary moisture and nutrients, creating a protective film along the entire length;
  • improves the metabolic processes in the scalp;
  • has a stimulating effect on hair growth;
  • strengthens and nourishes hair follicles, stopping the process of hair loss;
  • is an antibacterial and healing remedy, eliminates various fungi, defeats dandruff;
  • utilizes fat accumulations;
  • levels the hair;
  • gives a dazzling shine to the hair;
  • is suitable for all, without exception, hair colors;
  • is hypoallergenic.
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Application technology

Coconut oil is extracted from the pulp of coconut by cold pressing. Finished oil can be refined and not. Therefore, it is used for different purposes.

Unrefined coconut oil has the largest amount of saturated fats and acids favorable for the whole organism and it smells great with coconut. In addition, it contains and komadogennye substances that cause acne, so it should be used carefully and dosed.

Also read about the benefits of jojoba oil hair

Unrefined coconut oil can not be used for oily scalp, it will only add a soiling effect. But the refined oil can be used without any restrictions, while it almost does not smell and has no color.

Any coconut oil, when stored in a cool place, freezes, turning into a solid mass. But when heated to 23 degrees, it easily returns to the liquid state, without losing its useful properties.

Apply coconut oil better to dry and unwashed hair. If the curls are wet, the water will repel the oil and it will not be able to penetrate the structure of the hair.

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Use in pure form

Do not use a large amount of oil, for medium length hair 2-3 tablespoons is enough. Massage movements should be applied to the hair roots from the periphery to the center. Then distribute the entire length, gently combing your hair with your fingers.

Particular attention must be paid to the tips. After the massage procedure, you should put on a polyethylene hat and wrap your head with a towel. Keep oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes.

To wash out oil it is necessary only by means of shampoo, and that on very thin hair from the first time to make it it is practically impossible. I'll have to soap my head a few times.

It is recommended that users of brittle and over-dried hair combing with coconut oil. It will provide extra hair to the hair and prevent dryness. When combing, you need to take a few drops of oil, apply to the comb and evenly distribute the product through the hair, without touching the roots.

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Mask recipes

It is best to use coconut oil in the form of hair masks, which can be easily prepared at home. Such masks well nourish and soothe the scalp, and will perfectly suit even people with sensitive skin.

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For normal hair

Recipe 1.
The pulp of one avocado or banana is mixed with 30 ml of liquid coconut oil. Vitamin mask to keep on hair 40-60 minutes and to apply 1-2 times a week.

Recipe 2.

  • 30 ml of liquid coconut oil;
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise.

The exposure time of this mask is 30-60 minutes.

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For dry

Recipe 1.
To solve the problem of dryness and fragility of ringlets, add a couple drops of coconut oil to the shampoo. You can also do with balms and hair conditioners. After that, their effectiveness will increase several times.

Recipe 2.
If the hair is badly damaged you need to mix the oils:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut;
  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba;
  • 2 drops of tea tree.

Apply to the entire length and leave for at least 1 hour. Then wash off with a moisturizing shampoo.

Recipe 3.

  • 30 ml coconut oil;
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream.
  • Apply to hair, paying special attention to the tips. After 30-60 minutes rinse.

Recipe 4.
Mix in equal proportions of coconut oil and wheat germ. Treat the hair and wash it off after an hour.

Recipe 5.

  • 15 ml coconut oil;
  • 30 ml of olive oil.

Treat hair along the entire length, cover with a warm hood and rinse after 2 hours. This recipe helps to moisten the dry, marked ends of the hair.

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For fat

Recipe 1.

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil;
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt.

Warm up the ingredients until completely dissolved. Distribute the product over the scalp and hold for 30 minutes, then wash it off with shampoo.
The mask will remain no less effective if you use kefir instead of salt.

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Recipe 2.

  • 30 ml of coconut oil;
  • 15 grams of honey.

Components should be heated in a water bath until completely dissolved. Blend the mixture on the hair, cover with a warm hood and rinse off after an hour.

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To restore

Recipe 1.

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil;
  • 50 ml of warm milk;
  • 1 tablespoon chopped oatmeal.

Mix all ingredients to the state of liquid sour cream, treat them with curls. After an hour, rinse the mask with warm water. This means will restore even the most weakened and lifeless ringlets.

Recipe 2.

  • 30 ml coconut oil;
  • 1/3 of the banana;
  • 1 tablespoon of fatty sour cream.

Mix everything to a uniform consistency and apply on hair for 30 minutes. Apply the mask 1-2 times a week.

Recipe 3.

  • for 15 ml of coconut and almond oils;
  • 2 drops of tea tree aether.

Blend the hair for 30-60 minutes.

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For hair growth

Prescription 1.
Stimulating mask with a high content of vitamin E and antioxidants. Mix:

  • 35 grams of coconut oil;
  • 10 grams of argan oil.

Apply the composition on the hair from the roots to the tips and leave for 1 hour. Then wash your hair with shampoo. This mask perfectly fights with loss, dryness and damage to the scalp.

Recipe 2.

  • 15 ml coconut oil;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • 0.5 teaspoon red pepper.

The oil must be warmed up and brought to a liquid state. Add pepper and finely ground garlic to it. Apply the mask with light massage movements only to the roots of the hair. Hold for 20 minutes and rinse with shampoo. For medicinal purposes it is necessary to apply it every other day for a week.

Recipe 3.

  • 30 ml of coconut oil;
  • 2 drops of ether bee.

The agent should be applied directly to the roots of the hair, covered with a warm hood, and it should be so for 2 hours, then wash off.

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For lamination

To add shine and strength to the hair will help the lamination procedure. It will require:

  • 50 ml of coconut oil;
  • 2 drops of essential oil ylang-ylang;
  • 1 drop of lavender essential oil;
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin;
  • 3 tablespoons of warm boiled water.

To begin with, pour gelatin with warm water and leave for 20 minutes for swelling. In case of lumps, they will need to be dissolved in a water bath. If coconut oil has hardened, it should also be melt.

Then mix all ingredients and apply to dry hair along the entire length, so that each hair is covered with a mask. Wrap the head with a shower cap and a towel. Keep the composition on your head for at least 40 minutes. To wash off in stages: first with warm water, then with shampoo.

To make your hair look healthy, well-groomed and beautiful enough to conduct home lamination once a month.

Recipe 2.

  • 45 ml of coconut oil;
  • 1 egg yolk.

Mask completely cover the hair and leave for a couple of hours, then wash off.

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From dandruff

Recipe 1.
Avoid dandruff, you can periodically rubbing coconut oil in the roots of hair with massage movements.

Recipe 2.

  • 2 tablespoons of warm coconut oil;
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

Apply on scalp, wrap with cellophane cap and leave overnight. In the morning, wash your hair with dandruff shampoo. The procedure should be carried out once a week until the problem completely disappears.

Recipe 3.

  • 3 tablespoons of warm coconut oil;
  • for 1-2 drops of esters of rosemary, cedar, tea tree and geranium.

Blend the scalp with the mixture and hold for about an hour. Rinse off with warm water and shampoo.

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From hair loss

Recipe 1.
To make the hair strong and stop the loss should be mixed:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil;
  • 1 egg;
  • for 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and glycerin.

Melt butter to a liquid state, add egg, glycerin and vinegar into it and beat with a blender. Apply the mask to the scalp with gentle massage movements. Wear a shower cap and wrap your head with a towel.

Mask to keep on the hair for at least an hour. After that, it is good to wash your hair with shampoo with plenty of water. For greater efficiency, it is better to make this mask for the night.

Recipe 2.

  • for 5-7 ml of coconut and burdock oil;
  • for 3-5 drops of esters of rosemary and thyme.

The mixture is regularly rubbed into the roots of the hair 20 minutes before washing your hair.

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