Coconut Milk Hair Conditioner for Healthy Longer Natural Hair

09/20/2012 | By | More

A coconut milk hair conditioner treatment can help improve the health of your hair. If you are experiencing thinning hair or you want healthier hair, consider using coconut milk as a hair conditioning treatment.

Coconut milk is very rich in protein, iron, and essential fats and is reported to:coconut milk hair conditioner for dry natural hair

  • Control and heal several scalp issues including dermatitis and dandruff
  • Coconut milk contains lauric acid, which provides anti bacterial, anti viral anti microbial and anti fungal properties.
  • Stop hair shedding and breakage
  • Boost hair growth
  • Make the hair soft and supple
  • Have hair straightening qualities. When mixed with lemon juice it can loosen the tight curls in natural hair
  • Reduce premature graying
  • Be a very good deep conditioner because of its penetrative qualities.

 

How to Use Coconut Milk Hair Conditioner for Longer Hair

Coconut milk is a very effective ingredient for hydrating dull, dry hair, said Boston dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch in a recent interview. She suggests mixing half a can of coconut milk with a mashed-up medium-size avocado, combing the blend through dry hair and leaving in for 20 minutes before washing it out.

Use coconut milk hair conditioner by combining coconut milk and aloe vera gel together; massage mixture into itching scalp.  You can also use coconut milk as an overnight pre-poo treatment (which I love!) Allow it to dry then cover hair with a plastic cap and secure with a sleep cap. Wash out in the morning following your usual routine.

You can also add coconut milk to your shampoos or conditioners to enrich them with Omega 3 fats.

Remember, coconut milk contains a significant amount of protein. Always add moisture to your conditioning mix – a tablespoon or two of honey or vegetable glycerin or your favorite moisturizing conditioner – if using coconut as a deep conditioner to avoid your hair becoming hard or crunchy after a treatment.

If you prefer a thicker consistency like I do, investigate coconut cream instead of coconut milk.

Use this treatment once very other week; however if your hair is very thin, breaking from dryness or falling out, increase frequency of treatment to once every week or so. This natural hair conditioning treatment is generally safe and has no known side effects unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients.  If you’ve never used coconut milk before, take the standard precautions and do a skin patch test to check for a reaction before using it on your hair and scalp.

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