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Benefits of Coconut Oil For Hair Growth

Posted by Cynthia Ferrara on

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Many hair growth products in the market today use coconut oil as an ingredient. The humble oil from coconut trees is one of the world’s most potent healers for the body as well as the hair. In fact, coconut oil has long been used in tropical countries as a remedy for hair loss and to promote hair growth.

There are many ways coconut oil promotes hair growth...

Improves blood circulation

When you massage your scalp using coconut oil, the medium-chain triglycerides and healthy fats in the oil promotes blood circulation. Improved blood circulation means that nutrients and oxygen are transported more effectively to each hair follicles to stimulate growth.

Moisturizes

Smooth, shiny hair is healthy hair! But daily exposure to pollutants, chemicals, styling products, combined with an unhealthy lifestyle can make hair dull and dry. Using products infused with coconut oil helps restore moisture from within by offering a layer of added protection to your hair shaft.

Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients

Few other foods on earth can rival coconut oil when it comes to its nutrient and antioxidant content. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Iron; all of which help to prevent dandruff while keeping the hair supple and soft. These antioxidants and nutrients also help promote hair growth. Regularly applying coconut oil to your hair also helps to prevent inflammation and scalp infections which could contribute to hair loss.

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Antibacterial

Hair growth and hair loss can occur as a result of infections, dandruff, and lice. Coconut oil is a powerful natural anti-fungal and antibacterial that, when applied regularly, creates an environment on your head that prevents bacteria from thriving.

Protects against damage

Coconut oil contains lauric acid which binds to proteins in your hair. In dong so, it protects the strands and roots from breaking down. You’ll have a significantly lower risk of developing nasty split ends that slow down hair growth.

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Repairs and strengthens

The fatty acids found in coconut oil make it an emollient. This means coconut oil helps to fill in the gaps in damaged hair, making it stronger strand by strand.

Using hair care products that have been infused with coconut oil is a much better alternative than applying the oil directly, which can sometimes get too messy. Either way, coconut oil is one of the best things you can do to help your hair grow to the thickness and lengths you’ve always desired.


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