Coconut -- reduce hair loss with this home remedy

Coconut -- reduce hair loss with this home remedy

Coconut be it in the form of its oil or milk is a traditional ingredient for a healthy haircare regime. It works on strengthening the roots and texture immediately.

Written by Priyanka Ganwani |Updated : March 19, 2015 10:34 AM IST

Coconut is a classic home remedy with a host of ingredients which naturally condition and accelerate hair growth. The milk of the coconut and oil contain nutrients essential for healthy growth of hair, thus reducing hair hair fall. It is beneficial for scalp protection as it has antibacterial properties and serves as a natural moisturiser to nourishes the hair follicles well.

Coconut hair benefits

  • The milk of the coconut is packed with proteins, the needed fats and minerals such as potassium and iron. These help reducing breakage of hair.
  • Coconut oil possesses similar ingredients like its milk that strengthen the hair right from the root, right to the tip. Regular coconut oil massage on the scalp has a protective action against hair loss.
  • Using coconut oil also helps protects the scalp against infections and resolves lice and dandruff problems due to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral nature.
  • It gives the hair the needed moisture and conditioning from the roots. This helps protect the hair from excessive environmental and sun exposure.

Coconut hair packs

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Coconut milk hair pack

Grate coconut and squeeze out the milk by mixing in a little water. Apply this to the specific area where you notice thinning or balding. Leave it overnight and rinse off with water the next morning. Read about other oils which help prevent hair loss.

Coconut with fenugreek seeds

Take about 100 ml of coconut oil and add a paste of fenugreek (methi) seeds, amla powder and curry leaves (kadi patta) to it. Apply it at least once in a week. Once you've applied it well, leave it overnight and wash your hair the next day with a good shampoo. Additionally, this pack will prevent your hair from greying too soon. Try out some more home remedies for hair loss here.

Coconut oil with olive oil

For a haircare regimen that gets the best of nutrients for healthy hair, using coconut oil with olive oil is a good option. Take some coconut oil as per the lenght of your hair and mix it with just one teaspoon of olive oil. Stir the oils well and gently massage it your scalp and roots. Wash your hair using a mild shampoo after an hour. Know more about other beauty benefits of coconut here.

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