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Hair Care Tips: 6 Ways To Keep Your Tresses Healthy This Season

Dermatologist-verified tips to nourish your scalp and keep your tresses healthy with the help of coconut oil.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : October 7, 2022 5:25 PM IST

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After the scorching summer heat, monsoons bring a wave of relief from the hot weather with a calm and pleasant breeze, making you feel alive and refreshed. This feeling of cosiness, along with hot chai and pakoras, is unmatchable. Imagine going through your day’s routine with your hair flying in the wind like a rom-com -- unless you have a bad hair day! Unfortunately, monsoons also bring a great deal of humidity and stickiness, which is not so great for the mane. Excessive humidity is a source of flaky scalp and dandruff, leading to hair fall and itchy scalp problems. So, you can safely say bye-bye to being the main character of your film. So, what can you do to rid yourself of this never-ending cycle? First, you can stop worrying because an age-old ingredient you keep around the house is an effective solution to all your hair woes! And that power ingredient is ‘Coconut Oil’ as it is the only trusted hair oil by experts that can penetrate deeper into your scalp, helping you nourish your hair from roots to tips. Dermatologist Aparna Santhanam (MD, DNB) shares a few ways to nourish your scalp and keep your tresses healthy with the help of coconut oil.

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Acts As A Natural Heat Protectant

It is tiring and tedious to towel dry your hair, especially if you have long and thick hair. Air drying only becomes an even more exhausting and time-consuming task. So, people resort to all sorts of equipment like blow dryers or styling wands, which induce a lot of heat and damage the hair. Applying a thin coating of coconut hair oil on your tresses before using styling tools not only nourishes the wet hair and locks in a bit of moisture that would otherwise dry out because of the heat but also gives a protective layer so that there is less friction, and the heat does not penetrate too deep in the shaft of the hair. Also Read - Heart Attack During Workout: 7 Warning Signs You Are Exercising Too Much

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Fights Off Bacterial And Fungal Infections

The increase in moisture can directly affect the scalp. A lot of moisture locks in more quickly, especially in wet hair, making way for a damp scalp, and we all know that a wet scalp is an invitation to fungal infections. The fungus also can lead to dandruff and an itchy scalp. No need to worry, though, because coconut hair oil works miraculously to solve this. It has lauric acid, which contains antifungal and antibacterial properties. It helps to fight any signs of fungal growth, dandruff and sebum buildup.

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Minimizes Hair Fall

Wet hair gets easily damaged and breaks much quicker than dry hair. When the hair is wet, the follicles absorb all the water, making them swell up. As a result, hair shafts stick up and are more prone to breakage. Apply a little coconut hair oil to reduce water absorption by the shafts, leading to less breakage, less static, and hence lesser hair fall.  Also Read - Pregnancy Diet: Be Mindful Of What You Eat As Cravings Can Lead To Gestational Diabetes

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Acts As An Effective Leave-in Conditioner

Coconut hair oil has impressive conditioning properties, which make the hair softer and silkier and restores the lustre to damaged hair. Applying it after a hair wash will make your hair feel smooth and shiny.

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The Paramount Oil

Since coconut oil penetrates more deeply into the scalp, nourishing hair from its roots, it works better and faster than other oils in repairing damaged hair and accelerating growth. In addition, the lauric acid in coconut hair oil helps hydrate the cuticle and increase hair's thickness, which in turn helps strengthen it. And a strong cuticle helps to prevent environmental toxins from damaging the hair. Keep oiling your hair regularly for assured results.

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Conclusion

Coconut oil is an elixir for hair woes as it not only strengthens your hair shaft from its roots but also helps to condition your hair and assists in repairing damaged hair or preventing scalp infections. In addition, it is chemical-free, easily accessible and isn’t very tough on the pockets. So now that you know better indulge in a relaxing hair oiling session regularly and keep your tresses healthy throughout this season!  Also Read - 23-Year-Old UP Teacher Dies of Heart Attack While Offering Prayers At School: Vision Loss To Chest Pain, Symptoms That Gripped The Youth In His Final Minutes