Long, luscious hair is a dream for everyone. While some have it, others crave for it badly. Often we end up doing so many treatments in a hair salon that our hair doesn’t feel our hair anymore. With constant heat, coloring and pollution effects our hair has gone through a lot. Now to reverse this damage control, we go to the hair salon and spent a hefty amount on it but at the end of this, no one can afford to good to hair spa all around the year.
Coconut is such a versatile ingredient for providing much needed TLC to your hair. We all know coconut oil is the ultimate hair oil we have been using since ages. But did you know coconut milk is as useful as coconut oil?
Coconut milk is packed with minerals and vitamins such as folate, niacin, vitamin E and healthy fats which helps hair growth. Read on to know more about coconut milk and its benefits for hair growth.
Before listing the benefits, know how to make coconut milk at home-
Simply grate fresh coconut. Squeeze out the milk by passing the coconut flesh through a cheesecloth or fine mesh. Voila! Your coconut milk is ready in no time. You can add water to thin it out or enjoy it hot or cold depending on your taste.
Hair benefits by using coconut milk
1. Promotes hair growth
Due to the presence of several vitamins and minerals, the coconut milk is loaded with essentials ingredients which boost the hair follicles for growth and strength. Simply massage coconut milk into the scalp and leave it for 20-30 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo. Do this once a week for hair growth and also get a great texture to your hair.
2. Conditions hair
Coconut milk by itself will serve the purpose of conditioning the hair. But if you suffer from dull and damaged hair due to constant hair coloring or using heating tools, using coconut milk with honey will deep condition your hair and leave you with soft and silky hair. Simple mix equals part of coconut milk and honey. Apply the mixture from roots till ends. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
3. Restore moisture and damaged hair
Coconut milk, as we have discussed, it is packed with vital vitamins and minerals. Using coconut milk directly on the scalp will help relieve dry and itchy scalp too. Apply a generous amount of coconut milk to the roots and ends of the hair and secure with a hot towel or simply cover head with a shower cap. Leave it for 20-30minutes and wash it off. Do this once a week for better results.
There are days when after styling your hair with that YouTube hair tutorial, hair is in a total mess. Now you don’t want to break your hair while losing the knots. For a situation like these, simply apply coconut milk to the knots and use a wide comb on the knot. Wash it with a mild shampoo.
5. Prevents baldness
If you have been suffering from extreme hair loss and bald patches are getting out of hand, coconut milk can be a savior. We have already learned that coconut milk can strengthen the hair and initiate hair growth. Take a mixture of coconut milk and water (1:2) and add camphor powder to this mixture. Apply on bald patches and leave it for a couple of hours. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
6. Prevents premature hair greying
If you are facing premature aging, mix equal amounts of coconut milk and amla oil. Mix well and apply on scalp and let it sit for an hour. Rinse with regular water and mild shampoo.