Coconut oil is miraculous natural ingredient that offers numerous benefits for the skin, hair, nails and many women use this oil as a replacement for various beauty products.

Below we are going to present you several benefits of coconut oil. Read on and find out how to use this oil to repair damaged hair, prevent hair loss and fight dandruff on a completely natural way.

Repairs Hair Damage

When it comes to prevention and repairing the damaged hair, coconut oil is one of the most beneficial natural ingredients. Namely, this oil has the ability to reduce the protein loss and boosts the shaft. All you should do is to apply coconut oil on the hair ends before going to bed or at least 1 hour before taking a shower. In order to get all of its benefits, it is advisable to wet your hair before applying it.

In addition to that, it is important to mention that you should trim off the hair ends every 6-8 weeks.

Prevents Hair Loss

There are many factors that cause hair loss, and the most common are nutritional deficiencies, chronic stress, fungal infections, inflammatory skin conditions, etc.

The coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats that are extremely beneficial for the scalp and shaft, but in same time, this oil has the ability to soothe the inflammation and prevent skin infections.

How to use coconut oil to prevent hair loss?

In a plastic bowl combine 2 tablespoons of sage oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and place the bowl in a microwave on low heat. After that, let the mixture to cool down and apply it before going to bed. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wash your hair the next morning.

Gray Hair

Pigment cells give our hair color and these cells are located at the base of the follicle of the hairs. Over time, the pigment cells die and that is the reason why the hair becomes gray.

In order to nourish your scalp and protect the base of the hair follicles, simply massage your hair (for about 15 minutes) with mixture of lemon and coconut oil. In order to prevent graying of the hair use this mixture on a daily basis.

Makes Your Hair Smooth

Excessive dryness of the cuticles and hair shaft makes the frizzy, but with the help of coconut oil, you can make your hair silky smooth and soft. The coconut oil is hydrophobic, which means it repels the water, but also retains the moisture within the hair shaft.

How to use it:

Apply coconut oil about 10–15 minutes before washing your hair. This will help you to brush through your hair easily.

Additionally, you can use this oil for hair styling because it tames flyaways and slicks down the hair.

Fights Dandruff

Dandruff are the small pieces of dead skin and this chronic scalp condition usually is caused by dry skin and fungus. The main symptom is flaking of the skin on the scalp which is quite annoying. Luckily, coconut oil has the ability to fight fungal infections and in same time will hydrate your skin on a completely natural and safe way.

Mix equal amounts of castor oil and coconut oil and then massage the scalp with this mixture. Leave it act for 30 minutes and then rinse it off.

If the condition is severe, it is advisable to use this mixture every time you wash your hair.

Eliminates Lice

Lice are a louse that infests the scalp and hair and most commonly affects young children. On the market there are many different commercial hair shampoos that are supposed to remove the lice, but these products often are loaded with toxins and chemicals and irritate the scalp.

Luckily there is natural solution that is efficient and completely safe for use. Namely, the coconut oil hydrates the skin and kills even the pesticide-resistant lice. First, this oil coats lice and gradually suffocates them. Moreover, coconut oil prevents lice or their eggs to hang onto the hair shafts.

Apply coconut oil on your hair and let it act for few days. Once the oil gets absorbed, apply coconut oil again. For best results, you can prepare mixture of coconut oil and a few drops of tea tree oil.

Note: it is highly advisable to use organic coconut oil.