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This article is one of ten in a series titled “The 10 Best Oils For Hair Growth“. To discover the other nine best oils to promote healthy hair, hit the green link.
Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years as a natural nutrient for healthy hair and to promote healthy hair growth. Extracted from the meat of the coconut, the oil is sought after for its unique chemical composition which is beneficial to us in many ways.Although saturated fats are often considered unhealthy, the combination of medium-chain triglycerides (predominantly lauric acid) in virgin coconut oil, is not considered to be as much of a health risk as other saturated fats. In fact, when applied to the hair as a leave-in conditioner for approximately 14hrs prior to shampooing, coconut oil helps prevent the loss of proteins generally stripped from the hair during cleansing. Used regularly, coconut oil can treat and prevent many common scalp conditions such as dandruff and lice. For those whose forehead seems a bit larger than it used to be or who may be getting a bit thin on top, coconut oil is an excellent natural way to nourish your existing hair while promoting the growth of new hair. The composition of the oil allows it to easily pass through the hair’s cell membrane going straight to the root of the problem, if you will pardon the pun, to strengthen the hair shaft itself. Coconut oil is not only beneficial to a full, shiny head of hair. It benefits the whole body from the outside in. As the lauric acid in the oil is converted to monolaurin in the body, it becomes very effective in fighting viruses and bacteria-based diseases. In addition to its antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties, Coconut oil carries with it antioxidant properties which help prevent degenerative diseases and premature aging. It strengthens the immune system and prevents infection and tissue damage when applied to cuts and bruises. Unlike other vegetable oils, the saturated fats in coconut oil do not increase LDL cholesterol levels and promote heart disease prevention. When used in cooking, coconut oil increases metabolism due to its ability to reduce the stress on your pancreas as well as keeping the thyroid and enzyme systems healthy. Coconut oil aids in the prevention of kidney disease, helps control blood sugar levels, and improves the absorption rate of calcium into bones and teeth. Coconut oil is often used as a basic ingredient of many skin care products for its ability to soothe and nurture skin, prevent wrinkles and treat conditions like psoriasis and eczema. The uses of coconut oil are endless. It does much more than simply help with healthy hair growth. The amazing properties abundant in this tropical fruit can be used literally from head to toe. Coconut oil can be bought in your local health store, or alternatively you can buy coconut oil online on Amazon very cheaply. Click the link above to check out the most effective coconut oil as chosen by RevitaliseYourHealth.com For more information on how to apply coconut oil to your hair, watch this YouTube video. If you enjoyed this blog post, then you’ll probably also enjoy these posts from the archive. Does It Really Work? My Mira Hair Oil Review
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