COCONUT MILK and HAIR
coconut milk is a Milky White substance that is from coconut flesh, used as a base in cooking.
Coconut milk has many many health benefits.
Coconuts a.k.a Cocos Nucifera belongs to the palm family. explorers from Spain permanently named it cocos because it means a “grinning face” because the three holes on the coconut resemble angry eyes and a mouth that looked exactly like the face of a monkey.
Coconut milk is one of the world’s healthiest food. It is known to boost the body’s immunity levels. When a coconut becomes fully mature/ripe, the water inside it is replaced with coconut flesh.
That is why mature coconuts are used to make coconut milk because of it more productive.
A Nutritious and Healthy Treat
Coconut milk contains a medium chained healthy fatty acid that is referred to as lauric acid which is easily absorbed by the body to produce energy.
- vitamin C
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin B6
Full-fat coconut milk contains natural fatty acids but has a high-calorie count. Light coconut milk is low in calories and thinner because some of the fat is removed by the straining process.
Your hair is made of keratin called proteins, lack of protein intake leads to thinning and weakening of hair. Coconut milk is highly rich in proteins and can reverse the effects of thinning hair.
Lauric acid present in the milk of a coconut binds itself with the hair proteins and strengthens the hair.
Vitamin E and Iron. The vitamin E and iron present in coconut milk brings softness and shine to your hair strands from the follicle itself to the tip. It aid in maintaining the integrity of cell membranes within the hair follicles and the Vitamin E helps keep the hair conditioned
Coconut milk is very rich in magnesium. It greatly promotes healthy hair growth by properly nourishing the scalp and the magnesium helps to keep a calm and healthy nervous system which helps maintain a level of blood pressure.
Recent Studies Suggest that
Researchers suspect hair loss could be among many markers of an increased risk of hypertension, caused in part by higher levels of testosterone and other hormones, and more androgen receptors in the scalp. Studies suggest that hair loss may indicate an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.
Coconut milk has many different uses
- Coconut Milk for Dandruff
- Dandruff in the hair
- Mostly dandruff is caused due to a dry scalp.
In the initial stages, if you massage your scalp with hot oil, It instantly can vanish dandruff within seconds. Sometimes dandruff can be infected with bacteria or fungus and can cause itchiness.
Although you may be tempted to scratch. If you scratch it, the problem will become worse.
If it reaches that stage, you can apply coconut cream to your scalp and massage it in using your fingertips.
A few pointers
- Avoid washing your hair before the application.
- Apply the mask and massage the scalp for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash it off.
Continue this treatment for a few days.
Avoid using any sort of hair products such as shampoo when you’re applying coconut cream. The coconut milk will make your hair a bit greasy, but it will solve your dandruff problem.
If you’re unable to extract coconut milk yourself, you can easily get extracted coconut milk from any local store, but we do recommend the use of homemade coconut milk.
If you’re using fresh homemade coconut milk extracted by self, be warned that that coconut milk goes bad very quickly. The high oil content makes the coconut quickly turn rancid, so store the milk properly in a cool place.
- Restores Dry, Damaged Hair
- Promotes Hair Growth
- Conditions Hair
- Makeup Remover
- Prevents Acne
- Facial Scrub
- Prevents Premature Ageing
- Treats Sunburns
- Moisturises The Skin
- Treats Skin Ailments
- Abundant Saturated Fat
- Can Cause Allergies
- Can Cause Weight Gain
- Can Lead To High Cholesterol
- May Cause Constipation
- Loaded With Sugar
- High In Calories