Lice are a very common problem with young children. Most lice treatments are highly toxic and burn the scalp and damage the hair.Coconut oil is often used to treat lice in small children because it hydrates the skin instead or irritating it. It even works against pesticide-resistant lice.The oil coats the lice and slowly suffocates them as well as preventing them and their eggs from hanging onto the hair shafts.
To use, apply evenly to the hair, leave in for several days and continue applying more oil as it gets absorbed into your skin and hair. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil for a more potent lice formula.
Pigment cells located at the base of each hair follicle is responsible for the color of your hair. However, as you grow older more and more of these pigment cells die and become less efficient. One way that coconut oil prevents gray hair is by nourishing your scalp and protecting the base of your hair follicles. The healthier it is the longer you’ll be able to avoid gray hair.
To do this, massage your hair with coconut oil and lemon every day for at least 15 minutes.
Coconut oil also helps in the toning of hair, especially dry hair. Apply a warm mixture of coconut oil and lavender essential oil on the scalp at night, then wash and rinse your hair the next morning. You may repeat this as frequently as you want until you see your desired results.
Hair conditioner can be easily prepared at home using coconut oil. It is not only effective; it also does not have side effects. Mix some henna with coconut oil and warm milk to make a paste. Apply this to the hair for 20 minutes and then rinse hair properly. This hair conditioner is very effective, particularly for dry hair.
If you’re not already using coconut oil for your hair then you’re missing out on a lot!
Most organic or herbal shampoo already contain some coconut oil. However, If the brand you’re using doesn’t have any then you can always add some yourself to enjoy the benefits.
It just goes to show that coconut really is the ultimate beauty product.
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