One of the common causes of dry and brittle hair could be dehydration. Drinking enough water every day is essential for the entire body including the hair and skin. Besides water you should also make sure you consume foods that are rich in healthy fats as well as avoid hair products that contain harmful chemicals.
One of the best natural product for your hair health is coconut oil. It contains high levels of antioxidants and provides anti fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial effects. Using coconut oil for your hair will boost your hair growth and volume, improve scalp health, remove dandruff and gel/spray/shampoo buildup, and fight infections and fungus.
In other words, you can make your hair shiny and strong and your scalp healthy without exposing it to the chemicals from store-bought hair care products.
The best part is that you can use the inexpensive food grade coconut oil. In fact, this type of oil is the best type for your hair and skin.
How to Use Coconut Oil for a Healthy and Beautiful Hair
Here’s how to prepare a natural scalp treatment using coconut oil and two other healthy ingredients.
- Organic coconut oil (softened) – 4 tablespoons
- Tea Tree Oil – 2-4 drops
- Rosemary Oil – 3-4 drops
- A Brush or cotton balls
- Plastic wrap
Mix the ingredients together and use the brush to apply on your scalp. Do this with circular motions while pressing the brush a bit. Part your hair when necessary in order to do this all over your scalp.
This treatment will improve the blood flow in the scalp and remove dry and flaky skin. However, you should not press too hard if it hurts. Instead, do it like a gentle massage.
Part your hair down the middle and use the brush or cotton balls to apply the mixture to the scalp. Then, work down each side in 1-inch sections, and finally the back part. In the end, you should have your entire scalp covered with the oil mixture.
The next step is massaging your scalp and wrapping your hair in a plastic wrap. Let it act for 20 minutes. The wrap will keep the moisture, preventing the mixture from dripping.
Finally, wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner.
Alternate Scalp Treatment
- Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
- Coconut Oil – 4 tablespoons
- Grapefruit juice – 1 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients and repeat the same procedure as before. Don’t forget to wash your hair with shampoo afterward. Add these simple scalp treatments to your beauty regimen, and you’ll have a stronger and shinier hair within a week.