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There are several benefits to using coconut oil on your hair. Virgin Coconut oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties that can help with many scalp problems such as dandruff. It can also aid in length retention because it strengthens hair strands and helps to keep them from breaking.

Virgin Coconut oil is a great oil to use to soften your hair and condition your scalp. Virgin Coconut Oil can also be used as a weekly scalp massage oil. The fatty-acids in coconut oil are the exact ones contained in sebum, the natural oil that our scalp produces. They both contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which can easily penetrate the hair strand to reduce protein loss.

Virgin Coconut Oil also prevents destructive free-radical formation and provides protection against them. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight.

It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesn’t sag and wrinkle. In some cases it might even restore damaged or diseased skin. The oil is absorbed into the skin and into the cell structure of the connective tissues, limiting the damage excessive sun exposure can cause.

Ayuredic Hair Recipes Using Coconut Oil

For an Itchy Scalp:
Add 1 teaspoon of camphor to half a cup of coconut oil and store it in glass container. Massage this oil into your scalp before bed.

For Dandruff:
1. Add 1 teaspoon of camphor to half a cup of coconut or neem oil. Store it in glass container. Massage this oil into the scalp before bed. Wash with warm water after three to four hours or leave overnight.

2. Mix 1 teaspoon of castor, mustard and coconut oil each and massage into the scalp. Wash with warm water after three to four hours or leave overnight.

3. Mix one part of lemon juice with two parts of coconut oil. Massage into the roots of the hair regularly.

Ayurveda Recipes:

Ayurveda Herbal Remedy
Coconut Connections
ehow – Coconut Oil Treatment
Coconut Oil Central
Afrobella’s Coconut Oil Blog Post

– Laquita Thomas-Banks

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