The thick white liquid extracted from mature coconut flesh is a wonderful moisturizer for the hair. Although coconut milk is better known for its culinary uses and lesser known for its beauty benefits, in Ayurveda, it is recommended for nourishing the tresses. Coconut milk is packed with fats that help in treating dry scalp and hair. Lauric acid, the main fatty acid found in coconut milk, is known for its potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
It helps in treating dandruff by suppressing growth of the yeasts that induce dandruff breakouts. Coconut milk supplies the hair follicles a number of B vitamins, vitamins C and E, and antioxidants that help in preventing hair fall and promotes hair growth. For thick and lustrous hair, apply coconut milk directly to your scalp and hair or combine it with other ingredients that help in promoting hair growth.
Here Are Few Simple Ways To Promote Hair Growth With Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk And Camphor
Ayurvedic physicians recommend adding a little camphor to coconut milk to stimulate hair growth. Camphor cools and soothes the scalp and stimulates blood circulation. Its antimicrobial property helps in preventing scalp infections that cause hair loss. To promote hair growth, add ¼-teaspoon of camphor to a cup of coconut milk. Warm the coconut milk on low heat and keep on stirring until the camphor dissolves and evenly distributes in the coconut milk. Apply warm coconut milk to your scalp and hair. Gently massage your scalp with your fingertips for a few minutes to ease absorption. Leave the coconut milk on your scalp at least for an hour. Then wash with your regular shampoo.
Coconut Milk With Olive Oil And Honey
This coconut milk treatment helps in repairing dry and damaged hair and stimulates hair re-growth. It helps in strengthening the hair follicles. To boost the quality of your tresses, apply the coconut milk, olive oil and honey mixture at least once a week. For the hair treatment, combine four tablespoons of coconut milk with a tablespoon each of olive oil and honey. Saturate your scalp and hair with the mixture. Wait for an hour and then wash your hair.
Coconut Milk And Banana
Banana moisturizes and nourishes the locks. It also helps in improving hair growth. Banana is mashed and combined with coconut milk and used for treating dry and damaged hair. Mash a ripe banana and mix it with two tablespoons of coconut milk and one tablespoon of honey. Make sure that there are no lumps in the paste. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Leave it on your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Coconut Milk, Avocado And Egg
To further boost the effectiveness of the coconut milk treatment in promoting hair growth, add egg and avocado to the hair mask. Both avocado and egg contain nutrients that help in regenerating the hair follicles and improve hair growth. To make the hair mask, you will need an egg, ¼-avocado and 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut milk. Beat the egg and combine it with mashed avocado and coconut milk. Blend the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Apply the hair mask to your scalp and hair. Massage your scalp for a few minutes. Wait for at least 30 minutes and then wash your hair.
Coconut Milk And Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds are a proven remedy for hair fall. Treatment with fenugreek seeds and coconut oil is especially effective in treating dandruff related hair fall. To make a hair mask for promoting hair growth, you will need a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and four tablespoons of coconut milk. Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight in warm water. Next morning put the soaked seeds in a blender and make a smooth paste. Combine the fenugreek seeds paste with coconut milk. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Wait for at least 30 minutes. Wash your hair with mild shampoo.