Coconut Oil massage to stop hair fall
Since ages, Coconut oil has been serving our head's crowning glory, our hair. The shampoos and conditioners of modern age have been quite popular off late but it is worth mentioning that they do take a toll on hair by stripping it of proteins and other essential nutrients. But the chemical composition of Coconut oil stimulates hair growth by minimizing that loss and also helps in keep the protein level at a desired level. Coconut oil has a range of other benefits on overall health as well.
Hair is made of proteins but the environmental factors like climate, dust and pollution strip hair of those proteins. Coconut oil helps hair to regain those lost proteins. Coconut oil also prevents scalp infections. The fungal and bacterial infections on our scalp result in dandruff, which is a major cause of hair fall. Blisters, inflammation on the scalp are also results of these infections. The anti fungal and anti bacterial properties of coconut oil treat the scalp and help to negate the effects of the infections on scalp. It also treats the acne of scalp. It prevents the breakage of hair by nourishing the hair follicles and adds strength, softness and shine to hair strands right from their roots.
Hair fall has become an exasperating disorder. Whilst there are many prescribed and over the counter drugs available in the market to treat it, they are ridden with side effects like sexual dysfunctions or some liver diseases. These expensive drugs also dug a little too deep into our pockets. What makes it worse that once you start using them, you have continue the medication for as long as you can because once you stop them, any kind of hair regrowth experienced during the medication also stops. Why coconut oil scores over these medications is due to the fact that instead of having side effects, it actually has additional health benefits like a soft and supple skin. The fatty acids of coconut oil like oleic acid, capric acid, linoleic acid, myristic acid, lauric acid, and caprylic acid nourishes the hair from root to the tip and also treats the inflamed and irritated skin.
One of the most potentially effective and economical methods to stop hair loss, a massage with coconut oil does a world of good to the overall health of an individual.
Coconut oil should be gently rubbed onto the scalp and massaged for around 10 minutes. Leave it for few hours or leave it overnight. This helps in absorption of coconut oil to the hair rots and shaft. It adds strength to hair follicles and paves way for long and lustrous hair.
You can also apply coconut oil 2 hours prior to bath. In such case, a massage of at least 20 minutes is important for oil to be completely absorbed by the scalp and reach its roots.