Coconut oil is the fatty oil obtained from a coconut. It helps replenish and nourish your hair. Many people use coconut oil for a variety of different things, including skin and hair care. It’s used as a wrinkle reducer, a natural make-up remover, and it’s often used for hair masks to lock in moisture. Coconut oil has tons of great benefits, not to mention hair loss reduction.
Causes of Hair Loss
Nutritional Deficiencies – Not getting enough nutrients in your diet can be due to the lack of iron, resulting in hair loss.
Use of hair colors and hair treatments – It’s normal to want to change the color of your hair or try a treatment at least once in your life, but did you ever think about the damage it can cause to your hair? Hair dye contains chemicals that drain the protein out of your hair follicles, leaving it damaged and dry. Hair treatments that change the structure of your hair can cause breakage and frizz.
Hormone Levels – Things like childbirth, birth control, and change in the menstrual cycle can affect hair growth and hair loss. Because there are different levels of hormones in birth control it can also affect your hair growth cycle.
Age – Age also has a huge effect on why women experience hair loss. As women get older and start menopause, their estrogen levels begin to decrease causing their hair to thin and eventually fall out.
Does Coconut Oil Work for Hair Loss?
In short, no. Coconut oil may seem like the answer to everything, but it cannot regrow your hair.
How Coconut Oil Can Fortify Hair
Coconut oil can help strengthen your roots and prevent protein loss because it contains lauric acid, which binds to protein in your hair to protect the roots and strands from breakage. Less breakage can lead to hair growing fuller and longer, however, coconut oil is not FDA approved to regrow hair. The most effective ingredient in actively re-growing hair is minoxidil, which is found in Keranique’s Hair Regrowth Treatment.
DIY Coconut Oil Overnight Hair Mask for Deep Hydration:
- Take 2 tbsp. of coconut oil and warm it up
- Massage it onto your scalp to help improve blood circulation
- Comb through so that the oil reaches each strand
- Leave it overnight then wash with a nourishing shampoo