Coconut Oil: A Magic Ingredient for Winter Hair Care
In terms of skincare and haircare, winter is quite possibly the harshest season. When the air cools down and humidity decreases, our body loses moisture and our hair looks dry and lifeless. To combat the harsh effects of winter, it is necessary to change our hair care regimen. If proper care is not taken, there will be a loss of shine and hydration that will leave your hair brittle. This problem can be remedied very simply with coconut oil – an ingredient that serves as the multi-functional elixir for all beauty and haircare problems.
During winter, issues such as hair loss, dandruff, rough hair and dry scalp, and split ends are frequent. In Bangladesh, the most commonly used haircare product is coconut oil, which is a great source of nutrients. Coconut oil has an enriching natural fat formula that can help to condition, repair and nourish your hair to control hair fall and dandruff.
Room heaters in winter may make some people’s hair and scalp dry. Similarly, hair dryers may also make somebody’s hair rough and frizzy. Therefore, coconut oil can be a great source of hydration and moisture, thus allowing your hair to breathe in all seasons.
Coconut oil can be used on all types of scalps, even if it is very oily! Contrary to popular belief, oils work particularly well on oily scalps. Coconut oil is not a humectant, which means it will seal in the naturally present moisture in the skin, without adding more. Oil massages can potentially increase blood circulation in the scalp and ultimately increase hair growth. For best results, massage lukewarm coconut oil on your hair for at least an hour before washing it.
If you have severe dandruff, do not shampoo your hair every day as it will dehydrate your hair even more. Additionally, using hot water to wash your hair and tying up damp hair might result in severe hair loss and damage. Using coconut oil on your hair is a great fix for both dry hair and the scalp.
In case you have a very busy schedule and do not have the time for haircare, we have a quick solution for you. You can give your scalp an oil massage before bed so that your hair stays moisturized throughout the night. Shampoo your hair the next morning as usual to get silky, soft hair.
Although coconut oil can be used on its own, it can also be used as a carrier with other products like almond oil and Vitamin E to make the massage even more effective in providing nourishment.
You can also use coconut oil to make haircare treatments at home using common ingredients. Make a protein treatment for your hair to strengthen the chemical bonds in your hair. All you need for this is a mixture of yogurt, amla, coconut oil, and egg yolk. When the mask is ready, apply it to your scalp with a brush. Wash it all off after 20 – 25 minutes with a mild shampoo to reveal lustrous hair
To keep your hair healthy, moisturized, and volumized, follow a sophisticated hair care regimen. Practice healthy eating habits, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, remember to trim split ends, and stay away from harsh chemicals and styling equipment.
For all types of people with all types of hair, a winter hair care regime is essential. Losing our hair is like losing a precious gem that we can never get back. One can repair their damaged hair and restore the natural shine of their hair very easily with simple home ingredients like coconut oil.