Sunday, April 8, 2012

An Alternative Hair Growth Treatment Using Coconut Oil ? Beauty ...

For years, millions of people have relied on coconut oil to boost the health and radiance of their crowning glory.

Now, it?s your turn to learn the benefits of using this essential oil as an excellent hair growth treatment.

Coconut oil is believed to have various health attributes including antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish the hair follicles and keep the hair from becoming dry and brittle.

When used as oil for scalp massage, it has been found to stimulate proper blood flow and keep the scalp moisturised. In fact, its unique chemical structure enables coconut oil to nourish, protect and condition the hair.

The following are some elements found in coconut oil that make it an ideal?hair growth treatment:

  • Fatty acids. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids such as caprylic, linoleic, oleic, palmitic and myristic. All these elements have nourishing effects on the scalp, making coconut oil an excellent emollient to keep the hair soft, smooth and radiant.
  • Triglycerides. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), a neutral fat that is easily absorbed by the system including the hair shafts. MCT protects the hair from protein loss, resulting in thicker and fuller hair strands.
  • Lauric and Capric acids.?Coconut oil contains these elements which are excellent antimicrobial agents that help prevent hair loss and hair thinning conditions.
  • Vitamin E. Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E, which is needed in a?hair growth treatment since it encourages the growth of capillaries, promoting proper blood flow in the scalp. The blood carries life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients that are necessary for the healthy growth of the hair.

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