The use of natural products is always the best and safest option to take care of hair.
Coconut milk is easy to find on the market or make at home from a coconut and it is also one of the best ingredients to treat hair and make it more beautiful and healthier.
Another advantage is that coconut milk can be applied to all types of hair.
Discover the properties and benefits of coconut milk. Learn to make it yourself from a coconut.
I give you several mask recipes with coconut milk to treat 3 hair problems: dry hair, hair loss and hair that is difficult to disentangle and to style.
The coconut milk obtained from the pulp of coconut contains about 27 % fat , 6 % carbohydrate and 4 % protein. Coconut milk contains a large number of minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc), vitamins ( B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C ) and antioxidants.
-> Coconut milk nourishes and revitalizes the scalp thanks to its fatty acids, its minerals, its proteins and vitamins.
-> The coconut milk moisturizes dry scalp and hair to prevent them from breaking.
-> The coconut milk makes the hair soft and silky.
-> Coconut milk strengthens the hair and stimulates its natural growth.
-> Coconut milk cleanses the scalp and hair. It contains lauric acid which destroys various pathogenic microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria.
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How can one prepare a 100% natural coconut milk from a coconut ? It’s very simple ! Open the coconut in half. Detach the thick and hard white flesh from the walls of the fruit. Grate the flesh and mix it with the equivalent amount of water. Let simmer for about ten minutes and turn the warmed mixture in a clean white linen cotton before pressing the content with your hands to extract the milk.
I invite you to discover several homemade cosmetic recipes: 3 coconut milk masks made from only natural ingredients.
Objective : Treatment of dry, dull and damaged
Ingredients : 1 ripe avocado, 1/ 2 cup coconut milk and 3 tablespoons olive oil
Procedure : Mix the flesh of an avocado with coconut milk and olive oil and then lightly heat the mixture. Start massaging this concoction in a circular motion with your fingers on your scalp. Then apply this mask to the rest of the hair, from root to tip. Leave the hair mask on for thirty minutes. Rinse your hair.
Properties of ingredients used : coconut milk moisturizes, nourishes and makes the hair shine. The avocado helps replenish the level of moisture that your hair may have lost. Olive oil has a healing effect on dry and damaged hair.
Objective : To stimulate hair growth in cases of unwanted hair loss and baldness
Ingredients : 1 /2 cup coconut milk, 3 tablespoons of castor oil, 15 drops of jojoba oil and 5 drops of essential oil of basil
Procedure : Warm the coconut milk and add the slightly heated castor oil, jojoba oil and lastly, the basil essential oil. Mix well and apply the mask on the scalp and hair. Massage the scalp well and leave for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Virtues of ingredients used in this recipe : Coconut milk accelerates hair growth. Castor oil regenerates the growth of new hair, jojoba oil nourishes the scalp and fights aggressive hair loss. The essential oil of basil stimulates blood microcirculation in the scalp and hair growth.
Objective : Untangling afro or curly hair faster
Ingredients : 2 teaspoons of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 350 ml of water and 2 tablespoons of dried marshmallow root
Procedure : In a saucepan, simmer the marshmallow root in water for 15 to 30 minutes until the mucilage is freed. Let cool before passing the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to extract the liquid. Then add the liquid cider vinegar and coconut milk. Mix well and pour this reparative into a spray bottle. Shake well before each use of this spray on the hair.
Properties of the ingredients used in this recipe : Coconut milk softens hair, marshmallow root extract helps to detangle and smoothen the hair thanks to the mucilage it contains, i.e. a plant substance which swells in contact with water by assuming a viscous consistency.
Author : Alexis ROGER
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