Coconut oil is one of the few carrier oils which can penetrate the hair shaft. When used properly, it can stimulate hair growth and help you retain length.
Most people suffer from retarded hair growth and from retaining hair length. These two issues are the reasons behind the myth that states “African hair can’t grow too long”.
With the right knowledge and mindset, you can grow your hair to whatever length you want. Here are 3 ways to use coconut oil for hair growth;
The term Prepoo comes from two words: pre and shampoo. As it indicates, it’s a process carried out before shampooing. This helps prevent hair breakage and protein loss during shampooing.
Detangle your hair and section it into different parts. Gently apply the coconut oil from your roots right to the ends of your hair, and twist.
Cover hair with a plastic bag and tie down with a scarf. Let it sit overnight, and wash off the next day.
Stimulating the scalp helps increase blood circulation which in turn stimulates hair growth. This is one of the most effective ways to use coconut oil for hair growth.
Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 4 drops of either peppermint oil, rosemary oil, or thyme oil. Apply on scalp and massage for about 10 minutes. Do this thrice a week, or daily if you have stunted hair growth. You will notice a difference in 2 weeks.
Hot Oil Treatments
Oil treatments help eliminate tangles and knots which happen to be one of the reasons why we find it difficult to retain length. Wash and deep condition hair thoroughly.
Take ¼ cup of coconut oil and warm by placing the cup in a bowl of hot water for some minutes.
Section your hair and apply the hot oil from roots to ends, paying attention to your ends.
Wear a plastic bag over hair, and place a warm towel over it. Rinse oil out after 1 hour.
These are just a few ways you can use coconut oil for hair growth.
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