Many hair care enthusiasts will tell you how beneficial the humble coconut has been in their hair journeys. Along with anecdotal evidence, the benefits of coconut oil(affiliate link) have also been documented in studies which show that it prevents hair damage during combing.
Deep conditioning(affiliate link) with coconut milk, honey, olive, and rosemary oils can help maintain moisture balance in your hair until the next wash day. If coconut oil is drying to your hair or you are just not getting the benefits that you expect to get when using coconut oil(affiliate link), then this coconut milk cocktail might be the way to go the next time you deep condition.
Why Coconut Milk?
Coconut milk comes from mature coconuts and is high in fatty acids, iron, and proteins that strengthens hair and helps reduce shedding and breakage.
It also contains Vitamin E(affiliate link), which is beneficial to the hair. Since coconut milk contains protein, it’s best to add your choice of oils and honey to give the mix more balance. If you’re being plagued with hair problems such as slow growth or thinning coconut milk can definitely help.
You could grate your own coconuts, use cheesecloth and squeeze the milk into a bowl. However, this route isn’t for me, perhaps one day. Until then I prefer to use the Thai brand that only contains coconut, water, and Guar Gum. Just make sure you don’t pick up a brand with additional additives.
Coconut Milk Cocktail Using Honey, Olive Oil(affiliate link), And Rosemary
Let’s make coconut milk a little more interesting. If you’re a DIY kind of gal, then you will enjoy enhancing your mixtures.
Honey isn’t just for adding to your tea and other delicious items prepared in the kitchen. If you can eat it, you can definitely use it for health and beauty. It is a natural humectant that attracts moisture from the air and provides sheen to dull, lifeless hair.
Another appealing quality of adding honey are the nutrients and antioxidants it contains that nourishes hair follicles while encouraging growth, as it helps to prevent hair fall by stimulating hair follicles. Honey is also an antibacterial, so it aids in keeping our scalp free of infections and bacteria.
There are so many wonderful oils to use for hair care, but just remember less is more. There’s no need to run out and purchase every oil in existence. I like to keep my oil use to four or five and switch things up every few months. Any carrier oil like sunflower, castor, sweet almond(affiliate link), or jojoba can be used for this DIY mixture.
Olive oil(affiliate link) promotes hair growth and can make your hair fuller and thicker. It also helps to aid in deep conditioning(affiliate link) when heated. Besides growth, it can make your hair soft and luxurious while fighting dandruff, bacteria, and other kinds of infections.
Olive oil also boosts scalp circulation, especially when paired with scalp massages. This oil halts the DTH hormone, which can sometimes be the reason behind hair loss. This hormone can actually cause hair follicle shafts to narrow.