Is Coconut Oil really Good For Your Hair?

Your hair can be your shining glory or the bane of your existence. However you feel about your hair, chances are you want it to be healthy. Messy hair, don’t care- doesn’t work all the time.

Hair care is a very important and a hygienic routine for both men and women. Nobody wants to go out with frizzy, dry and unhealthy hair. But there are some facts that you need to know before using certain products or question the habits that you’ve been practising for a long time in the name of hair care.

One such practice is surely got to be oiling of your hair. Here’s a myth that you have believed all your life –

Applying coconut oil often to your hair can cause some ill effects. Has your bubble burst yet ?
Read on to find out more..

1. Coconut oil seems healthy when used in small amounts; to coat hair or reduce frizz, hair may not behave when large amounts is applied. This is only necessary for those with coarse or dry hair who struggle with low protein.Bet you can relate to this when you come across our folks from the Eastern Coast.**

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2. Coconut oil may lead to more brittle hair and hair loss. Since you see so many celebrities raving on how fantastic coconut oil is for the hair, you finally end up doing the same. However, repeated use of coconut oil may cause protein build up, making your hair further stiff, hard and less elastic. And less elasticity means more breakage when combing or styling. Also, your hair will be tangled and look dull.*
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3. Coconut oil may clog pores and cause irritation for some scalp types (just as it does on certain skin types).You see one man’s medicine is another man’s poison. It’s a little funny I had to make this reference here but apparently that’s how it works. **
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4.* Coconut oil might be soothing on the skin, but soothing can turn greasy if the oil is not fully rubbed into your scalp.But have you ever seen Deepika Padukone with greasy hair? Maybe the coconut oil works for her or probably she’s got her mum to do the massaging.*

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*5. It should go without saying, but anyone with an allergy or reaction to coconuts or coconut oil should not use these products on hair either, no matter what your hair type is. Allergies could be fatal, don’t risk it.
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Hope this piece of information unravelled the mysteries of hair care for you.
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