Coconut milk is obtained by finely processing coconut kernel, and it is rich in iron, potassium and phosphorus. It is also a source of magnesium, copper, selenium and zinc. All these minerals are a real boon to your body, especially for the beauty of your skin and hair and also mental health.
Coconut milk contains considerable amounts of lauric acid, very important for health and offering significant benefits in treating acne. This fatty acid is almost as fat as normal milk and has the particularity to head directly to the liver, where it is directly transformed into energy. Researchers have found that this type of milk doubles themetabolic rate, promotes weight loss, enhances the immune system and fills you with energy.
Coconut milk is not only delicious but it is also useful in cosmetics. Applied directly on the hair, it prevents it from drying and whitening, and can also prevent hair loss. Also, coconut milk helps with the hair growth, leaving it soft and shiny. Also, consistently used, in combination with lemon, coconut milk strengthens the hair directly from the root.
To benefit from the effects offered by the coconut milk, apply it directly on your hair, massaging the scalp with circular movements. Leave it on for an hour and a half, and then wash your hair with warm water. The beneficial effects of coconut milk will be seen only if you use it consistently. It is recommended to use it once a week.
Used in combination with other ingredients, coconut milk gives even better and faster effects. Here are 3 hair treatments which you can easily do at home:
1. Hair shine
Prepare a mixture using a cup of coconut milk and two tablespoons of chickpea flour. The mask is to be applied to the hair and leave on for half an hour, then wash with shampoo and water.
2. Prevent hair loss
Add a few drops of lemon juice in a cup of coconut milk, then wash your hair with this natural solution. You can also use coconut milk in combination with aloe vera gel. The paste is to be applied on the hair and left on for at least 30 minutes.
3. Hair straightening
If you want to have straight hair without using a hair straightener, here is a good remedy that has the desired effect: coconut milk and lemon juice. In a cup of coconut milk, squeeze the juice form half a lemon.
Mix ingredients in a bowl, then put it in the freezer for 2-3 hours. After the waiting time, you’ll see that over the mixture a creamy layer will form. Apply that on your hair, and wrap with plastic foil. The mask will efficiently straighten the hair, leaving it shiny at the same time. For lasting effects, apply the mask once a week.