How to Maintain Beautiful Hair Simply Using Vitamins and Coconut Oil
We have all seen the shampoo adverts, woman with long hair with shiny bouncy curls. Oh! how wonderful to have hair like that? You can with the aid of a stylist, the perfect hair color, trick photography and a tweak here and there with Photoshop?
But what if you could, with a couple of simple changes to your shopping basket, by adding a few extra items in to your diet and adding cheap natural oil to your hair care routine every week. You might be pleasantly surprised and it won’t cost a fortune plus the benefit of no added chemicals.
Folic Acid (If you’re taking vitamin B complex then you’re getting a dose of folic acid)
Folic acid can be found in whole grain breads and cereals “so you can eat carbs without the guilt”. A few reasons that folic acid is important for curly haired girls is that it works to.
- Make your hair thicker.
- Make your hair shinier.
- Prevent greys.
- Adds moisture
Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins for the health of your hair
It does the most amount of work out of all of the vitamins listed in this article. You can take it in by eating foods such as dark leafy green veggies and meat, you will never achieve the recommended daily allowance on your own, and you will have to supplement your intake with Vitamin A capsules.
It reduces free radicals from pollution that make your hair weaker and weights it down. Your hair will have better body and feel lighter.
- Antioxidants in Vitamin A moisturize the sebum and condition the scalp.
- Grow longer faster, stronger and thicken your curls
Vitamin B complex mean’s that it contains every sort of vitamin B available including vitamins B6, B12 and biotin.
Although the B class vitamins are great on their own, they are a true powerhouse when grouped together. Here’s what you can expect to see:
- Vitamin B slows down the greying process.
- Promotes rapid hair growth.
- Reduces hair loss
- Adds Shine, shine, shine!
Vitamin E is renowned for its abilities to soften the skin
Vitamin E is essential for a healthy mane, it leads to a healthier scalp by increasing blood circulation. Foods that contain vitamin E include nuts, spinach and tomatoes.
- Less frizz, more curls and well nourished hair.
- Your hair will be healthier looking with fewer split ends
Add Coconut oil to your hair care routine and you will be delighted with the results
It is very nutritious for all hair types helping to preserve the hair’s natural proteins. Coconut oil works well for reconditioning dry hair because the molecular structure of coconut oil, unlike other oils or moisturizers that just sit on the hair. Coconut oil is ideal for penetrating the hair shaft, getting past the cuticle, repairing and preventing damage from the inside out.
The benefits of coconut oil
- Helps the hair to shine,
- Softens your hair
- Repairs any damaged hair
- Provides relief from dandruff
- Lauric acid, capric acid, and vitamin E (all present in coconut oil) help restructure hair
TIP: If the coconut oil is in a solid state, you will need to warm the oil gently to create a liquid.
For a deep conditioning treatment:
- Apply the coconut oil directly onto your scalp. (Use more oil where your hair is the driest and most damaged)
- Massage it in to your hair from the roots to the ends.
- Leave on for at least 30 minutes before washing. (For best results, leave on for as long as you can and apply at least three times a week).
- For deeper penetration, apply directly onto your scalp, massaging from roots to ends before bedtime. Then leave on overnight (cover your head with a cap or towel, or lay a towel across your pillow). Shampoo and rinse well in the morning.
TIP: Coconut oil is very heavy; you will need to shampoo the oil out of your hair after the treatment.
You can use a very small amount of coconut oil as a daily moisturizer for very dry hair or on the ends of your hair to detangle. It works wonders on dry skin issues as well.