Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo and Body Wash

by Jessica Espinoza

For anyone who wants to live a healthier life and reduce their exposure to toxins, the first place to look is at our health and beauty products. Commercial products like shampoos, body washes, and soaps are often loaded with toxic chemicals that, with long-term exposure, can create a variety of health problems.

Finding […]

3 Easy-To-Make Homemade Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair

by Loo of Hair and Health
Black Girl with Long Hair

For Strengthening – Coconut oil and honey

This conditioner is ideal for naturals whose hair dislikes protein conditioners but needs a bit of strengthening.  The key is the coconut oil, which binds to the hair thus reducing keratin loss. Honey, a humectant, is also added to the […]

Coconut oil saved my hair from bleach damage

The Long Hair Community Forums

User RedheadMistress writes:
I had bright red hair, dyed it dark to grow out my natural colour and have it blend it, regretted it months later. So a few days ago I decided to bleach all my hair (thinking I will lose half my length to bleach damage). So I drenched my hair […]

What’s the Best Way to Apply Coconut Oil to Hair?

by The Beauty Brains

CYW says…Is using coconut oil as a pre-poo or a leave in after shampoo/cond going to benefit my hair the most?
The Right Brain responds:
We’ve blogged before about how coconut oil is effective at treating hair damage. That’s because it’s one of the relatively few oils that are able to penetrate deep into the […]

Coconut oil causes hair to grow thicker and fuller

Bonnie cut her hair back in Jan 2012 and has been using coconut oil and cayenne pepper to help stimulate her scalp and thicken her hair naturally.  She also takes Biotin once a week, and uses an apple cider vinegar rinse on her hair. She also ingests the coconut oil, and drinks apple cider vinegar/water to […]

Coconut Oil Hair Benefits: How to Use Coconut Oil for Natural Hair Health

Did you know that coconut oil is one of the most beneficial things you can put on your hair and scalp? In India, a whole coconut oil industry has survived in recent years among the anti-saturated fat/coconut oil propaganda almost entirely for one application: the conditioning of hair. This is the number one reason why people in India buy coconut oil today, to condition and nurture their hair. Studies in India have been done on how effective various oils are on treating damaged hair. Coconut oil, being a high in lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is one of the only oils able to penetrate inside the hair shaft.

Coconut Oil for Healthy Hair in the Winter

The Times of India

The dry, cold weather can be damaging to your tresses, but there are ways to deal with the season’s effects on them, says Ismat Tahseen

Winter may be one of the most pleasant seasons with great weather, hot coffee and holiday fun but with the merriment it’s also a must […]

New Study: Coconut oil therapy best for hair

by Kiran Wadhwa
Hindustan Times
The Centre for Nanotechnology at the Kalina campus of the Mumbai University has just concluded a part of a study on hair-care that shows that the traditional coconut oil therapy is an effective conditioner. The centre used its state-of-the-art equipment unique to the country to understand the effect of […]