Coconuts also known as Cocos Nucifera belongs to the palm family. explorers from spain permanently named it cocos because is means a "grinning face" because the three holes on the coconut resemble angry eyes and a mouth that looked exactly like the face of a monkey.
It has many many healthy benefits.
Coconut milk is one of the world’s most healthiest food.
When a coconut becomes fully mature the water inside it, is replaced with coconut flesh which makes it produce much more coconut milk, that is why a mature coconut is used to extract more milk.
It contains a medium chained healthy fatty acid that is refered to as lauric acid which is easily absorbed by the body to produce energy.
Full-fat coconut milk contains natural fatty acids, but has a high calorie count, light coconut milk is low in calories and thinner because some of the fat is removed by the straining process.
A protein called keratin is what makes up the hair. Lack of protein intake leads to thinning and weakning of hair. Coconut milk is highly rich in proteins and can reverse the effects of thinning hair.
Lauric acid present in the milk of a coconut binds itself with the hair proteins and strengthens the hair.
The Vitamin E and iron present in coconut milk brings softness and shine to your hair strands from the follicle itself to the tip. It aid in maintaining the integrity of cell membranes within the hair follicles and helps keep the hair conditioned.
Coconut milk is very rich in magnesium. It gratly promotes healthy hair growth by properly nourishing the scalp and the magnesium helps to keep a calm and healthy nervous system which helps maintain a level blood pressure.
Recent studies suggest that
"Researchers suspect hair loss could be among many markers of an increased risk of hypertension, caused in part by higher levels of testosterone and other hormones, and more androgen receptors in the scalp. Studies suggest that hair loss may indicate an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease."
A dry scalp is the main cause of dandruff.
In the initial stages, if you massage your scalp with hot oil, It instantly can vanish the dandruff within seconds. dandruff can tempt a person to scratch their head. But, If you decide to scratch, the problem will only become worse.
If it reaches that stage, you can apply coconut cream to your scalp and massage it in using your fingertips.
Avoid washing your hair before the application.
Apply the mask and massage the scalp for 10-15 minutes.
Wash it off.
Continue this treatment for a few days.
Avoid using any sort of hair products such as shampoo when you’re applying coconut cream, it is most likely that coconut milk will make your hair a bit greasy and difficult to deal with, but it will solve your dandruff problem, however, if you're unable to extract coconut milk yourself, you can easily get extracted coconut milk from any local store, but it is highly recommend the use of home made coconut milk, if you’re using fresh homemade coconut milk extracted by self, be warned that that coconut milk goes bad very quickly, so keep it in a cool place.
Disadvantages of using coconut milk