coconut oil for healthy hair

Coconut Oil – Natural Hair Care Tips At Home

Many of you out there may have Coconut Oil in your kitchens – but did you think about using this product get long natural hair? Coconut oil contains a lot of moisturizing properties – the fatty acids and natural vitamins provide nourishment for your hair to promote healthy hair. I wanted to share some natural hair tips on how you can use this amazing oil to get beautiful hair.  You don’t have to go to the salon and spend all your time and money using expensive products to promote beautiful hair. There are some great benefits to using coconut oil not just for your skin, but also for your hair, so let’s dive right into these tips for healthy hair at home:

  1. Promotes Hair Growth – For those of you out there looking to grow out your hair, using coconut oil contains many natural vitamins and minerals to help your hair grow thicker, stronger, and healthier. Not only does the oil nourish your scalp, it removes any dirt residue from your roots, and prevents breakage which allows your hair to grow strong and healthier.
  2. Combats Dandruff – The constant use of our styling products, or heat styling can cause your scalp to be stripped of natural oils. These natural oils are important to the health of your hair. Using coconut oil can help combat that dry, itchy, flakey scalp. If you heat the oil just so it is a tad above room temperature, it allows the oil to provide extra nourishment and nutrients to the scalp. Using this at least once a week will definitely combat any dandruff leaving your hair healthy.
  3. Detangles – For those of you out there with curly hair, using coconut oil can help maintain frizz and get rid of those dreaded tangles! You can use a small amount heated (just above room temperature) and massage a small amount into your hair – post hair wash. Keep in mind that since you are adding oil post washing, you want to use a pea sized amount because a little goes a long way! You want to start from the tips and move to the roots and comb through your hair. Then, let the coconut do its magic and nourish your curls throughout the day! This little trick can definitely bring that bounce back to your curls!

 

Using these healthy hair care tips at home can definitely save you some time and money that you would otherwise spend at a salon. So get yourself a jar of 100% extra virgin coconut oil and get oiling! You will be on your way to beautiful hair!

Strong, Beautiful Hair with Amla Oil

Having beautiful hair is so important – not only for women, but for men as well. Here at Healthy Hair Tips HQ, you will find amazing resources for hair care tips. Today, I wanted to share one of my most favorite and all natural hair care tips for beautiful and long hair. As we are all aware, oils have been used for centuries, especially in Southeast Asia. One oil in particular can help your hair grow longer, stronger, and healthier… (drumroll please) AMLA (aka Gooseberry) Oil.

Amla Oil is a herbal oil using predominantly in Southeast Asia as a natural hair care product that promotes healthier hair, hair growth, as well as treats dandruff and other scalp related issues. Let me share some more of Amla (Gooseberry) oil’s benefits:

  • Prevents Hair Fall – It is natural to lose hair everyday, however, when we are overcome with lots of stress or drastic weather changes our body responds in many different ways. One way can be excess hair fall. As dreadful as it sounds, it can happen to anyone. The use of Amla Oil can help to treat this excess hair fall by providing nourishment and nutrients to your scalp – whether we think of it or not, our scalps need some TLC too!
  • Promotes Thicker Hair – Wherever I go, I constantly get asked about my natural thick hair. For years, I have been religiously using Amla in my hair care routine. Because it is herbal it has natural thickening agents and also contains natural Vitamin C.
  • Prevents Premature Graying/Breakage – No one wants to see those grays. Amla Oil contains Vitamin C along with other natural antioxidants that prevent the hair from becoming weak and losing it’s natural color. If you use any color/heat treatments on your hair, it will replenish the natural nutrients and lock in moisture instead of drying or breaking easy.

 

The secret to having beautiful hair just requires you to have a little routine at least once a week. The best way to use this is to heat the oil a little bit and massage into your scalp. Be sure to not only massage your scalp but also the ends of the hair. Tie up your hair in a bun and use a designated (Amla Oil) shower cap to allow the oil to sink in and do it’s magic!

Disclaimer: the scent is very strong, some people are not able to manage it, so plan on doing this routine when you will wash your hair shortly after. If you really are not able to stand the smell, add a couple drops of lavender oil to the routine. There is also a Amla Lite version which includes more of a lemon scent. In my personal experience, the normal oil works best.

After about 30min to an hour you can go ahead and wash your hair using your favorite shampoo and conditioner. You will notice that your hair is a lot softer and shiner – even after just one use! Repeat this at least once a week and you are on your way to beautiful and healthy hair!