How To Use Coconut Milk For Hair Growth July 11, 2017

Hair growth can be tricky. Deciding what to put in your hair can be hard especially with the availability of so many products that promise “long hair.” One of the best ways to deal with this dilemma is to choose products with minimum or better yet, no chemicals.

Coconut milk is one of the best things you could pamper your hair with. It’s completely natural and is loaded with vitamins like niacin and folate which improve the circulation of blood in your scalp. It also contains vitamin E and fats that fight damage and deeply condition your hair. In this article, I’ve put together a list of 9 coconut milk hair treatments that help with hair growth. But before we get into it, let’s look at how coconut milk is made.

How To Make Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is easily available in canned and powdered forms. Unlike coconut water, it is extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts. The extraction process is super simple and can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Take a fresh coconut and grate it.
  2. Once the coconut flesh has been finely grated, squeeze out all the milk using a cheese cloth or muslin.
  3. Preheat a pan and pour the milk into it. Let it cook for about 5 minutes and then allow the milk to cool.
  4. Once the milk has cooled, freeze it for one night.

You can use this coconut milk in one of the following hair care treatments the next day.

Coconut Milk Treatments For Hair Growth

1. Coconut Milk For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. In a bowl, take some coconut milk and heat it until it is slightly warm.
  2. Start by massaging the milk into your scalp for about 15 minutes.
  3. Once your scalp is covered, work it through your hair, from the roots to the tips and leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

This coconut milk hair treatment will penetrate through your scalp and cuticles to nourish and condition your follicles and hair shafts. The extra moisture and nourishment will boost the productivity of your follicles while also improving hair texture and health.

2. Coconut Milk And Honey For Deep Conditioning

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You Will Need
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

1-2 hours

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk and the honey until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Start by massaging the mixture into your scalp and then work it through your hair, from the roots to the tips.
  3. Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the coconut-honey mixture, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for an hour or two.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week

Why This Works

Honey is a humectant, which means that it helps seal in moisture. When used in combination with coconut milk, it amplifies the milk’s positive effects on your hair by sealing in moisture and nutrients.

3. Coconut Milk And Yogurt For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 5 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Camphor
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

1-2 hours

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Start by massaging the mixture into your scalp and then work it through your hair, from the roots to the tips.
  3. Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for an hour or two.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Camphor helps stimulate dormant hair follicles and encourages hair regrowth while also boosting healthy hair growth. This increases the volume of your hair while making your hair grow faster.

4. Coconut Milk And Aloe Vera

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You Will Need
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • A bunch of Tulsi (Basil) Leaves
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Blend all the ingredients together until you get a thick, smooth paste.
  2. Massage this paste into your scalp and work it into your hair from the roots to the tips.
  3. Once your scalp and hair are fully covered, leave the paste on for about 30 minutes.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  5. After 30 minutes, rinse the paste out of your hair with lukewarm water.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Both; Tulsi and Aloe have growth-boosting properties that will increase the rate at which your hair is growing. They also help maintain scalp health by effectively dealing with issues such as dandruff and irritation.

5. Coconut Milk And Fenugreek

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You Will Need
  • 2 tbsp Fenugreek Seed Powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Milk
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk and fenugreek until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Gently rub this mixture on your scalp and then let it sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and finish with conditioner.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Fenugreek has been a popular hair care ingredient for a long time now. This is because it not only helps boost hair growth but also improves the health of your scalp and hair. It effectively deals with issues like dandruff and also makes your hair soft and manageable.

6. Coconut Milk And Lemon Juice

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You Will Need
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

4 hours

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. 1. Combine the coconut milk and lemon juice in a bowl and refrigerate the mixture for 4 hours.
  2. In the four hours, the coconut milk would have curdled a little.
  3. Apply this curdled mixture to your scalp and hair and leave it in for 45 minutes.
  4.  Cover your hair with a shower cap during this time to avoid a mess.
  5. Rinse the mixture out with your regular shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C which is essential for the production of collagen. Nourishing your scalp with vitamin C will help increase the collagen levels, boosting hair growth.

7. Coconut Milk And Gram Flour

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • Juice from Half a Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Gram Flour
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

15 minutes

Process
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture. The mixture should have a thick consistency but in case it is too thick, you may add more coconut milk.
  2. Rinse your hair and, while it is still damp, apply the coconut milk and gram flour paste to it. Ensure to cover your hair from the roots to the tips in the mixture.
  3. Massage your scalp well and leave the paste on for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mixture out of your hair with lukewarm water.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Gram flour or Besan is an excellent cleansing agent. It helps remove the impurities from your scalp and hair, allowing unhindered hair growth.

8. Coconut Milk And Olive Oil

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You Will Need
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

1 hours

Process
  1. Combine the ingredients in a saucepan and heat the mixture for about 2 minutes.
  2. Once the mixture has cooled and is slightly warm, massage it into your scalp and then work it through the entire length of your hair.
  3. Leave the mixture in for about an hour and cover your hair with a shower cap in the meanwhile to avoid a mess.
  4. Rinse the mixture out with your regular shampoo and finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

This is another deep conditioning hair pack that will leave your hair feeling super soft and manageable. The added heat from warming up the mixture will allow for maximum penetration by essential nutrients into the hair shafts and follicles.

9. Coconut Milk And Egg

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You Will Need
  • 1 Egg White
  • 5 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. Use an electric beater to whisk the egg until it’s fluffy.
  2. Add the coconut milk and whisk again.
  3. Pour the vitamin E oil into this mixture and mix well.
  4. Apply this mask to your scalp and the length of your hair, from the roots to the tips.
  5. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes.
  6. Wash off with your regular shampoo and cool water. Avoid use of warm water to prevent ‘cooking’ the egg.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Eggs are loaded with proteins which help nourish your scalp and hair to boost healthy hair growth. This egg white hair mask is especially effective for people with oily and combination hair types.

Now that you know how to use coconut milk on hair, what are you waiting for? Growing your hair doesn’t have to be all that difficult. Especially when you have coconut milk to assist you through the process. Have you ever used coconut milk for hair growth? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/coconut-milk-for-hair-growth/?ref=1----linkfromFacebook Savita Dsouza

    Would like to know what is camphor solution ? It would good if you post a picture on my email. I’m a facebook fan… Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    can i use cocnut milk in a can?

  • gomathi

    how often we can apply coconut milk for hair?

  • Lavan

    hi last one month my hair loss is too much, i dont no why, weekly how many time should i use this tips & how many months i want to follow this remedy, please help

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Lavan, using this three times a week will do your hair good, and in two to three weeks time you should see improvement in your hair.