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How To Use Coconut Water For Hair Growth?

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How To Use Coconut Water For Hair Growth? September 6, 2017

I wish hair growth boiled down to patience. Things would be so much simpler if all you had to do was wait for your hair to grow out. But with the increasing levels of pollution and unhealthy lifestyles, problems related to hair health has become commonplace. Hair fall, breakage, splitting, and thinning have become things unavoidable. That is unless you have a hair care routine that caters to dealing with these issues.

Coconut water is an excellent hair care ingredient that helps nourish and condition your hair. It also helps deal with issues like hair fall. That’s why I’ve put together a list of the 5 ways you can use coconut water to boost hair growth. But at the first place, is coconut water good for your hair? Let’s look at it.

Benefits Of Coconut Water For Hair

  • Coconut water is incredibly hydrating and helps keep your hair conditioned and prevents it from breaking. This makes your hair much easier to manage.
  • It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals like the B vitamins and potassium. This helps keep your scalp and hair nourished and healthy.
  • It is also a rich source of antioxidants which help prevent and repair the damage.
  • The water makes your hair smoother, controlling frizz and dryness.
  • It helps treat dandruff which is often an issue that leads to hair fall.

Ways Of Applying Coconut Water For Hair Growth

1. Fresh Coconut Water

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You Will Need

1/2 cup Fresh Coconut Water

Processing Time

25 minutes

Process
  1. Take half a cup of fresh coconut water and start massaging this into your scalp.
  2. Massage your scalp for about 5 minutes until it is fully covered.
  3. Work the rest of the water through your hair and leave it in for 20 minutes.
  4. You can wrap your hair in a hot towel for deeper penetration.
  5. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

The coconut water helps hydrate your hair and scalp while giving them a nourishment boost. The massaging also helps stimulate blood circulation.

2. Lemon Juice And Coconut Water

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You Will Need
  • 1/4th cup Coconut Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, dilute the lemon juice with a quarter cup of coconut water.
  2. Massage this mixture into your scalp for about 5 minutes.
  3. Once your scalp is fully covered, work it through the length of your hair.
  4. Leave it in for about 15 minutes. You can wrap your hair in a hot towel or a shower cap to avoid a mess and allow for maximum penetration.
  5. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C which helps boost collagen production and speeds up hair growth. It also is an astringent which helps maintain scalp pH and removes grease and dirt from your follicles, keeping them healthy.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar And Coconut Water

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You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Coconut Water
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. In a jug, dilute the apple cider vinegar with a cup of coconut water. Set the mixture aside.
  2. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  3. Apply the apple cider vinegar and coconut water mixture to your hair and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

This mixture acts as a conditioner that removes product buildup and excess grease and dirt while making your hair smooth and shiny. It also balances the pH levels and oil production in your scalp.

4. Coconut Water And Aloe Vera Juice

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You Will Need
  • 1/4th cup Coconut Water
  • 2 tsp Aloe Vera Juice
  • 2 tsp Jojoba Oil
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. In a spray bottle, mix the coconut water with the aloe vera juice and jojoba oil.
  2. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
  3. Condition your hair and squeeze out the excess water.
  4. Shake and spray the coconut water and aloe vera juice mixture onto your hair and leave it in.
  5. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator to keep it from going bad. You can store it for 3-4 days.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

This is an extremely hydrating leave-in spray that will make your hair more calm and manageable. It is especially effective for people with curly and frizzy hair. It reduces breakage and keeps your hair feeling smooth.

5. Coconut Water And Honey

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You Will Need
  • 1/4th cup Coconut Water
  • 1 tbsp Honey
Processing Time

25 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, dilute the honey with a quarter cup of coconut water.
  2. Massage this mixture into your scalp for about 5 minutes.
  3. Once your scalp is fully covered, work it through the length of your hair.
  4. Leave it in for about 20 minutes. You can wrap your hair in a hot towel or a shower cap to avoid a mess and allow for maximum penetration.
  5. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.
How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Honey is an emollient which helps seal moisture to your hair, keeping it conditioned. This helps keep your hair healthy and free from damage.

Growing your hair does require immense patience and also a lot of care. But with these remedies, you’re all set to begin your hair growth journey with minimum setbacks. Have you ever used coconut water in your hair care routine? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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