Have you been heartbroken losing those strands of hair? Has your hair turned into a major concern? Are you getting those “hairless you” nightmares? Well, if all this is happening, then please calm down.
With our lives turning so monotonous and stressful, hair-care has taken a back seat. But did you know, there has always been a magic potion that enhanced hair growth and rejuvenated it naturally! A healthy food for the hair that helps it grow at a warping speed and gives you a spa-like look just at home.Yes, it is from the magical coconut, but its the magnificent coconut milk that we are talking about.
A lot of us use coconut oil to nourish our hair, but have you ever tried the coconut milk? BeautyEpic is here to give you an insight on how wonderfully this milk extracted from the grated coconut can do wonders to give you all flawless growing hair in just a few days.
First lets learn how we could extract or make our own coconut milk and then we will go ahead and try it out.
How To Extract Coconut Milk In Minutes?
- Grate some coconut with a grater and keep it in a bowl.
- Put all the grated coconut in a piece of muslin cloth and squeeze it hard. You will have the coconut milk pouring out of the coconut in the bowl.
- Filter the milk to avoid any particles.
- Heat the milk for 5 minutes at medium flame. Do not heat for long.
- Let the milk cool down and then refrigerate it overnight.
- Your coconut milk would be thick in consistency and the feel of it would be creamy.
The above mentioned preparation of coconut milk is the easiest, however there is another easy recipe that you could try too!
- Make your own coconut milk by taking two cups of grated coconut and mixing it with 4 cups of boiling water.
- Heat them together in a pan and let them mix properly.
- Once they form a mixture, put them off heat and let it cool.
- Take a bowl and a sieve lined with two layers of muslin cloth.
- Strain the coconut and water mixture through the sieve into another bowl.
- Now squeeze the mixture to get coconut milk.
- Bottle this milk and store in the fridge for 2 days and you could use this up to 2 months.
Now that you know how to get or make this creamy extract, lets get on to applying this potion perfectly. We have listed out ten best practices for you.
10 Whimsical Ways To Use Coconut Milk At Home
1.Coconut Milk as Serum
Apply 6 tablespoons of coconut milk, 3 tablespoons of coconut mixed with 2 tablespoons of honey evenly on your hair and on scalp. Gently massage it for even distribution and cover it with a shower cap for 30 minutes. Wash it only with water and let your hair dry on its own. Once dried, you will have immensely soft and shiny hair. If continued for weeks, you won’t have a dryness problem in the long run.
2.Coconut Milk As Shampoo
Add coconut milk, Vitamin-E oil, olive oil and some baking soda in a jar. Stir them tell till even consistency and store in a jar for a 2-3 days. Use it like any other shampoo post 2 days. It can be stored for a month in the fridge. This shampoo would naturally deep cleanse your hair and add extra shine to your hair. If coconut milk is used as shampoo, a conditioner is not required.
3.Coconut Milk As Conditioner
Well this one is good , if you are about to finish your bottle of conditioner. With 1/4th of your conditioner left in the bottle, add around 4 tablespoons of coconut milk into the same and some argan oil. Mix it well. Use this mixture post shampooing and it would deep condition your hair like never before. Rinse well and let the hair dry naturally.
4.Coconut Milk As An Hair Spray
Take a small bottle of spray and add a cup of distilled water. Add a tablespoon of coconut milk to it with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Spritz it on your hair during the course of the day to have the shine and freshness intact.
5.Coconut Milk For Dry Scalp
For the ones suffering with a dry scalp problem, coconut oil alone cannot cure it. Ideally, one should replace coconut oil with coconut milk. Massaging lukewarm coconut milk on the scalp for 30 minutes and then letting it soak up before rinsing will remove the dryness of the scalp and exfoliate it better.
6.Coconut Milk For Hair Loss
Add a cup of coconut milk with a cup of yogurt. To this mixture add 2 tablespoons of camphor oil and stir it well. Massage this mixture evenly onto the scalp , focusing on the problem areas. Keep this mixture for two hours and rinse it with warm water. Do not rub your hair with a towel to dry. Let it dry on its own. One can see results when continuously done for a span of 6 month regularly.
7.Use Coconut Milk As A Detangler
Rub coconut milk across all strands of hair and detangle using a wide – tooth comb or brush. If you have severely tangled hair, add some Shea butter to the coconut milk and mix it well before application.
8.Use Coconut Milk As A Hair Mask
Whisk coconut milk, olive oil and avocado oil in equal parts and keep it aside for 2 hours. This mixture will form a thick creamy paste, that should be applied evenly on the scalp and strands of hair. Wear on a cap for an hour and let it spread. After this wash and rinse with shampoo and condition accordingly.
9.Coconut Milk For Dandruff
Take a cup of coconut milk and grate some lemon peel into it. Mix it well and apply on the scalp affected with dandruff. Rub the patches gently. Comb your hair with a wide-tooth brush and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water and avoid shampooing that day. Continue this for a month, weekly twice and you will see great results.
10.Coconut Milk For Shiny & Lustrous Hair
For this, you would need to follow the first method making the coconut milk. You need to get the coconut milk extract that doesn’t have water in it. This extract has to to be heated in a skillet until paste-like. Once you attain the desired consistency, let it cool down. Now apply this like the way you put the hair mask, but focusing on the strands of hair. Massage for 30 minutes. After this, rinse the mask off with shampoo and wrap the damp hair in a warm towel. Let it dry and you will flawless salon like hair at home.
We hope you enjoyed the read and are all set to try the coconut milk right away. Do let us know your experience and other suggestions. We look forward to hearing from our lovely ladies!