We often use coconut milk for preparing creamy curries at home. Did you know, coconut milk is highly beneficial for your skin and hair? It is used in the preparation of various skin and hair treatments in different parts of the world. Packed with lauric acid, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins which are great for our skin and hair. There are a lot of benefits of making coconut milk a part of your beauty routine. 

Using Coconut Milk For Hair

For Dry Hair

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Dry hair tends to break more. Your hair needs a good amount of moisturisation to stay healthy and strong. Coconut milk is your best friend if you have dry and damaged hair. An easy way to make coconut milk a part of your hair care routine is by applying coconut milk all over your hair. Follow by steam using a hot towel on your hair and then wash. This nourishes your hair and makes your hair soft and smooth.

For Hair Growth

Coconut milk is packed with essential nutrients that boost the hair follicles and improve your hair growth. Just take some coconut milk on your hair and massage for a few minutes. Wash and shampoo after 20 minutes. 

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For Tangled, Frizzy Hair

Does your hair get tangle often? When your hair gets tangled, they break more. Coconut milk can work as an amazing hair detangler. It naturally conditions your hair and prevents them from getting tangled. Apply coconut milk all over your hair and using a comb, clear out all the tangles. After cleansing your hair with regular shampoo, you can also use coconut milk as a leave-in conditioner. 

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Using Coconut Milk For Skin

To Remove Makeup 

Why harm your skin by using chemical loaded makeup removers? Replace your regular makeup remover with coconut milk. In a bowl, add 1 tsp of coconut milk with 1 tsp of olive oil and mix. Put a cotton ball in the mix and use it to remove the makeup. 

To Prevent Premature Ageing

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For youthful skin, you need an ingredient like coconut milk. It has essential vitamins which improve the elasticity of the skin and make it appear younger. In a bowl, add some coconut milk and almond paste. Mix well and apply all over your face. Keep for 15 minutes and then wash off. 

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To Treat Dry Skin

Dry skin can lead to itchiness and make your skin go red. Using coconut milk on your skin helps prevent dryness. It nourishes your skin from within and makes it soft and smooth. 

To Reduce Sunburns

Sunburns are a common issue during this season. Coconut milk is effective in treating sunburned skin, it cools it and reduces the redness. Dip a cotton pad in coconut milk and apply on the affected area for relief.

How To Make Coconut Milk At Home?

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If you don't wish to buy coconut milk from the market then you can prepare it at home. 

You Will Need:

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut (shredded)

Directions:

  • Add coconut to a blender. Add some hot water and then blend till the mixture become thick and creamy. 
  • Next, strain the mixture through a muslin cloth. 
  • This liquid is coconut milk. You can store it in a container and keep in the refrigerator for a few days. 

Do make coconut milk a part of your beauty routine for its amazing benefits. For more such beauty tips, stay tuned!