Coconut oil and hair growth

Coconut oil and hair Growth?

I think this is a somewhat ambiguous question that should really be split into two separate questions as follows :

coconut oil and hair growthCan coconut oil promote hair regrowth ?

There are many that say it can promote regrowth of hair but I kind of doubt that.(sorry Homer ).

Also try to picture this image , all you people applying oil to your bodies as a moisturiser every day. Erm I’m seeing Tim Burtons Planet of the Apes.!!

shiny_hair_Can coconut oil prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair growth?

Now this is different! There are many reports of coconut oil actually preventing hair loss in people.


How does it do it ?

Your body contains glands called sebaceous glands  which are situated next to each hair folicle. The gland produce’s an oily waxy substance called sebum. The sebum helps to keep the scalp moist  by travelling up the hair folicle to the skins surface.

Now then sebum contains triglycerides and lipids that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, any of this ringing a bell yet?

Yes that’s right sounds just like our friend coconut oil doesnt it. Coconut oil certainly contains triglycerides and its lauric acid definatley has anti- fungal anti bacterial and antiviral properties and it is definately a  proven moisturiser.

So when applied to the scalp Coconut oil acts like sebum and keeps the scalp moist and healthy in turn keeping the folicles of the hair healthy.

Lauric acid, this when applied to the hair and scalp binds with the hairs own proteins and provides protection at the scalp where the roots are and also prevents hair from becoming brittle and breaking.

So there is my answer

Does coconut oil promote hair growth where there is no hair ?  I think not

Does coconut oil help prevent hair loss and  promote healthy growth ? Absolutely yes.


How do you use coconut oil to prevent hair loss?

oilUse the best organic virgin coconut oil.  You can find it at most health food stores or right here in the nutty coconut store.

1. The oil needs to be in its liquid state so you may need to warm the jar in a little warm water until the oil melts.

2. Next you need to dampen the hair in warm water, do not soak the hair it just needs to feel damp to the touch.

3. You now need to take the oil into your hands and using your finger tips apply to the roots of your hair. now then use as much as is needed to get to all the roots between 1 and 3 tablespoons should be plenty

massage_head_with_oil4. Next you need to give your scalp a good old massage for 5 minutes. You need to massage for this long because it helps with the circulation in your scalp and ensures the the oil is getting right in amongst the hair follicles

5. Cover your hair and leave it in overnight, you could use a towel or a shower cap or just leave it uncovered and use an old pillow case on your pillows.

7. In the morning wash your hair as you normally would but using a shampoo without any harsh sulfates, artificial fragrances, or any toxic ingredients. (All Natural). If you can find a coconut based natural shampoo that would be even better.

8. Repeat this process at least twice a week

That is all you need to do to maintain healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss.


I hope you enjoyed reading this article about coconut oil and hair growth. If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comments box below.

Why not join the forum on the home page and lets hear about your tips and experiences with coconut oil.

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Thanks Tim





Coconut oil and hair growth — 35 Comments

  1. Great website! I really love the content and for this debate, since I was a child my mother would tell my the benefits of using coconut oil in hair as it makes it shinier and much healthier. I had never heard about it making your hair grow faster but I’m sure there might be an issue of that sort. Great content! Keep it up :)

  2. Nice post Tim. Very informative. I never knew that coconut oil could be used for this purpose. I may have to give it try for the little hair that I have left.

  3. I have heard so many great things about coconut oil, however had never read on it until today. This post has awesome information. Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this topic.

  4. One of my biggest fears in life is going bold at a young age, so this information about coconut oil preventing hair loss is much appreciated. My father is bald and every once in a while when I look in the mirror, I feel as though my hair is thinning. I think it may be in my best interest to start a coconut oil regimen ASAP! I wish it would promote hair growth once it was already gone as well, but I guess I can’t have it all.

    • Pure coconut oil (preferabley home-made) is good for the hair and scalp but eatnig it my not prevent hair loss.Virgin coconut oil is a healthy food but as always, everything should be done in moderation.There are mny Indian herbs that may help hair loss like neem oil, amla, shikakai.Try getting them from an Indian grocer or herbalist.

  5. Hey Tim great information. As I’m finding my hairline starting to recede this could be a helpful product. Thanks for the advice in applying it properly. Chris

  6. I love the idea of your website – so simple but you are finding lots to talk about and lots of products to review. Coconut seems to be everywhere at the moment – what with coconut water now in all the regular stores. Tell me, if you only had twenty dollars to spend, what one coconut product would you spend your money on?

    • I’m from the UK but i would guess Twenty dollars would get me a few litres of coconut water and a good jar of virgin coconut oil.

      Glad you like the Site


  7. I’ve definitely a huge fan of coconut oil! We use it in some places many don’t consider! (lol!) But it was nice to see that it has a use I wouldn’t have thought of since I didn’t do a ton of research on what all it’s good for!

    This is just one other aspect of this wonderful natural product that keeps it on our pantry shelf!

    If I had more hair I’d try this, I suppose the next thing to do would be to pass this on to my wife and see if she’s willing to give it a try!

    Thanks for the great info!

  8. Great site!!! I am also nutty for coconuts!!! I just wrote a blog about how awesome they are for your skin!! It is so amazing how many uses the coconut has! I like how you include the information on the coconut palm and all of its uses as well! Great info. I love the look of your site and can’t wait to read more coconut Tidbits and jokes!!!

    • Hi Amanda

      I am so pleased you like the site, there is so much to write about in this particular niche, I have just written an article about coconut oil and acne. Would love your opinion on it.


  9. I love the coconut remedy ihad the problem with my hair ihad no hair in the middle of my head ifeel very worried about it tell me what to do i will be glad.

  10. It never fails to amaze me how many different uses there are for coconut oil. I’ve seen it used in tooth paste and skin conditioners. It’s merits have been touted on shows like The Doctors. Its neutral P.H. and the nutrients lend to its usefulness. This is the first I’ve heard of coconut oil being used for hair growth. Personally, I’ve been growing my hair for most of this year. This is definitely something I want to try. Thank you.

  11. Great article Tim! As a middle aged balding man who refuses to pay for Rogain I am super stoked about this information! While I am not really worried about trying to get back the hair I have lost, anything I can do to slow the process of losing more is welcome! Thanks again for this info!

    • Hi Tim I wish it could help regrowth of hair sadly not but I can promise you it will definitely sow the process of losing more

      Thanks for comments


  12. My wife and I have come to know over the last couple of years that coconut oil can be used for many different things. We have used it to cook and also use it on our hair too.

    • Hi Sheni

      All my family use it in different ways. I use daily in the bathroom and eat and drink coconut oil and water daily. I’m nutty about it lol

      Thanks for the comments


  13. I’m glad I found this site.
    Thanks for the tip on preventing hair loss. I have not been doing this but applying directly to my as any hair oil hence slow result.

    Great website. Keep it up.

  14. I love what I’m reading about coconut oil these days – it may be pricey but there are SO many great healthy benefits to it.
    Just last week I was reading an article on coconut oil for weight loss – apparently it’s the bomb at the moment! There’s even a digital diet program that is on the bestsellers list!
    Great article – learned a lot!

    • Hi

      I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to my site. yes weight loss is a benefit of coconut oil if used correctly. I have an article about it on here.

      Cheers Tim

  15. I will tell my son about this, perfect info. My son is starting to lose is hair, and he is not that old, I feel sorry for him. I will tell him to follow these directions, and make sure he leaves the coconut oil in over night. It’s amazing all of the things coconut oil is good for. It makes sense not to use shampoo that has harsh sulfates. Is there any side effects to leaving it in over night?

  16. I am a huge fan of coconut oil and I use it for many purposes one of which is my hair too of course. I usually do a treatment with coconut oil to moisturize my hair but I had no idea that it can stimulate growth. Thank you so much for sharing this info with us. I will start doing this more often and recommend this to other people too.
    Great post!

  17. Thanks for this great review. I am really interested in trying out coconut oil to try and get the condition of my hair healthier. My hair used to be very glossy and had nice body.. it just always looked great. Now a few years down the line my hair is either dry and frizzy (straight after washing it) or greasy and limp if it is dirty. I can’t seem to get my hair looking nice no matter what I do.
    Hopefully coconut oil is the answer I am looking for.

    • Hi Lynne and thankyou so much for commenting here. Coconut oil is brilliant for hair health. My partner uses it as a hair mask and leaves it in overnight. you might want to use old pillow cases though or wrap your hair before you go bed. I use it regularly too, sometimes as a product . it leaves the hair shiny and manageable but I dont use too much.

      Any way try it and let me know the outcome.


  18. Hi Tim
    I was always under the impression that coconut oil can promote regrowth of hair but I guess I was wrong.

    With the similar constituents as own hair follicle, it is easy to see now,how coconut oil prevents hair loss.

    I will be trying out this organic virgin coconut oil. When I initially mix it with the water, how long do I have to heat it up?

    I find my hair to be dry and thin. Can coconut oil help with this?

    Thanks Tim
    Enjoyed the read

    • Hi Roopesh yes coconut oil will be great for dry and thin hair. Now then you are not mixing the oil with the water. You melt the oil in the jar in warm water then apply the liquid oil to dampened hair. Please come back and tell me your results after a week or so 😉


  19. Hello Tim :)
    Finally an integrated explanation about how coconut oil helps hair health and growth.
    There are so many articles out there about coconut oil, and most of them don’t give you a good overview at all.
    I actually use coconut oil a lot. I have replaced my facial cream, my eye cream, and my body lotion with it. My skin looks more shiny and smooth.
    I have also used it on my hair ends that were dry and I definitely saw improvement.
    I have also started using a shampoo with coconut oil and sheabutter to prevent my hairloss and it really helped and additional it made my hair softer and shinier. I think that I need to start applying it to my scalp also like you suggest for even better results.
    Thank you for this article, it was really useful for me.

    Wishing you a wonderful day,

  20. Hi Tim, I enjoyed reading this article about coconut oil. I actually have a bottle of organic coconut oil that I don’t quite know what to do with other than using it to cook a few dishes. I am surprised that it helps with hair growth and that we can actually massage it directly into our scalp. However I feel reticent to do this as I don’t like sleeping with an oily scalp. Also, would it give me a rancid-like smell in the morning? Nevertheless I will still give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Hi Tim, I enjoyed reading this article about coconut oil. I actually have a bottle of organic coconut oil that I don’t quite know what to do with other than using it to cook a few dishes. I am surprised that it helps with hair growth and that we can actually massage it directly into our scalp. However I feel reticent to do this as I don’t like sleeping with an oily scalp. Also, would it give me a rancid-like smell in the morning? Nevertheless I will still give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!

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