Coconut Oil And Dandruff

Dandruff is caused by a yeast-like fungus, Malassezia globosa, that lives on the scalp and feeds off of the secretions of the sebaceous glands. It’ s the most common hair and scalp issue faced by people of all ages, worldwide. It is basically the shedding of dead skin from a dry, extremely oily or microbe-infected scalp which results in redness, itchiness, flaking and irritation of the scalp. To restore the moisture balance, a dry and dehydrated scalp produces excess sebum which consequently blocks the hair follicles. This attracts microbes and leads to bacterial and fungal infection of the scalp, causing Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, Psoriasis and dandruff.

Coconut oil is nourishing for your scalp and because the oil is a natural antifungal, coconut oil can offer relief from dandruff conditions. Dandruff is often caused by an internal fungal condition that reaches the scalp, called candida overgrowth. With regular use, coconut oil can kill the fungus in the scalp and dandruff issues can be eliminated, because coconut oil readily absorbs into the skin, when it’s applied to your scalp, it also absorbs into your blood for a quick dose of a powerful natural antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial – and one that germs and bugs don’t build immunity against.

 

Source:

http://www.enrichgifts.com/Natural-Deep-Hair-Conditioning-with-Coconut-Oil-s/114.htm

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/coconut-oil-help-treat-dandruff/#largestbeautynetwork

http://thecoconutfrontier.com/2013/01/12/diy-coconut-oil-hair-treatment/