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Don’t pick up any old shampoo off the drugstore shelf. Instead, find one that meshes with your hair texture and needs. Coconut milk is rich in fatty oils that restore moisture to hair -- and it’s a match for most African-American hair. Your hair is as unique to you as are your eyes, though, so try it for yourself and see what you think.
Coconut Milk Shampoo
Coconut milk has protein that keeps your hair follicles strong and supple. As part of a healthy haircare system, coconut milk shampoo can help you reduce breakage and frazzled ends. It’s available in different scents and from different brands, so there’s likely something that meets your shampooing needs.
African-American hair doesn’t come in just one style. Some people have thicker hair with kinked, shafts while others have thinner hair with straight shafts. According to WebMD, African-American hair does have less water than Caucasian or Asian hair. It also grows more slowly and breaks more easily. Coconut milk, with all its nourishment and strength, can help curb that breakage.
WebMD recommends you shampoo your hair every seven to 10 days. If you’re pressed for time, put it on your calendar and block off as much time as you need to wash, dry and style your hair. Remember that you’re not just removing oil from your tresses -- you’re also killing all the nasty stuff that sets up shop on your scalp. Douse your hair with water and drop some coconut milk shampoo on top. Rub it in to create a leather. Rinse it clean and consider finishing up with some coconut milk conditioner.
Lots of women mix in pure coconut milk -- exactly what you get off the grocery store shelf -- with their hair masks. If you’re trying to get softer tresses with deep-conditioning, mix your mask in a bowl with some coconut milk, then apply it, leave it and remove it like usual. The results may surprise you.