Coconut oil has been on the market as a means to soften and treat dry hair for a while, but whilst coconut milk has fallen out of favour as a soft drink due to coconut water, a less fatty treat, becoming popular, coconut milk is now being touted as a hair loss treatment.
It has been claimed that coconut milk can help treat ‘hair fall and scalp problems’ and that it also treats ‘thinning hair,’ with the reasoning being that it is widely used for these purposes in the Southern states of India and other countries. It’s true that the richness of coconut milk may give it moisturising qualities that can temporarily relieve a dry scalp when massaged in, but there is no scientific precedent for the claim of it being a hair loss treatment.
All A Bunch Of Coconuts?
Keeping your scalp in a good condition is undeniably important when treating hair loss and generally improving the quality of your scalp and hair. As part of a Belgravia treatment programme, we closely monitor the condition of your hair and scalp and when clients visit the centre for check-ups, a clinical treatment can make a real difference to your hair and scalp, even for those experiencing scalp problems.
Our hair loss specialists are happy to asses the condition of your scalp, and even really tender scalps can be soothed by gently applying suitable products.
However, hair care treatments, lotions and creams alone will not regrow thinning hair, they will just improve the condition. If you’re looking to stop the thinning of hair caused by the genetic condition female pattern hair loss – the reason behind the majority of thinning hair in women when no other symptoms are present – the topical treatment minoxidil may be beneficial. Minoxidil is the only clinically proven hair loss medication available to women, which has been both licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, the medical regulatory bodies in the UK and US respectively.
Don’t Milk It
Whilst the exact mechanism within minoxidil that makes it so effective as a hair loss treatment is yet to be discovered, high strength minoxidil has shown great results in so many women when applied locally for stubborn patches of hair loss.
So, if you’re looking to improve the appearance of existing hair, coconut milk may well help. However, a combined treatment programme is the only thing that can help to pause hair loss and regrow thinning areas, providing it contains minoxidil. Just take a look at the women in our hair growth success story archives, who are testament to the variety of hair types and conditions which we are able to treat.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.