Coconut oil is becoming very popular in the beauty industry and frequently preferred as hair oil worldwide. This blog post i will be talking about this oil for its many beneficial, functions, perhaps you should find out what makes it so special, and why millions of people choose to use it, and have used it since the ancient times for example in India for grooming hair. I have my own bottle of coconut oil and do recommend it. I mainly use it for hair growth the shimmer it leaves and the smell it comes with. I’ve mainly got my information from Organic Facts and Lauren Conrads amazing blog! where to buy?
Hair Loss, Hair Damage, Cooling Properties, Moisture Retention, Hair Conditioning, Anti-Dandruff, Styling & Split Ends
Hair loss: This mixture can be applied to the scalp for the improvement of healthy hair, and its use will also prevent hair loss.
Hair Damage: The use of coconut oil on hair helps to reduce protein loss in both damaged as well as undamaged hair. Coconut oil rich in lauric acid, has a high affinity for hair protein, and easily penetrates inside the hair shaft, which is due to its low molecular weight. It can be used for pre-wash or post-wash hair grooming.
Cooling Properties: The application of coconut oil on the head and scalp also has a cooling effect. It can cool and soothe people with hot heads, or those who suffer from scalp sweating.
Moisture Retention: Coconut oil has a high moisture retaining capacity, since it is not easily broken down nor evaporated, being very stable. It does not let moisture escape, thus keeping hair moist and soft, which prevents breakage of hair.
Hair Conditioning: Coconut oil is a better conditioner for hair than any synthetic one available in the market. Use of warm coconut oil helps in keeping hair shimmering and soft. Apply some warm oil at night and wash your hair the next morning. This can be repeated every few days for healthy, strong and conditioned hair.
Anti-Dandruff: The various fatty acids present in coconut oil serve as very good anti-dandruff agents and are far better than any anti-dandruff shampoo. Regular application of coconut oil can help you get rid of dandruff forever. Coconut oil mixed with lukewarm water and castor oil can also be effective in treating dandruff. Massage the scalp and hair with this mixture for ideal results.
Styling: Coconut oil can be a good styling oil for hair as well, as it melts on heating and then condenses when cooled. Therefore, when you apply it on your hair, it thins and spreads evenly due to the heat of the scalp. Soon afterwards, as the hair comes in contact with air, the oil on the hair condenses, thus working as a styling gel or cream.
Split Ends: If you have a lot of split ends in your hair, it is generally advised to cut them, but in case this problem appears on a small number of your hair strands, then you can use simple home remedies to solve the problem. Massage your hair with a mixture of coconut oil and almond oil for a few minutes; this will help in minimizing the split ends and joining them back together.
Other amazing uses
Face and Body Moisturizer If you rub a little bit of coconut oil between your hands, you will immediately notice how incredibly moisturizing it feels on your skin.
Hair Mask Just as coconut oil works wonder for your skin, it will also give your hair a silky texture and tons of shine.
Makeup Remover One of my favorite uses for coconut oil that I discovered all on my own is it’s gentle power to remove makeup.
Cooking Oil Coconut oil is also one of the healthiest oils to use when cooking.
Baking Ingredient Coconut oil is a great ingredient to have in the pantry if you love baking.