Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” But is not only healthy “inside” of our body, but also, “outside”, because coconut oil has many properties which can help us skin care and beauty, among others.
In this post, I’d like to speak about coconut oil and hair care.
Coconut oil is a creamy solid at room temperature, and turns to liquid when heated to 76°F, so is easy to apply. Sometimes, just touching it with our hands, if we need small amounts, or a water bath, we can make liquid the coconut oil, even, while we take a shower, with the same heat or with the hot water.
After shampooing, apply a generous amount of the oil to wet strands and twist hair into a bun. Let it sit for at least five minutes before rinsing to add moisture and shine back into limp locks.
LEAVE – IN OVERNIGHT CONDITIONER
Rub a small amount of oil into hair (mostly at ends), comb through and put hair in a loose bun before bed, and wash out in the morning.
HAIR FLYAWAY TAMER
Use very sparingly on ends or areas with flyaways.
DEFRIZZER OF SPLIT ENDS
Just put a tiny amount on your hands and run them through the frizzy areas. Coconut oil prevents frizz because its natural oils repel water and oil and water do not mix.
Rub your hands together with a little bit of coconut oil on them and run them through your static-y hair.
Coconut oil can actually help grow hair, longer and thicker. The essential nutrients including the lauric acid, penetrates the hair shaft improving the overall health of the hair.
Coconut oil’s medium-chain fatty acids including lauric acid and capric acid, have strong antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties that target the fungus and help to kill it as well as viruses and bacteria that may be lurking on your scalp.
TO PROTECT FROM THE SUN
Coconut oil is a natural sunscreen, with an SPF of 8. Use it as a leave-in conditioner for all day protection.