Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is quite possibly the most widely used natural oil on the beauty and skincare market today. Though gaining vast notoriety, it has been used trans globally, in countries near the equator, for thousands of years. There is evidence that coconut oil has been used as food, medicine, and skin, hair and nail health for a very long time. So it is not surprising that we see it used in a similar fashion today.
If you live in a cold climate, you surely have noticed that coconut oil changes from a liquid to a solid oil. This little bit of magic happens at 74 degrees. It does not harm nor change the oil’s effectiveness and only takes a few moments to warm up back to a liquid state.
Why is coconut oil so effective?
It consists mainly of medium chain triglycerides which are the perfect molecular structure to be absorbed by the scalp, hair follicles and (dermal) outer layers of the skin. This well balanced and nutritiously rich moisture is taken deep within the hair follicles and cell structure and provides healthy growth and shine for all hair types and a beautiful healthy glow to the skin. It is also highly effective in reducing protein loss from chemically treated, dry and damaged hair. A simple hair mask once a week can quickly change your mane from uncontrolled to beautiful.
A few more worthy mentions:
Coconut oil contains large amounts of Lauric Acid, a fat which has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Why this is important:
*speeds wound healing
*repairs damaged tissue
*helps with acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema
*reduces visibility of wrinkles and age spots
* makes a great lubricant for women
* helps fight candida and bacterial infections in the vagina
* is pH balanced
Last but not least: DIY Hair Masque
An ancient Ayuvedic tradition: Warm coconut oil and apply to scalp and hair. Wait for 15 minutes and then rinse completely with a gentle shampoo. This simple task will leave your hair lustrous, strong and healthy. The women of India have done this multiple times per week with beautiful success. After this deep conditioning treatment there is no need to use other conditioning substances.