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By now you probably know I love coconut oil. My favorite coconut oil comes from Tropical Traditions. I buy it by the gallon and notice a huge difference between the smell and taste of Tropical Traditions and other brands. Theirs is all I buy.
In case you missed it, I did several guest posts about coconut oil over at Sustainable Baby Steps. I covered all the different benefits of coconut oil, how coconut oil works for weight loss and how it’s good for the thyroid, why coconut oil promotes healthy hair, and skin, and my very own raw coconut oil chocolate recipe. I covered a lot of information and even gave a few ideas and recipes on how to cook with coconut oil.
Even if you are already a fan of coconut oil, I think there may be something about it that you didn’t know waiting to be learned over there so make sure to check out the links!
For a recipe on how to make coconut chocolate covered strawberries, be sure to check out my post here.
Below describes the benefits of coconut oil for hair and scalp and how simple it is to give yourself a coconut oil hair treatment.
Contrary to what marketers would have you believe, you don’t need expensive beauty products to have soft skin and shiny hair.
The beauty business is a non-regulated, billion dollar industry based on profits and not your health. The government does not require human health studies for cosmetic and other personal care products before they are sold. You shouldn’t blindly trust these companies and you don’t need to be exposed to all of the unnecessary chemicals they add to their products when you have better options like coconut oil for hair, scalp and skin care.
Coconut oil is one of the most nutritious products you can put on your hair. It provides the essential proteins that nourishes damaged hair and maintains healthy hair.
In 2001, Princeton researchers conducted a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, to investigate the different penetration attributes of coconut oil and mineral oil into hair fibers. The study showed that coconut oil fully penetrated the hair shaft while the mineral oil did not. They also found that since the oil fills the hair shaft it protects it from the damage of swelling and shrinking from being exposed to water.
Coconut oil may also be beneficial for dandruff. Dandruff is generally caused by an outbreak of yeast, which may be treated by coconut oil’s antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
A coconut oil hair treatment is really very simple.
Before bed, just scoop out a couple of tablespoons of the oil and warm it slightly in your hands (it is solid above 75 degrees). Then massage it into your scalp and throughout your dry hair, making sure to cover it well. Make sure to sleep on an old pillow case and wash it out in the morning with your normal routine. You will notice how soft it makes your hair and you will feel like you got a pricey spa treatment on your hair!
You can also add an essential oil to your coconut oil hair treatment, such as rosemary essential oil, which is great for hair and scalp as well.