Coconut oil is something that is loved for many different uses. It smells like a vacation, it hydrates cuticles and dry elbows and the best of all it will improve the health of your hair.
So, how does it work?
There have been scientists that have studied the effects of oils on hair which have included mineral, olive, sunflower and lastly coconut. The results that they received some pretty amazing results for coconut oil. It has been shown that it actually penetrates hair. So, why would that matter? Many hair products and ingredients are only able to coat the surface of the hair to add shine, conditioning, smoothness, and more. Although, coconut oil has a chemical structure that allows it to penetrate the cortex or the inner part of your hair which helps to improve flexibility and strength.
This means that your hair is less likely to break and less likely to be damaged from heat styling and combing. Another benefit of coconut oil is that it has some super staying power. Since most oils will sit on top of your strands of hair, they rinse out when you wash your hair. Coconut oil cannot be washed off. The reason why is because it is inside of your hair, so you can’t really rinse it away. If you have dry and damaged hair and have a lot of issues with hair loss as well as breakage, then you need to get you some coconut oil.
Is it hard to find?
Nope. It is found in a lot of newer hair care products. You should look for leave in products that have coconut oil as one of the three top ingredients. It is listed pretty low on the list, then you won’t get any real benefits from it.
You can always try to use pure coconut oil. The best part is that you can find it in most natural food and grocery stores. You can normally get it for around $5.00, you will be able to have coconut oil that will last you a year or more. Just use it sparingly and apply to the ends of your hair. I actually apply it to my damp hair before I blow dry or use my wet-to-straight flat iron.
Coconut oil is great and a natural way that you can improve the overall health of your hair. It doesn’t matter if you are using pure coconut oil or using hair products that contain this amazing tropical treat, your hair will love and thank you for it. Another oil that might help is Jamaica Black Castor oil. Check out my Jamaica Black Castor Oil review.