It’s been a couple of weeks since I really paid much attention to my coconut oil. For a couple of weeks I was sealing nightly with sweet almond oil and then for a couple weeks I was sealing with jojoba oil. For my prepoo’s I’ve been using EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) so I really haven’t been shoing my coconut oil much love.
However this week I decided to go back to my beloved. I don’t know HOW I forgot coconut oil was such a wonderful oil. I used Spectrum Coconut Oil, unrefined. I’ve never tried the refined version but I’ve heard unrefined produces much better results. I purchased mine from Whole Foods for, I think, 8 bucks. I’ve been applying this to my hair nightly and in the morning I wake up with soft hair. What I love most is that coconut oil absorbed so easily into my hair. Even using it every night, I don’t wake up with greasy heavy hair.
My only complaint is that coconut oil solidifies at temperatures below 76F. Since it isn’t that warm here in the northeast yet, every time I need it in it’s liquid form I have to stick in a bowl of hot water.
I did a search on the benefits of cocount oil and here’s what I found:
- Hair Care:
- Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shinny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. [source]
- It’s molecular structure allows it to easily penetrate the hair shaft.
- Coconut oil is anti-fungal and moisturizing aiding in dandruff problems. [source]
Aside from hair usage, coconut oil also has many other benefits. Click the links to the sources for more benefits, both hair and health related (there’s a lot!)
Sooooo, if you haven’t tried this oil, you should!!! I’m not going to forget about this oil again.