Coconut oil is something that you should definitely bring from Seychelles. This is not only a great gift, but also a real treasure. In winter or dry climates. Let’s discover ways to use this miracle with benefit.
Coconut oil is obtained by cold pressing from the dried pulp of a coconut. Coconut oil is enriched with lauric acid (in unrefined oil up to 50%), which enhances the metabolic processes in the body.
Appearance: White, cream-colored liquid; hardens at temperatures below 25 degrees; light coconut aroma.
Chemical composition: Lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, caprylic acid, oleic acid, capric acid, stearic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, caproic acid.
Coconut Hair Oil: Application
How to apply oil to hair? There are several ways and different sources say differently. Here is some brief information:
Each of us has our own type of hair and skin, and even if the scalp is oily, this fat can have 100 different causes within 100 people. Therefore, there are no universal recipes for applying coconut oil on hair for all people, but you can find your own recipes by experiment, using ready-made recipes to begin with and understanding that they can be completely different
First option: Apply coconut oil to hair only, avoiding roots and scalp. For tablespoons, 1-2 tablespoons of oil are enough.
The second option is to rub coconut oil into the scalp, applying it to the hair roots. This mask is not suitable for everyone and can be done infrequently, but it is worth trying – personally, my oily scalp feels great after this, plus, if there is no perm, then Some apply oil to the entire hair. The mask can be applied a couple of hours before shampooing, or left overnight. Do not more than 4 times a month.
Quick hair masks Even a very good and expensive shampoo deprives the hair of shine and “draws out” the structural protein. Coconut oil applied before showering protects hair from the harmful effects of shampoo. Hair is much less damaged during drying and brushing. A quick mask is applied 30-40 minutes before shampooing and can consist of pure coconut oil or a mixture of coconut oil and honey.
Hair loss mask.
Add coconut oil to salt and rub the resulting scrub into the scalp for 2-5 minutes before washing. You can make such a mask no more than 2 times a week for a month, then take a break for a couple of months. Be sure to watch the effect on your scalp – not for everyone.
In shampoo or balm. You can also add oil (a few drops per wash or a couple of spoons in a bottle) to shampoo or balm, and it is not advisable to apply the balm to the hair roots, but only to the hair itself, because it clogs the pores.
After washing. Coconut oil simultaneously dries, nourishes and adds shine to the hair, so if you apply it after washing (2-3 drops, avoiding the hair roots), the hair will not appear greasy, and the thinned ends will be very happy. If you pre-trim your hair – trim the split ends, then using coconut oil, they can stay healthy for much longer. Whether this mask is suitable for you should be clear the first time (not suitable for everyone).
Apply a mixture of coconut oil and honey on clean face for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. * The mask is considered antibacterial, and honey expands the pores, so often you should not do this mask.
Pure coconut oil is used to make neck wraps for 20-30 minutes. As a result, the skin of the neck becomes moisturized and smooth.
It is also helpful to make a face and body mask using a mixture of coconut milk and cow’s milk.
Coconut oil can be used to remove makeup and instead of shaving cream ( they say it’s good for sensitive skin :).
Coconut oil for internal use
Scientific research has shown that the lauric acid in coconut oil is ideal for keeping cholesterol levels in the normal range.
Coconut oil has a wide range of useful properties and prescriptions for use in a variety of diseases: it improves digestion, mental activity. Consuming coconut oil internally helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, heart and oncological diseases, the body becomes resistant to viral diseases and all kinds of infections, due to the fact that the oil strengthens the immune system and
At the same time reduces the ability of viruses to adapt to antibiotics. Coconut oil promotes the absorption of calcium and magnesium, and is not deposited in the human body as fat, unlike many other oils.
Natural coconut oil is one of the safest and most harmless supplements on the market with no known side effects.
How do you use coconut oil? Share your favorite recipes and results in the comments!
“For me, coconut oil for a couple of years was a real salvation from split ends and brittle hair. One can say a discovery made only in Seychelles. Though thanks to my miracle hairdresser, I almost stopped using it on time after I made long-term styling. The fact is that it is advisable to apply any oil only to healthy hair.”