Coconut oil is an excellent, all-natural cosmetic that has a wonderful effect on our hair. What is worth knowing about it and how to use it?
There are few people who can boast of beautiful, lush and shiny hair. There are certainly more of those who have problems with their loss, brittleness, frizz etc. Therefore, more and more often we are looking for natural ways that could strengthen our hair strands and improve their appearance. Among them coconut oil is very popular – what is so special about it?
Coconut oil is extracted from the flesh of coconuts through pressing. The best is the unrefined and unfiltered one, then it contains the most nutrients – and there is a whole lot of them. Due to its healthy properties, it has been used for years for culinary purposes. It is also often used in cosmetics, because it has a beneficial effect on our hair, skin and nails.
Coconut oil strengthens hair roots, thanks to the vitamin K contained in it. It is also worth using in case of dry and damaged hair, because vitamin A has an influence on their regeneration. The B vitamins make the hair shinier, more resilient and noticeably healthier. Minerals such as zinc, iron and magnesium help coconut oil to accelerate the repair of damaged hair, prevent dullness and make the hair stronger, thicker and less likely to split or break.
Coconut oil can be used in several ways. It works well as a natural conditioner, which will make it easier to comb your hair after washing it and also protect it from damage. Simply mix your favorite hair conditioner with a few drops of coconut oil, spread it all over your hair and leave it on for a few minutes. Be sure to rinse it off thoroughly so that your hair doesn’t look shabby after drying.
Oil can also be used on the ends if they need regeneration. Then just half an hour before washing your hair rub it into the hair and leave it. Then wash your hair as usual. This treatment is recommended at least twice a week.
People who have problems with frizzy hair may apply coconut oil before shampooing. Leave it on for several minutes and only then reach for the washing cosmetics. The hair strands are then moisturized and noticeably regenerated.
In the case of very damaged hair, which requires a really strong regeneration, it is worth making a mask from coconut oil. All you need to do is to massage a few drops of oil into slightly moistened hair, put a cap or a bag over your head and then wrap your head in a towel (you can also heat it up with a hair dryer). Leave it on for a few hours or even overnight and only wash it out. After the first treatment, your hair will be noticeably moisturized and regenerated.
There are few people who can boast of having beautiful, bushy and shiny hair. Certainly there are more of those who have problems with their loss, breakage, frizzy hair, etc. This is why more and more people are looking for natural ways that could strengthen our hair strands and improve their appearance. Among them, coconut oil is very popular – what’s so special about it?
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