Zoom on coconut oil: benefits for hair & skin
About coconut oilCoconut palm tree is one of the most useful trees in the world and is often referred as the ‘tree of life’. Its origins are under dispute, as some theories state the tree comes from Asia, South America or even Pacific Islands. Coconut palm trees grow in tropical climates where there is abundant sunlight with regular rainfall and high humidity.
Benefits on Hair
Having dandruff and getting rid of it can be a real challenge. Understanding the cause of it may be the beginning to treat it. Dandruff may be caused by a fungus or yeast on the scalp. As coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, it may be used as part of your dandruff treatment. This can be done by applying coconut oil onto your scalp for five minutes before shampoo.
Softer and moisturised hair
Coconut oil has the ability to penetrate your hair shaft deeply, leading to softer and smoother hair and less prone to breakage. Dry and brittle hair would definitely take advantage of the benefits of coconut oil.
Coconut oil can be used at different stages of your hair care regimen
You may start with a prepoo or hot oil treatment to soothe dry hair before shampoo. Leave it at least for an hour before washing your hair or keep it overnight.
After washing and conditioning, apply coconut oil to protect your hair from any damage during your detangling process.
Stronger hair for a healthy growth
Coconut oil contains vitamins and fatty acids that nourish simultaneously your scalp and your hair as it penetrates the cuticles. Moreover, all these fantastic vitamins and fatty acids help to remove sebum build-up on the scalp to create a healthy environment for hair growth.
Reduces split ends and frizz
As coconut oil penetrates you hair shafts, it helps to smooth the cuticles on your split ends, avoiding the infamous frayed look.
Coconut oil can also prevents frizz by stopping your hair to absorb more water, it helps tame frizz in humid weather.
Benefits on Skin
Softer and moisturised skin
If your skin gets dry, particularly during the cold months of winter, applying coconut oil or a product containing coconut oil can help you to keep your skin moisturised and soft. The fatty acids in coconut oil will act as barrier to retain moisture, preventing your skin to become dry.
We already know that coconut oil has anti-inflammation properties and acne is considered as an inflammation. Coconut oil can reduce the inflammation and help to treat acne on part of your body.
However, coconut oil is quite comedogenic, meaning that it can block your pores. Therefore it is not advised to apply coconut oil on your face, especially if you have acne-prone or blemish-prone skin as it may lead to acne breakouts.
Reduces inflammation and scarring
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil can soothe eczema symptoms, like itching or dryness.On top of that, studies on coconut oil demonstrated that the oil helps in the healing process if you have a wound or scar.
Where to find it?
This cowash gently cleanses your hair and scalp while helping to retain moisture. An extra point for making the detangling process super easy.
This deep conditioner is packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 thanks to its with pure coconut milk to nourish your hair. Deep condition your hair using heat, like with the Thermal Haircare Heat Cap for moisturised and softer hair.