Coconut oil has become beloved for the simple ways it can benefit us. As people learn more about the way certain common ingredients in many beauty products can do more harm than good, its good to know we have natural beauty products like coconut oil.
In hair care, coconut oil has been praised for doing everything from taming frizz to hydrating parched strands, but when you have coarse or thick hair, you know that one product never works the same for every hair type.
At Darron’s Beauty Shop we prioritize the needs of our clients and that includes your questions—so what can coconut oil do to benefit course hair?
Packed with Protein
You already know protein is an important part of a healthy diet but did you know protein is also a vital part of a healthy head of hair?
Protein plays a crucial role in our hair, improving its elasticity to prevent breakage and reducing frizz. Coarse hair is often more in need of protein than thinner hair and coconut oil is an excellent way to infuse more protein into your locks.
Researchers studied the effectiveness of coconut oil on protein loss and found that it outperforms both sunflower oil and mineral oil significantly, making it a great choice for both damaged and undamaged hair to maintain healthy protein levels.
Coconut oil is a favorite choice for those seeking a natural moisturizer that’s effective while still avoiding the harsh ingredients in some products that can aggravate sensitive skin or allergies.
Not only is coconut oil great for your skin, but it’s also wonderful for your scalp. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides like caprylic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid as well as important vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, vitamin K, and iron.
These substances are all excellent means to rehydrate dry skin, including your scalp. Using a bit of coconut oil and giving yourself a scalp massage can make a major difference in alleviating irritation and dryness.
Another favorite coconut oil induced hair benefit is the shine it can provide when applied lightly to dry hair. If your hair is not yet at the healthy state you’re aiming for, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
You don’t have to wait for that healthy hair shine, however. Even course hair that naturally tends to shine less simply for the way the hair reflects light differently can have that coveted shampoo-commercial-shine after just a tiny touch of coconut oil.
Pro Tip: When using coconut oil, always err on the side of using too little. Coconut oil is a heavier oil so a little bit will go a long way. Using too much coconut oil can have the opposite effect you’re hoping for, even causing dryness and breakage because of build-up that blocks water from entering the hair cuticle.
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