Some of the products you use in the kitchen have a wide range of cosmetic applications. One of them can improve the condition of your hair, making it look healthier, thicker and more well-groomed. Reach for it to get this effect.
We’re talking about coconut oil, which has gained fame in recent years. Thanks to its valuable properties, it is used not only in the kitchen, but also in cosmetics. It is perfect for the care of unpleasantly dry, chapped and rough skin.
Why is it worth using coconut oil for hair?
According to some experts, this natural product can also improve the condition of your hair and make it regain its healthy shine. Because coconut oil reduces protein loss in hair, which has a beneficial effect on damaged hair.
Moreover, coconut oil contains as much as 92%. saturated fats, including very large amounts of lauric acid and essential hair-nourishing vitamins. Its composition includes, among others, vitamin K (strengthens hair bulbs) and vitamin A (participates in building the hair shaft).
Dermatologist Dr. Peter Young explained in an interview with the British portal express.co.uk that lauric acid easily penetrates the hair, increasing its hydration and elasticity. This makes coconut oil suitable for oiling dry and damaged hair.
How to use coconut oil for hair?
According to the master colorist at the IGK Soho salon in New York, coconut oil can stimulate faster hair growth. – Vitamins and fatty acids contained in coconut oil penetrate the hair cuticle to nourish and properly moisturize the hair strand. Regular oiling will make your hair healthier, thicker and longer – said Stephanie Brown in an interview with “Marie Claire” magazine.
The expert added that it is enough to use this natural product once a week. At the very beginning, it is worth applying a small amount of coconut oil (1-2 tablespoons depending on the length of your hair) and warm it in your hands so that it becomes more liquid. Then spread the oil on your hair and massage it into your scalp. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and after oiling, wash your hair with a delicate shampoo to remove any residue. Conditioner is also helpful in removing excess oil.