09 Sep Virgin Coconut Oil: Food For Your Hair
Many of you might be familiar with coconut oil; however, this might not be the case with virgin coconut oil.
There are notable differences between the two, namely in their source, method of extraction and subsequent benefits. Virgin coconut oil is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world in comparison to ordinary coconut oil, and it is not without good reason! Virgin coconut oil is the only oil that remains stable at high temperature, does not go rancid, and produces no toxic chemical derivatives when heated. And besides having powerful benefits when consumed, virgin coconut oil is also a natural wonder for the hair.
For thousands of years, Indian women have groomed their luxuriant tresses with virgin coconut oil and recent scientific findings have discovered the wonder behind this miraculous cosmetic ingredient: Virgin coconut oil remains one of the few natural oils to enter the hair shaft.
50% of the oil is made up of a rare fatty acid, lauric acid, making it nature’s richest source. Lauric acid is prized around the world as a powerful anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. Moreover, it has a low molecular weight and a straight chain structure, meaning it is able to penetrate the hair shaft much more deeply and faster than other natural conditioning agents. As lauric acid binds to hair protein, it helps protect both the roots and strands of hair from breakage, giving it flexibility, moisture and strength. It also forms an excellent natural sunscreen for hair—by penetrating the hair shaft, it helps to protect the hair against environmental impurities and excess heat.
Virgin coconut oil has also been one of the most effective anti-dandruff conditioners, helping to nourish the scalp and remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. A scalp massage with the oil effectively improves scalp circulation and boosts nutrient and oxygen delivery, helping hair to grow longer, thicker and faster.
Why not try some virgin coconut oil therapy to your hair today?