Recently I have started using Coconut oil yes pure coconut oil and I have to say the results are amazing here is a little history on Coconut oil and its benefits!! And it can be used as a Moisturizer on the skin to as a natural anti-aging remedy!!! Can be found at you local herbal store or whole foods!!!!!! Coconut oil is a plant-based oil extracted from the kernel of the coconut with a high concentration of saturated fatty acids, lauric acid, capric acid and vitamins E and K. In its natural unprocessed state, coconut oil has a high moisture retaining capacity and does not breakdown or evaporate easily when it is applied to the hair and penetrates the hair shaft. This is highly beneficial to black hair that is challenged by its inability to consume and retain moisture. Coconut oil's high concentration of fatty acids also nourishes your hair with protein that produces strong and long, soft and shiny hair.
Daily Moisturizer- prevents dryness and dullness, coconut oil also eliminates split ends,prevents thinning, shedding and dandruff, which are other common problems for black hair. As a daily moisturizer coconut oil can be used on wet or dry, natural or processed hair. Applying coconut oil to the hair shaft and ends leaves your hair soft, shining and smelling like the mild delicious smell of coconuts. Coconut oil can also be massaged into the scalp to stimulate the roots and hair follicles, which promotes hair growth.
Coconut oil shampoo provides gentle cleansing without stripping the hair of its natural oils. It moisturizes without coating the hair with unnatural ingredients and stimulates the hair, scalp and follicles without clogging and causing hair loss. When purchasing your shampoo, make sure that the main ingredient is coconut oil; there are products on the market that are advertised as coconut oil, but actually contain very little of the oil itself. You can also choose to make your own shampoo or add a few drops of coconut oil to your existing shampoo.
Deep conditioning is a necessary component of caring for black hair. Deep conditioning provides an intense amount of moisture and relief to dry, dull and often brittle hair. Using coconut oil to deep condition is a productive way to strengthen your hair from inside the shaft. It is also an effective treatment for dandruff caused by either hair dryness or fungal or bacteria properties.The natural wonder, overall richness and pure nourishing ingredients of coconut oil is a good addition to your haircare regimen.
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