Coconut Oil Hair Blessings for a Gorgeous Crowning Glory
Coconut oil hair uses are practical and simple to implement. Best of all, genuinely effective. The kind that makes one ask – “Why isn’t everybody using coconut oil for healthy beautiful hair?”
What exactly makes coconut oil so good for your hair? The answer lies in its chemical composition.
Many hair care products actually contain either coconut oil or its precursor, coconut milk. Some manufacturers have a twist to it by using a sort of fancy term, coco cream. We’ll get to this a little later.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat mainly composed of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), all 67 percent of it. Almost all other oils contain no MCTs or MCFAs at all!
Their rather small molecular size enables MCFAs to easily enter the hair shaft and effectively reduce hair protein loss. These nourishing fatty acids are also very aggressive against viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens.
Sunflower oil and mineral oil, two of the most widely used components in hair care formulations, have no favorable impact on hair protein loss. For some reason, manufacturers still prefer them over coconut oil.
Sebaceous glands connected to your hair follicles produce sebum. Without sebum, your scalp and hair will dry up, resulting to hair loss. Like coconut oil, sebum contains MCFAs too.
Before I forget, beware of hair care products that boast of coconut oil or coconut milk as the main ingredient.
I’ve tried several so-called coconut-based shampoos and conditioners but none of them worked for me. Why?
I believe it’s because of the harmful chemicals added to the products. So what’s the use, right? No wonder before coconut oil, dandruff lived in mansions and high-rise condominiums on my scalp real estate.
To be as effective as possible, just use Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO). Simply open the container, put some on your palms (I use at least a full teaspoon), then massage and brush it into your scalp and hair respectively.
But remember, to each his own. A teaspoon of VCO after every bath works for me. Try to experiment with how much works for your specific case.
Coconut oil hair benefits help you achieve a gorgeous crowning glory. Your hair becomes stronger, shinier and easier to comb. Coconut oil has been doing this and more for thousands of years and counting.