Virgin Coconut Oil For Hair: Hair Care That’s As Good As It Gets
VCO or Virgin Coconut Oil for hair is enduringly healthy. The operative word is “enduring.”
Not only does it beautifies your hair on the outside, but virgin coconut oil also works hard deep within the roots, continuously. It’s the best natural conditioner you can use as often as you like.
Age-old Hair Care
Even before it was discovered to be a feared antimicrobial capable of killing deadly organisms such as the AIDS virus, coconut oil was already famous with ancient hairdressers.
If Madonna and Catherine Zeta Jones lived centuries, even thousands of years ago, there’s a pretty good chance that virgin coconut oil would have been an integral part of their daily “fashionista” regimen.
Medium Chain Fats
Thanks to Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), coconut oil can easily penetrate the hair shaft and scalp skin. The relatively small structure of MCTs or MCFAs is probably the main reason why coconut oil has such an affinity for hair proteins.
Unlike other oils such as mineral and sunflower oils, two of the most widely used in hair oil formulations today, MCT-rich coconut oil guards against “protein loss.”
MCFAs plentiful in virgin coconut oil terminate a long list of viruses, fungi, bacteria, etc. One of their favorite victims is the cause of dandruff, Malassezia globosa, a yeast-like fungus which lives on your scalp feeding on skin oils.
Because it can help cure fungal infections including the troublesome candidiasis, it’s highly conceivable that virgin coconut oil can inactivate Malassezia globosa, the dandruff culprit. I know people who wasted their money and time on expensive anti-dandruff medications who found great relief within days of using coconut oil.
Massage virgin coconut oil on your hair and scalp regularly and it’s going to be hard not to have healthy, beautiful hair.