Hair does wonders to one's appearance, seemingly like a crowning glory! A thick & full hair indicates a healthy scalp. In view of the work stress, pollution, aging or heredity, people are suffering from hair problems, may resort to using various hair conditioners, even to expensive salon hair treatments. The good news is that Virgin Coconut Oil can do wonders for hair! It is certainly not a new discovery. People of South East Asia, especially the Indians, who are known for their long, dark & lustrous tresses, have been using Virgin Coconut Oil as a natural conditioner since centuries. Virgin Coconut Oil has a long history of use as a hair conditioner for the Indians. They all appeared to have thick and rich-coloured hair. What has been observed is backed by scientific evidence with an interesting study by the Journal of Cosmetic Science reported on Virgin Coconut Oil's effect on hair health.
In this study, Virgin Coconut Oil was compared with sunflower oil and mineral oil that was used in hair oil formulations. The finding of the 3 oils - Virgin Coconut Oil was the only oil that reduced protein loss for both undamaged and damaged hair when used as a shampoo or conditioner product. Neither sunflower nor mineral oil reduced protein loss in hair. The difference in the result was due to the composition of the oils. Virgin Coconut Oil, being rich in Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) is able to penetrate inside their hair shaft, protecting it from protein loss, as well as giving it more volume. Mineral Oil, being a hydrocarbon, has no affinity for proteins and therefore is not able to penetrate into the hair. While, sunflower oil is composed of long-chain fatty acids, they do not penetrate either into the hair. As most other vegetable oils are composed of long-chain fatty acids, just as sunflower oil is, very limited protection is offered to our hair.
For shiny, healthy hair, do your hair treatment regularly, once or twice a week with Virgin Coconut Oil.
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See for yourself the amazing results!