Coconut oil, an all-rounder oil. We, Indians usually been introduced to coconut oil from our toddling days and lately the whole world is absorbing it’s benefits gradually. From skin care, hair care to cooking, coconut oil has a bunch of benefits to offer and today’s blog is just all about that. Let’s start:
Coconut oil works as so many formulas. From cleanser, moisturiser to lip balm, you can use it is several ways. It also helps to give your skin hydration which is a great rescuer for dry skin. Coconut oil is the most abundant source of lauric acid, a fatty acid known for its antimicrobial, moisturizing, and hormone-balancing properties. So it makes your skin look younger. Aside from its anti-aging and skin-healing abilities, it also stimulates the production of collagen, and its vitamin E content protects the skin from sun damage. All in all, if you have a bottle of coconut oil, remember, you have everything in your hand.
When it comes to hair, coconut oil is nothing but a miracle oil for our hair. It is the only oil which goes to the 10 layers into the scalp to make it healthy. This is a great conditioner and it’s natural properties help to stop hair falling and stimulates hair growth. You can also use it as leave-in conditioner. It makes your hair shiny and lustrous. As it goes deep into hair follicles, protects your hair from breakage on the roots. Thus helping in hair growth. It repairs damaged hair and also works as a great heat protectant for your hair. Just take a little amount of coconut oil and apply all over the hair and then apply any hair styling tool onto your hair. You are good to go. This natural heat protectant doesn’t harm your hair at all.
P.S. Use virgin coconut oil for best results.
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