Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

What’s the big deal about coconut oil anyway?

Here’s why this super-ingredient is trending.

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Why are celebrities all over the world suddenly swearing by coconut oil?

Coconut oil is about 50% Lauric acid, making it nature’s richest source of Lauric acid.

What is that?

Lauric acid is considered to be as a powerful antimicrobial agent.

How does that help me?

It protects your hair from fungal infections like dandruff, and prevents hair loss.

Even if you don’t have those problems (and your hair is somehow untouched by the evils of weather, pollution, heat and styling) coconut oil will maintain your natural shine, while also softening and thickening it.

Also, the fatty acids that are found in coconut oil, (called medium chain triglycerides), are good at repairing split ends, frizzy, dry, thinning or damaged hair.

Is there anything it can’t do?

Nope.(As far as your hair goes.)

Many people refuse to use any other oil. Why?

Because it seeps into your scalp better and faster than most other oils. The fatty acids specific to coconut oil, are really good at penetrating quickly into your hair shaft. One of the main benefits of coconut oil for hair is that it’s lighter than others, and way more cooling.

How long do I need to keep it on for?

Whenever you find a half an hour window, slather that stuff on your scalp.  Any amount of time from half an hour to two hours, will be good enough for the magic to work. If your hair is really frizzy and dry, then go ahead and keep it on overnight.

I saw my roommate putting curry leaves in coconut oil. At first I thought she was making some curry and then she started applying it to her hair. What’s the deal there?

There is more to curry leaves than meets the tongue. They contain protein and amino acids. The benefits of coconut oil for hair multiply when mixed with curry leaves, thickening your hair and preventing greying. Like curry leaves, there are plenty of ingredients in your kitchen with hidden benefits for your hair.

Add some nutrition by throwing in methi, jasmine, or eggs (And more!) to your coconut oil for hair, and your scalp will lap up the vitamins and minerals, thanks to the fatty acid.

Wow. I didn’t know that! 

Yeah, we know.

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