Coconut oil good, but not for everyone. Surprised?
Coconut oil is one of the most popular body and hair care products today. Women all over the world love this cosmetic – including celebrities. Kourtney Kardashian and Miranda Kerr have been praising all things coconut for several years now. No wonder then that global brands base their product lines on this ingredient.
Are you also a fan of cosmetics based on coconut or pure coconut oil? Great, just remember that rubbing yourself with this cosmetic from head to toe is not a good idea. Why?
Coconut oil works well as a leg shaving cream, a balm for dry skin or as an ingredient in a teeth whitening concoction. But it’s important to keep in mind that applying coconut oil to certain types of hair can do more harm than good, especially dry strands.
People often use oils to moisturize their hair. And I reiterate that when strands need moisture, they expect water. In reality, oil and water don’t mix. The oil repels water and either pushes it away or prevents it from entering the hair,” explains Ross Charles, owner of a UK hair salon.
It’s also worth knowing that if your hair is damaged, you need to ‘give it’ amino acids rather than surround it with oil. Oils, especially coconut oil, penetrate every crevice of the hair and only mask the problem. So what is worth using? Low pH products, and moisturizing masks.
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