Coconut oil has been used for cooking and in beauty care for thousands of years in places where its abundant like the South of India. It lends a delicious flavor to food and makes your hair shiny and skin smooth. The health benefits will be saved for a future food blog. Today I’d like to focus on coconut oil’s benefits to hair and skin.
Coconut Oil for Hair
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. Long-term use of coconut oil on your hair and scalp promotes hair growth and restores health to your hair! It is found in a lot of shampoos and conditioners because of this very reason. But to take advantage of the benefits of coconut oil use it as a deep conditioner and moisturizer once a week. It can penetrate hair better than any other oil.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so warm it up lightly before you massage it onto your scalp in circular motions, rub it gently into your hair too. You can leave it on overnight (if so, make sure to cover your pillow with a towel) or for a few hours while you do your chores at home. Then wash it off with a gentle shampoo free of harsh chemicals.
Special Tip: Use a couple of drops of coconut oil on your eyebrows and eyelashes too to promote growth and keep them moisturized.
Coconut Oil For Skin
Moisturize and nourish skin to leave it soft and beautiful with coconut oil. The same properties that benefit the hair make coconut oil great for skin as well. It is a wonderful natural moisturizer. It also has natural antioxidant properties, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties.
So what’s stopping you? Embrace the benefits of coconut oil for your skin and hair today. Do share with us how coconut oil helped your hair and skin.