I washed my hair last night and as I reached for one of my staples, I realized that I never blogged about it, so today is the day that I reveal the powers of unrefined coconut oil. The first time I read about using unrefined coconut oil on my hair I was thinking, they can't be talking about the coconut oil that you can cook with, that's just sick. Indeed it is the very same oil that you can cook with, that I now use on my hair. At one point in time unrefined coconut oil was thought to be an unhealthy oil to ingest because of it's fat content, but scientists soon came to realize that it is actually one of the best oils that you can ingest. Over 50% of the coconut oil is lauric acid which is supposed to help in fighting off viruses and other germs.
Anyway I read about so many women using this oil in an attempt to tame their new growth, as a part of their pre shampoo ritual or to make their hair just glisten. I was feeling a little adventurous so decided to try it out on my hair. The results were fabulous!
I should first mention that as soon as you buy the unrefined coconut oil it may be a hard but as soon as you scoop some into your hands it will melt almost instantly. I use this oil most often to add shininess to my hair and it works each and every time. If you put this oil on your hair an then sit under a hair dryer your hair will shine for days, honestly even if you don’t sit under the dryer your hair will shine for days. I also use it when my new growth is out of control because it manages to keep it soft enough to allow me to comb through my hair. Yes, it does smell like coconuts but for me that is not a bad thing. I get the unrefined coconut oil because the unrefined oil is the one that has not gone through and chemical process so it is natural. I do not use this product for cooking but you certainly can if you find yourself using oils.
Some women also ingest about 1 teaspoon of this oil daily to lose weight. I was really skeptical and though that this idea was also insane. One day while walking through Target I saw a book on keeping your body healthy and as I flipped through the pages, the author mentioned how important it is to have at least 1 teaspoon of coconut oil a day if you want to lose weight. That still didn't motivate me to eat the oil especially after tasting it (the taste is not nearly as good as the scent) but I am considering it. It also helps to keep germs in check within your body.
When I have a body lotion that just isn't giving me the shininess that I need, I have no problem adding some coconut oil to boost the shine factor. I could really go on and on about this powerful little oil but I think I will leave the rest to you.
How do you use coconut oil and what results have you found? Those of you who have never used it, would you ever consider trying this oil?
You can purchase any brand as long as it is unrefined coconut oil. The price varies based on the size of your jar but you can easily get a bottle for $5.99.