Coconut oil is the only solution you need for all your haircare woes, and here’s why
Beyond just the culinary world, coconut oil has become a staple in beauty routines around the world. Take a quick stroll down the haircare aisle and you’ll likely find that coconut oil plays a starring role in a multitude of haircare products. Known for its nourishing and hydrating properties, coconut oil offers a one-stop solution for dealing with dry, dull or frizzy hair. Wondering how to make the most of its goodness to nurture your hair back to health? Here’s a closer look at what exactly makes coconut oil the MVP of your haircare routine.
What does coconut oil do for hair?
Coconut oil has been used in haircare rituals since centuries, and with good reason. This oil is rich in lauric acid, which enables it to deliver nourishment deep within the hair shaft. This makes coconut oil the go-to choice for breathing life back into dry, dull tresses as a deep conditioning mask. The constant exposure to pollution, environmental aggressors and bacteria can collectively unite to rob your hair of its lustre. A regular routine of coconut oil will also help return shine and bounce back to your hair.
Frizzy hair doesn’t stand a chance against the intensive nourishment of coconut oil, either. This oil supplies moisture to parched strands to make uneven flyaways and frizzy hair become smooth and manageable. This also makes it an excellent candidate for detangling your strands with gentle care after a shower. And while coconut oil can’t cement split ends back together, it can nurture the frayed ends back to health with some much-needed hydration.
How to use coconut oil for hair?
There are many ways to invite nature’s bounty into your haircare routine with coconut oil. Simply shampoo your hair and swap your usual conditioner in favour of coconut oil, which can be combed through your tresses from mid-lengths to the ends. If you’re looking to leverage its benefits as a post-wash detangler, apply a coin-sized amount on your hair after stepping out of the shower before working it through with a wide-toothed comb. On those weekends when you’re looking to pamper yourself with some DIY goodness, massage coconut oil onto your hair and wash it out after a few hours. If you’re looking to maximise the hydration and nourishment that it offers, let it stay overnight to truly sink into scalp and promote healthy hair growth.
What kind of coconut oil to use for hair?
Looking to add the many benefits of coconut oil to your haircare regimen? It pays to bear in mind that not all kinds of coconut oil are created equal. Most varieties of coconut oil available are refined, which means that the oil is processed at extremely high temperatures during which it can lose some of its antioxidant benefits. Sahasra Beauty offers virgin coconut oil which is extracted through a wet mill fermentation process. The cold-pressed oil retains its nutrients and preserves the integrity of the coconut’s benefits. The oil then undergoes 4-6 steps of straining and purification to ensure that the coconut oil that reaches your hands is as fresh as if you’d cracked open a coconut on the beaches of Bali. The hydrating nectar is also known for the absence of GMOs, fragrance, emulsifiers and chemical solvents that are commonly found in refined oils.