Mostly all natural oils benefit your strands in one way or the other but let me tell you 4 facts why coconut oil rules my world.
1) Coconut oil has a high moisture retaining capacity but coconut alone on my strands has a very drying effect on my hair so I have to mix my coconut oil with a bit of other natural and essential oils.
2) Coconut oil is high in Lauric acid. One of the main reasons for hair loss besides genetics and age is because of microbial action on the scalp and hair roots. Hair can be the dirtiest because it is exposed to the elements on a daily basis and therefore attracts dust and microbes and microbes are simply organisms too small to view without the aid of a microscope. Microbes depend on the availability of water, nutrients, heat and oxygen or sometimes lack of. Dust works as a breeding ground for microbes, dust mites and fungus and they work over time to weaken your hair roots which leads to hair loss. So to protect hair against them we need an antimicrobial agent to destroy them which is lauric acid. Lauric acid is present in high percentages in coconut oil.
3) Coconut oil is rich in fats that are attracted to hair proteins which means coconut oil is one of the few natural oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft to the cortex reducing protein loss.
4) Having problems with an itchy scalp? Well because of Coconut Oil’s high Lauric acid and rich fats that are attracted to hair proteins these are some of the factors why coconut oil can diminish dandruff and cure you of an itchy scalp just after a few months of usage.
Note: Coconut alone on my strands has a very drying effect on my hair so I have to mix my coconut oil with a bit of other natural and essential oils.
What are some of your favorite natural and essential oils?