I saw my friend Monica at a party a few weeks ago and thought her hair looked especially beautiful. When I told her how good she looked, she was amazed that I had given her the advice I had given her last month, and she said that she was using coconut oil on it. It is a great conditioner for your hair. Apply it on your scalp, apply it to the edges of your hair, leave it on for about 30 minutes and then wash and style your hair as usual. If you want to deepen your hair, place a towel over your pillow and leave coconut oil on your hair overnight. Granted, Monica already had fine hair, but after doing this for a month, she looked smooth and healthy.
In her book Passport to Beauty, Shalni Vedera says that it softens hair and helps it grow. It is the secret of the Indian beauty of a healthy mango. I have been using coconut oil for a few years, a healthy diet and a wonderful beauty product.
Here are some of the many health benefits of high-quality refined cold-pressed coconut oil:
– Coconut oil strengthens the immune system, helps control blood sugar and improves thyroid function
-It has anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral properties and thus helps fight infections in the body and skin.
-Dr. Oz says 1 teaspoon a day will improve your energy level. It goes straight to the brain so it is soon used as energy rather than stored as bulk fat. It replaces butter with a slice of fried pan
– Coconut oil has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, improves metabolism, can help with weight loss and helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium.
-It has a lot of smoke so it is ready to cook with. Its antiviral and anti-fungal properties prevent it from producing oxidizing so it will not explode at high temperatures like other oils.
-Dr. Mercola states that although it is saturated fat, it is a low/medium fat so it dissolves and provides energy.
Anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties make it ideal for use in diaper rash and cradle cap in children
-Coconut oil is a wonderful natural moisturizer, works wonders on dry skin and is shown on firm skin and helps prevent wrinkles. Apply it directly or mix it with your favourite face and body makeup. Best of all, 100% clean, free of toxic chemicals or preservatives!