Curious facts about coconut oil. Properties and unusual uses.

hair-care.jpgEach of us has used coconut oil at least once in a lifetime. It is an ideal hair and skin care product. Did you know that it has many other uses? Find out how to make use of coconut oil, what are its properties and what influence it has on your body. If you want to be healthy and beautiful, you must read this article.

Coconut oil – cosmetic use.

There is no other product which offers such splendid properties. It has a wonderful influence on body skin and hair. It smooths wrinkles, evens out skin tone, lightens up under-eye shadows; it is hypoallergenic. Coconut oil is as effective in hair and scalp care: stops hair loss, treats dandruff and other dermatological conditions. It strengthens hair bulbs, rebuilds damaged hair ends, excellently moisturises, smooths and adds shine. If your hair is curly, dry and damaged due to various styling treatments, you must try out coconut oil.

Other uses for coconut oil.

Coconut oil is used in cooking. It can replace butter or fat that is used for frying meat. It enhances metabolism, helps in losing weight and speeds up removing toxins from the organism. It has whitening properties and helps to get rid of plaque. Interestingly, it is used for wood preservation. Coconut oil soothes the symptoms of some diseases of affluence. You can add the oil to a cake, tea or coffee to make it more delicious.

Which coconut oil will be the best?

Keep in mind that cold-pressed and unrefined coconut oil is the best one. It should be fresh, white and have a characteristic beautiful fragrance. Natural coconut oil contains 98% of saturated fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals. It is the source of folic acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamins B, C and E. Coconut oil cannot be exposed to UV radiation or dampness. Keep it in a dark glass bottle, in a dry and shadowy place. Close the bottle tightly right after use.

How to use coconut oil?

Heat it up before the application. Then, apply the oil to dry or wet hair, body and face skin, nails or teeth. Bear in mind that the longer you use it, the better effects you will notice. You can moisturise your skin with coconut oil every day whereas you should apply it to hair once a week. You may add it to your favourite mask or conditioner. It will be also excellent as a repairing oil applied exclusively to damaged hair ends. Coconut oil helps to fight off dandruff if you rub it in the scalp.

Do you know that coconut oil is ideal for hair oiling? Heat up a small amount of the product and apply to scalp or from mid-lengths to ends. There are numerous ways of hair oiling. You can oil your hair before washing or after washing and blow-drying. Apply coconut oil together with a mask. If you want to have healthy and beautiful hair, leave the oil for a few hours or the whole night. Remember also to wash the oil off with a mild shampoo after the treatment and let it air-dry.