Coconut Oil As Hair Conditioner

Hair is made from protein, and over time it degrades causing it to become dry and brittle. Blow-drying and straightening hair easily causes it to break and for ends to split.

Coconut oil contains Vitamin E (an essential nutrient for skin and hair), lauric acid and capric acid. These chemicals all help to promote protein regrowth in the hair, by penetrating deep into each hair, making it stronger. In contrast to chemical conditioners which provide a mirage of health, coconut oil actually nourishes your hair.

Coconut oil is one of the best hair conditioners around and if it’s virgin and organic, it’s chemical free. Coconut oil can literally bring softness back to your hair – and part of its power lies in its disease fighting medium chain fatty acids. Coconut oil’s unique fatty acids have a very small molecular structure and just as they can pass freely into the cell of a virus to destroy it, they can also pass easily into your hair’s cell membrane. This allows the nourishing oil to penetrate your hair’s shaft – and literally brings deep conditioning from within. While other conditioners work from the outside in, coconut oil is able to work from the inside out.

Another key benefit of coconut oil is that it contains plentiful antioxidants to protect from free radical damage, including heat and environmental damage. Most commercial conditioners use processed vegetable oils that actually create free radicals and are completely stripped of their original antioxidant power.