|Posted by Dana Perez on October 25, 2013 at 12:30 AM|
If you suffer from dry hair, you know that this can lead to breakage which keeps your hair from growing its longest. While coconut oil will not make the hair grow faster, it can help with dry hair conditions so that hair does not break - and grows longer.
The reason that most moisturizing products will not actually help your dry hair condition is because they cannot actually penetrate the hair shaft. Most oils and moisturizers contain mineral oil or lanolin as the moisturizer. These products only coat your hair and provide the illusion of moisture with a temporary gloss.
Water based products can actually penetrate and moisturize well, but they can make relaxed or heat styled hair swell.
Virgin coconut oil is an effective moisturizer because it actually penetrates the hair shaft to moisturize the hair from within the strand. It also helps to prevent protein losses from the hair so that the hair is stronger and less vulnerable to breakage.
Coconut oil can be used as a pre-shampoo moisture treatment and as a daily moisturizer. It is important that you use Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil. This oil is not processed. It is solid at room temperature and turns into liquid at 76 degrees F.
While coconut oil can help dry hair, it's only a part of your healthy hair journey! Every healthy hair journey starts with a strong foundation.
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