Coconut oil has become so popular over the past several years that it’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t use it every day. Since then, people have come out with tons of different ways to use it. For example, you can cook with it, eat it raw, apply it topically or use it in skin care products. Because it contains so many healing properties, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial, there is virtually to wrong way to use coconut oil on your body.
If you’ve never tried using coconut oil on your hair, then you’re in for a treat. Studies show that it helps promote hair growth, fights dandruff, and gives your hair a healthy, shiny appearance. There are many different ways to use coconut oil on your hair, so before you give it a try, make sure you give this article a read.
We’ll show you how to use coconut oil for hair health, including what not to do and how to make your own coconut oil hair products at home.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil definitely has superfood qualities complete with potent medicinal properties. And thanks to its oil consistency, it’s perfect to use on your hair and skin. Coconut oil contains a unique type of fatty acids called medium-chain fatty acids or MCTs. Research shows that MCTs are shorter than other chains of fatty acids, which makes them easier to digest. These types of fatty acids go straight to the liver where they enhance the production of ketones. This makes coconut oil popular among people who follow the ketogenic diet. But you don’t have to be keto to appreciate the health benefits of coconut oil.
One study found that populations that eat lots of coconut oil tend to be healthier than those who don’t. Specifically, people who eat coconut oil have lower rates of heart disease. Another study found that eating coconut oil can help you lose weight because it increases fat burning. In fact, one study found that consuming 15 to 30 grams of MCTs per day helped people burn about 120 calories and increase their 24-hour energy expenditure by 5 percent. Not bad for some oil, huh?OPEN NEXT BELOW TO CONTINUE READING