Why Your Shampoo Should Contain Coconut Oil
Coconut oil often gets a bad rap for being densely caloric and high in fat. However, this is one of the most nourishing oils you can use both in your diet and for your body, including hair and skin. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT) that are antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal in nature. It contains both lauric and caprylic acids, fatty acids assisting in destroying potentially harmful yeast and bacteria while bringing your gut’s acidity levels back to normal. Coconut oil has healthy fats that have high satiety levels to help stabilize your mood and avoid crashes.
This healthful oil is made by literally pressing the meat of the coconut to remove the dietary fiber. Also known as coconut butter, it is solid at a temperature less than 80 degrees. One of the most incredible oils for cooking, it can be heated to a very high temperature while still remaining a healthier fat for your body. The odor and taste of coconut oil is very benign, therefore creates a blank palate to incorporate into cooking meats, vegetables, eggs or any other food. It is also a fantastic replacement for butter and other oils in baking.
Coconut oil adds luster, shine and softness to the hair and is used throughout the product range at BSG in our Anagenic Blend. Coconut oil prevents hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length. In addition, it has been shown to increase blood circulation, have antioxidant properties, and prevent protein loss. Coconut oil makes for a fantastic hair mask and provides moisture to dry scalp, dead ends and even dry skin. Men and women can both benefit from coating their hair with warm coconut oil before bedtime, covering the head with a shower cap and sleeping with the coconut oil mask overnight. Wake up to a hot steamy shower and rinse out the coconut oil mask, leaving the hair feeling silky and smooth.