New benefits of coconut oil are being discovered every day. Lots of celebrities and models use coconut oil for their body and hair.
What are the health benefits of coconut oil?
Studies have show that intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus, and candida.
Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar, for coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Can coconut oil reduce cholesterol?
Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid, a type of MCT. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels. Coconut oil lowers cholesterol by promoting its conversion to pregnenolone, a molecule that is a precursor to many of the hormones our bodies need. Coconut can help restore normal thyroid function. When the thyroid does not function optimally, it can contribute to higher levels of bad cholesterol.
How does coconut help keep weight balanced?
Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. One 2009 study found that women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain more weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose, and contributes to more heart problems.
Coconut oil can become your main ingredient – either in the kitchen or in the care of the body and hair. After you listen to simple tips for hair treatment and you will fall in love with coconut oil, and all you need to know is contained in only a few pieces of information about the properties of this magical oil.
Coconut oil at room temperature appears as a white mass, a lot of the nutrients, good fats and contains antibacterial properties. Ideal for dry, damaged and brittle, but also for thick and curly hair. Coconut oil will give your hair shine and fullness, and reduce loss and damage to the hair.
It works by penetrating deep into the hair shafts and thereby protecting it from the harmful effects of water and weather conditions, loss of protein and prevents hair from drying out. At the same time retains hydration of skin and stimulates circulation to the scalp helping with the problem of dandruff.
The simplest way to incorporate coconut oil into your treatment is directly intervene oil into your standard shampoo to wash hair. Prior to mixing, it is necessary to melt the coconut oil to become liquid, then pour oil into shampoo bottle and shake it well. Still continues to wash hair as usual (with one exception: Conditioner you will no longer be required). To begin with let you mix it in a ratio of 1:6 versus coconut oil shampoo. After washing the hair should not be greasy (if it happens to change the ratio to the needs of your own hair).
Try this homemade rejuvenating Coconut Oil hair mask:
This makes enough for 1 head of medium to long hair. Add more or less of the oils depending on hair length and thickness. Coconut oil moisturizes the scalp and hair, while the olive oil conditions them. The gelatin is rich in protein, so it’s very reparative to the hair, which is mainly made of protein itself.
3 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 packet (2.5 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Apply to entire head of dry hair. (Dry hair is key for better absorption.) Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. (Warning: It will be messy and may drip, so don’t sit or stand where the oil could stain. You can also put on a shower cap to contain the oil and create a warming effect.) Shampoo and condition hair as usual.
(Courtesy of Annie Price, founder of the blog AllNaturalAnnie.com)
If you want to try coconut hair masks from cosmetic brands, here are some really good ones you should try:
GENERA hair mask with coconut oil: It is an innovative product with a high level cosmetic raw materials, which gives volume to your hair, protects it from adverse weather conditions prevent it from electrification and restore it after aggressive styling procedure (For more information visit Genera website).
COCONUT OIL hair shine mask: A moisturizing balm made with pure coconut oil to shine and define all hair types (For more information visit TheBodyShop USA website).
L’emarie Coconut hair&Wheat germ mask deep treatment: Revitalizes, Hydrates and Nourishes damage hair. (For more information see here).