By Abigail Hueber
Winter is a hard season to be hair. Static, dry, frizzy and untamable are a couple of the oh-so-amazing descriptive words that may come to mind. The key to a “do” that not only survives but thrives is moisture! Your pantry might be a surprising place to find a moisturizer, but coconut oil has shined as an effective moisturizer for tough winter hair! Coconut oil is best when used as a pre-wash moisturizing treatment. The chemical structure of coconut oil is what holds the key to its success. Coconut oil is a fat, which is hydrophobic or “fearful” of water. When used as a pre-wash moisturizing treatment, coconut oil inhibits the penetration of water into the surface of the hair protecting the hair from swelling which increases breakage and causes the dreaded winter “frizzies”. Coconut oil also contains a high proportion of the fatty acid lauric acid, this healthy fat helps to penetrates the hair shaft and actually prevent the loss of our hairs protein structure which protects it from damage and can help to repair dry or previously damaged hair. Hallelujah!
From our pantry to our shower, coconut oil is a skin loving food!