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Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
For Hair Treatment
1 pint (16 FL. oz.) - glass jar
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Why Should You Buy Coconut Oil for Hair?

People in tropical cultures have known about the wonderful properties of coconut oil benefiting hair for generations. Studies in India have been done on how effective various oils are on treating damaged hair. One study compared mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil because these were the three most commonly used oils in hair treatment products used in India. The aim of this study was to cover different treatments, and the effect of these treatments on various hair types using these three oils. The number of experiments to be conducted was a very high number, and a technique termed as the "Taguchi Design of Experimentation" was used. Their results:

The findings clearly indicate the strong impact that coconut oil application has to hair as compared to application of both sunflower and mineral oils. Among three oils, coconut oil was the only oil found to reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair when used as a pre-wash and post-wash grooming product. Both sunflower and mineral oils do not help at all in reducing the protein loss from hair. This difference in results could arise from the composition of each of these oils. Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft. Mineral oil, being a hydrocarbon, has no affinity for proteins and therefore is not able to penetrate and yield better results. In the case of sunflower oil, although it is a triglyceride of linoleic acid, because of its bulky structure due to the presence of double bonds, it does not penetrate the fiber, consequently resulting in no favorable impact on protein loss. (Rele AS, Mohile RB. "Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage." Journal Cosmetology Science 2003 Mar-Apr;54(2):175-92.)

In recent years, coconut oil has been popularly used for natural hair treatment with African hair types. Audrey Sivasothy, a writer on the Yahoo associated content network, has done research on "Black Hair Care" and notes that coconut oil is an excellent choice for a pre-treatment before the hair is shampooed, as well as an excellent sealant on dry hair. She writes: "Many black women suffer from hair porosity issues as a result of our styling choices. Coconut oil's ability to prevent protein loss and reduce hair porosity makes it a valuable oil for those who chemically relax, regularly heat straighten, or permanently color their hair." Those in the "natural hair" movement have repeatedly testified to the benefits of switching from harsh chemical treatments to pure coconut oil. Their testimonials in public places like Twitter are very numerous. Sivasothy comments:

Coconut oil is a very unique hair oil. This versatile, low molecular weight oil is able to leverage its traditional oil status to seal the hair, but complements this sealing capacity with a strong affinity for hair proteins not found in other hair oils. Coconut oil benefits black hair in two important ways. First, coconut oil's hydrophobic oil characteristics allow it to inhibit the penetration of water from the surrounding air and environment. Second, coconut oil is able to bind to the natural protein structure of the hair. This helps the hair retain its natural moisture content and reinforces the hair fiber, making it stronger. ( "The Benefits of Coconut Oil in Black Hair Care - How Coconut Oil Can Bring Out the Best in Your Hair" Audrey Sivasothy, Yahoo! Contributor Network Feb 2, 2010)

What Type of Coconut Oil Should You Buy for Your Hair?

Most people just use regular coconut oil for their hair, the same coconut oil that they would use for cooking. However, Tropical Traditions has developed a special coconut oil just for hair. Using their famous Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil which is made by hand in the Philippines, the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for hair has more protein in it, due to the presence of microscopic coconut solids.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Review

Watch this video review from one user of the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for hair.

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Tropical Traditions has formulated three different organic coconut oil hair oils using our organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil along with other high quality organic oils known to benefit hair. Along with the base of organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, we included organic jojoba oil, organic macadamia nut oil, organic rosehip oil, organic shea butter, and organic carrot seed oil in each formulation. Two of the formulations are scented with the highest quality organic essential oils available, imported from France: Rosemary and Lavender. There are no other ingredients besides these high quality organic oils: NO SILICONES, NO SULFATES, and NO ALCOHOLS.

Coconut Oil Organic Hair Oils Review

In the video review below of our organic Coconut Oil Hair Oils, a Tropical Traditions customer reviews her experience in trying out these three different Coconut Oil Hair Oils. In her video review of these high quality Coconut Oil Hair Oils, Leni covers the following topics:

  • Ingredients included in these hair oils.

  • Why is Coconut Oil good for your hair?

  • Coconut Oil is best for what types of hair?

  • How do you apply these Coconut Oil Hair Oils?

  • How have I used these oils on my hair?

  • Will these Coconut Oil Hair Oils leave your hair feeling sticky?

  • What results did I notice after using these Coconut Oil Hair Oils?

  • What do these Coconut Oil Hair Oils smell like?

  • How do I rate these Coconut Oil Hair Oils?

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