Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
For Hair Treatment 1 pint (16 FL. oz.) - glass jar Retail: $25.00 Now! - $19.95
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
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
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
Tropical Traditions has formulated three different organic
coconut oil hair oils using our organic
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
What results did I notice after using these Coconut Oil