We already know that coconut oil has multiple uses and many benefits, both cosmetically and nutritionally speaking. But if there is something for which we and surely all beauty lover loves coconut oil, it’s for how well it works to care for hair.
In recent years, coconut oil for hair has become a essential for many when it comes to keep hair cared forand if not, tell them to gigi hadid that is capable of holding up to three days with the oil on. But also, this oil can be easily found in any supermarket and is a very economical option, like olive oil. Coconut oil organic vitad’or which is sold in Lidl and has a very good price, 2.99 euro.
It is certainly not the first time (nor the last) that we recommend coconut oil for hair, either as a mask for deep nutrition or as finishing product to avoid frizz and have a nice shine. But this time, it was the pharmacist Ana Santamarinawho explains from her Instagram account how she specifically uses this Lidl oil.
The pharmacist recommends apply coconut oil to the ends before washing your hairbecause as she comments: “It has unique characteristics, in addition to repelling water like other vegetable oil would, it contains lauric acid that has an affinity for hair, and can also penetrate it”. With this simple gesture, prevents the shampoo from removing too much oil in the wash and so the hair continues to maintain its nutrition. And at the same time, the cuticles will be more sealed, which means that the hair will also look shinier.
In addition, Santamarina also notes that the lauric acid: “It can prevent the loss of hair proteins. It has a great affinity with its keratin”. “Lauric acid could penetrate the hair due to its small molecule size and its linear structure of the fatty acid chain”. And this specifically is something that interests us a lot, since we are talking about coconut oil, not only going to form a protective and beautifying surface film, but also it will nourish the hair from within.
Photo | @karliekloss
Video | @santamarina
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