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Magic of Ayurveda #3 Virgin coconut oil: Super ingredient to super frizz fixer

Cocosoul

4 January, 2021

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Frizzy hair looks great on some, but we can all agree it’s a challenge to maintain it. If ‘taming of the frizz’ is what takes up most of your time instead of deciding what to wear, you need some serious help with frizz control. You cannot rely completely on heat-styling methods as you know what constant exposure heat does to your hair. Instead of swapping one nightmare for another, let’s try to find a more permanent solution to hair frizz. 

And a long-lasting solution to this: virgin coconut oil, which gently softens dry hair and makes it super-smooth and silky, aka the perfect frizz-fixer. Come, let us tell you how.

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What is virgin coconut oil?

Virgin coconut oil is the purer, unprocessed form of normal coconut oil. It is made with fresh coconut fruit that is grated and dried at a low temperature to maintain its purity and moisture levels. It is then cold-pressed once without any chemicals or preservatives.The resulting extraction from this single-press process is called virgin coconut oil.

Often confused with extra virgin coconut oil and cold-pressed coconut oil, virgin coconut oil does not undergo chemical processes such as bleaching, refining, or deodorising. The best way to identify virgin coconut oil is through its aroma, which smells like pure coconut. If your oil does not have the aroma of a fresh coconut, it is probably not virgin coconut oil.

Why does hair become frizzy?

Yes, Monica (from F.R.I.E.N.D.S!) was partially right. It’s generally the humidity. When the air is humid, your hair seeks moisture from it, swelling and getting frizzy in the process. However, it can also get frizzy due to other factors like hot showers, harsh shampoos, and excess usage of styling tools and treatments that strip off the natural oil and moisture from the scalp.

How can virgin coconut oil tame your frizz?

Virgin coconut oil moisturises the hair strands and gives it the nourishment it lacks, making it one of the best treatments for frizzy hair. It locks the moisture in your hair and protects the strands from swelling or drying. When applied regularly, this organic coconut oil can also help retain the protein content in the hair strands, thereby reducing dryness and frizz.

Coating your frizzy hair strands with virgin coconut oil seems an obvious solution, but there are many other ways through which you can use coconut oil in your haircare routine for a long lasting solution by eliminating the root cause - dry hair. Your hair majorly gets frizzy due to dryness and so treating your dry hair could cure frizz significantly. But how does one accomplish that?

Ways to harness virgin coconut oil for dry hair

One of the major benefits of virgin coconut oil for dry hair is that it nourishes the scalp to smoothen the root and hair shafts. A nourished scalp is safe from dryness, and consequently the frizz too. The following are the ways through which you can harness virgin coconut oil for your dry hair and prevent frizz.

1. Hot virgin coconut oil massage

A hot oil massage with virgin coconut oil is one of the easiest frizzy hair remedies. For a soothing experience, warm a cup of this oil and gently massage it into your scalp using your fingertips. If your hair is too dry or frizzy, coat the shafts with coconut oil and let it rest. Though the amount of oil depends on your hair length, do not use a lot of it or apply a second coat as coconut oil is heavy and can weigh your hair down. Use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the oil evenly in your hair strands. Wash off with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

2. Coconut-infused haircare products

Because virgin coconut hair oil is purer, it can be expensive and difficult to procure. Moreover, there is always the chance of adulteration. Hence, it is always better to use haircare products infused with virgin coconut oil. With Coco Soul, you get this exotic and luxurious ingredient in bottles and tubes. With the belief that Mother Nature has the solution to all skin and hair issues, Coco Soul aims to bring the goodness of nature within your reach. Its products are enriched with virgin coconut oil and magical Ayurvedic ingredients to help you get that lustrous hair you have always dreamed about.

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3. Coco Soul Hair & Scalp Cleanser

This potent hair formula is created with pure virgin coconut oil and the goodness of exotic herbs like kikirindiya and godapara. This natural hair cleanser gently washes away the dirt from your hair, while also unclogging the hair follicles to strengthen the roots and give you bouncy, soft, and manageable hair. It is enriched with:

  • Virgin coconut oil: It moisturises the scalp and makes the hair shafts smoother and hydrated, while also promoting cellular repair.
  • Kikirindiya: It boosts blood circulation in the scalp, treats dandruff, and promotes hair growth.
  • Godapara: It soothes itchy and flaky scalps and helps the hair grow naturally.
  • Hibiscus: This magic ingredient is an ancient remedy for hair fall. It strengthens the roots and promotes hair growth.
  • Lunuwila: This is an effective countermeasure against premature greying and split ends.

Check out our blog on the benefits of hibiscus for hair to learn more about this power ingredient.

Conclusion

Overexposure to the sun, pollution, and dust can leave your hair dry, brittle, and frizzy. While you can always experiment with different hairstyles to keep your frizz at bay, or at least under control, using virgin coconut oil can help you tame it more effectively.

So add virgin coconut oil to your haircare routine for frizzy hair today and explore more such products from the house of Coco Soul here. If you wish to learn more about other natural ingredients then head over to our blog on the best natural ingredients for hair.

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