I sometimes use coconut oil on my hair. It makes it very shiny and healthy Most oils are great hair conditioners!
Last edited by claudine; 06-18-2015 at 08:40 AM.
"I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn
I love coconut oil. It has a great flavor. I often mix it into cooked rice while the rice is still warm to add flacor and a healthy fat to a meal of beans, rice and vegetables. I think coconut oil is one of the best oils we can use, and probably the only oil to use if it is going to be added to the food before or during the cooking process as it can tolerate the heat safely while most other healthy oils can not.
We have here what is called VCO - Virgin Coconut Oil. From the explanation I saw on TV, it is virgin in the sense that the coconut milk did not undergo heating. In other words, it is not cooked to extract the oil. It is like a cold weld where you extract oil using a cold temperature (that was not explained). Some uses of Virgin Coconut Oil is aiding in digestion. So if you think you are having indigestion, take a tablespoon of VCO. It can also be used to massage the scalp in preventing dandruff. There are so many uses to mention.
I use coconut oil as an awesome moisturizer. I used it when I was pregnant and ended up with no stretch marks, so I am convinced that it played a big role in my skin being well hydrated. It's also great as a hair mask and leaves my hair feeling thoroughly conditioned.
Coconut Oil is a very healthy because it is rich in Vitamin E. It is antiviral, a natural antibiotic and a natural hair, skin and nail softener and moisturizer. It is also good in treating wounds and is even a good antiseptic. Truly a gift of nature that is worth a try.
The many uses are certain varied. I love the idea of using something more natural, especially if it can serve multiple purposes. As @Corzhens mentioned, I've heard of virgin coconut oil being more healthy than other varieties, so that is something I will look for. I'm sure the prices and quality widely, so I'll see if there's one that fits my budget, since I'd like to take advantage of some of these benefits.