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.)
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.
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?
For dry scalp: Rub into hair and scalp at least 30 minutes before showering, or before bed at night. Wear a shower cap or towel to protect bedding.
As a conditioner: As a deep conditioner, work through scalp and hair before washing. Leave in for 15 minutes to overnight. For a leave-in conditioner, work a small amount through wet hair before styling and drying.
Shine Serum: Rub a small amount in the palms of your hands and gently run over dry hair. Scrunch for curly hair or rake for straight hair.
Ingredients: organic jojoba, organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment, organic macadamia nut oil, organic rosehip oil, organic shea butter, and organic carrot seed oil. Rosemaryalso contains organic rosemary essential oil and Lavender contains organic lavender essential oil.
For straight organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for hair with nothing else added: