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
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.
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
What do these Coconut Oil Hair Oils smell like?
How do I rate these Coconut Oil Hair Oils?
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided
Leni with free samples of these Coconut Oil Hair Oils to review, and she was
under no obligation to provide a positive review or to review it at all in
return for the free product.
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
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.