Here is a really quick and easy Easy DIY Coconut Oil Lip Stain with Beetroot.
One of the major components of coconut oil, lauric acid, is a fatty acid that binds hair proteins thus helping protect roots and preventing hair breakage. A study conducted in 2003 revealed that coconut oil could reduce or prevent hair protein loss more effectively than mineral and sunflower oils, which are the most common oils used in hair care products.
For years, coconut oil has had a bad name, lumped in with unhealthy saturated fats. People steered away from it and other high fat foods. The problem with throwing coconut oil in the same category as butter, margarine, and shortening is this oil is far healthier than it appears. The saturated fats in coconut oil come from medium chain triglycerides. These shorter fat chains are easily put to use by the body and are not simply stored away as fat.
And while there is a role for topical skin products, the best uses for coconut oil are the beauty treatments you take into your body via your diet. Healthy foods give your body what it needs to build beautiful skin, hair and nails. The only effective way to get those saturated fats into your system in a way that will greatly improve skin tone and reduce dryness? Eat them.
Our friends Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars and Michaela Blaney did a feature of Kapuluan on their Lifestyle Blog Amore&Vita about their top 10 coconut oil uses.