05 Apr How to Protect Your Hair from Sun Damage with Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
It’s been proven, tried and tested, coconut oil works wonders! From promoting weight loss, improving digestion, and strengthening our immune systems, down to nourishing our skin. There’s no refuting that this oil is anything but a miracle! As if that’s not enough, are you also aware that organic cold pressed coconut oil moisturizes and restores your damaged hair while adding luster and shine to it?
Prolonged use of coconut oil has been known to lead to healthy looking long hair, suggesting that it may prevent damage to the cuticle in grooming procedures involving abrasion
– Journal of Cosmetic Science
So if you are the type of person who loves taking trips to your local beach for some water activities du jour or just plain basking in the hot sun, then organic cold pressed coconut oil is your new best friend!
Yes, you heard that right! If you are someone like me who likes to sunbathe on the rocks, paddle board, surf, or just enjoys being outdoors under the sun, then you know by now that the combination of excessive sun and salt water is indeed taking a toll on your hair. Too much UV exposure leads blonde hair like mine to turn brassy, dry and frizzy. It’s about time we jump on the coconut oil bandwagon and try these two incredibly easy ways to use coconut oil in order to help and prevent hair damage before and after hitting the beach.
Ditch The Conditioner
Keep it smooth and simple!
Place two teaspoons of organic cold pressed coconut oil in a small bowl.
Fill a second, larger bowl with warm water.
Plunge the smaller bowl of coconut oil into the larger bowl containing warm water and let the coconut oil melt on its own, and voila!
Apply it on your hair just like how you would with your typical conditioner.
Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
Simply rinse off with shampoo as usual.
Coconut oil has an SPF of 4-7 and blocks only 75% of UV radiation.
Consider applying some coconut oil on your hair before heading out for some fun under the sun. Better than none, coconut oil blocks 75 percent of UV radiation which means it can defend your hair from sun damage and other negative effects of UV radiation (both UVA and UVB light) such as hair loss, dryness and split ends.
It is suggested that coconut oil keeps your hair healthy from the inside and out, from roots to tips!
Start kissing your chemical-filled leave-in and hair conditioner goodbye and go au naturale. Replacing your regular commercial hair products with organic cold pressed coconut oil will not only leave you with shiny, healthy looking hair, but can help protect your hair while under the sun. It’s worth trying – your hair will thank you for it!