This organic, cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil is perfect to use with our Ayurvedic powders for hair and skin treatments. It has a lovely, coconutty smell and taste and can also be used for cooking and baking.
Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid. Due to it's molecular structure, it is easily absorbed into the hair shaft and protects the hair from protein loss and the rigours of washing, drying and styling.
- Can be used as a hair and scalp treatment before washing, either on its own or mixed with one of our Ayurvedic herbs.
- Can be used in small amounts after a wash to seal in moisture and smooth down the keratin scales on the hair shaft.
- If your hair feels dry after using one of the Love My Hair dyes, a treatment of coconut oil will help to smooth and nourish your hair.
Directions: warm the oil gently in a double-boiler of small pot. It musn't be hot, you must still be able to put your finger into it. You can mix in one of the Ayurvedic powders at this point if you wish. Then apply the oily mixture to your hair and scalp. Cover with clingwrap or a showercap, then a scarf or hat. Leave it on for 1 hour, rinse with warm water and shampoo with a gentle shampoo.