Well+Good Has 14 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil
Posted on September 12 2015
14 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil
We cracked open the truth on the nut's beauty benefits, by tapping cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson, Look Great, Live Green author and Sumbody founder Deborah Burnes, and Rose-Marie Swift, the formulator-founder of RMS Beauty.
Here's what they make of 14 head-to-toe beauty uses for coconut oil.
#1 - Intensive Hair Conditioner
All our experts agreed that coconut oil can work wonders for dry, damaged, can't-get-the-tangle-out hair. “Its fatty acids soften hair,” says cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. How to apply it? Author-beauty formulator Burnes suggests rubbing a small amount of coconut oil between your hands—“so you’re moisturizing them at the same time!”—then applying it to your hair from roots to ends one section at a time. (Note: Thin hair types may not want to apply it to the roots.) Rinse it off in the shower for better-behaving locks.
Read the other 13 coconut oil beauty tips from well+GOOD here.