In case you weren’t already buying the stuff by the litre.
Coconut oil is the George Clooney of the beauty world. It may seem kinda daggy and lack fancy packing but damn does this stuff werk. An old school classic.
It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal and tasted great in those protein balls you made last week. There’s literally nothing this super oil can’t do. And to prove it, we’ve got a your whole beauty regime sorted. And you guessed it – you only need one ingredient. Here are 10 amazing things that coconut oil can do for your hair, face and body.
#1 Deep conditioning treatment
These chilly days have got to be wreaking havoc on your ends. Thankfully coconut oil is here to save the day. Comb a small amount of the magical oil through your ends and head off to bed (pro tip: sleep in a shower cap to avoid an oily pillow). Wake up to gorgeous luscious locks. If your hair feels too oily then gently shampoo to remove any excess coconut.
#2 Tame frizz
Don’t shell out for expensive treatments, coconut oil can also help tame those frizzy flyaways. Just swipe a dab of oil through your mane and watch that frizz disappear. Coconut oil is also great at protecting your hair from heat (but it’s probably best to buy a specific heat protectant which contains coconut oil in order to get full protection).
#3 Dandruff be gone
Another wintertime torment, dandruff is often caused by a dry scalp. Hydrate your roots and banish those white flakes with a simple coconut oil mixture. Just heat 2 or 3 tablespoons of oil over a low flame. Once the oil liquifies, massage it into your scalp (test it first to make sure it’s not too hot, no one wants a burnt scalp). Wait 30 minutes and then wash your hair as you normally would.
#4 Clean your face
There’s nothing quite so spa-like as a double cleanse. Recreate the feeling in your very own bathroom with the help of some trusty coconut oil. Simply massage the oil into your face and neck, and then remove with your favourite cleanser. If you’re still finding that last stubborn bit of mascara hard to remove then pop a little coconut oil on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your lashes.