Using Coconut Oil for Hair
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Organiccoconut oil is best of use on skin and hair as it reduces the absorption of toxins and pesticides through skin and scalp. Non-GMO (genetically modified) is best too. You want product from real coconut trees engineered by nothing but Mother Earth.
Extra-Virgin or Unrefined: Refined coconut oil is often preferable for cooking because it can withstand a higher cooking temperature before reaching its smoke point. But for the purposes of hair care, unrefined is preferable. Unrefined coconut oil is typically labeled as extra-virgin. Each brand may have its own definition of extra-virgin but it generally means that the coconut oil is made from the first pressing of fresh, raw coconut without overheating or the addition of any chemicals.
Cold-pressed is a mechanical method of extracting coconut oil that refrains from using any outside heat source. The high pressure needed to press out the oil generates some heat naturally, but the temperature is controlled so that temperatures do not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold-pressed coconut oil leaves the chemical makeup intact, retaining more antioxidants and a stronger flavor and aroma.
Non-hydrogenated: hydrogenation is the process of adding hydrogen to fatty substance to make it solid. This is also generally done to allow the coconut oil to withstand a higher cooking temperature. But the hydrogenation process transforms the few unsaturated fats in coconut oil into synthetic trans fats. These should be avoided whether you are ingesting the coconut oil or just applying it to your skin or hair.