moisturizing and protecting hair. End result: More softness, more shine and very happy hair.
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4. Coconut Oil – Use for moisturizing, conditioning, and as a heat protectant
In the most basic sense, hair care can be broken down into three steps: cleanse, moisturize/condition and seal. And usually, it’s a good thing when you can find hair care products that do more than one step at a time – like coconut oil!
Now what makes coconut oil so cool is that it possesses both conditioning and sealing capabilities.
In other words, unlike regular hair oils that simply “sit on hair” to seal in moisture, coconut oil can actually penetrate the hair shaft to condition the hair, as well as seal in moisture on the surface.
So with coconut oil, you get two for the price of one! Plus, you get the added bonus of hair that smells incredibly yummy. Win-win!
Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D. is a certified Sports Medicine Specialist, bestselling author, and the creator of women’s FitBeauty products for Healthy Hair and Fit Body. Find Dr. Phoenyx on her website, YouTube channel, and follow her TeamFitBeauty Instagram page for natural hair and healthy living inspiration.