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Top 12 Proven Benefits of Coconut Oil: Skin, Hair, Weight Loss

12 Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair Growth, Skin, Weight Loss

I’m sure we all remember the champis that our mothers gave us as kids and the sticky and oily feeling it left us with, eek! “Beta, this hair oil is magic! It can grow your hair faster, longer and thicker” Just the thought of long lustrous made us excited about champis. And why not, they did make our hair beautiful and long! But, what if I told you that coconut oil is not just beneficial for your hair, but can be used for various other purposes? Sounds good, right? Here is list of all the best ways you can use coconut oil in your life, not just for hair loss but for your skin, health, teeth whitening, weight loss and more.

Advantages of Using Coconut Oil on HAIR

1. Controls Hair Loss

In case you have wondered what makes coconut oil so good for your hair, here is the secret. Coconut oil contains certain fatty acids which hold the hair together and prevents it from breaking as it seeps in deep into your scalp and provides the nourishment that our hair needs. Its also great for hair growth as I said before as it makes your hair grow longer and thicker.

2. Untangles Hair: Good Hair Conditioner

The oil also serves as a suitable detangler which is the best option rather than using expensive detangling products. As it is 100% organic, you are sure to not have side effects of any kind and is very gentle on your hair apart from being nourishing.

3. Sunscreen for Hair

Now this is important. Why do we use sunscreen? To protect our skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. But have we ever thought of protecting our hair? Our hair needs just as much protection as our skin. Prolonged exposure to the sun can make our hair become dry, brittle and weak. But don’t you worry. Coconut oil is literally the solution to all your problems. Take a small amount of coconut oil and run it through your hair and you’re good to go and can tackle the summer heat and the sun.

4. One Stop Solution for Hair:

Coconut oil can be used for your hair for literally every hair woe that you have. Sunscreen, conditioner, detangler, massaging oil. You name it and coconut will do just that.

Why You Should Use Coconut Oil on your SKIN?

5. Natural Skin Moisturizer

Coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer and can even beat your store bought winter creams on those cold winter days. Apply a small amount on your palm and gently massage it onto your skin. Not only will it leave your skin feeling moisturized, but it will your hands feeling super soft. This has to be my no 1 among coconut oil benefits. It does not smell or have a bad odour neither do they cause any reactions as it is 100% natural so it can be used all over your body as well. But make sure you purchase organic extra virgin coconut oil for best results .

6. Good for Skin DIY masks

So we are all guilty of buying expensive body scrubs but what if I told you that coconut oil with a few other ingredients could make a super cheap and effective body scrub? Perfect, isn’t it? Here is how you make a cheap an effective body scrub. Mix 1/4 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of oil. That’s pretty much it. It will leave your skin feeling so soft and moisturized and gently exfoliates all the dead skin away making your skin feel like a baby’s butt.

7. Natural Makeup Remover:

As mentioned in an earlier post on makeup tips, coconut oil works as a great make up remover. Think of the amount of money you could save. Its pretty self explanatory. Take some coconut oil on a dry wipe or cotton and massage it all over your face and watch how your make up comes off like magic. Even the waterproof mascaras don’t stand a chance in front of coconut oil. Wash off your face with some cold water and your face wash and you are done. This technique is so underrated and so effective.

8. Multiple Benefits:

Ladies, please remember that coconut oil is your best friend during the winters. It serves so many functions! Use it to moisturize your face, hands, legs, hair, whatever! It will leave your skin feeling so hydrated and soft.

9. Helps with Acne:

Having acne problems? We all do, don’t we? In case your acne gets really nasty and inflamed, apply some oil at night and wash it off the next day. Not only will it kill germs or bacteria present, but it will also calm your inflamed pimple. Another great benefit of coconut oil for skin.

Does Coconut Oil Help in Losing Weight?

10. Weight Loss without Side Effects:

Although this is not the most suitable method to lose weight, but it is worth a shot because it’s all natural so there is definitely no side effect one could possibly have. Have a tablespoon of melted coconut oil about 30 minutes before your meal. Basically what it does is that it makes you lose your appetite and hence you will tend to eat less as compared to your regular portions. But be careful of the oil you use, make sure it is extra virgin and organic. 

OIL PULLING Method with Coconut Oil

11. Used as a Teeth Whitener:

Don’t be alarmed. Oil Pulling is a very old method of whitening your teeth. This practice of Oil Pulling is called “Gundusha” and works your entire mouth in just one round. In this technique, you gargle a few tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes. This method not only focuses on whitening your teeth, but also massages your gums and kills all the germs and loosen particles that may be stuck in your tooth.

It is like a mini detoxifying massage for your mouth.  It is an age old tradition which has become popular lately. This trick is definitely worth a shot if you are up for saving up a few bucks.

LONGER LASHES with Coconut Oil

12. Helps in Hair Lashes Growth:

Don’t we absolutely envy those who have been blessed with naturally long lashes? Life is unfair, isn’t it? But don’t worry, here’s how you can get them natural long lashes…eventually. Once you finish a bottle a mascara, don’t throw it away! Wash and clean the remnants thoroughly and fill the bottle with some extra virgin coconut oil.

Apply 3 coats on your eyelashes before you go to bed and be sure to see results in a week. Don’t worry about it get into your eyes, they are natural so nothing will happen, don’t worry. Another great use of coconut for hair.

3 Best Coconut Oils Available in India

Ladies, don’t worry. We’ve done our research so you don’t have to. Here are the top 3 best organic and natural coconut oils available in the Indian market.

1. The Body Shop Rainforest Coconut Hair Oil

Although they are on the pricier side, if you’re very particular about what you are using, go ahead and buy this. It comes Rs. 695 for a 200 ml bottle(as shown on Amazon India).

2.  Auravedic Virgin Coconut Oil

This oil is pure virgin oil and completely to use on your body. It is very moisturizing and helps your skin feel smoother. It costs Rs. 135 for 100 ml (as shown on Amazon India).

3. Prakrta Tender Skin Baby Oil

Yes it is baby oil, but what better than this? It will literally give you skin as soft as a baby’s and is 100% natural enriched with Vitamin E and avocado. It costs Rs. 380 for a 100ml extract(as shown on Amazon India).

Ladies, now that you have it all figured out, go try them ASAP! Tell us how it goes, we’re waiting. Drop your comments down below and until then, stay tuned to VNA for more beauty and fashion updates. Cheers!

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  • Lovely compilation! I never knew that it could act like a sunscreen for the hair!!! In my daily routine, I love using it as a makeup remover :) Works perfectly to remove waterproof makeup <3

  • I use it to massage the dry skin on my arms and it feels really smooth. We also add cooking coconut oil in some dishes. Great article.

  • What a list... Never knew coconut oil had these many benefits! I'm going to be using it for my hair and whitening my teeth.

    Thanks Ria for this insightful article.

  • Hi Ria,
    I learned new things from you. It helped me a lot and I hope that it will also help others. Thank you for sharing this informative article. I appreciate your efforts.
    Have a good day ahead.

  • Finally came to know very informative details about coconut oil. thank you


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