Five Things We Love About Coconut Oil


1. Coconut oil can tame frizz.

True! This trick definitely works, says hair stylist and New York City salon owner Nunzio Saviano. Rub coconut oil in your palms to warm it up, and then simply massage it into strands. Wash it out a few hours later.

"The molecules in coconut oil are small enough so it penetrates the hair shaft," he explained. "It locks the moisture in. That's what keeps the hair nice and healthy looking. When your hair is dehydrated, that's when you get flyaways and it gets really frizzy."


2. Coconut oil can replace your moisturizer.

Coconut oil is very moisturizing and safe to use even on the face—for all skin types, Day said.

"Even if you have oily skin, if you put on a thin layer it could help control the oil," she added.

3. Coconut oil can help heal wounds.

Believe it or not, this is true. Day said it's the coconut oil's antibacterial properties that help cuts and scrapes heal faster.

4. You can use coconut oil as makeup remover.

Yes, coconut oil can even help remove stubborn eye makeup — but most oils can do this, Day points out. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes.

5. You can use coconut oil as natural deodorant.

Sure, if you don't mind smelling like coconut! "It kills off bacteria and yeast, and that's what causes odor," Day said.

But Day points out that while coconut oil might be OK as a deodorant, it definitely doesn't work as an antiperspirant.




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