6 Type of Coconut oil & it’s Benefits for Skin & Hair

Coconut oil is a very common oil that is used in almost every household. In many parts of the country and the world, it is also used for cooking medium. Coconut oil has been used for centuries on skin and hair. It is full of qualities, due to which it is also used in many cosmetic products and haircare products.

If used properly, you can get beautiful problem-free skin and long thick hair. But before choosing coconut oil according to your needs and before using it on your skin or hair, you should know some important things related to it, which we are sharing with you here.

Properties of Coconut Oil

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-microbial
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Hydrating
  • Rich in good fatty acids

Types of Coconut oil

Organic Coconut Oil

This type of coconut oil is extracted only from the coconuts grown by a completely natural process. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used to grow them.

Non-Organic Coconut Oil

As its name suggests, coconut grown in large quantities is used in the production of such coconut oil. It is common to use chemicals and pesticides to grow such large quantities of coconut. However, due to the hard surface of the coconut, it does not make much difference in its interiors.

Refined Coconut Oil

Much heavy processing is used to prepare refined coconut oil. Many types of additives and preservatives are used in this. Also, the bleaching process is also used to give it a good and clear colour. Refined coconut oil is usually extracted from old and dried coconuts.

Unrefined Coconut Oil

Unrefined coconut oil is also known as virgin coconut oil as it is completely pure coconut oil without adulteration. Such coconut oil is extracted within 2-3 days of breaking the coconut from the tree. This type of oil is best for applying on hair and skin.

Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

Cold pressing is a technique of extracting oil to obtain pure cold pressed oils in which no heat is used while extracting coconut oil or milk, due to which its quality and quality are absolutely top quality. This process produces very small amounts of oil and this process is also very expensive, due to which the oil extracted in a cold-pressed manner is also very expensive.

Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil

This is also a technique of extracting oil that is absolutely vomiting from cold-pressing. This type of technique is commonly used in the mass production of oil with high pressure and heat, which causes it to lose a lot of nutrients and properties.

Benefits of using Coconut Oil

  • Its anti-microbial properties protect the skin from many types of bacteria and infections.
  • Its anti-inflammatory properties help in injury and wound healing.
  • The lauric acid present in coconut oil also helps in fighting acne.
  • Its moisturizing properties reduce the dryness of the skin by maintaining its moisture.
  • The anti-bacterial properties of coconut oil also help in fighting bad breath.

How to use Coconut Oil for Skin

Natural Makeup Remover

Coconut oil is a great natural remover that can easily clean all types of waterproof and transfer-proof makeup. The advantage of removing make-up with coconut oil is that your skin becomes moisturized as it cleanses. Clean your makeup by taking a few drops of rose water and coconut oil on a cotton ball or cotton pad. This will give you better results than any expensive makeup remover.

Hydrating Moisturizer

Massaging with coconut oil on a lightly wet body after bathing can keep the skin moisturized and hydrated for a long time. Applying it immediately after bathing makes it better absorb and the skin does not feel too sticky.

Shaving Cream

If you often have cuts and razor burns on your skin while shaving body hair, then there is nothing better than coconut oil for you. Apply a nice and thick layer of coconut oil to the skin before shaving. This will not only give you a close and clean shave but will also reduce the scope of cutting.

How to use Coconut Oil for Hair?

Deep Conditioner

Massaging with coconut oil 1 hour before hair washing is a very good way to deep condition hair. One hour before shampooing, make coconut oil lightly lukewarm and with light hands massage it into the scalp and hair roots. After shampooing the hair will feel very soft and shiny.

Lice Treatment

This is a problem that can happen to anyone and can cause embarrassment to you on many occasions because it is not easy to get rid of it. But it is very easy to get rid of lice with the help of coconut oil. First, wash the hair with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. After that apply coconut oil on the lightly wet hair. Leave overnight and shampoo in the morning. Your problem will go away in a few days.

Hydrating Mask

If your hair is dry and frizzy then your hair needs moisture and nutrition in which coconut oil can prove to be extremely helpful. Blend coconut oil and fresh aloe vera gel and prepare a mixture. Apply it well on hair roots, tips and scalp. Leave it for half an hour and then shampoo and condition as usual. Use it 1 time a week and feel the difference in a few days.

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Kushagra Bhatnagar

Kushagra Bhatnagar is a Yoga Lover, Writer, Traveler and blogger having deep knowledge about yoga asanas. and meditation techniques. You can find him practising Yoga at Rishikesh YTTC or hiking somewhere in the Himalayas.