Coconut may be overhyped as a multipurpose wonder and cure-all, but there are a few things it does very well. One of them, according to a cosmetic chemist, is condition your hair just as well as — maybe better than — “deep conditioning” treatments.
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The purpose of a conditioner, cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller tells the Verge, is to smooth down the overlapping layers of protein on each hair. Deep conditioning treatments are just a thicker version of a conditioner that comes with instructions to leave it on hair for a longer time, say 30 minutes.
But he notes that coconut oil is one of the few things with the right size and chemical properties to smooth down the cuticle, and repel water so that it can’t get ruffled up again. Check out the link below for more beauty secrets that hair product companies tend to gloss over.
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