Okay so by now you must have heard about the coconut oil beauty craze right? No? Well then where the hell have you been!? Either way don’t worry because luckily for you we’re pretty clued up on the benefits of coconut oil and have worked out all the key bits of information you need to know. So listen close.
Over the past year world coconut sails have gone up over 400%. That means four times the amount of coconuts are currently being bought that a year ago. Pretty crazy huh? This striking increase is all down to beauty and health conscious people across the world hearing of the benefits of coconut oil and jumping on board the beauty bandwagon, but after you’ve heard what we’ve got to say you’ll be clambouring over yourself on the way to the supermarket to pick up some coconut oil too.
There are HUNDREDS of beauty benefits of coconuts but we’ve gone straight in for the top five coconut oil benefits so you can get right to the good stuff. No messing about here. So here you go, enjoy:
Keeping your hair in good condition allows it to best reflect light and make it look lovely and glossy. Few treatments out there are able to nurture hair as well as coconut oil, so if its glossy, healthy looking hair that you’re after, you’re gonna want to get your hands on some coconut oil ASAP. Melt a little coconut oil in the shower and then run through your hair, roots to tips. Then leave for a few minutes and rinse out like any conditioner.
Coconut oil really is the best body moisturiser we have ever found. For one, it smells amazing – I Mean imagine stepping out of a hot steaming shower and then having your senses kissed by soft tropical scenes of the beach – pretty nice right. But on top of this, coconut oil cares for your skin in a way synthetic moisturisers can’t. Apply a little after you step out of the shower.
Whether it’s that pesky wind or maybe you’ve been wearing too much matte lipstick recently, it feels like it doesn’t take much for our lips to dry out and start cracking. That was until now. Chapped lips don’t stand a chance with coconut oil. Just smear a little onto your lips with your fingers to keep your pout puckered. Mwah.
Under The Eye
We know the bags under your eyes are Chanel but that doesn’t mean that you want to parade them around every day right. The skin under your eyes in thin and delicate which can make it prone to fine lines, wrinkles that those dreaded dark circles. If that wasn’t bad enough all the under eye creams out there are super expensive. BOO! Instead, try a little coconut oil, warmed between the fingers and applied before sleep to keep the skin soft and youthful.
This last one is for all you frizz fighters out there. Rub a pea sized amount of coconut oil between your fingers to warm it up and then apply to the bottom couple of inches of your hair for lasting protection against messy frizz. It works like a serum to align your hairs and makes your hair a lot more manageable for styling.
So there you have it. Coconut oil is pretty amazing right? And you don’t even need to be on a tropical island to get some for yourself (although wouldn’t that be nice huh?), coconut oil is widely available across Australia so you can pick up a jar in your local supermarket for sure. So, what are you waiting for? Go nuts!