Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Oil

Posted on 18 July 2018

Lavami is known for using the best ingredients for our natural products and using coconut oil is essential in our hair care line, like our shampoo bars and hair serum.

Coconut oil has many great attributes for the entire body, and can be used for many different things. Whether you are digesting or applying it, its an all around great ingredient, but let us tell you why you need it in your hair care routine.

Coconut oil increases hair health by adding shine and stopping breakage, and is one of the only oils that actually penetrates the hair shaft. This is important because when oil penetrates inside the strand, the hair proteins become more hydrophobic (water-repelling), which is the natural normal state of healthy hair. When too much water gets inside the strand it swells and forces the cuticle up, which leaves it in a position to be easily broken and causes it to be more porous. The It is a delicate balance between being hydrated and water-repelling, and coconut oil helps maintain that healthy balance by reducing the porosity and allowing less water into the cortex, providing the necessary slip between the strands, adding shine and increasing the strength of your hair.

Do you need anymore convincing?

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