I first looked into the benefits for hair. On the internet there are tons of ideas. Coconut oil is an awesome moisturizer for hair. I got a jar of coconut oil and tried it out for myself. I coated the ends of my hair and mid-shaft with a generous amount of product, put my hair up in a plastic cap, and let it sit for a few hours. I shampooed and conditioned my hair as usual. When I blow- dried my hair, I noticed a difference. It was easier to style and manageability was better. Plus, my hair was silkier. It can also be used to tame frizz and fly aways. Also, found out that coconut oil can reduce the risk of head lice when rubbed on to the scalp.
I further researched the benefits on coconut oil on the skin. I first used it for removing eye make-up. It did a great job. It works great on skin because many products on the market contain lots of water (which can dry out skin) and/or petroleum (which can smother skin.) In my findings, I found out that you can use it as a facial and body moisturizer, it reduces and softens wrinkles, minimizes the visibility of scars, acts as an antioxidant for repairing cell damage, helps rashes, bug-bites, and even reduces the appearance of bags and dark circles under the eyes. For years, I have suffered with eczema and in my findings I found out that coconut oil is great for that. I used it on the areas that are the worst. I rubbed a small amount on my elbows, knees, and ankles. It soothed the affected area and relieved the itch.
This is just a tidbit of information about of all the benefits of this super oil. It raises body metabolism, acts as an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial agent. A little goes a long way. It is also a healthy addition to food recipes too.