Sunday, October 28, 2007
...studies have shown that coconut oil actually penetrates the hair to help make it stronger.
Pure virgin coconut oil smells delicious and it might just put you in the mood for a tropical vacation, but one of the best things about it is that it's good for your hair. For the "science" we checked with thebeautybrains.com
...studies have shown that coconut oil actually penetrates the hair to help make it stronger. And as it turns out, olive oil also has penetrating properties. Scientists at the Textile Research (J. Cosmet.Sci 52, 169-184, 2001) tested Olive oil, Avocado oil, Meadowfoam seed oil, Sunflower oil, and Jojoba oil. Their results showed that straight chain glycerides like olive oil easily penetrate into the hair. Polyunsaturated oils , like Jojoba oil, are more open in their structure so they don`t pass through the layers of cuticles very well.
What does that mean in plain English? Olive and Avocado oils penetrate all the way into the hair shaft. Meadowfoam seed oil partially penetrates, and jojoba and sunflower oils don`t penetrate at all. They`re very superficial and don`t really provide any practical benefit. Kind of like Ryan Seacrest.