Beauty

How to make virgin coconut oil for hair and skin improvement 

Coconut oil is a fatty oil that’s made from mature coconut meats  or dried coconut flakes

This natural oil can be used for cooking or as a beauty product for skin and hair treatment

Materials needed for making coconut oil are

1.  3 to 4 coconuts

2. Grater

3.  Pan

4.  Stirrer

Step by step instructions in making the coconut oil; 

  • Shed the coconut  

  •  Break the coconut kernel and remove the edible part of it
  •  Grate the coconut or blend with hot water
  •  Extract the coconut milk from the flesh by squeezing it with your hand on a sieve into a any container 
  • Little amount of hot water fan be added to make it easier to handle and  to squeeze Out all the milk
  • Re blend  the filtrate by adding little amount of hot water
  • Sieve it out again to obtain more milk 
  • Re sieve the coconut milk to sieve out any impurities
  • Pour the coconut milk into a pan that’s kept on low heat 
  • Keep stirring continuously and allow it To stay for 2 to 3 hours
  • Keep on stirring continuously till the colour of the milk changes from milk to brown
  • Once the milk becomes concentrated remove it from the fire to cool down
  • Squeeze of the heated thickened milk on a sieve to extract the oil
  • Store the oil in a bottle or in an; air thight container

  • Benefits of coconut oiL;

Coconut oil has some exciting benefits when used on the hair or skin 

Some of the benefits of coconut oil are;

A. 

It helps improve hair health 

Coconut oil helps improve hair and scalp health and makes it look like it is growing faster 

1. Recent study showed how coconut oil helps in getting rid of dandruff and some types of fungal infection

2. The high fat content in coconut oil helps calm scalp irritation

3. The fat present in coconut oil also helps in sealing hair moisture preventing dry ,brittle and breaking hair

4. Coconut oil helps prevent hair breakages and split end reducing the need to trim hair 

5. Using a small amount of coconut oil on a wet hair before making use of an hair dryer  may protect hair from water and heat damage.

B it improves skin health

1. Coconut oil helps reduce inflammation as it has been shown to have anti inflammatory properties 

2.  The anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties of coconut oil may help reduce acne 

3. Coconut oil moisturizes dry skin

4. Coconut oil has also been used in treating eczema a skin condition characterized by scaly itching rashes

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