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5 Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil You Never Knew

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    • Coconut oil cuts protein loss in hair.
    • Coconut oil protects hair from moisture loss and solves scalp problems.
    • Add grains with Coconut oil to prepare a moisturizing exfoliator.
    • Coconut oil gives your skin 20% UV ray protection.
    • Coconut oil nourishes your skin.


Coconut oil makes for a great solution for skin and hair care and it is easily attainable. It has been used for a wide array of skin, hair, health and wellness. Here’s why you should apply Coconut Oil every day.

Reduces Protein Loss

Hair is mainly composed of a protein named Keratin. Protein loss in hair leads to weak and unhealthy hair. As per findings, Coconut oil is the only oil that can reduce protein loss, thus caring damaged or undamaged hair.

Treats Scalp

Coconut oil is immensely beneficial for treating a dry, itchy scalp. Coconut oil fends off dandruff and fights fungal infections within the scalp – all the while moisturizing the skin. Coconut oil, rich in antibacterial properties and nutrients is responsible for protecting hair and scalp from Bacteria and Viral infections.

Moisturizes & Exfoliates

You may add sugar or salt (grains) to Coconut oil and prepare a great exfoliator for your skin. Coconut oil greatly improves skin hydration, providing you with 24 hour hydration after use. Also, Vitamin E found in Coconut oil is great for skin moisture.

Protects Against UV Rays

Applying a thin layer of Coconut oil on your skin gives you around a 20% protection from Ultraviolet rays. An interesting fact about the first ever commercial sunscreens and suntan lotion is that they contained Coconut oil.

Nourishes Skin

Coconut oil is great for all kinds of skin – dry, rough and wrinkled. Medium Chain Fatty Acids found in Coconut oil are easily absorbed within the skin, preventing stretch marks. Coconut oil nourishes your skin, leaving your skin feeling healthy and beautiful.

Now that you know the uses of coconut oil, also check out the benefits of coconut oil to relieve pain. It is because of all these uses and benefits that coconut is called a superfood. Our articles related to coconut are specially curated for you, do give them a read in our coco science blog section.