28 Apr '14, 12pm

"How much coconut oil does hair absorb?"

Here’s more good news for lovers of natural hair care products. Coconut oil penetrates hair We’ve blogged before about how coconut oil is one of the few natural oils that has been proven to penetrate deep inside the hair where it can strengthen from within. The problem has been there has been no way to quantify how much oil actually gets inside the hair. A 2012 research paper documents a new method involving radioactively labeled coconut oil that can now measure how much oil actually gets inside hair. This new method used a scintillation fluid to radioactively tag the coconut oil. (BTW, Sarah Bellum thought the phrase “scintillation fluid” sounded dirty.) The researchers were then able to track how much of the oil actually penetrated into the hair versus how much stayed on the surface. The research (although small-scale and preliminary) shows that hair can absorb around 15...

Full article: http://thebeautybrains.com/2014/04/28/coconut-oil-in-hair/

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