27 Sep '14, 3pm

Is it okay to melt coconut oil in a microwave oven? Lindsay Girl asks…I have used extra vi #fashion #runway

Lindsay Girl asks… I have used extra virgin coconut oil in my hair as a deep conditioning treatment once a week for several years now. I melt the oil in the microwave. This morning I was reading in an article on the naturallycurly.com website that the author of the article “heard” that you shouldn’t warm coconut oil in the microwave because that will “alter the bonds” in the oil. What say the Brains? Can I safely put the coconut oil in the microwave to melt it? Or is there a better way? The Beauty Brains respond: When LG raised this question in our Forum we said “no problem.” But after further consideration we realized that there is some risk involved with heating coconut oil in a microwave oven. The danger of microwaving coconut oil Coconut oil penetrates hair because of its size and the configuration of its carbon chain. Unless you’re heating it above the point where it ...

Full article: http://thebeautybrains.com/2014/09/27/is-it-okay-to-melt-...

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