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Coconut oil has been used for hair treatment in coconut producing countries such as India and the Philippines for thousands of years. Studies in India have been done on how effective various oils are on treating damaged hair. The study compared mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil because these were the three most commonly used oils in hair treatment products used in India. The aim of this study was to cover different treatments, and the effect of these treatments on various hair types using these three oils.
The effects with use of Mineral Oils: Mineral oil is a byproduct of the distillation of crude oil to produce gasoline and other products made from petroleum. Also known as white petroleum, mineral oil has been widely used in skin-care products and in heavy machinery applications. Scented, mineral oil is popularly known as baby oil. It's also used to swab and clean ears safely and is recommended to trap insects that might enter the ear canal. Mineral oil is available in three grades and is refined according to its use. It is even used in heavy equipment to prevent parts from sticking together. With that being said Mineral oil is also not as safe as we think for our hair and scalp. Mineral oil should not be used as much on the hair and skin. Mineral oil clogs the pores and suffocates the skin, which is a breathing organ. Adding mineral oils on the follicles make it difficult for the hair to breath and obtain moisture's which is needed for the hair to create healthy strong growing hair. Your hair and skin are alive and you must treat them as such. (Information gathered by www.gethealthyhairnow.com for research purposes)
The effects with use of Coconut Oils: Coconut oil is used as a natural conditioner for hair. The molecular structure of coconut oil makes it easier to penetrate through the hair shaft and works with the natural hair proteins. Coconut oil is also used to treat conditions like dry scalp or fungal conditions like seborrhea dermatitis that cause itchy flakes.