Most people love a little cocoa in one form or another: Cocoa Butter, chocolate, Cocoa Oil, not to mention that cup of hot cocoa in the fridge below zero temperatures. No doubt it will show up in cakes and desserts this holiday, so why not in your hair regimen? If you check several commercial hair products you will recognize that cocoa is one of the ingredients.
It seems manufacturers are wising up and finding ways to use it that can promote healthy hair. So why not try it for yourself? Let’s see if I can convince you with 10 ways you can add coco butter to your regimen:
It Repairs: owing to the high proportion of saturated fats derived from stearic and palmitic acids as well as minerals and vitamins inclusive of Vitamin E, concentrations of protein, potassium, calcium, magnesium and copper, Cocoa Butter has healing properties that can repair damaged hair.
Moisturizing Conditioner: we already know Cocoa Butter is good for your skin because it is high in vitamin E which fights wrinkles and dull striations, but did you know that it is also a great moisturizer for the hair? Now before you go grab some Cocoa Butter Lotion and slather it on to your hair, I am referring to 100% edible Cocoa Butter, or Extra Virgin Cocoa Butter.
As it turns out, Cocoa Butter can be used to bake, to make chocolate, to moisutrize the skin and to moisturize the hair. Edible coconut can blended with a cheap conditioner to boost moisturizing benefits. This means you can get softer more manageable hair by using cocoa butter.
Deep Conditioner: you may also benefit from it as a deep conditioning treatment by blending it with Shea Butter or the oil of your choice to make a great deep conditioner. Why not whip up some Cocoa Butter with some honey or Aloe Vera Juice to lock that moisture into your strands. The possibilities for experimentation are endless.