01 February 2010

Omega Divine's Picks: Coconut Oil and Shea Butter

Skin and Hair Care

These are just a few items that I find to be very useful for the hair and skin, especially during these cold winter months. Just remember that when you but these items that you should use the purest form possible, because some hair and skin products may be too harsh or lead to even worst conditions for your hair and skin.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them
a shinny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. [Organic Facts]

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is only found in the tropics of Africa. It is extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree which begins to bear fruit after about 15 years; and can take up
to 30 years to bear a quality crop of nuts with a high content of irremovable fatty acid. It is this irremovable fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unique healing properties and makes it far superior to cocoa butter and other vegetable butters... Most Shea Butter comes from West Africa. Although a more soft and smoother variety from East Africa is beginning to appear on the market. [Treasured Locks]

Uses: works for fading scars, eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretch marks, wrinkles, etc.

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