We all know that coconut oil and olive oil have lots of benefits for our hair, skin and health when they are used separately. It is surely that the combination of these oils will bring in good result. However, there are some side effects if we use it incorrectly. Please read this post to find out bad consequences of coconut oil and olive oil mix for hair.
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Advantages of this mixture for brief
Coconut oil includes lots of acids that are good for our health, especially for hair. Scientists claims that the largest amount of coconut oil is Lauric acid ((https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/olympusmicd/galleries/polarized/lauricacid1.html)) (also called as dodecanoic acid), which is anti-bacterium and anti-fungal ((https://www.aspergillus.org.uk/blog/science-magazine-special-issue-highlights-antifungal-resistance)). Moreover, this acid has ability to be dissolved in many types of liquid. Therefore, coconut oil is an ingredient of some kinds of shampoo. On the one hand, Linoleic acid ((https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4429457/)) ranks the second place in ingredients of coconut oil. This acid is a type of omega 6, which gives a hand in preventing hair dryness and hair loss. Generally, coconut oil will moisturize and nourish your hair to make it stronger, healthier.
A research shows that olive oil is rich in vitamin K, vitamin E and minerals that are good for our hair. If you are lack of vitamin K, you have to cope with hair loss and porous hair. In addition, vitamin E can prevent and slow down aging process of our hair.
When using coconut oil and olive oil mix, we can provide nutrients for your hair, strengthen it and make it shinier.
Some unexpected effects of coconut oil and olive oil mix for hair
As far as we know, there are lots of fat in coconut oil. When you directly smear coconut oil to your scalp, it can prevent your scalp from breathing. Additionally, it is hard to wash coconut oil and olive oil mix away. If they deposit in your hair, they will stimulate the sebaceous gland to secrete more sebum. Therefore, your hair will get dirty and oily quickly.
Also, the deposit can cause inflamed pores and dermatitis ((https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dermatitis-eczema/symptoms-causes/syc-20352380)). In case you have syndromes such as itch, rashes, too much dandruff, you need to make an appointment with doctor to have a check-up and suitable treatment.
Although coconut oil and olive oil mix for hair brings a lot of good results, it may cause allergic reaction to us. Some people have sensitive skin which is easy to get itches and red rashes. Therefore, if this mixture contact with their skin, it will irritate the skin and cause some allergies such as dermatitis, eczema and so on.
The only way for this type of people is staying away from this mixture or one of its ingredients (coconut oil or olive oil) that cause allergies.
If these oils are not extracted accurately, there will be glucose which is a simple carbohydrate, or sugar. If you apply this type of coconut oil to your hair and leave it in your hair too long, the sugar can be fermented. Therefore, it attracts bacteria to live there. Consequently, you can catch some diseases such as dermatitis, scalp fungus, dandruff and so on.
On the one hand, these harmful bacteria can weaken your scalp, prevent hair growth and cause hair loss, split ends and other hair problems.
How to use this mixture without harming your hair
Firstly, you should apply a proper amount of this mixture to your hair. If it is too much, your hair will look dirty and oily.
Secondly, you need to extract coconut oil correctly. Normally, people usually boil coconut milk until seeing oil in the cooking pot. However, this traditional way cannot get rid of sugar from coconut milk. The best way for coconut oil extraction is blast chilling method which is used in manufacturing. Therefore, you should choose reputable brands to buy coconut oil and olive oil.
Thirdly, you have to wash your hair clearly after using coconut oil and olive oil mix. As mentioned above, the deposit is the main reason of some bad diseases for your hair. To make it better, do not lie down or go to sleep when your hair is wet. Wet environment can make bacteria develop faster and harm your scalp. Remember to dry it thoroughly.
Coconut oil – other great benefits
- Incubate oil
Coconut oil has a great effect on ruffled hair, dry and damaged hair. Fatty acids of coconut oil help soften hair. The best way to nourish your hair with coconut oil is to take a small amount of it into your hand, rub it evenly, then smooth it up from the roots to the ends. You can use it with combs to apply more evenly. This way both works to moisturize your hands and soften your hair.
After that, wrap the towel over your hair for at least 15 minutes. The longer the better. You can keep your hair overnight and wash your hair the next morning.
- To get rid of dandruff
Dandruff and dry scalp often come together. To avoid this condition, moisturize your hair with coconut oil. Apply a layer of oil to the hair roots and massage and stimulate hair growth. Do it for a few minutes then wash your hair.
- Ruffled hair
This is one of the most popular beauty effects of coconut oil. Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the ends of your hair to help your hair shine.
- Clean the throat
Coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Gargling for 20 minutes with a teaspoon of coconut oil can help clean the bacteria in the mouth, bring out smelling breaths, whiter teeth, stronger and even gums, which can help prevent tartar formation.
- Remove eye makeup
Coconut oil works even with waterproof mascara. Apply a little coconut oil on the makeup remover, gently wipe around the eye area. Then wash your face with water.
- Make your cheeks more beautiful
Applying a little coconut oil on the make-up layer will help you have a brighter face. Alternatively, you can press the cheek by applying coconut oil directly on the lower part of the eye and on the cheekbones.
Coconut oil is an effective beauty product for people who often have dry or flaky lips. Always carry a small jar of coconut oil with you to soften your lips all day.
- Moisturizing mask
Mix 1 tablespoon honey with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Wash your face and wipe dry. Apply the balm to the face and leave for 15-20 minutes. After that, wipe it off with a warm towel.
Olive Oil – Great benefits not to be missed
Use olive oil to whiten your face effectively for 1 week
According to studies, olive oil contains a lot of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins that are good for the body, especially helping to change skin pigmentation to make skin white and smooth.
– Vitamin A: create a thin film to protect skin, anti-bacterial antibacterial and against UV rays from sunlight.
– Vitamin E: prevents aging process, supports collagen growth to increase elasticity and smooth skin.
– Some other vitamins: nourish skin from deep inside, promote blood circulation, supplement essential nutrients for the body.
Exfoliating the lips with olive oil
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon sugar granules; A few drops of water; A few drops of olive oil
Method: Mix sugar with a few drops of water. Apply the mixture evenly to the lips, then gently massage for about 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water. Then apply a bit of olive strawberry to your lips. This will help the lips regain moisture quickly.
Removal of body dead skin with olive oil
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 lemon, 3 cucumbers.
How to make: cucumber washed and then pureed all to get water. Then mix all ingredients up into a mixture.
This mixture is very good for the skin to tighten pores to help skin become brighter. Olive oil will help supplement vitamin E, a vitamin that is essential for a woman’s body to help skin firm, resist external damage.
This post provides you information about bad effects of coconut oil and olive oil mix for hair. Ivirgo Hair Factory hope that you can use this natural hair mask correctly to achieve the best result. At the same time, you can avoid side effects of this mixture. If you want to know more, please send us your question. We will try to response as soon as possible. Now, don’t forget to follow our website to learn more about hair beauty world.
I am Thomas Taw, the CEO of CITIZENSNIPS. I have experience in hair product development and chemical research, as well as sustainable resource engineering. In 2009, I co-created Sunsilk, one of the world's leading haircare brands. More recently, I was the CEO of SMOKINGPANDA LTD. I am a professional with a strong track record in delivering tangible results.