Cocoa butter is a solid yellowish-white mass with a characteristic pleasant aroma and taste. It is usually obtained by hot pressing grated chocolate tree beans. This product is widely used, and not only in the food industry. In particular, it is known that many women use cocoa butter to care for their hair. Consider the properties due to which cocoa butter is used for hair, and how it is recommended to use it for this purpose.
Cocoa Butter Hair Benefits
The oil under consideration is rich in the most valuable substances, among which one should highlight: unsaturated and saturated fatty acids (oleic, lauric, linoleic, etc.), vitamins (A, E, C, B), mineral substances (magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, etc. .), caffeine, tannins. Due to this, when exposed to hair and scalp cocoa butter exhibits the following properties:
This tool helps to strengthen the hair follicles and saturate them with nutrients, moisturizing and replenishing the hair along its entire length. It helps to restore the structure of hair after chemical, thermal or mechanical damage, gives shine, silkiness, makes hair docile and perfectly amenable styling. The tool is able to protect hair from aggressive effects due to the creation on their surface of a kind of film.
Especially useful cocoa butter for dry, brittle and weak hair. Caution should be applied only to those who have oily hair (it is recommended to apply only on the tips).
Cocoa Butter Mask Recipes
Cocoa butter, previously softened at a temperature not higher than 40 ° C, can be used just by applying to the roots of the hair, the tips or along the entire length one to two hours before head washing. But it is more effective to use it as part of multi-component masks. We give a couple of good recipes.
Recipe No. 1
- cocoa butter – 1 table. spoon;
- kefir – 1 table. spoon;
- yolk – 1 pcs .;
- burdock oil – 1 table. spoon.
Preparation and use
The combined components are mixed and applied to the hair under the cap on 1,5 – 2 hours. After that, rinse with shampoo water.
Recipe No. 2
- cocoa butter – 2 table. spoons;
- colorless henna – 2 table. spoons;
- essential rose oil – 2 drops;
Preparation and use
Dissolve the henna with warm water to a kaschip-like state, add melted cocoa butter and rose oil. Apply to hair, warm, wash off after two hours.