Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil For Hair Treatment Review and Giveaway
Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment is specially made for hair application. It has a slightly higher amount of protein than our other coconut oils, due to the presence of coconut solids. This Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. This oil is NOT mass produced. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. The coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label standard is the highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.
My Take on Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment
My boyfriend has been suffering with a dry, itching, and sometimes flaky scalp since last summer. He has tried every kind of dandruff shampoo that you can buy over-the-counter and even prescription shampoo to no avail. He has also tried various home remedies with the same results. I sat the jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment on the bathroom counter and it just sat there unmoved for well over a month when finally he decided he was going to try it. He has used it 5-6 times now and has noticed a huge improvement in his condition. His scalp is not as dry and itching and the flakes are virtually gone. His hair is also very, very soft now after using this product. He has already asked me to get him another jar, which I will be sure to do as soon as possible.
The coconut oil is very easy to put into his hair. He initially just rubbed some in straight from the jar but the last couple times he has heated it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up even more, which just saves him time when applying. He leaves it on for 20-30 minutes before showering and then just washes his hair as usual. I'm going eventually try this as well as a conditioner for my hair because my boyfriend is one tough critic and if he likes this I know I am sure to as well.
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