Cocoa butter is a solid, yellowish-white mass with a characteristic pleasant aroma and taste. It is usually obtained by the method of hot pressing the grated beans of a chocolate tree. This product is widely used, and not only in the food industry. In particular, it is known that many women use cocoa butter in caring for hair. Let's consider, thanks to what properties cocoa butter finds application for hair, and how it is recommended to use it for this purpose.
Use of Cocoa Butter for Hair
The oil in question is rich in valuable substances, among which: unsaturated and saturated fatty acids (oleic, lauric, linoleic, etc.), vitamins (A, E, C, B), minerals (magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, etc. .), caffeine, tannins. Due to this, when exposed to the hair and scalp, cocoa butter exhibits the following properties:
This product helps to strengthen hair follicles and saturate them with nutrients, moisturize and replenish the hair along the entire length. It helps to restore the structure of the hair after chemical, thermal or mechanical damage, gives shine, silky, makes the hair docile and perfectly palatable . The product is able to protect the hair from aggressive influences due to the creation on their surface of a kind of film.
Especially useful is cocoa butter for dry, brittle and weakened hair. Carefully apply it only to those who have greasy hair (it is recommended to apply only on the tips).
Recipes masks with cocoa butter for hair
Cocoa butter, previously softened at a temperature of not more than 40 ° C, can be used simply by applying to the roots of hair, tips or the entire length of one to two hours before washing the head . But it is more effective to use it as part of multicomponent masks. Here are a couple of good recipes.
Recipe # 1
- cocoa butter - 1 table. a spoon;
- kefir - 1 table. a spoon;
- yolk - 1 piece;
- Burdock oil - 1 table. a spoon.
Preparation and use
Combine the components and apply to the hair under the cap for 1.5 - 2 hours. After this, rinse with water and shampoo.
Recipe No. 2
- cocoa butter - 2 table. spoons;
- colorless henna - 2 table. spoons;
- rose oil - 2 drops;
Preparation and use
Henna dilute with warm water to a mushy condition, add melted cocoa butter and rose oil. To put on hair, to warm, wash off after two hours.