Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment {Review & Giveaway}



Tropical Traditions is a company that produces Virgin Coconut Oil that is completely and freshly extracted from coconuts without chemicals, heating, or any further refining. Coconut oil is amazing to cook with, amongst multiple other uses, and has been found to be high in antioxidants.

A little about Tropical Traditions founders from their site:

Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is currently the CEO of Tropical Traditions, Inc.

Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND (Certified Nutritionist/Dietitian in the Philippines) earned her bachelor of science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietitian and nutritional counselor in the Philippines. 

In 1998 Brian  and Marianita returned to the Philippines with their three children and renovated Marianita's old family farmhouse. By this time the coconut industry was severely depressed due to the negative U.S. campaigns against tropical oils in the 1980s and 1990s. Coconut farmers could no longer support their families on the income generated from harvesting coconuts.

Coconut oil has been used for hair treatment in coconut producing countries such as India and the Philippines for thousands of years. Studies in India have been done on how effective various oils are on treating damaged hair. The study compared mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil because these were the three most commonly used oils in hair treatment products used in India.

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. 

The findings clearly indicate the strong impact that coconut oil application has to hair as compared to application of both sunflower and mineral oils. Among three oils, coconut oil was the only oil found to reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair when used as a pre-wash and post-wash grooming product. Both sunflower and mineral oils do not help at all in reducing the protein loss from hair. This difference in results could arise from the composition of each of these oils. Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft.(1)

ace and friends thoughts

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment smells amazing. This product can be used to alleviate dry scalp issues as well as a hair conditioner. When using it for dry scalp, all you need to do is rub it into your hair and scalp 30 minutes prior to showering or before bed at night (make sure to wear something on your head or place a towel on your pillow to protect your bedding). If you prefer to use it as a hair conditioner as I did, all you need to do is rub it into the ends of your hair after washing while your hair is still wet or it can also be applied as a pre-wash before showering. It left my hair feeling super soft and gave my hair some added shine. My hair looked and felt super healthy! Finally, it's perfect for ALL hair types! My kind of product.


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Purchase your own Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment on their site HERE.

Current Special: Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment is currently on sale for $19.95 (Reg. $25)


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(1) (Rele AS, Mohile RB. "Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage." Journal Cosmetology Science 2003 Mar-Apr;54(2):175-92.) 
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