Coconut Oil (if applied before washing hair) serves as a protectant to hair to prevent hair damage or protein loss, during the detangling process.
When Coconut oil is applied to hair BEFORE water is introduced to hair, there is less swelling of the hair fiber and hence a remarkable reduction in cuticle lifting and protein loss.
Coconut Oil also serves as a very conditioning oil when applied to dry hair due to its ability to penetrate the hair shaft.
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