No more bad hair days: Cocoa butter to prevent hair loss

No more bad hair days: Cocoa butter to prevent hair loss

Hair. Bad hair. Very bad hair. How many of us can tolerate bad hair? Our hair is such an important part of ourselves that we cannot imagine compensating it for anything. Hair loss is a dreadful feeling. Many men and women worry a lot about their hair. No wonder the market is full of hair care products. Cocoa butter is useful in preventing hair loss. This may sound strange, but it is true. Cocoa butter can nourish your hair and make it more soft and silky. Above all, it can also prevent hair loss to a great extent.


Cocoa butter and hair loss: The need and importance for cocoa butter is growing day by day due to its various beauty benefits. Cocoa butter is a good skin cream due to it s moisturizing properties. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and has high content of vitamin E. These elements heal the skin, reduce wrinkles and signs of premature aging. Apart from this, cocoa butter is used to treat a lot of skin ailments like psoriasis, eczema etc. Other than skincare, cocoa butter is a common ingredient in chocolate making. As we all know, the above said things are the well known uses of cocoa butter. But cocoa butter and hair loss? That sounds bit unusual, right?

Cocoa butter is naturally oily butter which is more beneficial to hair. Its natural butter oil is a common ingredient in hair conditioners, hair oils, hair lotions, cosmetics and other hair care products. Reason: cocoa butter adds volume to hair and also increases its resilience. It makes hair look shiny and special.

Cocoa butter can also prevent damage caused by chlorine in the swimming pool. Chlorine makes hair vulnerable and causes breakage. It results in dull, dry, fragile, brittle or discolored hair. Cocoa butter, when applied on hair before plunging into the swimming pool, can act as a protective barrier against chemical water.

Why cocoa butter? How can cocoa butter alone prevent hair loss or treat damaged hair? The reasons are many. But mostly it all boils down to cocoa butter’s rich contents.

Cocoa butter contains:

  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin A
  • Thiamine
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorous
  • Copper
  • Magnesium

Due to the presence of the above ingredients, cocoa butter acts as a moisturizer and stimulates growth of hair follicles. It also increases hair flexibility and increases thickness of hair.

How to use cocoa butter for hair?

  • Cocoa butter can be directly applied on hair or scalp. This is the easiest and best way to use it
  • Since cocoa butter is unrefined solid which melts at our body temperature, it turns semi-solid on application
  • Take cocoa butter on your palm and massage throughout your scalp in circular motions
  • Leave hair to set for an hour or apply on night so that you could rinse your hair with warm water and shampoo in the morning

Cocoa butter also moisturizes and smoothens dry, itchy scalp. It restores moisture without clogging the pores.

Posted in Hair Care, Uses of Cocoa Butter on Oct 3rd, 2010, 5:47 pm by jjones   

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