The Coconut and Us
At Urban Hydration, it's no secret that we're big fans of coconuts. The benefits of coconut are endless. We want you to love them as much as we do!
The Coconut's Story
Long before we were putting it in our skin and hair products, the coconut was making its way around the world. Originating in Southeast Asia from the Cocos nucifera palm tree, the coconut was a popular trading commodity due to all of its benefits from the inside out. The fruit on the inside proved to be a great source of protein and hydration, while the outer shell could be spun into rope or made into charcoal. If all else failed, you could even use the coconut as a flotation device! The coconut was extremely popular in the ancient world, and it's just as popular today, as experts are uncovering even more benefits from the oil found in the coconut.
We can’t say enough good things about this oil, and here’s why: much like Argan Oil, Coconut Oil contains natural fats that help it absorb quickly into the scalp and hair, keeping dandruff and frizz at bay. Similarly, the proteins in it promote hair growth and help repair damage. A slightly less glamorous but practical benefit of Coconut Oil is that it also prevents lice, which is never a bad thing. If you have dry or damaged hair, this is the oil for you!
Coconut oil is all about hydration, (no wonder why we love it), so it's great for dry, cracked, wrinkled, or irritated skin. Its high content of fatty acids and natural oils allows it to quickly absorb into all layers of the skin. It can also be used to help prevent and minimize stretch marks and has even shown success at reducing scars and skin discolorations. Its antiseptic properties help the skin look and feel healthy and young, with a glowing radiance that is free from common skin afflictions.