Coconut oil has earned its popularity throughout the years with the benefits and wonders it contributes to one's health and beauty routine.

It is now gaining its reputation as a "health food" after being characterized as something unhealthy in the 1950s due to its high saturated fat content.

It has several uses such as cooking oil, shortening, nutritional supplement, personal care, and biofuel. Aside from that, it can add a trick to your hair care and skincare routines.

Many people swear by it, and celebrities are not exempted from the charm of this product. Here are some ways on how celebrities use the coconut oil: 

Hair Care

Coconut oil has many uses when incorporated into your hair care routine. It can be used as pre-shampoo protection, which protects each strand from drying out while applying your shampoo.

Coconut oil can also be used to improve your conditioner. It can be done by adding a layer of coconut oil to your hair after applying your conditioner on your hair.

Priyanka Chopra swears by the magic coconut oil does to her hair. According to a Well and Good article, she uses coconut oil for hair massage.

Chopra said that coconut oil keeps her hair strong, nourished, and protected. Blake Lively also reveals a family hair care secret.

According to The Cut, Lively's mom puts coconut oil at the ends of her hair. By doing so, you keep your scalp's oil while ensuring that the rest of your hair retains its moisture.

Eva Mendes also said that she uses coconut oil for hair treatments. Mendes said that she leaves it in her hair, puts a shower cap, and sleeps with it overnight.

"I go after that beachy look, but obviously, that can leave your hair feeling unhealthy, so I really like this coconut oil trick," Mendes said in a report

Healthy Oil Alternative

According to Healthline, coconut oil is very different from most other cooking oils, and it contains a different composition of fatty acids. It contains about 40 percent of lauric acid, unlike other cooking oils containing small trace amounts.

Studies show that lauric acid increases cholesterol levels, mostly due to an increase in cholesterol bound to high-density lipoproteins. An increase in HDL cholesterol has been found to be linked with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Gwyneth Paltrow can attest to the difference coconut oil makes as a cooking oil.

"I use coconut oil a lot - I do on my face, on my skin and in my cooking. And I just started oil pulling, which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes, and it's supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white," she noted in a The Cut report.

Miranda Kerr also said that she takes coconut oil either on her salads or incorporated in her cooking.

It is no wonder it continues to be an all-around oil for all types of needs, may it be as cooking oil or something you include in your beauty routines. 

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