If you’re like us, you’ve discovered some of the amazing benefits of coconut oil. This versatile tropical oil, that was once considered taboo, is now being touted as a “superfood”. This oil was once demonized because of it’s heavy concentration of saturated fat (almost 90%).

New data is showing that saturated fats are harmless and that the whole “artery-clogging” idea was just plain wrong. The saturated fats contained in coconut oil are different from your run-of- the-mill saturated fats that you’d find in cheese or red meat. Therefore, they are metabolized differently.

Some sources say that it’s unique combination of fatty acids can have a profound effect on our health and well being. Claims include weight loss, better brain function as well as many other amazing benefits.

Not only are people cooking with and consuming coconut oil for it’s health benefits, many are applying it topically. By rubbing it onto the skin, coconut oil can reduce the appearance of fine lines and make dry skin look healthier and more moisturized. We’ve heard of people using it for chapped lips, to remove make-up, personal lubricant (right!?), and as a conditioner for their hair.

Here’s the things you need to know about using it on your hair. Coconut oil, applied to hair, has been shown to block about 20% of the sun’s rays. So, in a way, it may have some sunscreen-like benefits. And it may also reduce the APPEARANCE of dry hair by making it look shinier…at the risk of making it look greasy.

What it won’t do, however, is repair damaged hair. Damaged hair usually has two different things going on. One is external (missing or roughened cuticle layer), and the other is internal (broken disulfide bonds). The hair-tailors at Paisley & Stripe can help with both problems.

We can analyze and recommend state-of-the-art treatments that will heal the real problems your hair faces instead of just cosmetically masking them. We offer treatments that soothe and seal the cuticle layer (for up to a month), and others that use nano and polymer technology to restore the disulfide bonds within your hair.

The bottom line is this, we love coconut oil. If you’ve never tried making popcorn with it, you’re missing out on a real treat. When it comes to repairing damaged hair, however, let us help you with technology that’ll knock your socks off. That way, you can have beautiful, healthy hair while snacking on amazingly tasty, and healthy, popcorn.