Does coconut oil or EVOO contain protein?

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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    No, these are oils. Proteins are a whole different category.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    No, but I have read that coconut oil can help prevent protein loss.
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  • keikokkeikok Banned Posts: 585Banned Users
    No, but I have read that coconut oil can help prevent protein loss.

    So have I, its supposed to be great for your hair. I think some people overdo it but its definitely helpful.

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  • jen4youjen4you Posts: 135Registered Users
    What brand coconut oil is good and where can I buy it?

  • YasminYasmin Posts: 10Registered Users
    This is what I've read from the site
    Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
    (Cocos nucifera)
    Fresh Yummy Coconut
    Cold pressed from FRESH coconut meat contained within it's outer shell the Coconuts used are from the traditional Palms organically grown in Fiji - no hybrid varieties are ever used.

    The Coconut meat is hand picked & gently heated at a temperature that *does not* exceed 60°C. It has a free fatty acid level below 1%, which is well within the stability criteria for vitamin E and other natural tocopherols.

    No deodorization
    No hydrogenation
    No refining
    No chemicals added
    No bleaching

    Our Fair Trade Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (or VCO) has an irresistibly yummy aroma, pure white in colour and is good for you both inside and out.

    In India, VCO is gently messaged into the scalp and is said to promote strong healthy tresses.
    "Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is the only oil found to reduce the protein loss for both undamaged and damaged hair. This is due to the fact that VCO is a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid). It has a high affinity for hair proteins & because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, VCO is able to penetrate deep inside the hair shaft and carry nourishment along with it. "
    source: J. Cosmet. Sci., 54, 175-192 (March/April 2003) "Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage"
    AARTI S. RELE and R. B. MOHILE, Research and Development Department,
    Nature Care Division, Marico Industries Ltd., Mumbai, India.
    Accepted for publication April 29, 2002.

    The caprylic acid found in coconut oil is said to be effective against fungus, planter's warts and athlete's foot.

    Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol derived from Coconut Oil. We use this ingredient in our Goodies as an emulsifier, emollient & thickener.

    Our Fair Trade Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is produce of the Taveuni Island of Fiji and has been certified Organic by the (OHGA) Organic Herb Growers of Australia.

    I personally love love love coconut oil on my skin and in my hair.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here is another article on coconut oil.

    A friend of mine gave me a sample of her Spectrum Naturals coconut oil, and I love it.