Hi people! Now that the festive season is over, and winters are approaching, our hairs need just as much care as does the skin. I have naturally fine hairs and an oily scalp, the reason I can’t use heavy oils and oil-based masks on my mane. I occasionally do use, but prefer lighter oils on a regular basis. If you too fall in a similar category, then this blog post is for you.
I was super elated when Shesha Beauty sent across their bestselling Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for me to try. I have been using it for several weeks, and finally feel ready to share my views with you. 🙂
About Shesha Naturals Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:
✔Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) is abundant in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, thus making it the’mother of all oils’.
✔ Shesha Naturals Cold Processed Extra VCO is extracted from fresh coconut milk without any chemical processes, it is the purest form of coconut oil, water white in color.
✔‘Absolutely No Heat’ involved in the process making it India’s best VCO.
✔VCO is free from tans fatty acid,high in medium chain fats(MCFA) or medium chain triglycerides(MCTs), known as lauric acid which is identical to special group of fats found in human breast milk.
✔Virgin coconut oil is a major source of Lauric Acid and Vitamin E.
For more information on its uses and key features involved in its manufacturing process, visit Shesha official website. I love how the brand has taken care to painstakingly provide every minute detail about the product on its page.
Price: INR 299 for 200ml. It is widely available on Amazon, Nykaa and Shesha Naturals website too.
My Experience with Shesha Naturals Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:
What can really get you smitten with the product at the first look is its classy packaging, and the clear glass-like liquid contained within. To be honest, I get a really good feeling every time I look at the bottle. It looks so pure and unadulterated, holding up all the ideals that the brand strives for. The bottle has a golden screw cap and a secondary protective stopper to prevent oil spillage.
The oil has a lightweight consistency, but feels emollient enough. It has a slight coconutty fragrance, not too strong. I primarily use it in the following ways:
- As hair oil – the most common use one can find with this oil. I use it on my roots and some on my hairs, keep it on for at least an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. I often use Shesha Beauty shampoos for this purpose. I’ve noticed if the shampoo is mild, you will not need a separate conditioner post wash. However for people with dry ends or long hairs, you can choose to follow up with a conditioner. It is not only nourishing, but also helps keep dandruff at bay.
- As a nourishing conditioner/serum – On days my hairs feel dry, I use a few drops of this oil at the hair ends to keep them nourished. Since it is so lightweight, a few drops of this oil can serve as a post-hairwash serum too.
- As body massage oil – I’m always on the lookout for body oils in the later half of the year. With the onset of fall, my skin tends to become dry and demanding. I religiously use the Shesha Naturals VCO as a body-oil after bath. I also tend to use it at any time of the day when my skin feels dry, or right before hitting the bed at night. You can also use it a pre-bath oil.
The best part about the Shesha Naturals Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is that it is utterly nourishing. Be it the hairs or the skin, it never fails to perform. It works great as a body massage oil, helping relieve minor muscle pains, stress and strains. I love how it does not stain the clothes because of an almost non-greasy after-feel. This oil is rich in antioxidants and perfect for use by all age groups. This can work great as a hot-oil treatment for the hairs as well, and for a rigorous “champi” too. It helps relax and soothe the senses, while also nourishing from deep within.
I tend to get dandruff issues and resulting hairfall with weather changes in a year. However with diligent and regular use or the Shesha VCO, I have personally experienced a drastic reduction in dandruff issues! It also prevents premature greying of hairs, and imparts shine to the hairs. It is also great to reduce frizziness in hairs. The VCO can also be used as a makeup cleanser and for cooking purposes, however I haven’t tried it in either way. It should serve great as baby massage oil too. Super dry and mature skin types can choose to use a couple of drops of this oil for a gentle facial massage.
A small note on the manufacturing process:
The Shesha Naturals Extra Virgin Coconut Oil follows a meticulous cold process method by using freshly plucked coconuts in Kerala. It follows a centrifuge technology and “absolutely no heat” (ANH) in the process. The minimal processing ensures that the oil retains all nutrients of the fruit. It is devoid of any additives, enzymes or bacteria and does not undergo any fermentation. All this ensures that you only get the purest form of coconut oil in the bottle.
The Final Verdict:
The Shesha Naturals Cold Processed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is an edible-grade oil with no added preservatives. The rigorously monitored manufacturing ensures that you only get the best with all nutrients retained. It is great for personal care uses as well as for cooking. I love using it on my hairs, and as a body oil. It is lightweight, yet nourishing, and washes off easily. It can be a good option to cleanse makeup as well. This wholesome extra virgin coconut oil is a great addition for every Indian home, thanks to its multipurpose uses.
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