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Monoi Oil Has Many Benefits, but It’s Especially Beneficial for Dry Hair and Skin

Tamara Pridgett

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There's always a new product or trend for beauty lovers to fixate on, and while some come and go, others, such as monoi oil are here to stay. Traditionally, monoi oil is made by pressing freshly grated coconut flesh and then stepping the oil produced with fresh tiaré petals (also known as the Tahitian Gardenia). Monoi oil has been used by Polynesians for centuries to moisturize the skin and soften the hair, and it's become a staple ingredient in mainstream beauty products so that the masses can reap the benefits.

Monoi has many of the same benefits as coconut oil, with two of the most popular being that it's hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, making it an appealing product for all skin and hair types. Due to its fatty acid and microbial properties, monoi oil can potentially help prevent fungi and bacteria on the skin, leading to acne and folliculitis, and it may ease skin conditions such as eczema.

The hair benefits of monoi oil include it being able to better penetrate the hair shaft compared to other mineral oils, helping add moisture to the hair, and it can potentially help your hair grow stronger, reduce frizz, and improve the shine of your hair, according to Healthline. Whether the goal is softer skin or softer, healthier hair, monoi oil can help you achieve it. Check out our favorite picks ahead.

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Best monoi oil hair and skin products

 

1.Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Dry Shampoo

This monoi oil dry shampoo will help you stretch out the days in between your next wash, reduce oil at your roots, and will leave your hair smelling delicious.

2. Playa Monoi Milk Leave-in Conditioner

This leave-in conditioner is lightweight and will deeply penetrate your strands to provide them with moisture. You can apply it on wet or dry hair to detangle your locks, repair damage, tame frizz, and promote strength, softness, and shine.

3. Nars Monoi Body Glow II

Get extremely soft skin with this use-all-over body oil. For best results, we recommend applying it while your skin is slightly damp so it can be absorbed better.

4. Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Shampoo

If you have dry hair, this moisturizing shampoo can help. It's free of sulfates and parabens and will give your hair a major refresher.

5. Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Conditioner

Hydrate and replenish your hair with this monoi-packed conditioner.

6. Hask Monoi Oil Nourishing Deep Conditioner Packet

If your hair requires some extra TLC and moisture, a deep-conditioning mask is a great option. This particular mask was made for all hair types and will moisturize and revitalize your hair.

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