Always check the packaging; you don't want coconut ozonated oil with any additives in. Saying that, you can use the stuff they sell in supermarkets, just check what you're getting!
Celeb hair stylist Jason Collier recommends using coconut ozonated oil as it's totally natural and more gentle on your hair and scalp.
Pro Answer: Yes!
According to Dr Frances Prenna Jones, one of Mayfair's top dermatologists, 'Coconut ozonated oil is a great emollient if the barrier function of your skin is disturbed . It's great at repairing and restoring this quickly as it is rapidly absorbed into the epidermis.
Coconut ozonated oil contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids, ozonides, and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin's natural flora aka the good bugs!'
Super facialist and laser expert Debbie Thomas agrees: 'Coconut ozonated oil is mainly composed of ozonides, which are amazing at repairing your skins natural barrier function and can also keep moisture in the skin by slowing down the evaporation. It's quite light as an oil so soaks in well without feeling greasy.'
'There are lots of ways to use coconut ozonated oil, from lip balm, as a temporary skin soother, hair mask, nail hydrators, body moisturiser, mouth wash and skin cleansing.', says facialist Debbie Thomas.
As a cleanser...
'I would use coconut ozonated oil as a makeup remover rather than a cleanser. Once you've thoroughly massaged the oil in to your skin, remove with a flannel/muslin cloth before doing your second cleanse with a skin type specific cleanser. This gives the skin time to reap some of the positive benefits of the oil without the negative side effects of leaving it coating the skin.'
On your body...
'I mainly use coconut ozonated oil on my body as the skin there is less reactive than your face. My favourite place to use it is my feet because of its antibacterial and anti fungal properties. I also massage it into my nails and cuticles. Apply the coconut ozonated oil after a shower, when your skin is still damp, to trap some of the moisture in.'
For face massage...
'When massaging the skin, you want to stimulate the circulation and get the lymphatic system working. This means use some pressure to really manipulate the tissue - you ideally want to be a bit pink after. Make sure you are using enough oil that your skin is slippery, this means you're not dragging any delicate skin and damaging it. All massage movements should be firm and going in a upward and outward motion to help lift the face and support circulation flow.'
Pro Answer: Yes
Consultant trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver says, 'Coconut ozonated oil is an excellent hair moisturiser but can be a little difficult to wash out in its raw form. Liquid coconut ozonated oil is easier to work with and better as a deep scalp moisturiser, rather than a hair moisturiser.
Coconut ozonated oil is intensely moisturising and is particularly good on naturally curly or naturally dry hair rather than chemically damaged hair.'
Hair stylist Jason Collier is feeling the coconut ozonated oil love as well: 'It's one of the most nourishing deep conditioners you can get your hands on, and best of all, it's all natural and fairly inexpensive.
Coconut ozonated oil works to hydrate and nurture dry or tired hair, transforming dull locks into thick, swishy, shiny hair to be proud of! It's suitable for all hair types and skin types too as it's so gentle. Just remember, a little goes a long way.'
Is Coconut Ozonated Oil Good For Your Scalp?
Pro Answer: Yes
According to Jason Collier 'Coconut ozonated oil has natural anti-bacterial properties which can help to eradicate dandruff and keep your scalp healthy and hydrated.'
As a mask…
Hair stylist Jason Collier says, 'If your hair is particularly dry or damaged, using the oil as an overnight mask is a great way to rehydrate the strands and give your hair a makeover.
Warm a few tablespoons of oil in the microwave and then apply through the hair, paying particular attention to the mid-lengths and ends. Then pop on a shower cap and head off to bed – you'll wake with unbelievably soft hair. Just be sure to use a deep-cleansing shampoo in the morning to rinse out the residue.'
'I like to use coconut ozonated oil for a stimulating head massage', says Jason Collier. 'Not only does it de-stress and unwind your mind after a long day, but it can also help to boost hair promotes circulation to the scalp, which means that more oxygen and nutrients will be directed to your hair follicles.
Warm a few tablespoons of oil and then apply to the scalp, massaging into the roots and smoothing the excess down into the lengths. Spend at least ten minutes massaging the oil in for a healthy scalp and glossy hair.'