Coconut Oil History

Parachute Gold range contains coconut oil as a key ingredient.


Coconut oil has been in use for consumption and external application since time immemorial. One of the earliest mentions of the coconut dates back to the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ story of Sinbad the Sailor; he is known to have bought and sold coconuts during his fifth voyage. The origins of coconut in India can be seen by its original name ‘tenga’, its Malayalam and Tamil name the genesis and referred to in the literary work ‘Itinerario’ by Ludovico di Varthema published in 1510 .

Coconut oil has been historically used for thousands of years for hair beauty and for health. The word shampoo is derived from the word ‘champu’ meaning massaging with oil after which the hair would be washed. Indian mythology and ancient history is peppered with women known for their hair beauty and coconut oiling can be seen as a ritual during this period.

In recent times, scientific evidence has added new credibility to a time tested beauty secret of generations of beautiful Indian women – the power of coconut oiling and its ability to nourish, preserve, protect and beautify the hair.

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The use of coconut oil on hair helps to reduce protein loss in both damaged as well as undamaged hair.

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