This 75-year-old woman never had white hair in her entire life because of this secret.
The color of a person’s hair depends on the amount of melanin in each strand. Just like our skin that wrinkles as we age, the pigment cells in our hair follicles also gradually disappears. As a result, the strand of hair that no longer contains as much melanin becomes gray, silver, or white as it grows. As a result, people dye their hair to cover those grey or white hairs.
But for the 75-year-old woman from Ilayang Cawit in Marinduque, she never had a white hair in her entire life! Yes, you heard it right!
According to PTAMA.NET, Modesta was met by makeup artist named Tor Torre in 2013, but it was only in March 2017 during the week of Moriones Festival that he decided to film her. On the video uploaded on Torre’s blog site, the secret why she never had a white hair is revealed.
Modesta said that her secret is coconut milk. She shared that she takes a bath every two days without using any commercial shampoo, conditioner, and hair coloring products. She instead used the coconut milk as her shampoo while the coconut oil serves as her conditioner.
“According to her [Modesta], there was no such thing as a ‘shampoo’ during her younger years, and that her ancestors have been using coconut milk to wash their hair,” Torre wrote on his blog.
The elderly woman also shared how she extracts the oil directly from the fruit. The elderly woman chooses the younger coconut to avoid rancid milk, extracting the milk from the grated coconut.
Watch the video below: