Jan 11, 2013
does coconut oil have to be extra virgin or can it just simply be coconut oil to get the full benefits?
Just 100% coconut oil. It's really a solid and has to be heated to become an actual oil.
Extra virgin organic is going to give you the best results...I haven't actually seen any in the store that wasn't extra virgin
does it have to be organic? or just extra virgin?
I prefer organic coconut oil in general. It doesn't have to extra virgin, but if it's organic, you're okay. You want coconut oil and not all the added pesticides or whatever else that will block the benefits of the oil itself.
thank u (:
and when you do your hair and face etc just put the oil on? or do u need to put something into the oil?
You can just put the oil on. For my face, I like to put it on when my face is slightly damp so that it can absorb well. For my hair, I always put it on last after applying moisturizer to "seal" it in. Coconut oil, for most people, can absorb into the hair strands pretty quick and nourish it from the inside, giving your hair shine on the outside.
Just run the container under hot water to make the oil a liquid and massage it into your scalp and hair
can u leave in over night in your hair to get more benefits? heard a over night treatment was good
I personally don't leave it over night...I just don't find it's necessary for me an hour or so is just fine for me but sleeping with it on certainly wouldn't hurt
get some *
From my research and personal experience, I find that the longer that you leave coconut oil on your hair before washing it out, the better. Coconut oil helps with the swelling and contracting our hair strands do during shampooing. Coconut oil will fill up your hair fibers and keep the action of contracting and swelling from being so extreme on the hair strands. If you're going to use coconut oil as a treatment, I say do it overnight. If you're going to use it everyday, you may not need to keep it on overnight. Try both methods and see which one your hair prefers more. Also, I see that you're using the refined version of coconut oil. I've heard of it working well in the hair, but it will take a little longer to see the benefits versus using unrefined coconut oil.
Coconut oil is actually really great! I dont look at the moisturizing benefits but ive noticed my hair is softer & i recently cut about 4-6 inches off my hair & its grown a lot in a short time
thank u . you been very helpful <3
& i use that same brand u posted
I can't wait to try it <3
You're welcome, Angela! Glad I could be of help to you! =)
i really did miracles on my hair. i do sometimes leave it for the night. the hair absorb it so nothing can go wrong after you wash your hair :)
(: thank u all (: my hair kinda on the damage side I color it alot but I want to stop coloring it so much and want it to be healthier again and longer I been taking the biotin pills also . and even use the mane in tail shampoo.
but I been really wanting to try this (: and can't wait probably do a overnight treatment 1st and try it on my face to night. thank u all ladies
As long as its organic your fine. Most health food shops stock it. For my hair I warm it slightly in a pan and apply it to damp hair. I then wrap my head in plastic wrap and go to sleep. And yes I look absolutely ridiculous. But I wake up with glorious hair!
For my face I massage it onto dry skin and rinse off with a nice hot towel. Mmmmm
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