How to use coconut oil

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Apr 09, 2012

Olivia G.

So I tried to use a little bit of coconut oil in my hair, FAIL! My hair looked so greasy and felt so oily! How do you use it? people say it is so amazing, did I get a bad batch? HELP HAHA

Apr 09, 2012

Sofia C.

Pack it on from mid shaft to ends for a good thirty minutes or an hour and then wash it out. Use it like a hair mask rather than a leave in treatment.

Apr 09, 2012

April F.

What Sofia said lol : )

Apr 09, 2012

Olivia G.

So you just do your normal shampoo and conditioner after? Thanks :)

Apr 09, 2012

Tea W.

I generally mix my coconut oil with other carrier oils, specifically, olive and jojoba. Coconut oil by itself dries my hair out. I do agree with what everyone else said here that you should just put it on before you wash/cond't, then style like you normally would. 

Apr 10, 2012

Katie A.

I treat the ends of my hair with coconut oil, leave it in while I'm doing chores then shower it out, or I use it as a night moisturizer. I've NEVER had breaks outs from it.

Apr 10, 2012

Alaina O.

Completely off the hair topic but I use coconut oil to wash my face actually...A mixture of coconut oil and castor oil...works wonders.

Apr 10, 2012

Olivia G.

Does it wash off when you put it on your face? Does it leave it greasy?

Apr 10, 2012

Alaina O.

It comes off with a arm wash cloth. I have oily/dry skin, such a pain. Everything leaves me too oily or too dry. I don't even have to use moisturizer after I was my face. I only use it at night though because it's more of a deep cleaning. The first few days I used it my face became very oily but a lot of people who tried it said that because your pores are no longer blocked and what not. If you search "the oil cleansing method" you'll find ho to make your on mixture to your skin. You can also use different oils as ell. Personally I love it. I break out it I don't use it on a regular basis. 

Apr 10, 2012

Calypso C.

The best way to use coconut oil is for a deep-conditioning treatment. I buy organic cocout oil in a jar and it's usually kind of hard and solid looking, so I rub it in my hands to warm it up until it turns into a oil. Then I part my hair, and I apply the oil and let it sit for a couple of hours. I also sometimes put a heating cap on my head, so the heat and oil will penetrate the hair shaft better. The coconut oil does make the hair look greasy, so it's best to use it as a conditioner and it really does the job. I have really curly/wavy hair and it makes a difference after I use the coconut oil. The only way you can use cocout oil without your hair looking greasy, is if it's already mixed into a serum, hair moisturizer, conditioner, etc. But depending upon your hair texture, you should buy products that have coconut oil in it instead of using the pure oil on an everyday basis. ;) I suggest Organix Anti-Breakage Serum or the Organix coconut oil conditioners, shampoos, and split end menders. It smells amazing and works wonders :)

Where can I get coconut oil at? Like Walmart?

Apr 10, 2012

Alaina O.

I actually just picked some up from walmart! It's over near the cooking oil and such.

Apr 11, 2012

Olivia G.

Thank you everybody :)

Apr 11, 2012

Stacy N.

I use coconut oil from Walmart on my hair, but I have to be really careful when using in it. It can become greasy and when that happens, it is a mess. So just a dab in my hands and rub it into my hair to seal in the moisture. 

Apr 11, 2012

Atiyah Y.

Like Tea & Calypso said I use Coconut Oil as part of my deep conditioner. I mix it with my Cholesterol hair conditioner, honey, & other oils such as Jamaican Black Castor Oil & Grapeseed Oil. I usually let it sit in my hair for a few hours then proceed to wash it out.

Apr 12, 2012

Catey P.

I got mine from Kroger, with a bunch of my other delightful oils! I use it as a fatty base in my body moisturizer, and I've tried it a few times on my hair. The first time, my hair looked really greasy the next day, too! But I used a lot of it. Try just dabbing some on the damaged ends at first, while you're still learning how much to use.

Apr 12, 2012

Olivia G.

Does it need to be good quality or anything? Any Australians who know a good brand?

Apr 14, 2012

Olivia G.

WHat about using it in your tea and such? Any recipes?

Apr 14, 2012

Catey P.

It probably wouldn't be great in tea, you know the whole oil and water thing. But it's tasty for pan frying.

Apr 14, 2012

Olivia G.

Yeah I tried it in tea, do not go there haha but some people really enjoy it :s

Apr 15, 2012

Taylor F.

@Mrs N Yeah, if you get the raw coconut oil, you pop the jar in boiling water to it melts and it's easier to distribute!

Extra virgin is suppose to be the best! I am obsessing over this on my skin! it is amazing and doing wonders for my eczema and a current allergic reaction I just endured! This will definitely be a standout for me this week on my beauty channel @ YouTube.com/graceandglamor! I picked mine up at gnc!

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