Post # 1
I have read about coconut oil on the bee many times so I finally bought a big organic jug of it from Costco. Now my problem is that I don’t know what to do with it 😛 I’ve looked it up online and it seems I can put it on my hair and sleep with it soaking in, or I can use it as shampoo. What do you do with it? Is there something you can do with it other than put it on your hair?
I have to be honest – I expected a liquid, like cooking oil, and it looks like…goo.
Post # 3
I used it in my hair when i did the Color Run to prevent the powder dyes from coloring my hair. Otherwise, I cook with it
Post # 4
It’s a more saturated fat, which is why it is more solid at room temperature vs liquid.
I use Argan oil in my hair and on my face, never tried coconut oil. I have made my own deodorant with coconut oil but I have been pretty lazy recently and just buy it again.
Post # 5
@MrsPanda99: I do use coconut oil on my hair as a deep conditioning treatment where I use a whole big glob (it melts in your hands) on damp hair then wrap my whole head in plastic wrap and let it sit for about 30-45 min. Be sure to really really wash it out good or it will leave your hair a greasy mess haha. It does wonders for the shine/softness of my hair! I also have used it as a moisturizer on scars and super dry skin. It doesn’t really have a scent which is nice but it is extremely greasy if not washed off. I have cooked with it too!
Post # 6
@MrsPanda99: Man, if only you could speak to my sister. She is Queen Coconut. Seriously, she raves about anything coconut.
She definitely uses it as a cooking oil all the time. I don’t mind for stuff like baked goods or pancakes, but I don’t really like tasting coconut in meat dishes or potatoes and such. And yeah, it looks like lard sometimes when she puts it in the pan.
I imagine she does other things with it too though.
Post # 7
I use it occasionally in the winter to shave my legs, especially if they are really dry or peeling. It does the trick!
Post # 8
I LOVE coconut oil. I cook, bake, moisturize, use it as diaper rash cream. I use it as an anti-fungal cream. I heat it up and rub it into my cuticles. I eat it. I spread it on toast. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stuff.
Post # 9
I shave with coconut oil sometimes (REALLY works well for that) and I also add it into my homemade soaps, lipglosses and lotions… I have actually NEVER cooked with it.
I hesitate to put it in my hair just because I feel like it would be a huge pain to wash out!
Post # 10
I do a cococut oil treatment once a week and my hair is not only way thicker after but it feels like silk. Heres what I do:
* Part your hair into sections. I usually do two (top and bottom)
*Place the coconut oil contanier in the sink filled with warm water to make it soft
*Take a small amount into your hands (about a table spoon) and rub it between your hands till its liquid and clear
*Then I massage it into my scalp and coat my hair with it
* Do this untill all your hair is covered
*Then comb it through so its evenly distributed
*Then I braid my hair and then pin it up the back of my head so its not touching my back. Put on a shower cap and sleep on it. If you dont have a shower cap then just wrap a scraf around (one you dont care about getting oil all over lol) and a towel on your pillow to keep it from getting covered in oil too
*In the morning I wash it out with my regular shampoo (do it twice to make sure all the oil is out) and then condition as ususal
Hope that helps! My FI always says I look funny with the shower cap on but I smell delicious haha so he dones’t mind!
Post # 11
You can use it as lube. A woman from another forum I know swears by it.
Post # 12
I think facial cleanser is a use, but don’t quote me!
Post # 13
@MrsPanda99: The reason it looks like goo is because coconut oil has a very high melting point. When I buy a jar in the winter it’s usually rock solid and I have to place it in a pot of boiling water before using. I’ve found sweet almond oil is much better because of this. I use it in lieu of body lotion or as a leave in conditioner.
Post # 14
@sourcandy: Well, send her on over! I would love to chat with the coconut queen 🙂
@kpcascio: @FutureMrsKenward: Thank you, that helps a lot. At least the greasy mess will smell nice 🙂 My puppy may attack me in my sleep! Lol.
@SweetartMD: @Mrs_Amanda: I had no idea you could shave with it. The tub I bought is HUGE (like everything from Costco) so I am happy to hear about another use for it. I don’t imagine I will ever eat it. I’ve begun to think of it as a hair product, lol. My husband thinks I’m insane, for the record.
@missfroggy: I was thinking of putting it on my eczema. I have heard it is a good moisturizer. I also will continue my cream from the doctor, of course.
Post # 15
@Hyperventilate: Eep! I wasn’t expecting that answer, LOL. I guess it wouldn’t taste bad like many lubes do. I wonder if it can safely…how do I say…go inside you without causing a terrible rash/infection.
@Aquaria: Oh boy. I will see if Costco has that too 😀
@BrandNewBride: You have to try it first and see what happens 😛
Post # 16
@MrsPanda99: I swear by it for cooking. It adds such a good flavor to your food, kind of buttery tasting. I use it on popcorn too in place of butter.
As for hair and body, it’s also awesome.