Coconut oil made my hair fall out?!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

How did you apply it? I massage coconut oil onto my scalp once a week. I don’t brush it, just massage in, wash out, condition and use a wide toothed comb for tangles.

I don’t think there is anything in good quality coconut oil that could possibly degrade your hair and cause it to fall out unless you had some sort of severe allergic reaction to it.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would assume that the bleaching process damaged the shaft of your hair. The act of massaging in coconut oil probably broke the already fragile and damaged hairs.

<br />I wouldn’t say it was the coconut oil’s fault. This likely would have happened with other products.

<br />Try putting loads of conditioner in your hair & don’t wash it out. Wrap your hair in a towel and sleep on it then rinse out in the morning with shampoo.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think there’s any possible way coconut oil could make your hair fall out, but the massaging could. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I use coconut oil on my hair every other night and have never noticed hair loss when using. I would assume this is from something else. Do you find your new hair growth is thinner than before?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 

Janelle123:  I have been using coconut oil for over a year now and have never seen this happen… are you sure you are using 100% organic and coldpress coconut oil???  Make sure you are using a reliable brand as most of these jars come from very unregulated countries.  Also the jar should say it is organic and coldpress… if it does, walk away. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Your hair naturally falls out. You can lose up to 100 hairs a day, you probably just helped them out a little by massaging your scalp.  If you were losing clumps though I would see a doctor.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

MrsTickledPink:  so un-organic and un-cold pressed coconut oil makes your hair fall out? 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 

lealorali:  I wouldn’t say it makes your hair fall out… it just wouldn’t have all the nutrients that it should have if it was 100% organic and coldpress.  Apply heat to coconut oil lessens its benefits.  I would also be weary if it didn’t say 100% coconut oil.  My first jar that I purchased didn’t even smell like coconut… this lead me to doing some research.  This is where I figured out that you really need to read the lable and only purchase if it says 100% organic and coldpress coconut oil.  Needless to say my first jar went to the garbage.      

I am sure it goes without saying but every person’s body reacts differently — even stuff that is natural without chemicals.  Perhaps coconut oil does not agree with OP, but just thought others should be more aware of the need to purchase organic and coldpress coconut oil.  

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Janelle123:  Just curious if the new hair growth was thinner, would maybe be a sign of a different issue. But its not, so thats good. I persoanlly dont put the coconut oil on my scalp. I melt it in my hands and only place it on the tips.

Post # 14
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Wannabee

I know this post was a long time ago, but I just want to say that the same thing happened to me. I have healthy hair, but I have really been getting into using coconut oil for different applications like cleansing the skin. So, last night I decided to have a bath with some coconut oil added to it, maybe like 2 tbls. I soaked for a good 20-30 minutes and when I went to rinse, my hair just started coming out just from running my finger through it. Even today I am still notice more falling out than usual. I’m wondering if you ever found an answer? I was thinking it might be hair roots that are not very strongly secured in the follicle or something and then the oil gets in there an makes them slip out. Maybe it’s a good thing? Idk I think I’ll keep trying it for a while. Let me know if you ever learned anything about it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

Coconut oil is also a protein treatment. This hardens the hair and can make hair fall out if your hair is protein sensitive. Do not brush your hair while the oil is in your hair. Be sure all of the coconut oil is washed out. It will harden in your hair and can make it break. 

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