Post # 1
After seeing rave reviews about coconut oil on my very dry, damaged hair I’m going to take the plunge. I have the jar of oil, the shower cap and hair clip, I also have tomorrow night by myself to try this experiment. Anyone have tips on how to do this?
Post # 3
@renwoman: I melted it. covered my hair with the melted coconut oil and then let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Then rinse out in the shower.
Post # 4
@renwoman: After you cap it – warm up your hair with a blowdryer. Do it like a hot oil treatment
Post # 5
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. Rub some between your hands to liquify it, apply to your hair, cover your hair with a headwrap of some sort and leave it on overnight.
Shampoo your hair the next morning. It may take two shampoos to remove all the oil, but your hair will be better.
Post # 6
Should my hair be wet or damp or newly washed before I do this?
Post # 7
Yeah, apparently the trick is to warm it up before you apply it.
A warning: the bathtub gets HELLA SLIPPERY when washing it out. So make sure you keep that in mind.
You’ll also need to shampoo more than once to get it out.
Post # 8
@CakeyP: Thanks for the bathtub warning! I wouldn’t want any visits to the ER from this!
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Post # 10
UPDATE: Tried the coconut oil tonight.
Pros- it works great! Better than any of the other fancy hair treatments I’ve tried. Definately going to use again.
Cons – I hate the smell of coconut, couldn’t wait to wash it out! Even though I had a shower cap on (I sat under my hairdryer during it), it dripped everwhere. I was prepared by wearing grungy clothes, but I ended up with it all over my face and dripping all over. Good for my skin, annoying when it got in my eyes.
In the end I’d say totally worth it!
Post # 11
@renwoman: My sister used coconut oil like crazy, she’s since become a little lazy with it, but she would melt it down, slather it on, and leave it on for an hour or two, sometimes over night. Her hair is ridiculously healthy now, it was fried beyond belief.
Post # 12
@renwoman: Thanks for the post, I’ve been toying with trying this and your feedback conviced me to give it a shot. How long did you hit it with the hair dryer, and on what setting?
Post # 13
I”ve used it before. I usually put it on before I get out of the shower and then I braid my hair on the sides and leave it in until the next time I shower. Then I wash it out. I also wear a thick headband/bandana type of thing over the top of my head. Usually just on the weekends, I don’t go to work like that. I don’t put so much in that it’s dripping out of my hair or that my hair is looks like it’s seeping in oil, just a nice coating.
Post # 14
Thanks for the great tips! I’ve been thinking about trying it too, but wasn’t sure how to do it without having globs of oil in my hair. My hair has been so dry this season!
Post # 15
I use a very little bit on my dry hair. rub it into the ends before flat ironing or curling. the key is to use just a tiny amount! I feel like it moisturizes the driest part of my hair. I am due to get it trimmed, so my ends are a little unruly lately.