How to use coconut oil in my hair?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@renwoman:  After you cap it – warm up your hair with a blowdryer.  Do it like a hot oil treatment

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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 # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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. 

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