(Closed) Coconut oil! Anyone use it for their hair (or somewhere else)?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsPanda99:  

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You can use it as lube. A woman from another forum I know swears by it.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think facial cleanser is a use, but don’t quote me!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@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 # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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.

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