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

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I use it for deep conditioning for my hair; it’s really great for curly hair. It can be *really* difficult to rinse out the next morning though, FYI.

It’s really nice for a massage oil, too.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I use it in cooking, in my hair, and to get rid of my DD’s cradle cap when she was a baby. It was the only thing that worked!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MrsPanda99:  yes yes yes. I think it’s a miracle product lol. You might surprise yourself. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPanda99:  I would’t use it as a shampoo since it’s oily. You have to shampoo it out 🙂

I’ve been using coconut oil as a hair treatment for years and in place of body lotion/face lotion at night.

You can also use it as tanning oil, to tame fly away (uses the smallest amount EVER if you’re using it on dry hair). You can use it as an oil pull (for your teeth), make up removed (amazing for waterproof mascara), cook with it, put it in shakes and on toast like peanut butter, and bake with it. It can help reduce stretch marks and prevent scaring. The stuff is amazing.

Here’s an aritcle with 101 ways to use it: http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@MrsPanda99:  I use it as a deep conditioner. Just apply to dry hair (melt in microwave if it’s turned solid, the oil should be in liquid form), leave on for at least a few hrs or longer while doing chores or errands (I put my hair up in a bun to get it out of the way), then rinse out in the shower with shampoo. It’s fantastic! I wouldn’t use it as cooking oil because it contains “bad” fats.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I use it on my hair as a mask, but I also love to use it to wash my face.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve used it on my hair as a conditioner. Be careful rinsing it out – the tub can get slippery!

I use it as a face wash (really gets out makeup, dirt, and oil), then a light coat for face lotion, on my eczema to reduce it (takes a while though), as a lip balm. In terms of food we often use it when cooking breakfast (replace veggie oil with coconut for pancackes, yum!), when we cook more exotic foods (that can take the unique fragrance)  and in our morning smoothies (helps them be a good consistancy, plus it’s good for you!)

I also use it to help cuts and scrapes heal faster instead of Neosporin (which drags the healing process out for me) It seems to agree with my skin.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You can absolutely cook with it, much healther than cooking with other fats. I use it to line baking pans instead of trays and cooking chicken, it’s such a faint taste that you really don’t notice it.

As others have said, a hair treatment. 

Another PP is correct, you can use it as a lube and is perfectly safe. And it’s not water based so it lasts longer, and smells better too. 

 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Tagging in – I need to get some coconut oil I think!

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper

@theEguarantee:  Oh!?! I never thought about that. I am doing the Color Run in two weeks. So you just applied the Coconut Oil all over? Wasn’t it oober greasy?

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

@MrsPanda99:  Coconut oil freezes at room temp (approx 75 degrees) hence the goo look lol you just have to heat it up to get oil.

I wouldn’t use it as a shampoo unless you dilute it and mix it with something else or your hair will be oily. I use it as a hair mask, leave it in for 45 mins to an hour then shampoo and condition after. Sometimes I have to shampoo twice or  my hair stays really oily.

I put it on my face before bed. It softens lips, it’s supposed to help with wrinkles and grow out eyelashes (I don’t have wrinkles but I think it’s nice to prevent, and it has grown my eyelashes so I put it on my eyes before bed.) It also helps me with acne and other blemishes.

I put it in the bath with some Vitamin E oil and it’s soooo good for your skin! I’m very pale so I have to take really good care of my skin for it to look nice lol

I’ve also “whipped” it with a mixer while it is in the goo stage. Add some essential oils and vitamin E oil and it’s an AMAZING body lotion!!

I also cook with it lol

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I use it as eye makeup remover.

I’ve tried it in my hair but didn’t like it. I also use it for cooking and for toast eating. My mom actually eats a tablepsoon a day – she says it helps her feel “satiated”.

Post # 31
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve heard of using it as a shampoo too, and that just seems really odd.  I’ve rubbed it into the ends of my hair and on spots that were itchy/burning on my scalp.

I also like throwing some into a bath, but the bathtub does end up really slipperly after that so it has to be washed out.

I like keeping some in the fridge in the summer, it feels really nice on any skin irritation.  I find my face will break out a bit from it though.

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