(Closed) NWR: Has anyone used Olive or Coconut Oil on their hair?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah its awesome… just rub it in either with wet or dry hair, leave it a while (I like to overnight but sleep with a towel on your pillow) and shampoo out and condition as normal.  I also do a body scrub with either oil mixed with salt or sugar.  Makes your skin so soft!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

@Blush.Champagne:  Yes! I use Proclaim Natural 7 Olive oil for my hair, I get it from Sally’s Beauty. I really like it and I use a small amount (size of a quarter) every day. I have been using it for about 4 years.

I will note, I am African-American/Caucasian and my hair is closer in texture to African-American, so it dries out, espeically after relaxing it or using a hot iron.

I am not sure what your ethnicity is, but it is something to consider….

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I use coconut oil on my hair.  I just use the regular kind you can buy at the grocery store.  I slather it all over dry hair, then sit around with a shower cap on for a few hours.  I have to shampoo it a few times to get it all out, but it’s so worth it because my hair is sooo soft for like a week afterwards.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have used both! Coconut oil is light and it’s great for people who may tend to get oily. Or just for people who don’t like buildup. I use the kind from the vitamine store. Olive oil is great too. My hair tends to be dry as well so I like olive oil alot. I use all natural ingredients on my hair anyway…including honey, various oils, etc. Most of the heavier stuff I use for deep conditioning.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I use coconut oil overnight on my hair all the time! It washes out in one wash and doesn’t leave my hair oily at all! It’s so great!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Coconut Oil is amazing! Get the pure, extra virgin, organic kind. It works the best ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I like coconut oil to treat scalp irritation.  Since it’s a solid at room temp, I don’t like it for my (long) hair.  Maybe if I kept my hair wrapped up in a towel it would work.  I find olive oil is a little too oily for me, but that might work for you.  I haven’t been using it for long, but I love jojoba oil.  It’s lighter, and the worst it has done is made my hair look like I haven’t washed it for a day or two.  The olive oil makes it look much greasier, like I haven’t washed it for a week or something.  I just wish the jojoba was cheaper, but a little bit goes a long way, so it isn’t too bad.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve used both and prefer coconut oil. It’s lighter, and my hair seems to absorb it better. Also, I can sleep with it on my hair without having to wrap it or anything first. It makes my hair feel so amazing. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Totally weird to find this thread now. I’m of south asian descent so I grew up putting coconut oil on my hair every saturday evening and washing it out every sunday morning. Just this past weekend I started doing it again. It’s amazing how soft my hair feels even just after one application. I’m hoping it will help strengthen my hair and make it grow just a bit faster so that I can have luscious locks come wedding time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wuld actually suggest jojoba oil. As with all of these suggestions, for a caucasian woman a little goes a long way.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Blush.Champagne:  I sometimes mix honey in my deep conditioner (which is also all natural from a line called shea moisture) but the honey is a humectant so it helps with moisturizing. Over time it can lighten parts of your hair apparently, and a few summers ago I think it lightened a few pieces of my hair. I have jet black hair so it wasn’t super obvious but I could tell.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I do avocado and mayo.

Mmmm.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@Blush.Champagne:I use organic extra virgin coconut oil. It is solid at room temp but I take a handful of it and it starts to melt then I put it all over my hair/scalp and put a cap on it and let it sit for a minimum of 1 hour (I usually watch a movie so average 3-4 hrs). I LOVE coconut oil it is amazing and I read somewhere it is one of the best oils for your hair because it really penetrates the hair shaft and scalp.

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