Post # 1
Does anyone recommend using Olive or Coconut oil as a treatment for hair? I have heard of this from several people but would like to hear any personal experiences if anyone would like to share.
Also, my hair is very dry and not oily at all.
Thank you in advance.
Post # 3
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
@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
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
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
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
Coconut Oil is amazing! Get the pure, extra virgin, organic kind. It works the best 🙂
Post # 9
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 12
I wuld actually suggest jojoba oil. As with all of these suggestions, for a caucasian woman a little goes a long way.
Post # 13
@bella128: Ooh, thank you for the body scrub tip! I think it would feel/smell delicious to do coconut oil with sugar!
@bmo88: Thank you, I will look into the oil you suggested. I am half Colombian half American so I have curly hair naturally but usually blow dry – iron it so I dries out too!
@Galang_Gyal: Tell me more! What does the honey do? How do you use it?
@SweetCheeks: Thank you, I will try the extra virgin kind. Do you heat it up first?
@AB Bride: I have heard of Jojoba before. I was worried about the coconut oil being solid at room temp too. It seems like you would have to heat it first. I used Olive Oil for the first time tonight. I heated it up a bit and applied it and put a cap on. I still haven’t washed it out but I hope it moisturizes well.
@HisMoon: I’ll have to try it. Sounds great 🙂
@ms_protea: lol thats funny! I am hoping for the same results 😉 I bet your hair was amazing when you did this every weekend.
Post # 14
@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 # 16
@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.