Post # 1
So a few months ago I bought a jar of extra virgin coconut oil. I thought I would give it a try for my face after hearing some good things about the stuff. Anyway I had really bad dandruff last night and I thought maybe I would try applying the coconut oil to my hair. So before bed I took the oil and slathered it on my hair and in my scalp. I them put my hair in a bun and changed my pillowcase to one I don’t care get ruined. I woke up this morning and lo and behold…. not a single trace of dandruff! And after washing and drying my hair it also feels great!
Anyone else have great experiences with coconut oil?
Post # 3
Oh my gosh! Thank you for posting this. I don’t have dandruff — well, maybe a tiny bit — but I’m dealing with an itchy scalp and dry hair issue.
I have heard that coconut oil works, so yesterday at Costco I got a huge jar (54 oz.!) of organic extra virgin coconut oil for about $15 — way cheaper than the salon products at Ulta!
I can’t wait to try it now.
Post # 4
I love coconut oil. I use it in baking and sauteeing and sometimes put it on my face before I go to sleep! I also feed my cats teeny bits every now and then–apparently it is good for digestion.
Post # 5
My Father-In-Law just bought some for my fiance a couple of weeks ago for his back. Apparently it cures most things, including use as a pain reliever through the skin (maybe it’s anti inflammatory?). I’m apprehensive but my Father-In-Law swears by it.
Post # 6
I use coconut oil for my nighttime moisturizer a couple times a week. I LOVE it.
Post # 7
Hmm so far I’ve only used mine in cooking, I might have to try it out for some other stuff too!
Post # 8
I use it occasionally in cooking, and I try to remember to eat a spoonful at least a few times a week. (It’s very healthy!)
I haven’t tried it as a personal care product yet, but it’s something I’m planning on using as moistureizer on my boobs when breastfeeding. And also on the baby for a minor diaper-rash cream or if he gets cradle-cap.
Post # 9
@Artificial-Sweetener: I use it both as a conditioner and as a styling product. If you have curly hair, slick it on like a serum and let your hair dry naturally. It ends up bouncy and moisturised but not at all greasy.
I’ve even used it as a blow-dry lotion a few times (though you have to be very careful not to use too much or it ends up a total oil slick).
Post # 10
LOVE coconut oil!
I mixed some with lemon juice and rubbed it into my scalp on the part and brushed it through with a bristle brush. Then made a new part in a different spot and did it again, and just repeated all over my scalp. It’s great for moisturizing your scalp, getting rid of dandrfuff as well as product build-up. It washes out really easy, no greasy hair after which had surprised me.
I also use it in some recipes for a few natural products I make such as healing salves. Works fantastic!
If you make Mexican food, it’s great for using to fry the tortillas. Gives them a subtle coconut taste that compliments the other flavors. Yummm.
Post # 11
This is great to know! My scalp gets a little finicky in the winter — I’ll have to remember this!
Post # 12
@SpecialSundae: Oh, I have curly hair! I’ll have to try that.
So…stupid question, but where do y’all buy coconut oil? I’ve never really used it for anything before!
Post # 13
@Gemstone: I bought mine from Amazon.com
Post # 14
I use it on my hair (just the ends) and my skin right after I shower. It’s a cheap moisturizer that doesn’t have all sorts of weird things in it! It does feel a little greasy, but maybe I use too much. It doesn’t bother me any though.
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@Gemstone: i buy coconut oil at whole foods. ive never used it as a face moisturizer or for my hair…but there’s a first time for everything!