Coconut Oil | Hair




Last week Luke bought a huge jar of Coconot Oil. We (I) decided that we are going to trial and test every cosmetic use we can find for coconut oil and share it on here. I'm a big fan of using natural resources for cosmetic so am excited to be starting this little experiment. We thought we'd start with the safe and easy option of hair. Luke didn't take part in this as having short hair means he doesn't need to look after his as much as I do.



I use heat on my hair most days which means my ends can dry up quite quickly. I trim a few centimetres of my hair myself every couple of weeks to keep it healthy but adding loose waves most days and using a hairdryer on the hottest heat can make my hair sad. I've used hair oils that I've received in samples often but have never committed to buying a full sized bottle of anything out of laziness.

My first attempt at using coconut oil in my hair was disappointing; I applied a small scoop, melted it in my hands and rubbed it into my ends. Nothing much happened aside from my hair developing a slightly greasy texture. Next, I applied the oil to slightly damp hair and let my hair naturally dry. By the time it was dry my hair was extra greasy in the place where I first applied it and dry the rest on the places where I thought the oil had reached.

I did a bit more research on the use of coconut oil, God bless the internet, and realised that i wasn't heating the oil to a warm enough temperature to evenly distribute all over my hair. I poured boiling water into a teacup and put a spoonful of oil onto a saucer, I placed the saucer on top of the cup and let the steam slowly heat the oil. Once the oil was completely melted I dabbed a small amount onto my fingertips and evenly combed in through my hair with my fingers and then with a brush.

Once the oil was applied my hair immediately became smoother, it had a healthier shine and smelt delicious. I've done this a couple of times over the past week and have noticed a massive difference in my hair, it's shinier and less frizzy. When using coconut oil in your hair remember to melt the oil before use and use sparingly, a little goes a long way.

Next week we're going to try oil pulling so stay tuned.





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5 comments:

  1. Such a good idea with testing out different ways with coconut oil. I've tried a few ways but will be interested to see how u get on.

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    1. The Oil Pulling is interesting to say the least, the texture is a very hard to get used to. xx

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  2. I'm a big fan of coconut oil on my hair! I generally use it as a mask - I coat my hair in loads of it, then leave it for an hour or two and shampoo out. It always seems to make it a bit softer :)

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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    1. I'm going to try this, my hair is well overdue a nice soak in something moisturising xx

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  3. I just eat it, that way it can get to all parts of my body without any extra effort ;)

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