I am a white girl but my hair behaves and misbehaves more like that of a black girl; I love my hair, but it does require a bit of maintenance. Most of my styling products over the years have been purchased in the "ethnic" hair care section of any given retailer. How dumb is that generalization anyway, huh? Despite the horrific reviews, this works for me, very well. I have been a bottle blonde, 40 volume peroxide with 12g lift color since, well, a long time ago. If I don't use a product heavy in weight after rinsing my hair I look like a yellow standard poodle on crack. I have tried many similar products and this one is inexpensive, moisturizing and makes my hair look like it belongs on a human head. I apply finger full from my ends UP, very little near the roots then I go to bed, I can't blow dry my hair, it just won't work for me, or any stylist brave enough ever to have had a go at my head. Yes, there is petroleum in it, coconut oil too, but not so much that I smell like I soaked my head in a vat of Hawaiian Tropic skin fry oil. Certainly if your hair is less than course textured this product is obviously not for you. Bonus for times when I am feeling lazy upon exiting the shower: it is a great body moisturizer (wouldn't put it on my face) especially in dry, cold Northeast winters. Bottom line, I would be delusional if I thought a product targeting fine hair would work for me. But if one has a mop of thick, curly, tangle-prone hair that is susceptible to breakage, this could be a real winner in your "tame the beast" arsenal.
Before I begin let it be known I'm an 33 year old Caucasian female. Now, it seems that ignorance is so common in the world today that nobody really 2nd guesses it. For example, I just read comments that where so ridiculous that I couldn't help but to post my opinion. Hold up, before anyone gets all excited the defintion of ignorance means "lack of knowledge" I wasnt calling anyone names. Anyway, I think what really confused me about all the negative feedback on this product was the fact nobody knew it was "grease" for hair. I'm not sure where some of the product was bought but any store I've ever been in, has this product in the ethnic aisle. That includes Walmart, CVS, etc. Maybe I'm more knowledgeable than most, who's to say, but I know I dont buy products in this aisle for my hair. If i did im 100% positive i wouldnt have results like i wanted. (Imagine that) So all the negative reviews that come from Caucasian women dont blame the product for mishaps, blame the person that bought a product not intended for your type of hair. I think its funny that its so easy for anyone to add a review for a product. My tip for these people is use the internet for research like its intended to be used. Educate yourself first, make sure your feedback is based on accurate facts for the a product intended for you. Its easy to be negative that's why so many people are. If I offended anyone with my opinion please let me know. I'm sure the negative feedback will be just as amusing as the ones for the product. Oh which BTW is a great product for the proper hair type.
this product surprised me.
one day i ran into a friend of mine who has very curly hair and not only did her curls look great (and SHINY) but she smelled amazing!
i asked her what perfume she was wearing and she laughed and said it must be 'Blue Magic'.
i had never heard of this before and went off to walmart and immediately bought a jar upon seeing the ingredients were petroleum jelly, coconut oil and fragrance.
i love both petroleum jelly and coconut oil and i love the smell of coconuts so this was perfect for me!
now at that time i had long mid back hair and i could only use it on the ends. however recently i cut my hair into a short pixie and now this product works great for my hair. i have fine-medium cacausian hair and i use it after washing my hair or after dampening my hair first.
it only takes a tiny bit - enough to give a sheen to my hands.
my favorite use however is for my skin. i love it as a facial cleanser! i use it like i would cold cream... or the oil cleansing method! i rub in a generous amount and let it sit as long as i have time for and then wipe it off with tissues and sometimes a warm wash cloth after. you wouldn't believe all the dirt (and dead skin cells!) that get wiped away on that tissue!!!
i also use it on my feet and hands and pretty much all over since it works so well and i love the smell.
years ago i had found that coconut oil by itself wasn't enough for me and could even be kind of drying for my hair and skin. adding the petroleum jelly makes it perfect for me.
and so cheap! a winner :) i say try it! you can always use it on your feet! it smells yummy and soaks in quicker than plain petroleum jelly or the cocoa butter version.
i find it amusing that people buy this expecting it to be pure coconut oil. READ the ingredients! petroleum jelly is the first one!!! the ingredients of ALL products are listed in order of the amount contained. so with this one petroleum jelly is the dominant ingredient with coconut oil next and then finally fragrance.
you can't go by what the front of labels tell you. they just post key words to get your attention. read the ingredients - usually on the back or side of jar/bottle, etc.
DON'T YOU DARE BUY THIS! I should've looked at these reviews before buying this. I always look at the reviews first before buying products, don't know why I didn't look this time. I put quite a lot in my hair and left it in for like 30 minutes before washing my hair. Next morning it didn't come out so I washed it again. It's been like 3 days of having this grease in my hair. I need to buy dawn dish soap (very harsh) and lemon juice (harsh with acids) and baking soda (you get the picture) in order to get this out. I'll continue to wash and do these methods until it looks decent. My hair looks like I haven't washed it in years. Just buy natural 100% coconut oil like I should've in the first place.
I bought this product because my favorite drug store was going out of business and this was basically free and the last jar on the counter. I figured "Well if people are taking it so fast, it must be a decent product." I was wrong. I quickly opened the lid and saw the product. I knew that coconut oil was solid at room temperature, so I figured that this product must just be pure coconut oil and currently solid, but I wasn't going to touch it before buying it! When I got home, I went to take it out of the jar and realized it was sticky. I read the ingredients and realized it was petroleum + coconut oil, so i figured that I might as well try it, coconut oil is supposed to work wonders anyway. Well, it left my hair greasy for days, and no amount of shampoo could get it out. It turns out this product is PURE petroleum jelly with coconut SCENT. Maybe this would work for boys trying to use a TINY TINY bit to spike their hair or something. When it was all out, my hair did seem a little shinier but in my opinion, all that work wasn't worth it. If you want my advice, stay away unless you have a use for pleasant smelling petroleum jelly!
To reviewer below - sorry to hear that. :( try "pre-pooing" generously with a natural oil like olive oil or jojoba oil to help loosen the residue it left. Sometimes only oil removes or loosens oil. After that, try co-washing with a good cheap conditioner like V05 to get it out. Finally, finish with a clarifying shampoo that will completely stirp any other residue, use something commercial like V05 Kiwi or Suave Clarifying, both are under $2. Each step in that order should help to loosen and remove the sticky gummy residue it is leaving.
My mom used to use this grease on my brother's hair when he was little and I remember him being 2 and having globs of it in his hair after playing with the jar. :) That said, I see no value for this or ANY grease whatsoever in my life, especially when you can use a real coconut oil or any other great multiuse oil (olive, jojoba, argan, almond, etc.) - and must give this 1 lippie because I have to give something. :)
DO NOT BUY THIS. I put this in my hair, and it felt so sticky. I shampooed my hair, and could still feel the oil in my hair. I then washed my hair twice more with shampoo and baking soda, but still no luck. I then used a deep conditioner, again no luck. I got out of the shower hoping that it just felt sticky when it was wet. So I started to blow dry my hair in hopes that it was not sticky. UGH. I am now sitting here with my hair like a ball of grease, hoping to find a way to get this coconut oil out.
Ugh this stuff is disgusting. 100% petroleum with coconut fragrance. Just look at the ingredients. If you've sadly already put this in your hair you will want to wash with dish detergent, vinegar and a sulfate cleansing shampoo. And you want to make sure you scrub your heart out.
I WISH I could give this piece of crap a lower rating than negative a billion. First of all this product is pure petroleum oil with coconut fragrance. I bought this at walmart looking for a cheap coconut oil for my hair to give it a deep conditioning. Well after I left this in my hair all night I tried washing it out. I still felt a little grime in my hair and thought ah whatever the coconut oil is still probably nourishing my hair or something. Big mistake. Because after another wash I tried blow drying it and I felt like Ursula(Little Mermaid) as a 1950's greaser. Yeah, not pretty. So today after a miserable couple days looking like Ursula I finally got MOST of it out. I must've washed my hair 5+ times in the past 48 hours with dish detergent, vinegar, sulfate shampoo(I always use sulfate free) and even my dogs all natural shampoo lol.
So today it felt about 50% free of petroleum oil and I washed it twice and decided to blow dry it for the heck of it. And it worked. I have my normal flowy hair back. Now it would've been completely out today but I watched beautyklove's tutorial(which is GREAT) for putting coconut oil in hair and I made sure to put it in each and every section of my scalp and scrubbed. So it's still in their slightly but atleast now I know it'll all be out by my next wash. I was so afraid because I have a hair appointment tomorrow and school Tuesday that I'd have to cancel because of my hair but just thank GOD it's out. Wow do I appreciate my hair lol. So story short if you're in the market for a deep conditioning coconut oil, splurge 10$ and don't waste your $ on this CRAP. Also make SURE to SCRUB your scalp for a couple minutes with shampoo each time you're struggling to get this out of your hair.
I hated this product!!! I had it in my hair and could not get it out. I had to literally deep conditioner,, blow dry and then flat iron (burn) it off my hair. it was terrible but it left a nice shine. I would NEVER use this product again