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|Would buy this product again.||91%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i usually only use this for my hair as an overnight mask or a few hours before a shower... and i usually use this blue bottle from the indian grocery store and i truly love it. i used it alot as a child, and i stopped for a while when i was in my "im too cool for coconut oil" phase. but now i try to apply it at least twice a month and i have to say thank God for it! i love my hair as a result of using it. i would recommend everyone to try it! and while i love to use it on my body as well, i wouldnt use it on my face. id feel like id break out with application of such things.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
ok i use this to remove makeup and moisturize..when i have a hormonal break out or a break out due to change in cosmetics i use this right on my face and will clear it up in less than 2 days..amazin on my hair which is fine ..i use it as a deep oil treatment an hour before i shower or overnight and then shampoo as normal and my hair is super super soft...love this product is a staple in my medicine cabinet!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This isn't for any particular brand, I've tried a few at this point. I do use the inexpensive Louana for my body since it was getting expensive to apply the extra virgin organic(EVO) I still use the EVO for my face and hair. The results I got are undeniable. My long (below bra strap) hair is so much more healthy now. I even notice less split ends. I read that it was the only oil to actually penetrate the hair shaft and I'm beliving it. My hair can be dry on it's own and with the oil it's soft and smooth. I even notice the color is much more shiny. I've gotten compliments from many different people.
It's equally amazing on my skin. Mush softer and more even toned. No breakouts or other bad side effects.
I've found the Whole Foods brand to be the best value so far (a little over $5 for a jar). It smells wonderful and lingers softly. The Luanna doesn't have much of a scent at all but what it does have isn't offensive. I can tell it's not quite as good as the EVO but it's good enough for me.
I first started using it in November so I'm thinking I'll have to adjust the amount I apply once the weather starts to heat up but I'll never be without it. It's my holy grail.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I think I can tell you about the benefits of coconut oil (not cold pressed and neither virgin nor extra virgin) even though I didn't use it in its pure form. I found a huge jar (340 g - 12 oz) of "African Gold Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner" (super rich formula) at my local drugstore (about 10 $ CDN). To be honest, it' was the first time I ever noticed they selled special hair treatments containing Aloe, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, herbs and stuff. I had read that coconut oil was great on mu alley, so I gave this new product a try.
// Here's what the company has to say about the conditioner: "Gives your hair a beautiful luster, at the same time helping to prevent dryness, breakage and split ends. A special moisture resistant formula with a pleasant fragrance. Gently massage a small amount into the hair and scalp." //
So that's exactly what I did, and it worked really well! I was pleasantly surprised to see that my hair was already smooth, silky and really shiny before I even straightened my hair or used my Chi Silk Infusion! Plus, this ought to be a great detangler because my hair was even easier to brush through than usual (my hair is naturally dry, frizzy and coarse). After I used this, my hair felt really nourrished and the silkiest I could ever think of! Besides, my hair was almost straight before I used my iron, and it was the most manageable ever! I straightener my hair like nobody's business in less time than usual and with a really good result (my hair looked just like it does after I get myself a haircut!).
And if you doubt that my good results are directly due to coconut oil, keep in mind that the only ingredients in this products are petroleum, coconut oil and fragrance, which does smell good. I will definately stock up because my ds doesn't have many jars in stock and I have no idea where else I could buy it. I guess it'd be a lot easier to find it in the US, though I have no doubt that a bottle will last me ages (the consistency is similar to vaseline, so on the waxy side, and I don't need very much for each use).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
So, i thought this was going to be the thing that cured my acne, healed my dry skin, and even my cat's very dry skin...
This stuff is horrible. I bought the organic EV CO by Nutiva, and it has made numerous problems in my life.
1.) I used this as a moisturizer like many people on here said, believing it would cure my acne, give me a nice glowy complexion. On the first day my skin looked nice, and it looked like my acne was healing. Not even a few days later my face has bloomed out in horrible almost cystic like bumps. They are huge, and gross, and all due to this CO!!!
2.) Okay, i'll use it on my skin for it's wonderful moisturizing effects... Can't win with this stuff. Gave me a nice rash on both elbows, and sides of my knees. Super itchy, super gross.
3.) I read on here it helped with animal's skin and kept there coats shiny if you gave them a little every other day or so. Well, i gave my 12 year old cat some, who has suffered from bad skin pretty much his whole life, and I'm not sure if i can say 100% that the CO caused this, but he now has a ulcer on his mouth, and has been drooling non stop for 3 days. The vet wasn't sure, but i believe he had an allergic reaction to the lauric acid in the CO. I ended up with a nice 250 vet bill...
So, for all those who think it's amazing? I can't believe this. CO has done some major damage. I am def not gonna eat it, i'll probably gain 10 pounds.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love coconut oil. It is so versatile. It works wonders on exzema dry spots, it sinks into the skin beautifully, and works great as a hair treatment. Coconut oil is one of those age old beauty secrets that have been passed down for thousands of years. I use unscented coconut oil that I purchased from the grocery store and I slather it on my arms and legs when I feel they need some extra hydration. It feels oily for a few minutes, but it completely absorbs shortly after that. I have limited my use of coconut oil on my skin to the winter months simply because I used it in the summer a few times and broke out in a itchy bumpy rash (I think this had to do with the heat and humidity, it could have also been bacteria-related?). I would advise those with sensitive skin to be careful, even natural products can be irritating. Overall coconut oil is another one of those cheap, natural, chemical-free alternatives to expensive artificial products. Give it a try! You feel tropical just using it!
Update: I recently used coconut oil again as a sun tanning oil and I think I've discovered why it gave me a rash in the past. Coconut oil mixed with heat and sun does not allow the skin to sweat or breathe, and (at least on me) causes an itchy bumpy rash. I have found using it once in a while when it's cooler out seems to be better. I have limited my use of coconut oil to my hair, troubled skin spots, and I find it works wonders for healing scabs from cuts or zits, but I will no longer use a substantial anount of it on my skin in the summer. Sensitive skin be careful!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I'm afraid I didn't like this as much as so many of the other reviewers here. I tried this to moisturize my dry feet and legs, and it was so oily --- it ruined my terry towel bath mat! Maybe I used too much. I didn't care for the smell, either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
After reading the reviews about this, I bought some to use as a moisturizer. After 2 weeks, I rub this all over my body after showering and my skin is so soft and even toned. Added benefit, my nails. They are getting stronger and my cuticles look so nice. Haven't tried eating it yet though. Must try that soon. I disagree with some reviewers. I do put this on my face as a moisturizer and haven't had any trouble with acne.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I use EVCO every day, and have been doing so for the past 3 years.
I use it for OCM - Oil Cleansing Method. It removes all my makeup (CoverFX cream foundation, CoverFX powerFX, BB cream eyeliner, Maybelline waterproof mascara, Smashbox cream eyeliner, NARS blush, GOSH primer, Maybelline lipstick) all in one go!
I also use it every morning for self-abhayanga.. ie: I massage it all over my body, after a dry-brushing and before going into the shower. It's the same principle as OCM for the face. My skin and joints love it!
Will continue to repurchase, forever and ever amen.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
AHHHHHH!!!!!!! Coconut oil......what can't i say about coconut oil....Better yet what can't i use it for. Seriously i use it for everything i rub it on my face at night, i use it on my hair ends, i cook with it, I mean i don't think there is anything coconut oil can't do. It is so soothing and i put it on my face at night and in the morning my face is less red, and refreshed! Seriously just get some coconut oil you will find some use for it! And i get mine on base so it is only 5 dollars but i know it can run kind of expensive. But it is worth it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
coconut oil is simply amazing. first and foremost it is the single most amazing deep hair conditioner you can use. i rub enough into my hair to drench it while its dry and put a shower cap over it and leave it for as long as i can stand, then shampoo and condition as usual. your hair will feel like it has new life, im not kidding! second i can also use this as a body oil and it makes my skin very soft when i wake up (don`t use on face though, it might be too heavy if your acne prone like me). secondly, its supposed to be amazing for your skin to ingest it also. it actually speeds up your metabolism, kills candida, etc etc. andd it stays stable in high heat, so replace your cooking oils with this! i like to replace butter with this also for spreads and what not....this is miracle in a jar
EDIT: also, make sure you buy ORGANIC extra virgin cold pressed!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Yet another gem I discovered through MUA! I first bought CO summer of 2008 to help salvage my poor hair after frying it from too many dye jobs. I soon started using it as a foot cream, body lotion, and even briefly used it on my face during the fall to winter transition. I was using Spectrum brand organic unrefined CO then.
I recently finished off my jar and went to my local health food store to buy another. They didn't have the same kind I was using so I grabbed Nutiva EVCO. Holy crap. It's amaziiiiiiiiing. When I was using plain old unrefined I noticed sometimes the oil wouldn't sink in completely and left me with an oily film. Not EV. This stuff sinks in immediately and even smells better! The quality is far superior. Paid about $10 for 15 oz. The lesson here? Use EVCO, use EVCO, use EVCO!
Will post more as it develops. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I will buy this product over, and over, and over again. I use extra virgin cocoonut oil as a deep conditioner. I warm up some coconut oil and mix it with my conditioner and some olive oil. I sit under the dryer for 30-45 minutes then rinse. My hair has amazing slip, and detanglng it in the shower is a cinch. It allows me to airdry without frizz or dryness.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am on the fence with this product. Firstly I applied this as an overnight treatment to my dry hair. When I rinsed it next morning I didn't really notice any improvement. I've decided to damp my hair before next overnight treatment and this time my hair felt a bit better but I wasn't overwhelmed. I will try a few more times and will update.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I warmed some of the coconut oil in my hands and applied it generously on my entire head being careful not to get any of it on my face (it WILL cause major breakouts with my skin type.) I then put my hair up for several hours and finally rinsed the oil out later on with plenty of shampoo. When I was finished, my hair felt slightly greasy (must not have gotten all of the oil out) but it somehow felt thicker and less heat damaged. I wasn't completely satisfied with how well I had clarified my hair so I used a chelating shampoo (Paul Mitchell no. 3) the next day and I am very happy to report that my hair feels better than ever!! I will definitely be adding this oil to my regular hair care routine. I suggest everyone look into it for its numerous beneficial properties including its ability to actually soak into the hair cuticle itself and add moisture there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Good old coconut oil. I completely agree with a previous reviewer (suchetab). I'm from India too and I remember how my mom used to give me a weekend head massage using coconut oil. I had amazing thick hair back then. I stopped letting my mom use it when I was like 13 or so because it was uncool and smelt kinda bad I guess. If only I hadn't because this really is amazing.
South east Asian women have been using coconut oil in their hair for centuries. In fact in South India, it is used a LOT in cooking because their cuisine uses a lot of coconut, be it curry or rice. :) I'm not sure about whether it is suitable for the face because it could be too heavy and pore clogging but it is amazing for the hair. I usually apply it the night before, leave it on overnight and then wash it off the next day. I must remind you though that it DOES take effort to wash it all off. Sometimes it takes me like 3-4 washes but it is worth it :) This has strengthened my hair like no other and I wish I never snubbed it in the first place lol.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I don't know who started this thread but ***thank you***! This stuff works like crazy. Hair conditioning -- I've tried nothing better, and I've tried everything over the years. Skin moisturizer -- really nice; not as instantaneous in terms of effect, but still very, very good: I can feel the benefit now after 2 wks -- can't really complain after only 2 wks!! AND it smells good, either way. (And I can put it on toast, too? Awesome.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Well, I also love coconut oil. However I do have a few stipulations on where I can use it. Here are my thoughts.
Why I love it.
1. On hair it works wonderfully as a pre-shampoo, as a deep conditioner, and has a curling aid (very little needed to give me big soft curls).
2. On my body skin it is a miracle. My skin feels like a new baby’s.
3. It is a fantastic sexual lubricant. The best I've ever tired. Not sticky, very little needed
4. It removes eye make up well. Even water proof.
5.It is a wonderful eye moisturizer.
Issues I have with it.
1. I cannot use it on my face. It gives me horrible cystic acne. I have very oily skin, but I do not suffer from break outs. However when used as a facial moisturizer I was left with deep painful cystic pimples on my cheeks and jaw line. (MD skincare alpa beta daily peel solved that).
2. My hands feel parched after used on them. Odd.
So in conclusion. My entire body, with the exception of my face and hands, benefits from coconut oil. I use daily and will repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use organic coconut oil in a way that, surprisingly, may not have appeared yet on this site: to treat keratosis pilaris (little reddish bumps) on my upper arms. It works! I don't use it regularly enough, but when I do, I've noticed that the bumps diminish after just one application, and the results are even better (obviously) with repeated use. The reddish-brownish color doesn't entirely fade, unfortunately, but the bumps themselves do. That may have something to do with my skin color (NC42); not sure.
In addition to helping with keratosis pilaris, the oil leaves the skin wonderfully smooth and moist, especially if you apply while you're still damp from the shower. The drawback is that it leaves a film that takes some time to absorb, so I generally have to go sleeveless and not leave the house and be careful to not smear it on something for an hour or two after application.
P.S. I have used coconut oil on my hair before, though not in years. It's widely used in India, and it is an excellent conditioner that I'll perhaps try again one of these days as an overnight treatment.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ok...I'm on the Coconut Oil bandwagon. This stuff is great. I use it after showering, as an all over moisturiser (forgive my spelling). It does wonders for your skin and it smells absolutely heavenly. I also sometimes use a small amount in my hair for a little shine, when I wrap my hair, before going to bed. I don't rinse it out in the morning, I just flat iron my hair and go. For the record, I am an African American, with relaxed hair. And lastly, I use this on toast in the mornings. It takes great and supposedly helps with your metabolism. Great product for many things, natural and inexpensive. Do give it a try. You won't regret it.