Coconut Oil

4.5

183 reviews

91% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Cocos Nucifera Oil.


on 9/30/2013 3:59:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

After reading several reviews on several different sites I decided to try coconut oil for my hair and skin. At the time I purchased Trader Joes Organic Virgin Coconut Oil I had a severe allergic reaction on my face, from trialling a facial cleanser. (I had just had surgery so I couldn't start out with using the oil in my hair.) I began applying the oil to my face and it immediately began to calm down my skin. I have been using it my night moisturizer for about a month now and my skin looks amazing. It is perfectly hydrated and I have had no break outs, in fact I have only had 2 heat bumps, considering it's still in the 90s here that is amazing. It has also eliminated some fine lines. I have used the oil to massage my incision site and also used it as a foot cream. I have been unable to use it as a total hair treatment yet (shoulder surgery), but have used it as a frizz smoother with great success and beautiful shine with no greasy residue. I had such good results on my skin, I started using it on my daughters "chicken skin" on her arms and cheeks. The oil has greatly reduced the appearance of her bumps and they reduce in number with every use!! Amazing product!! I can't wait to have the use of both arms so I can work it into my hair for even more benefits. My only warning is to avoid getting it in your eye as it will sting a little. I will definitely repurchase. For skin care: I put a few ounces in a 1/2 pint mason jar (with lid and dated label) to place in the bathroom and I apply it with a q-tip or cotton ball, that way there is no cross contamination issues at all. :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



on 9/26/2013 1:38:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Love this stuff!! I use it on my hair by itself and in a treatment that I make also using olive oil, macadamia deep conditioner and honey. I put it on and sleep in it or just wear it around when I can. Makes my hair feel and look wonderful. I also use in on my skin all the time.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I took my hair platinum blonde about a month or so ago after being platinum multiple times in the past. I had read online that coating your hair the night before in coconut oil before you bleach it reduces the damage greatly. So, I soaked my hair in it, and bleached my hair the next day (I kept the oil on while I bleached).

Following the bleaching, while my hair still felt bleached (can't do anything about that), it was the nicest my hair had ever felt after bleaching. I did the treatment again the next day, and the benefits were still noticeable. Coconut oil is a great deep conditioner and a lot of other boards online and youtubers site it as incredibly beneficial for people who maintain/go platinum blonde. My hair is soft, manageable, and gets lots of compliments.

HOWEVER...I also tried to use it in a sugar scrub and found that it broke various parts of my body out (in weird places too like the backs of my legs). I also tried to use it as a make up remover once and it broke me out then as well. If you have sensitive skin...be careful. I also had a problem with olive oil.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 9/4/2013 12:46:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I kept hearing a bunch of people swear by this stuff so I picked some up the last time I went shopping at Trader Joe's. I raked it through my hair and let it sit for a couple of hours and then washed it out with Devacurl No-Poo (took a couple of rounds and a lot of scrubbing). I then just let my hair air dry without putting any of my other usual products in it and was amazed at how great it looked! My curls were soft and shiny with very little frizz. I'm a believer.


on 9/2/2013 11:20:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love using coconut oil in my hair. I like to put it use a couple handfuls and let it melt in my hands, then I flip my head over and work it through my hair. The more I use, the better! I typically pull my hair up into a loose bun and go about my routine and then wash it out a few hours later. It leaves my hair so silky, smooth and soft. I am not the biggest fan of it being in a jar though. I do this about once a week. After getting to the last little bit, it is hard to get out unless you melt it on the stove. It's a small price to pay though for the health it brings back to my hair!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I bought this in February 1 because I love coconuts and 2 I wanted to grow out my hair. Can I just say this stuff is AMAZING. Hair- I use this once a week as a hair treatment. I keep it in for as long as I can before I take a shower then I shampoo TWICE and condition. Then when I get out of the shower I apply a tiny tiny tiny tiiiiiiny less then pea size amount to the ends to replace argan oil or morroccan oil. I also use it before I add heat to my hair.. It acts as a protectant. Skin- I apply this to my face and no, it doesn't make me break out. It moisturizers my face and prevents break puts. I have excema and let me tell you it is a pain. It doesn't exactly get rid of it but it keeps the redness away! I also use it as a shaving cream and ohh I love it! Lips- it helps with dry lips! I get dry skin around my lips and it helps it go away! I get inflamed lips which is soooooooo annoying and it helps it a little! OVERALL I love this. It absorbs right away and it's just wonderful! Go out and buy it I promise you'll love it!!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Since there are three coconut oil review boards, I'll start with this: all the coconut oil I use is cold pressed, unrefined, extra virgin organic coconut oil. And I use it for my hair! My fine, easily damaged hair... and let me say, coconut oil works wonders for hair. I coat my hair in it every night, root to tip, and it feels so much softer and looks healthy/shiny when I wash it all out. You won't find a better deep conditioner than this, and it's unquestionably good for your hair. Coconut oil is one of the only oils proven to actually penetrate the hair shaft. When I use it, I coat my hands in oil and make sure to cover my hair with it- starting at the ends, and concentrating most of it there. Once I'm sure every strand is covered, I lay a small towel/sheet over my pillow and keep the oil on overnight (if you have longer hair, you may want to braid it). I don't only use it at night, though- I've also used it to protect my hair during swim practices, at the waterpark, on vacation (lots of UV ray exposure), and even at school... Although many people will attest to coconut oil's benefits for skin and acne, I actually find that it always causes acne at the hairline on my forehead, temples, etc. I don't mind much because acne at the hairline is hardly visible, but it is annoying and can be painful.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/16/2013 5:56:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I bought a big jar of this from Trader Joe's after reading all the hype about coconut oil. I used it as a hair mask several times, just slathering it all over my ends and then I started to use it on my scalp too after I heard it can help with growth. I leave it on for about an hour and then shower it out. I would usually shampoo three times to make sure I rinsed all the oil out because if you don't, obviously, your hair will feel greasy. It smells great and it does seem to condition and soften my hair quite well. I'm not sure about adding shine but overall it works as well as a good deep conditioner.

I've also used it as a homemade exfoliator. Once I was getting to the bottom of the jar and it was hard to get it out for my hair, I poured some sugar into the jar to make a simple scrub. It exfoliated some of my dry skin and the coconut oil kept the sugar from being too abrasive. The oil soaked in pretty quickly after rinsing off and left my skin super soft and smooth and smelling great.

I'm looking forward to trying some of the other uses for coconut oil I've heard about, based on the good results I've had so far.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 7/12/2013 8:42:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I actually use the brand in the picture, and it's wonderful! I use it as a body moisturizer after I shower, and my skin has never been softer. I use it as a deep conditioner for my hair and it works great. My hair is SO soft! The only downside is that it is quite heavy and having a head full of greasy hair gets annoying very quickly. But its totally worth it. The cost is very little when you consider a) it's totally natural! and b) it will last quite a while. I don't use this on my face, I'm afraid it might break me out. I do use jojoba oil on my face at night and I love it! I also use jojoba in my hair during the day and it makes my hair look lovely. It's a lighter oil so it doesn't look greasy at all (on my face it does, but not in my hair)


on 7/11/2013 10:51:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I only use organic coconut oil to hydrate my face. It's very light & gets the job done. Also make body scrubs with it and hair masks. I actually prefer it as a hair mask over EVOO. It is truly wonderful!


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