Unlisted Brand • Coconut Oil • Hair
|Would buy this product again.||91%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Violet
I think coconut oil does a great job of keeping dry hair from drying out. however, I am not looking to add oil into my hair. I am looking for moisture (the ability to hold on to water). I want something that'll make my hair feels light and soft. I don't want to look like a grease ball. It might work for some people but for me, it made my scalp break out with painful cysts. My hair was oily and sticking together without end. In the end, I gave up using coconut oil to moisturize my hair. It was attracting all kinds of dirt making me look dirty.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love using this as a body moisturizer! It is thicker than some other oils I have used to moisturize with, such as olive or grape seed oil, so it seems to moisturize better :) The one I got does not have a smell but apparently you can get some which smells lightly of coconut...mmmmm.
It turns solid in the fridge and is anywhere from almost solid to liquid outside the fridge depending on the temperature in your house. I leave it out and at night when it cools down a bit it is semi-solid, and during the day it is a liquid.
I would also use this on my face if I didn't have so many pimples. Maybe when I'm older!
You should try this stuff!
I have yet to use it as a hair treatment, but I will soon!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow, this stuff is really great. I did a color correction on my hair last week followed by Ion 12A with 40 Peroxide and my hair was fairly damaged. I've been trying to control the damage and used grapeseed oil last week and colonut oil last week. I bought mine for $7 at Walmart and the container is huge. I've kept it beside the over for the past 6 months since I got it and so it stays in a partially liquid state. Coconut oil becomes a liquid at 76 degrees. I poured some into a bowl and nuked it for 30 seconds and swirled it around afterward and tested it with my finger. It was the perfect temp, slightly hot but not too hot. Since I needed to clean my kitchen anyway, I applied it at the kitchen sink to dry hair and wraped my hair with a plastic grocery bag. After last week and this week, I'm actually running out of bags, lol. I left it on for more than 2 hours and washed it out with Beyond the Zone Mouisturizing shampoo. The thing is that I only washed it once and toweled it try and went to sleep. Today my hair was awesome, but weighed down. It's weird it was weighed down but also had more movement if that made sense. I washed my hair again tonight with the moisturizeing shampoo and that is rare for me. I wash my hair 3 times a week so its usually every other day, but while my hair was fine for one day, it would be too oily the second day. Note that my hair is not normally oily. I can easily go 4 or more days without washing it if it didn't skeeve me out a bit. If your hair is more prone to oiliness, you'd be better served to shampoo it more to remove the coconut oil.My hair is so soft today and ridiculously shiny. It's definitely in better condition than before I color corrected it. I also liked the grapeseed oil and that wasn't azs intense and would probably be better for a more oily haired person since it washed out with one shampoo without weighing my hair down. I've also used coconut oil as a facial cleanser and it didn't break me out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
This made my hair so smooth and shiny. I put it on and left it for two hours. I had to rinse and shampoo my hair twice though to get it all out. I only wash my hair twice a week because it's dyed and this helps keep it healthy and strong! My hairs health has improved so much after using this. I would recommend it it anyone who dyes their hair a lot and needs to improve it's health. It also feels great to give yourself a scalp massage with this wonderful smelling hot oil.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
For hair, this is wonderful. For skin, I don't find it penetrates at all. But this review is for hair. I put a little bit in my hands, rub them together, then rub them through my hair. GREASE CITY - which is why you only want to do this at night and then wash your hair in the morning. It does make the hair nice and soft, and I will keep using it bc its so cheap and long lasting and I flat iron every day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Went to Whole Foods and bought Nature's Way Efa Gold 100% Pure Virgin Organic Coconut Oil to use as a pre-shampoo treatment. Followed directions on label and have left in for at least 2 hours prior to shampooing. It does melt easily between hands. It helps a little with dryness, but I don't think this is a miracle worker. I do color my hair, but only about every 3-4 months. For the amount you get in a jar and the relatively low cost, it certainly was worth a try. I would have liked to use this as a leave-in conditioner as well as a treatment, but I find even using a very small amount, it just makes my hair look incredibly greasy so there ain't no way I'm walking out the front door with this stuff as a leave-in! My friend also used this product in her hair to try and combat some dryness and frizzies, but had similar results to mine. Helped a little, but just not an HG product for either of us. Am going to try using this on my nails and cuticles to see if it works better there to moisturize.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
5 Lippies for this Holy Grail hair product. Picked it up from my local Health Beat (in Australia) for $9.95 for a huge bottle of the stuff. I just scoup some out of the bottle and rub it between my palms to liquify and rub into the dry ends of my highlighted hair and leave overnight. This is the only treatment I have ever used that truely soaks into your hair and doesn't just coat the surface. When I'm feeling extra inspired I will blowdry my hair after applying to oil so that it really sinks in good. Absolutely amazed with the results of this product. I am trying to grow out my shoulder lenght hair and with this product I feel my hair is healthy and protected. Just make sure you shampoo twice after applying and if you are going to use it to massage your scalp try not to use too much, just what is left on your fingers after applying to the ends will do the trick. Will never stop using this amazing and inexpensive treatment, nothing compares! If you don't have some, go get it - you will not regret it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have been using this for the past two weeks, and I don't know what I did without it! My hair is fine, but I have a lot of it, it's also been bleached a ridiculous amount of times... my breakage was terrible. I have been using K-Pak treatments for years now, and I love them... they work... but I've been looking for something different (and cheaper). I have been putting this in my hair almost everyday for two weeks, either leaving it in over night if I plan on showering in the morning, or just an hour or so before showering if I do it at night. I use quite a bit, because I have so much hair and it is so damaged... and it smells so good I keep adding more. I was worried I was going to have to clarify a dozen times to get this out, but I just used my regular shampoo and conditioner (Redken Extreme) and it came out fine. No greasiness, and my hair isn't weighed down... my hair is softer, shinier, and breaks less! Wonderful product.
I have also been using this as a body moisturizer, and on my face at night only. After it absorbs it actually has a really nice finish, not greasy or shiny... just a nice sheen, it's just not practical for me to use in the morning and wait for it it dry before my makeup. I haven't broken out, and I've actually noticed less breakouts, less flaking and my skin feels amazing, of course. You really can't go wrong with this product! I got Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at my local super store for about $18... it'll last for a long time, and has so many uses I will definitely buy this again and again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
I have tried this and Emu oil works much better for hair and is known to penetrate deeper than coconut,deeper than ANY OIL.
BTW Beauty Brains is not an objective website , its is one of the worst websites to go to if you want unbiased information.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
http://thebeautybrains.com/2006/07/08/beauty-q-a-is-oil-good-for-your-hair/ The site above talks about how coconut oil is one of the best oils for your hair as it actually penetrates the hair shaft.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
What is all the hype and good ratings with this for oil? have tried using before shampoo, after shampoo, as a conditioner, as a facial, as a moisturizer. I dont see or feel any difference as a skin care product, but as a hair treatment, yuck and sticky and greasy and gross. My hair was more oily than when i was in grade school . No thanks. I will try a drugstore leave in hair treatment instead! Sorry ladies, Im glad it worked wonders for all of you, hopefully i find a miracle product of my own. :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am absolutely in love with coconut oil for my hair. I have spent so many years being a hair products junkie from shampoos to masks to styling products and spending god knows how much money with no impressive results trying to tame my naturally wavy fine (but alooot of it) frizzy and pouffy hair. I also tried all the natural oils as they have soe many raves on mua (ie. castor, etc) and they were all horribly sticky, messy, and a nightmare to wash out. I really had given up on finding ideal hair products until a great stylist on here recommended I use coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment as it apparently really penetrates the hair to truly moisturize and balance, yet doesn't weigh your hair down which is a huge must for me. My hair has seen such a difference using this once a week. I bought the Nutiva Organic Unrefined VIrgin Coconut Oil as Whole Foods which honestly is the best there is not only for my hair but also for cooking as it jsut contains so many healthy fasts and vitamins. The jar really will last me forever as it goes such a long way. After I realized how well coconut oil works on my hair I also started using the Bumble & Bumble Creme de Coco Shampoo/Masque after I found out they were coconut oil based and WOW to say the least as to how for the first time ever my hair feels strong, shiny, smooth, and jsut smells amazing all before I even use styling products and heat tools. For my formally pain in the butt frizzy and pouffy waves that is incredible. Don't hesitate try this as I only wish I had even thought of it years ago! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
For reference my hair is fine, but there is a lot of it, and it's dry, and prone to split ends. it's also past my shoulders. I wash, deep condition, blow dry and straighten every 3 days.
I've been using this on my hair for a few weeks, and I've noticed a big difference. I leave the jar in my bathroom so it is soft, soemtimes it's pure oil, completly melted. I put a dab on the ends of my hair, maybe a bit more from my chin down. I usually do this the night before I wash my hair.
Wash and deep condition as usual. Then after I've towel dried a bit, and gently combed my hair, I take a tiny bit, and use it as a leave in ocnditioner. Just in my hair from my chin down. Don't use to much of this or your hair will be stringy. Then I use my normal Pantene straightening cream,a nd blowdry and flat iron.
I usually use Biosilk therapy, but this is even better! My hair is much softer. haven't had the nerve to try it on my skin yet. I've used it under my eyes, and on my lips, but I broke out. Could have been from something else though. maybe after I get my skin under control i willl try again.
i bought a good size jar of normal coconut oil, not organic or refined or anything, for about $4 canadian in the ethnic foods section at Metro.
Love it so far, and will continue to buy :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I read about the miracle of coconut oil on the Long Hair Community's Mane Forum, and I just had to try it for myself. This is great for smoothing down frizzies and adding shine. Just a small dab is enough. I usually add a small amount to the ends of my hair. For deeper conditioning, add a bunch to the ends before shampooing. You don't want to saturate your hair in this stuff before going out in public or you'll look like a grease ball. Again, just a little dab melted in between your palms, and rubbed onto the hair is perfect. I also use the coconut oil as a skin moisturizer. This stuff is awesome!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
its a pain to scoop out with your fingers and to emulsify, but the results are worth it. i have only used this as a prepoo but i can say that is has made my hair so shiny, and soft too. ive tried many other hair oils too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
miracle in a jar! I bought a jar of this (organic, coldpresseed, unrefined) for <$10 at the local market. My hair is coarse, naturally wavy and frizzy when dry.
I scooped out a small amount (about the size of my fingernail) and applied after washing and towel-drying my hair. I warmed the oil blop by rubbing my hands together, and tapping it on my ends first, working up to the scalp. I combed through with a wide-toothed comb, twisted my hair up into a clip and let it dry.
The results? Shiny, non-greasy frizz-free hair. I noticed the smell when I first applied it, but now that my hair has dried, I only smell hair. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I buy pure cold pressed coconut oil, without preservatives, colours or additives. It's suitable for cooking - contains vit e and antioxidants, and is cholesterol free (and it's a tasty, healthy substitute for dairy in smoothies). Apparently, it's close in molecular structure to natural sebum, which makes it so good for skin and hair conditioning. It's also believed to give the skin some protection from the sun. Personally, I tend to use it as a pre-wash hair mask. I melt some (and sometimes combine with a teaspoon of honey), massage it into hair and scalp, leave it while I take a bath, then shampoo it out. I find that it makes my hair really soft but not greasy - important to me because my roots tend to get greasy naturally, while the ends are dry. In fact, when I've used a coconut mask, my scalp tends not to grease up so fast. I get better results from coconut than from most commercial hair masks which can often dry out the lengths of my hair, or leave a crispy residue.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Coconut oil literally transformed my hair! I'm done with dandruff shampoos, conditioners, leave-ins, serums, creams, etc. I spent many years trying to tame my very dry, frizzy, wavy, thick, coarse hair and absolutely nothing worked until I was forced to throw away all my perfume-laced hair products by my chemically sensitive boyfriend. Coconut oil has become my all-in-one conditioner, serum, and gel. I don't need anything else.
On damp hair, I massage oil into my scalp (because I have dandruff) and smoothe it along the length of my hair. I leave it on for a few minutes and shampoo it out with diluted Dr. Bronner's liquid soap. I don't completely wash out the oil, but leave enough to feel a slight slickness. Otherwise if I over-shampoo, I'll have to reapply more coconut oil when I get out of the shower. There is some trial and error on learning how much is too much, but it's all worth the effort.
Now, I can stand on a windy corner and have my hair stay in place frizz-free. I love coconut oil! I can't believe it took me so long to discover it. It's sad, but I've wasted so much money on products that cost twice as much and did half the job of coconut oil! I'm finally happy with my hair! If you prefer fragrance-free products, buy the refined coconut oil. It works extremely well!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
LOVE LOVE LOVE coconut oil. I bought a lot of cold-pressed/unrefined coconut oil from mountain rose herbs. It smells pretty good.That's just the coconut should smell. I use it on my hair as pre-wash treatement for about 20 -30 min. It's quite easy to clean up. I used oilve oil and jojoba oil on hair before. Neither of them could compare with coconut. As a body oil, it make my skin smooth and soft, with a beautiful sheen in the sun. In the book, it says coconut oil is good to calm down the sun-burnt skin. Will try it this summer. I believe it won't fail me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Well how stupid do I feel after having purchased so many masks, conditioners and deep treatments.
I've ordered them online, I've gotten them sent from abroad, I've spent half of my salary on these ridiculous expensive products that's really done nothing and nada to my hair in the end.
And so I read about coconut oil. People kept raving about how brilliant it is for your hair, how it softens and moisturizes and adds shine.
I want all of that! And so I purchased a jar.
I rubbed it into dampened hair as a pre wash treatment and left it on for a couple of hours - bom!, shiny, bouncy, smooth, silky locks.
Just like that! Nothing fancy, it says nothing at all about HAIR on the lable, no promises, no expectations to live up to, just plain oil which just happened to smell and work WONDERS!
Of all HG's there is, this must be the most honest one.
Now, I'm not saying this is cheap - I paid as much for a large jar of extra virgin Coconut oil, as I did for my last Kerastase deep treatment. (Might be extra expensive in Sweden though...)
But I'll repurchase again and again and again, as you can use it pre-during-post wash, as a leave in, as a DT, as shine serum, as natural sun screen for your hair - and the list goes on - as a body moisturizer, make up remover, hand lotion, as an addition in your food for healthy fats.
Could there be anything more versatile and natural than - Coconut oil?