Unlisted Brand • Coconut Oil • Hair
|Would buy this product again.||91%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This review is for Now Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Bought at GNC here in the Bronx for $7.99 for 12 oz. My purchase was based on the strong reviews on MUA. This product is no hype - I am in love with it because it has made a difference in my hair, which is dry, color treated and rather wiry. Let's put in this way, if I air dry my hair or it's very humid, my hair, which is pretty thick, expands into this frizz balloon. It takes a lot of work to get it shiny and smooth - which is the look I prefer.
Read on the web about using coconut/avocado and/or grapeseed oils as a pretreat when coloring your hair. I was quite unhappy last time I colored my hair because I dumped a good amount of Morrocan Oil (freakin' $39.99 a bottle!) into the color mixture because their own literature says this helps give optimum color results. LIES!!! It did not do anything AT ALL, and was pretty annoyed because that oil would have lasted quite a while if I had used it as a serum. Anyway, after all was said and done my hair felt like absolute straw after coloring and even conditioning!
So, this time around I vowed to try something different. I coated my hair pretty thoroughly w/ the extra virgin organic stuff (NOW brand from GNC ) and also added Salerm's Biokera pretreat vial. I was taking no chances! Left in say an hour. Dumped the color mixture all over my hair. After processing, shampooed plus conditioned, adding some coconut oil.
Simply stated, coconut oil wins the contest. My hair was noticeably in better shape than after my last color session. It's shiny, and I know it will bounce back even more then next time I condition.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Let me start off with saying this is a review for virgin coconut oil. I USE IT AS A LEAVE IN MOISTURIZING/SHINE/DEFRIZZ SERUM ON CLEAN DRY HAIR. Not as a treatment to be rinsed off.
I hesitated for trying this for so long because I couldn't imagine something natural working better than the boat load of expensive salon brands I had been previously using yet still unsatisfied with. You can buy virgin coconut oil at a health food store where you scoop it out of a bin (thats right scoop because virgin coconut oil is solid) and put it into your own small container. Let me stress small... if you are using this for hair and not cooking you only need to use the tiniest bit so a little lasts a long time. I take a mini spoon to get the coconut oil out and put the size of a pinky nail in the palm of my hand. The oil will naturally start to melt at your body temperature. I rub my hands together to emulsify the oil and with my now two greasy palms I gently pat the ends of my hair to the mid length. Any more and my naturally curly really dry hair would look greasy. *I don't know if this would work on someone with fine straight hair*. The amazing part is that my frizzy dry curly hair absorbs that little bit of oil and looks fantastic; shiny, less frizzy, soft, and even smelling great too! I personally don't wash it out after doing this because the oil does not make my hair look dirty, HOWEVER if I do get greedy and use too much it does not look good and I must wash it out. Its not hard to wash out with a sulfate free shampoo. Go ahead and try it; if it doesn't work for your hair you will be left with a great high temperature cooking oil.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I would've given all 5's but because the product I bought is from the supplement section the packaging isn't what I wish it was, but it is what I'd expect to get. I scooped a good sized chunk into a tiny tupperware and keep that in the bathroom to use.
I use this daily and not only for a treatment as some do. I used to use a wonderful oil called "Miracle Silk" that my friend is actually the inventor of, but recently decided to go all natural no chemicals on my hair since I'm trying to grow it long and decided to try this. I put some on my fingers and let it melt, probably use more than some do as I have a lot of hair. I brush it through and let it air dry most days. If I blowout then I put it on afterwards. I'm loving the way this is working and the smell is just as awesome. I've been telling everyone to use it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know if my hair are chemically treated, (Japanese straight perm 2X) this thing just act weird compared to other anti-frizz serum I've tried. The minutes you put it on it's really moisturizing. But after I washed it after 2 hours, it made my hair very heavy, which means I need to brush harder (more hair being pulled.) But it does made the hair more shiny, and less frizz. The straw effect did happened to the end, but it went away after shampoo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I messed up at first and used regular coconut oil and my hair was a mess. Couldn't get the oil out for a few days and my hair was actually stiff. Not pretty.
I read articles on the web wondering what I did wrong and found out I need to use the virgin kind. I bought it and it is so much better. It comes out better and leaves it shiny. I don't really know why, but it does make a difference for me.
It also works great on my tips in the winter when my hair starts to dry out.
Oh, I forgot. It does help define my curls/ waves. Hardly any frizz.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
HG alert! Coconut oil is awesome! I have blonde fine hair that is flat ironed pretty much everyday. I bought the 365 brand coconut oil from Whole Foods for $6.99. I warmed it in my hands and applied to dry hair and left it on overnight. This is better than the Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment!! My hair was softer than it has ever been. You have to try it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
love this stuff and apparently so does my hair. great to use rather the hair is dry or wet and i use it on my scalp 2x a week.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have fairly dry hair because I do wash it everyday even though your not supposed. My hair is naturally shiny however over the yrs of continuously blow drying and ironing my hair it has become slightly dull. I was please by the results from the oil coconut oil after deep conditioning over night for 2 days within the same week. The first time I tried it over night I put my regular conditioner on in the shower as well and my hair was so limp all day but the second time I justed shampooed and my hair was really shiny and healthy. I'm pleased with the results as I haven't been able recieve as fast results with most drugstore store products. Plus coconut oil has so many uses.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Saw all the favorable reviews on MUA and decided to try the coconut oil hair treatment.
My hair: chest-length, permed, chemically treated, blow-dried, always advised to get treatments by my stylist. Super dry and damaged.
I bought a jar of organic virgin coconut oil (S$40 for 473ml) which was rather expensive, I think there could be cheaper alternatives.
As the weather here is hot, I didn't have to worry about the oil solidifying/ warming the oil.
1) I applied to dry hair, rubbing it in with my fingers from mid length to ends.
2) Kept it in with shower cap for 2 hours.
3) Shampooed once, then conditioned.
Noted that while shampooing, hair definitely felt fuller. + Volume
Interesting thing was that the post-shampoo hair was very receptive to conditioning - a review on here mentioned how the conditioner was absorbed well and I agree. I tried the mask over three days with three different conditioners and each conditioner somehow gave MUCH better results than without the oil treatment.
Hair felt much softer after. Shine factor definitely up.
I will keep this up for a month and provide an update, but initial 3-day trial looks promising.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
PROS: keeps my hair healthy
I generally use a mixture of olive oil [EVOO] and coconut oil . Warm up this oil mixture in microwave and apply to my long hair.
Washing: need to shampooo twice.
Keeps my hair healthy.
If you wash your hair daily.. you should apply this mixture 5-10 min before washing ur hair. This helps retain the hair moisture.
You will notice less of hair fall.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use extra virgin coconut oil (Nutiva), which is unrefined and still smells of coconuts. I scoop some out of the jar, warm it between my palms until it's liquified (it melts at body temperature), then apply to my hair, concentrating the oil on the ends and trying to keep it away from the roots. Then I pin it up (less messy that way) and leave the oil in my hair for about two hours or so. I wash it out in the shower with three shampooings, no conditioner, then air-dry.
I didn't notice a huge difference the first two times I tried this, but I think I didn't leave the oil on long enough. The third time, I left it on for about two hours (instead of one). This time my hair was noticeably softer, silkier and much less dry-feeling than it had been. Coconut oil actually benefits hair rather than just coating it in an attempt to make it look/feel smoother. It's also cheap and all-natural. I'm sold!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Excellent. I am indian and spent the last 17 years (yikes - I started young)! colouring my hair. I am growing it all out now (before the gray kicks in) and would 100% recommend. Its my new old ritual. I am really lucky too because my mum went to Goa and saw the coconut oil being sweezed out, came home with it in a clean drinks bottle!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I use pure coconut oil. I scoop it out of the jar and melt it in the microwave and apply it to dry hair. I left it on my hair for about 2 hours and washed twice in the shower. AMAZING results! The first day my hair was soft and the second day (even after showering) my hair was the best it's ever looked. My mom loved it too. I will continue doing this treatment about twice a week! LOVE my hair after using this! Feels like silk and just looked great. Sleek and healthy looking.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i got the virgin coconut oil from the philippines, its really effective and helped me alot.
my hair, skin and face loves it, i wont be worried abt any chemical or toxic proucts.. plus its cheap...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Okay I waited until I had this down to a science to review. My hair: 3b/3c curly (but relaxed), thick, very dry. Coconut oil has absolutely changed the way I look at my hair! I use Spectrum's Unrefined, and I use it already melted in the tub. Anyone who this hasn't worked for, I bet you they either used Refined or just didn't use it correctly. Anyway this is what I do:
1. wet my hair, and slather it in the oil. cover it with a shower cap, sit for an hour.
2. get in the shower and shampoo it out twice with Suave Daily Clarifying.
3. slather my hair with my regular conditioner, let it sit for the rest of my shower.
4. COMB IT OUT (I found this is important--the oil matts my hair!).
After my shower, my hair is unbelievably shiny!!! So soft when I wake up in the morning too. However, I've found that the combination of the oil and the clarifying shampoo seriously tangles up my hair and is causing me to shed more than usual each time, so I may start adding a little conditioner and detangling before I put the oil in. I do this 2X a week, Wednesday and Sunday. SO SO SO MUCH BETTER than any store-bought deep conditioner. I'm so glad I found coconut oil!!! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oh man where would my hair and skin be without good old coconut oil? I use it as a hot oil treatment and I also use just a touch on the ends at night before bed when they start to feel dry and brittle. In winter when my skin gets dry, especially on my cheeks, I massage some in at night and it makes both my skin and hair baby soft and moisturized. Cheap and very effective. I will always repurchase this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
It's works amazingly great, cheap, all natural, and highly versatile. What else could you want from a product? I bought a 16 oz jar of extra virgin coconut oil at the Whole Foods for about $12. I read the reviews for coconut oil here and knew I needed to give it a try. Since I bought it, I have used coconut oil on my hair, nails, skin, and face.
For my hair, It doesn't weigh my hair down and it is the best hair treatment in terms of strenghtening the hair. It gives great definition to my curls, makes it softer and adds shine. I could tell my hair was in better shape. It was thicker, shinier, and more moisturized. I highly recommend.
I use coconut oil on my skin and nails too but not on my face. I have dry skin on my legs and sometime have problems with them itching and looking very scaly. I apply coconut oil to them when I'm still wet from the shower. It this make the skin feel so luxurious, smells divine, and absorbs really quickly
If I had to list my top 3 beauty items I couldn't live without, I think coconut oil would be one of them
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I get my money's worth out of this stuff for certain. I use it for a body moisturizer,to take off my eye makeup (works well on WP mascara), as a scalp treatment for dermatitis and dry hair conditioner. It smells heavenly,very tropical,and sinks into the skin without a lot of greasiness.I buy the brand featured in the picture at my local health food store (runs about $7-$8 USD.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I give this 5 lippies because of the all around uses with coconut oil. I take a spoonful every morning, helps to keep you normal. I use it on my skin makes my skin very soft and shiny, and I use it in my hair.
I have been using coconut oil in my hair for a while with no great AAAAhhhhhhhAAA moments but this last week it really gave me soft hair. I washed, deep conditioned, blowdried, and flat ironed my hair. After that I used NTM silk leave in cond. and then sealed in the moisture with coconut oil and oh my goodness my hair after a week is still soft.
I use Spectrum unrefined extra virgin coconut oil. The only thing that is annoying about this is it has a small opening and the top so once the oil starts to get to the bottom of the jar I am struggling to put my hand in it. I prefer to use the oil after it solidifies as opposed to melting it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Can't live without the stuff. I only use it on my hair, really, as I don't find my skin needing oil. My hair just soaks it right up, I put it on my wet hair after every washing, and you really can't tell I have anything on my hair at all when it's dry, but it has really improved the condition of my hair. If I skip it, my ends get dry and tangle easily, this prevents that problem and makes my hair super soft. I like to put a silicone serum on over it to seal it in and add extra shine. I have waist length hair and apply this from the level of my ears down, using just the amount I scoop up on the back of my fingernail, and rub it between my hands to melt it and distribute it evenly. I even apply it between washings sometimes, and it really just soaks right in, never a greasy layer unless I really overdo it. To make sure you've got the right amount, it shouldn't be a thick layer over your hands when you rub your hands together, just a sheen of the oil, really.