|Coconuts squirreled away at the 'old house after Hurricane Odile in September. Coconut water is full of electrolytes.|
We've all seen many-an-article touting the incredibleness of coconut oil. It's healing! It's a moisturizer! It's safe for dogs! IT WILL CURE ALL THAT AILS YOU!
(Read this: "Is Coconut Oil Really All It's Cracked up to Be?").
I recently had my hair colored and I noticed that my ends were a bit... dry. (I did some balayage. Well, I didn't. She did. I love it, but it's drying.)
With encouragement from my hair stylist cousin, I gave coconut oil as a hair treatment a try.
Here's what I do:
I SLATHER my ends with oil from the end up; being careful not to a.) get it on my clothes and b.) on my scalp. I only do the ends, not the roots. (Who wants oily hair? Not this lady.) (Wear a shirt you don't love.)
I massage the oil in well, twisting my hair around and finally wrapping it in a loose bun at the nape of my neck.
I let it sit... for a couple (or several) hours. (Sundays are exciting at our house.)
I wash and condition as usual.
The difference in my ends is definitely noticeable. After a couple of weeks, dare I say I had a "shiny-happy-hair" day - as opposed to a "frizzy-that-girl-needs-some-help" day.
|Office selfie. Like that printer in the background? SEXY.|
So, give it a whirl.
Seriously. It smells like vacation.
Incidentally, there is no better cleaner for my stainless steel fridge than coconut oil. Seriously. (I rub it on with a cotton rag and buff it off. NO STREAKING.)
|How cute is this little coconut-toting lady. (September 2014.)|