Coconut oil and you hair. Well, my hair.

3/22/2015 08:25:00 PM
Coconuts squirreled away at the 'old house after Hurricane Odile in September. Coconut water is full of electrolytes.
So, coconut oil.

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.)

In full disclosure, I only wash my hair once a week, (yes.). So obviously I'm not over-drying my hair with product.

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.)

1 comment:

  1. I use it my ends too! I actually sleep overnight with it on. I really does work miracles on dry ends.


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