Coconut Oil + Hair = Bad News for Acne prone skin

Le sigh... so I went to my very awesome Dermatologist Tuesday and she informed me that coconut oil is on her "no-no list" for acne prone skin and strongly advised I avoided poos, conditioners and styling products with coconut oil in them.

So bye-bye 95% of my hair staples....

She suggested Paul Mitchell Products...

Has anyone else been told this?
Any product suggestions?

I think coconut oil is the issue not-so-much coconut-derivatives.

I'm in search of a new Oil or oil alternative...

Pomade (I'm thinking Jane Carter nourish and shine will work out fine)

Shampoo

Moisturizer (bye bye hair dew)
Been a long time... I shouldn't have left you...

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Honestly I have acne prone skin and have always used coconut oil. At one point I was using ONLY coconut oil on my hair.. as my leave in/sealant and I never experienced any breakouts from it. Not even around my hairline. Ive even saturated my hair in it and went to sleep.. woke up with an oil stained pillow lol.
This isnt to say you shouldnt be cautious but dont completely eliminate it if you like it. I think the most important thing is to keep your hair off your face if you do use it, but that is something to follow with all products you use.. coconut oil isnt the only ingredient in these hair products that can clog your pores.
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Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

Honestly I have acne prone skin and have always used coconut oil. At one point I was using ONLY coconut oil on my hair.. as my leave in/sealant and I never experienced any breakouts from it. Not even around my hairline. Ive even saturated my hair in it and went to sleep.. woke up with an oil stained pillow lol.
This isnt to say you shouldnt be cautious but dont completely eliminate it if you like it. I think the most important thing is to keep your hair off your face if you do use it, but that is something to follow with all products you use.. coconut oil isnt the only ingredient in these hair products that can clog your pores.
Originally Posted by Reeky
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I figured this out when I was doing research on using natural oils for skincare. I don't have acne-prone skin but I make sure to keep coconut oil away from my face.
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Yes, coconut oil is one of the highest comedogenic oils. It's definitely a nono for acne prone skin (for any skin really). But I have used a face lotion with fractionated coconut oil and had no problems (I don't have acne prone skin. I have combo). It is considered "oil free" and low comedogenic.

I'm not sure about the "avoid all coconut oil in hair products" advice, but I would definitely not use it on my face

Do you use it on your face? Do you use it straight in your hair?

Have you got flare ups from using coconut oil hair products? And you know for sure they are the culprit and not what you use on your face?

Last edited by coilynapp; 07-28-2011 at 01:42 PM.
I figured this out when I was doing research on using natural oils for skincare. I don't have acne-prone skin but I make sure to keep coconut oil away from my face.
Originally Posted by Fronomenal
+1

I've been acne prone since I was 8 and I read a few months ago that I should keep coconut off my face. I rarely wear my hair in my face and I'm learning that my hair does not like straight coconut oil so I'm just using it on my body these days until I use it up.
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Hey Ladies ooh thanks for the replies!

No I dont apply coconut oil or any oils to my face directly. When I wear my hair in twist outs my hair occasionally touches my face.

I think it would be best for me to avoid coconut oil because the products you use in your hair do tend to travel to your face especially if you sweat as much as I do, and of course I'm more apt to take my dermatologist's advice...

So at this point I'm just trying to figure out what new products I should try- I definitely need a shampoo and a moisturizer.

Maybe castile soap?

Thanks ladies!
Been a long time... I shouldn't have left you...

Re-Visiting Old Products & Checking out some new products... Coming up with a whole new hair routine... I've neglected my sexy kinks for far too long!

I'm baaaaccckk!

Being a Diva is a full time job...
I could not figure out why my upper back was suddenly breaking out until I realized I was adding coconut oil to the ends of my shoulder length curls. It breaks me out horribly, I had to stop using it as a leave in. I still use the aubrey organics stuff that has coconut oil though, I just make sure to rinse it away from my face and I use a bath brush to scrub my back off after I use it. Apricot kernal oil is my new fave, it doesn't break me out, I even use it to wash my face (oil cleansing method).

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Hey Ladies ooh thanks for the replies!

No I dont apply coconut oil or any oils to my face directly. When I wear my hair in twist outs my hair occasionally touches my face.

I think it would be best for me to avoid coconut oil because the products you use in your hair do tend to travel to your face especially if you sweat as much as I do, and of course I'm more apt to take my dermatologist's advice...

So at this point I'm just trying to figure out what new products I should try- I definitely need a shampoo and a moisturizer.

Maybe castile soap?

Thanks ladies!
Originally Posted by certifiediva
So, if you were more apt to take the dermatologist's advice, why did you come here asking for ours?
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Hey Ladies ooh thanks for the replies!

No I dont apply coconut oil or any oils to my face directly. When I wear my hair in twist outs my hair occasionally touches my face.

I think it would be best for me to avoid coconut oil because the products you use in your hair do tend to travel to your face especially if you sweat as much as I do, and of course I'm more apt to take my dermatologist's advice...

So at this point I'm just trying to figure out what new products I should try- I definitely need a shampoo and a moisturizer.

Maybe castile soap?

Thanks ladies!
Originally Posted by certifiediva
So, if you were more apt to take the dermatologist's advice, why did you come here asking for ours?
Originally Posted by sagehen
In her original post she said:

Has anyone else been told this?
Any product suggestions?
She wasn't asking for other opinions in contrast to her dermatologist, she was asking if we knew about this and if we had product suggestions.
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Hey Ladies ooh thanks for the replies!

No I dont apply coconut oil or any oils to my face directly. When I wear my hair in twist outs my hair occasionally touches my face.

I think it would be best for me to avoid coconut oil because the products you use in your hair do tend to travel to your face especially if you sweat as much as I do, and of course I'm more apt to take my dermatologist's advice...

So at this point I'm just trying to figure out what new products I should try- I definitely need a shampoo and a moisturizer.

Maybe castile soap?

Thanks ladies!
Originally Posted by certifiediva
So, if you were more apt to take the dermatologist's advice, why did you come here asking for ours?
Originally Posted by sagehen
Yikes... perhaps I posted in the wrong forum...
Been a long time... I shouldn't have left you...

Re-Visiting Old Products & Checking out some new products... Coming up with a whole new hair routine... I've neglected my sexy kinks for far too long!

I'm baaaaccckk!

Being a Diva is a full time job...
Hey Ladies ooh thanks for the replies!

No I dont apply coconut oil or any oils to my face directly. When I wear my hair in twist outs my hair occasionally touches my face.

I think it would be best for me to avoid coconut oil because the products you use in your hair do tend to travel to your face especially if you sweat as much as I do, and of course I'm more apt to take my dermatologist's advice...

So at this point I'm just trying to figure out what new products I should try- I definitely need a shampoo and a moisturizer.

Maybe castile soap?

Thanks ladies!
Originally Posted by certifiediva
So, if you were more apt to take the dermatologist's advice, why did you come here asking for ours?
Originally Posted by sagehen
In her original post she said:

Has anyone else been told this?
Any product suggestions?
She wasn't asking for other opinions in contrast to her dermatologist, she was asking if we knew about this and if we had product suggestions.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
Thanks.
Been a long time... I shouldn't have left you...

Re-Visiting Old Products & Checking out some new products... Coming up with a whole new hair routine... I've neglected my sexy kinks for far too long!

I'm baaaaccckk!

Being a Diva is a full time job...
I could not figure out why my upper back was suddenly breaking out until I realized I was adding coconut oil to the ends of my shoulder length curls. It breaks me out horribly, I had to stop using it as a leave in. I still use the aubrey organics stuff that has coconut oil though, I just make sure to rinse it away from my face and I use a bath brush to scrub my back off after I use it. Apricot kernal oil is my new fave, it doesn't break me out, I even use it to wash my face (oil cleansing method).

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Originally Posted by RobinP92202
ohh Apricot Kernal Oil I have to try that. Yes I don't think I can totally give up Aubrey Organics, I read the product list on some of their poos and conditioners and found some alternative products I am going to try... I'm still going to hold on to my honey suckle rose conditioner... I don't think deep conditioning with it will be an issue.

Apricot Kernal Oil I'll look for it at vitamin shoppe and whole foods! thanks!
Been a long time... I shouldn't have left you...

Re-Visiting Old Products & Checking out some new products... Coming up with a whole new hair routine... I've neglected my sexy kinks for far too long!

I'm baaaaccckk!

Being a Diva is a full time job...
So, if you were more apt to take the dermatologist's advice, why did you come here asking for ours?
Originally Posted by sagehen
In her original post she said:

Has anyone else been told this?
Any product suggestions?
She wasn't asking for other opinions in contrast to her dermatologist, she was asking if we knew about this and if we had product suggestions.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
Thanks.
Originally Posted by certifiediva
Awwww, don't let grumpy people get you down!

I'm actually glad you brought it up because like I said in another post, I am acne prone and its a good reminder for me to be careful what I use on my hair. I avoid mineral oils for that same reason as well..
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