Does the scent of coconut oil linger? Is it strong?

I hate the smell (and taste) of coconut. Alas, it seems to be in a lot of hair products, including my everyday conditioner, from Suave.

It seems that coconut oil would be good for my hair, and I'd like to try it, except for one thing: it's made from coconuts! Blech!

But seriously, do those of you who use it find that the smell is very powerful, or that it lingers? If it's mild or short-lived (like the Suave), I can probably take it, but otherwise I think I'll have to pass. Thanks.
My properties
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Leave-in Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut; looking for a replacement for the no-longer-CG Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Gel Looking for a replacement for the discontinued LAL blue gel. Also thinking I need a low- or no-humectant gel for high-dew days, but haven't figured that one out.
Omg, me too! I can't stand the smell of coconut oil, mostly the extra virgin kind, though. I find that the smell doesn't linger for a long time once the oil is applied to my hair. So, I would say that the scent is mild.
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The smell wont stay for longer.. But I use normal coconut oil and not the extra virgin kind


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Thank you! Sounds like it's worth a try. I'll have to go buy some soon.
My properties
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Leave-in Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut; looking for a replacement for the no-longer-CG Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Gel Looking for a replacement for the discontinued LAL blue gel. Also thinking I need a low- or no-humectant gel for high-dew days, but haven't figured that one out.
I actually love the smell of organic extra virgin coconut oil but not less quality ones lol....but you can get refined coconut oil that has no fragrance to it.

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o really its too good for the hairs and it seems to be in alot of hair products...
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Oh, I'll look for the refined version then--thanks for the info!
My properties
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Leave-in Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut; looking for a replacement for the no-longer-CG Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Gel Looking for a replacement for the discontinued LAL blue gel. Also thinking I need a low- or no-humectant gel for high-dew days, but haven't figured that one out.
The pure organic extra virgin coconut oil itself has a smell to it that's not particularly pleasant (not unpleasant either, just have to get used to it), but after applying it the smell quickly fades--within a few minutes. I apply it to my face (and hair occasionally) all the time and after two minutes I can't even smell it anymore.

If that is true for pure coconut oil, then just having coconut oil as an ingredient in a shampoo shouldn't be very noticeable at all. Usually coconut oil in hair products is far down the list so there is hardly enough to even notice, so I guarantee you will not even smell it. And, again, the smell fades very quickly even for the purest form of coconut oil, so if you could smell it it wouldn't be for long. So I don't think you should worry about avoiding it because of the smell.
I always get the grocery store ones. It just smells like.... Oil I guess. LoL! I can't really detect any coconut smell. I use LouAna, by the way.
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Try the grocery store for your coconut oil. I have extra virgin with no scent.

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