What are your experiences with coconut oil??

I just started using coconut oil. When I first used it, I combined it with castor oil and my conditioner for my deep conditioning process. I noticed my hair was well moisturized and it felt stronger (just from the first try)! I'm currently transitioning with braids and it's that time of the week for me to wash and deep condition. However, I'm not sure if I should continue using the coconut oil while my braids are in.

I have had a great experience with coconut oil. My hair really likes. I use it to deep condition by itself or in conjunction with another product. My hair always feels really soft afterwards. And it smells nice too.
Lurvs Coconut Oil! For hair, skin, food...it's always in our house. Always. For more than 10 years. Always. But, it's no longer used on our hair in the Winter.

I mostly use Spectrum, the regular or virgin, mostly virgin.

I also use Jarrow Formulas for extra virgin, buy it once every 5 months.

Occasionally use Parachute Coconut and Dabur Vatika Oils, of course only on the hair.

I'd try the new Whole Foods 365 Coconut Oil--really just about any of thier oils because they're like $4, but it has allergen disclaimer that it may contain Tree Nuts and we have two ppl with allergies. :/
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Holy Grails: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner, AVG, EVO Coconut Oil, Amla Oil, KC Spiral Spritz, Brahmi Oil, Tea Tree eo, Rosemary eo, Distilled H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, Neem Oil, ACV, Dr. Bonner's Skikakai Castile Soap, Avocado Oil

Sometimes: AOMM Jelly, KCNT, KCCC

Last edited by madhuri_dixit_fan; 04-14-2009 at 05:37 PM.
what kind do you guys use? bc i got mine from an asian market down the street from me and it is the real stuff. 100% pure coconut oil. i have to put it in the microwave in order to soften t p enough to even use...not to mention it smells absolutley HORRENDOUS! the smell is so terrible that i really cant use it at all...its now up to the point where i dont even know whether or not my hair likes it bc it really makes me nauseous. btw i looked on the bottle and it says that it doesnt expire until 2010, so im not really sure what the problem is
where can i find one that isnt disgusting?
Originally Posted by katherinelovesevryone
I got mine from a whole foods store, but mine says extra virgin coconut oil on it...the brand is Nature's Way. Also, you said yours says 100% pure, but even when they say that, unfortunately that's not always the case. I think next time, look for one that says pure extra virgin that way you can be sure it is the real thing. Also, coconut oil is a solid at room temp. so what I always do it sit it in a warm bath of water when I know I'm going to use it. And as for the smell, I think it's one of those things that you will either love or hate. I love it! most of my friends hate the smell though. If you like the smell of coconuts then i'm pretty sure you won't have a problem with it. Sorry for rambling, but HTH!

Last edited by kaymi125; 04-20-2009 at 02:26 PM. Reason: typo
I use the same coconut oil as Kaymi125 and i absoluely love it. it makes my hair shiny and less frizzy/poofy. I usually apply a small amount throughout my hair and put my hair in a bun the night before i will wash my hair..when i wash it its super nice...and the smell is great reminds me of somthing tropical or the beach.
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I have been adding coconut oil to my dc and its the only time I use it. I am not a fan of the smell. I purchased mines from whole foods.

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Funny you ask this question, because I just started incorporating coconut oil into my regimen. It makes me hair so so so so soft, especially when mixed with a little EVOO, Castor oil and gel for my edges and ends. This one's a keeper.
- Co-washing it with...whatever my hair likes best, DC-ing every week or so, bunning/twisting it for growth & thickness, and got to trim that heat-damage :c
- No heat for a 1 month challenge...doing baby steps.

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I just tried coconut oil last week. I bought Spectrum Organic brand from Walmart. After I got it home, I realized it was refined, but oh well. Anyway, I co-wash, use the generic version of Paul Mitchell's The Conditioner, apply coconut oil, and then MyHoneyChild's Type 4 hair cream.

My hair has NEVER been so soft..and I've been natural for a little over 4 years.
Originally Posted by MsRikki

i bought it from tops!!! Ma hair loves it!
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i've been using coconut oil on my hair for about a week now. i've used it in an oil rinse and in a homemade butter. i concur with the rest of you about how soft my hair is...it's so soft that it's actually silky. definitely a keeper in my regimen.
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i am halfway through my 1.6 kg batch of coconut oil. as i find myself panicking over it finishing and shelling out 36 quid on another i realise...i'm just gonna buy a cheap brand..cooking grade..non of this extra virgin high grade coconut..its definately superior but i just dont have the money..
i will miss the coconutty smell though, if i find it just isnt doing the job then i guess i will have to find the money somewhere
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