Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

posted on December 13, 2012 by  |  posted under Beauty, Fashion, Hair  |  396 Comments

Free $10 credit from Vitacost who carries coconut oil and it’s perfect for Coconut Oil Hair Treatment !

coconut oil hair treatment

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

You know how much we love coconut oil around here (if you don’t, see this post). We found a brilliant new way to use it. The best part, we have also found a coupon to make it dirt cheap {yes that is a $10 off coupon we just found for it. You are welcome ;)}. Or you can find it there for a great price.  Perfect for Coconut Oil Hair Treatment!

coconut oil

We are all dying to have beautiful, healthy hair right? Hair can feel brittle with the dry winter air. Plus, looking our best for the holiday parties can do some serious heat damage to our lovely locks!

I have a cure; a secret that I stumbled on this year!

I have been using coconut oil in my personal skin care since I was 16. I use it on my kids as a replacement for lotion!  I knew it was good for cooking and skin, but I had no idea how GREAT it was for my hair as well!

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

coconut oil hair treatment

In a desperate search to find a cure for my brittle hair, I came across a few articles recommending coconut oil as a moisture treatment. As I dug deeper I found that coconut oil is the oil our hair can absorb better than any other.  If you would like to read some great articles on the benefits of using coconut oil here are some of my favorites: Coconut oil is meant to be used as a “Pre-Washing” Moisture Treatment. I will walk you through the simple steps for giving your hair that pure moisture it is thirsting for! All you need is: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (don’t forget you can score this for free over on Vitacost) A Clip or Elastic A Shower Cap Hair Dryer (optional)

Scoop out a handful of organic virgin coconut oil. My hair is very thick and long so my scoop has to be extra big. The oil will begin to melt at the touch of your skin, there is no need to heat the oil before application. It will melt as you massage it into your hair.

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

coconut oil hair treatmentFlip your head upside down and slowly spread the oil through your hair. Saturate your hair completely, focusing on areas that are dry.
coconut oil hair treatmentOnce your hair is soaked with oil, twist your hair into a bun or ponytail. You can clip it in place by grabbing some hair from your scalp and part of the bun, or use a hair tie to keep it in place.

coconut oil hair treatmentCover your hair with a shower cap. You can choose to apply heat or not. Applying heat will open the cuticle of each strand so the  coconut oil hair treatment can penetrate the core faster. Leave the coconut oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes without heat, or 15 minutes with heat. You can use a hair dryer to apply heat over the shower cap. I like to rig a little system so I can sit on the floor and read or play with my kids! If I am busy and need to do other things I will leave the oil on my hair without heat.

coconut oil hair treatmentOnce your time is up wash and condition your hair as you normally would. You may need to wash your hair twice to rinse away all of the oil. I really focus on my roots and try to shampoo my ends as little as needed. Style your hair and be amazed at your soft, smooth coconut oil hair treatment!

coconut oil hair treatment
Coconut Oil Hair Treatment
This treatment can be done as often or little as you feel you need. When I started this moisture treatment I applied it every time before I washed my hair. Now that my hair is in much better shape I apply it once a week. It has made a HUGE difference in the health of my hair. I have been able to grow it longer and stronger, which is the goal! For more on coconut oil, where to purchase it from and it’s many uses; read Missy’s Favorite Secret Ingredient! A few other tips I have discovered in caring for my hair: -Use a t-shirt when drying your hair. They are soft and much less abrasive than a towel. Stick your head in hole of a Tee and twist the body and arms around your hair to make a turban. It will give you frizz free silky hair! -If you want your hair to grow faster stimulate your scalp! Massage your  scalp for 5 minutes every day. It will increase the blood flow and help your hair grow faster! -Use shampoos and conditioners that DO NOT contain harmful ingredients! Become familiar with the bad ingredients and make sure to check the labels before you make a purchase! Here is a great link for Hair Care Product Ingredients. The two ingredients that are most confusing: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laurth Sulfate. They are both really common in hair products. Soduim LAURYL sulfate is bad, bad bad! It strips your hair and damages the cuticle, it is a very strong detergent that should not be used for hair! The sad thing is, It is in a lot of shampoos. Sodium LAURTH sulfate is ok, it is very common in shampoos (even expensive brands), it is also a detergent, but much more mild. It is much safer on hair and is nothing harmful compared to it’s cousin Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Happy Coconut Oil Hair Treatment Hair! * I (Missy) have to break in here to tell you I tried this on my daughter’s long, very long hair and even after one treatment I can’t believe how soft it is!!! Thanks Lara for this fabulous tip! Just what I needed, one more reason to love this stuff. :) Oh and do wash twice…when I tried it on my own hair and only washed once (because my kids had just all showered and took all the hot water) it was too greasy. When I washed again later – it was perfect! I also am LOVING coconut oil because it is an awesome carrier oil for these. Don’t forget you can try coconut oil for almost free by ordering through vitacost with your $10 credit. Enjoy!

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Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

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    1. December 13th, 2011 at 6:47 am
      Mandy Robinson says:
      My hair gets really brittle during the winter too. I can't wait to try this. I love that it is natural and can be done at home. Thanks for sharing.
      • April 10th, 2015 at 10:39 am
        Rebecca says:
        Hi Mandy, my hair gets really brittle in the midwestern winter as well. For the past 5 years I've been using coconut oil and its really helped with this so you should definately try it . I prefer to use Aviva Pure's coconut oil. Not as greasy as other brands. Here is a link to it:
    2. December 13th, 2011 at 6:48 am
      Christina says:
      I had heard of this before, but now I'm excited to actually do it!
    3. December 13th, 2011 at 7:51 am
      chrissy says:
      i can't wait to try this!!! i too love coconut oil for a moisturizer. it can't be beat. it never occurred to me to put it on my hair, but it makes complete sense!! thank you!
    4. December 13th, 2011 at 10:03 am
      Andi says:
      Thanks so much for the links and info. My daughter is black and has very fine hair, this will be so helpful for her hair. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Andi
    5. December 13th, 2011 at 10:29 am
      Penny says:
      What a great idea! I am going to try it.
    6. December 13th, 2011 at 11:13 am
      sarah says:
      can't wait to try this and was wondering....what shampoo & conditioner do you use (all of mine had the "bad" stuff in it)
      • December 13th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
        Lara says:
        I have always loved biolage shampoo, but it's so darn expensive! After doing a lot of research I found that the Dove Damage Therapy line is AWESOME! I switched to their shampoo and conditioner and I honestly like it just as much as every expensive brand I've ever tried.. and it's cheap! I really like the Dove Damage Therapy Daily Moisture (the intensive repair is great too) Hope that helps :)
    7. December 13th, 2011 at 11:55 am
      Caley says:
      Oh yay! I'm so excited to try this on my hair!
      Question: when you use it as lotion, do you mix it with anything?
      • December 13th, 2011 at 8:23 pm
        Lara says:
        nope :) just straight oil, a little goes a long way. It's better to start out with too little than too much. It absorbs fast and smells great. LOVE IT!
    8. December 13th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
      Brittaney says:
      So, where can you get coconut oil?
      • December 13th, 2011 at 12:30 pm
        Missy says:
        You can get it inexpensively at right now through the link in the post (they are giving $10.00 coupons to new customers) or on amazon. I like the Nutiva brand pictured in the post. I have seen it at WalMart but it usually costs a lot more.
        • December 15th, 2012 at 9:09 am
          Tam says:
          Costco has it too. In ginormous bottles. Trader Joes has smaller jars as well for $5.99. We use the ginormous one. Love to bake with it. And use in peanut butter and jelly AND coconut sandwich. Makes it extremely yummy. Beware.
    9. December 13th, 2011 at 12:31 pm
      vikki says:
      Great idea, I already have coconut oil in my cupboard so will try soon. I have almost stopped washing my hair at all since my hair is so brittle after going through menopause. Maybe this will help and I will be getting rid of all my shampoo with the nasty stuff in it and going for the other. Thanks again for a great post.
    10. December 13th, 2011 at 1:06 pm
      Sunshine says:
      I am so excited to try this! My hair is color treated and has recently become frizzy so I am hoping this will help smooth things out. Thanks!
    11. December 13th, 2011 at 1:10 pm
      Ashley says:
      I love coconut oil too! I'll have to try this, thanks!
    12. December 13th, 2011 at 3:40 pm
      Shelly says:
      Thanks so much for the coupon. Can't wait to try coconut oil on everything! Love the smell of coconuts and who doesn't want soft shiny hair?
      Thanks again!!
    13. December 13th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
      Melanie says:
      Just ordered some for my pitiful hair! Thanks for the tip!
    14. December 13th, 2011 at 4:38 pm
      Lisa says:
      This sounds incredible, I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! I love your site as well!
    15. December 13th, 2011 at 6:27 pm
      Sonja says:
      Wow! Thanks! Just placed my order - using your $10 off coupon! Can't wait to get my order, and start making my long hair soft, as well as using the castor oil I also ordered for making facial cleanser!
    16. December 13th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      GREAT TIP! I was just thinking today that my hair is already looking dry thanks to the cold. And there's SO MUCH cold left to go, here!!
    17. December 13th, 2011 at 9:27 pm
      Cristi says:
      I have been using it since I read Missy's post! Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to give it a try!
    18. December 14th, 2011 at 9:47 am
      Patrice says:
      Okay. Just ordered me some! :)
    19. December 14th, 2011 at 3:01 pm
      Shauna says:
      I too love coconut oil for its many many wonderful uses and have been using it on my bleach blond hair for years. My colorist is always amazed at how healthy my hair despite what I put it through;)
    20. December 14th, 2011 at 10:27 pm
      sasha says:
      Will refined coconut oil work also?
      • July 31st, 2012 at 5:23 pm
        Lara says:
        No, it needs to be extra virgin to penetrate the hair
        • December 27th, 2012 at 8:31 pm
          Alyssa says:
          I bought Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil, will that work?
    21. December 15th, 2011 at 7:01 pm
      Lindsey B says:
      I stumbled across this miracle treatment also three weeks ago. It works great! I highly recommend just melting a tsp or two in the microwave, then pour a little at a time in the palm of your hand and work through your hair, then you save money because you don't use very much at all!! With every treatment I see a huge improvement in my hair! I don't use any heat, just hang out and have coffee and surf the web for an hour or two once a week :)
      • October 1st, 2012 at 8:42 pm
        monica says:
        Have you noticed growth? My husband is in the Marine Corp and the ball is in just under 2 months. I would like to see longer hair by then!!!
    22. December 16th, 2011 at 9:54 pm
      Lindsey B says:
      I've never had to wash my hair twice. Actually I never use shampoo all the way down to my ends anyway. I have always had thin, fragile hair that is very dry. so even after the coconut oil treatments(melting and evenly distributing through out and sitting for an our or two with hair clipped on top of my head) I just let the warm water run through my hair for a minute or two then shampoo scrubbing the scalp, run the suds thru the ends briefly and gently and rinse. Once you do that, run your hand over your wet hair while still in the shower, if u see the oil residue on ur hand, maybe you might need to run a little more shampoo through, but I have never had to shampoo twice, or scrub through my ends. Maybe it's because I melt the oil first, which makes it distribute easier, and maybe isn't as much "bulk" to rinse out. But it does work. And works very well. Until I found this I thought I might have to loose the long hair I spent many years trying to grow. Night and day difference. Honest.
    23. December 17th, 2011 at 11:23 pm
      julie says:
      I tried this on my daughters long hair that I have been trying to cut for years now because it is just brittle and doesn't look nice. I hope this works. Thank you for this post I am now checking all my hair products and will be stocking up on more coconut oil. How do you use it in you personal skin care? On your face it really what I'm asking. My face feels like it could crack off when I get out of the shower!
      • August 14th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
        Amy says:
        I use coconut oil all the time, for almost everything. After the shower I use just the smallest amount straight on my skin, maybe more if I'm going to bed and don't care if it's greasy and washi in the morning. I like to experiment with sugar scrubs and microdermabrasion, I do t really have a recipie, but mix a little sugar and melted coconut oil together with a little honey make a great scrub for the body, or mix with some baking soda and use it on my face, not more than twice a week though. I wash my face with honey too and it's never been so clear from acne in my life with these 2 ingredients :) good luck :)
        • November 18th, 2012 at 5:51 am
          Melody says:
          How long do you leave the honey and coconut oil mixture on or do you wash off right after rubbing in?
    24. December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 am
      Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer says:
      Awesome. In the winter months my hair get so dry. This is a great idea to do at home. Thanks
    25. December 19th, 2011 at 6:35 pm
      Laura LOve says:
      I am so thrilled got my Coconut Oil in the mail today. What a bargain. Thank you for the info. I will let you know how I like.

      Laura Love
    26. December 30th, 2011 at 3:16 pm
      Susan says:
      Amazing! Just one treatment and my hair was frizz-free. Thank you so much. I applied, put on shower cap, cleaned my house, put shampoo in my hair, rinsed and conditioned and truly loved it. My family noticed a difference immediately and it cut down on my dry time, too. Thank you for sharing this GREAT tip!
    27. January 25th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
      Starla says:
      So I was looking at the store and my store only carries organic refined. Not extra virgin. Would this still be ok to use on my hair? I was just impatient to get started and didn't want to wait to order it and get it in the mail. :)
    28. February 2nd, 2012 at 12:04 pm
      Steph says:
      I have been using this treatment weekly on both myself and my girls and it's awesome! I bought a $1 squeeze bottle (found at the dollar store, was supposed to be for ketchup) and put the oil inside. Then I sit the bottle in a bath of hot water. I just squeeze the bottle of melted oil on our hair and it's made is super easy. The room temp didn't work so well but the bottle is awesome. Also found 8 shower caps for $1 at the dollar tree. Score!
    29. February 23rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm
      Nana says:
      Can I keep it overnight?
      • February 23rd, 2012 at 10:56 pm
        Lara says:
        Absolutely. That's what I do the majority of the time.. the longer it's in your hair the better!
    30. April 6th, 2012 at 10:18 am
      Kysses says:
      I have always a very oily scalp. I could never use conditioner or else I would get horrible dandriff. I have just discovered how great coconut oil is on my equally oily face & was wondering if I can also use it on my hair w/out making my scalp more oily?
    31. May 6th, 2012 at 9:50 am
      Jenny says:
      I love this Lara. Thank you. My girls and I had fun doing our hair! I even did a post on my blog. I created a Free Printable with instructions on how to do it. It would make a fun Mother's Day Gift!
      Here is the link to the printable!

      Thanks Again~
    32. May 11th, 2012 at 9:12 pm
      Becky says:
      I have been using coconut oil for the last 6 months and I love it. You need yo go thrift shopping and buy yourself a vintage hair dryer. I collect them and love them. I use mine about once a month. Much easier than propping your blow dryer and sitting on the floor.
    33. May 22nd, 2012 at 6:15 pm
      MNM says:
      I'm doing an experiment where I give up beauty products for six months in order to go all natural, and one of the things I gave up was shampoo/conditioner. While I was going for all natural Poo, my hair got super dry, so I tried this moisturizer, but I had a terrible time of it! I'm not sure what I did wrong, or maybe my hair just can't handle the coconut oil, but I had coconut oil stuck in my hair for a whole weekend!!! Does coco oil work better for certain hair types? Or perhaps I used too much? Here's what I did -

      Am I just a coconut oil dummy?
      • July 31st, 2012 at 5:30 pm
        Lara says:
        you need to use a soap that lathers to get it out. natural products will not take out a heavy coconut oil treatment. Coconut oil works on all hair types. A double wash with shampoo should take it right out
        • September 22nd, 2012 at 5:16 am
          Brooke says:
          It IS possible to remove hot oil treatments from hair using all natural products. I have done overnight oil treatments on my hair using even heavier oils- like castor oil- and was able to wash them out easily using an all natural shampoo bar followed by a acv rinse. I tried the baking soda route as well but it left my hair waxy and dull, so now I use GreenKimono shampoo bars from or Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner which does not contain SLS, 'cones, or any other questionable ingredients.
      • February 13th, 2013 at 6:55 pm
        Myha says:
        Have you ever tried baking soda and apple cider vinegar as a shampoo substitute. I have a very flaky scalp and hated putting chemicals in my hair. It has cleared up my scalp, just as good as any chemically shampoo. It may help get the oil out... I know it has been a while since you posted but I thought it might help. I take a few tablespoons of baking soda and make a paste with just a little water and rub it on my scalp and hair then I rinse it out with the apple cider vinegar. It foams up and my hair looks better than it has in a while.
    34. July 25th, 2012 at 10:04 am
      Kate says:
      I love it! Works so well for my hair :)
    35. July 27th, 2012 at 9:24 am
      Andrea Gonzales says:
      Im always having to wear my hair in a bun usually when its wet and my ends become very dry. What shampoo would u recommend?
      • July 31st, 2012 at 5:27 pm
        Lara says:
        I really like the dove damage therapy line. You could also try using a little argan oil in the ends of your hair to keep it from being so dry, it is not greasy at all and absorbs really well into your hair! I love it!
        • October 13th, 2012 at 5:19 am
          AnnieGrey says:
          I love Dove, too. What works even better is, Aveeno Nourish and Strengthen. It's the best IMO.
    36. July 27th, 2012 at 10:03 am
      Emily @ I'd Rather Walk says:
      Guess who is hunting down the coupon as I type this? This guy!
    37. July 27th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
      Kate says:
      I want so badly to do this to my hair. But I have a question, I just dyed my hair red and it's already fading super fast.. This coconut oil treatment won't strip my hair of color or anything will it?

      • July 31st, 2012 at 5:26 pm
        Lara says:
        If anything it will help you hair hold the color better! it will help repair the cuticle and the color wont wash out as fast!
    38. July 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am
      Ashleigh says:
      Do I have to use a shower cap? or can I just leave my hair pinned with no shower cap on?
      • July 31st, 2012 at 5:22 pm
        Lara says:
        You only need to use a shower cap if you are using heat with the treatment, the heat will dry out your hair. Otherwise you can just clip it up! sometimes I will just put it on my ends the night before i know i am going to shower and pull it up overnight!
    39. July 30th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
      courtney says:
      can any type of coconut oil be used
      • July 31st, 2012 at 5:24 pm
        Lara says:
        unfortunately no. it needs to be extra virgin coconut oil to penetrate the hair :)
    40. July 30th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
      Leesh says:
      I really need to do this to my hair.

      The photo of you sitting under the sink with the hair dryer propped up on a makeup bag is hilarious (but oh so cute)!
    41. July 30th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
      Danielle says:
      I still have the coconut oil in my hair, but if it makes my hair half as soft as my hands got while applying it to my hair, I'll be happy! My hands are SO soft.
      • July 31st, 2012 at 5:25 pm
        Lara says:
        try washing it once, then rinsing it and washing it again. make sure you get a really good lather and wash it in hot/warm water and it should come right out!
    42. July 31st, 2012 at 6:24 am
      Brandy says:
      Trader Joe's has the cheapest, organic coconut oil. It's like $5-6 where I live. If you have one near you I strongly suggest checking it out.
    43. August 3rd, 2012 at 9:03 am
      Heather says:
      Hey I recently visited the site and saw the coconut oil segment at which point (thanks to your fabulous coupon) I immediately purchased some. Only when I received it, unlike the picture in the story, mine is liquid. I got extra virgin because in the photo of the canister that is what is said. However the picture shows what looks like crisco and it says virgin! Did I get the wrong kind? Can I use this??
      • August 3rd, 2012 at 9:35 am
        Shelley says:
        You can totally use the Coconut oil you got. It has a very low melting temperature point. My guess is it just arrived warm? If you are concerned about it, give Vitacost a call. They have great customer service.
      • August 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm
        Lara says:
        if you put it in the fridge or in a cool place it should solidify!
    44. August 3rd, 2012 at 12:33 pm
      Annie says:
      Holy smokes, I tried this last night and I can't believe how thick and strong my hair feels this morning!
    45. August 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm
      Cassie says:
      OMGoodness thank you sooooooo much for this. I knew I would have super thin hair and it would be brittle because that is what my mom has. I have tried everything and asked everyone. I get the same advice, brush your hair at least 100 times a day to stimulate it, get it cut every 6 weeks, don't use products with alcohol, take biotian....check, check and check with all of the above. I take very good care of myself and I HATE my hair. I just ordered my coconut oil and am going to do this weekly. Thanks so much for the tip and the tip on the shampoo and conditioner that you use! You may have just saved my hair : )
    46. August 5th, 2012 at 11:41 pm
      Sheena says:
      This sounds great, I never even heard of coconut oil or that you can use it as a moisturizer, let alone put it in your hair. I can't wait to try this!! I found a bottle of it at Wal Mart for 6-7 bucks it says its Organic Coconut Oil but its refined and its not the brand that you have shown in the picture. I just want to know if the one I have will work just the same??
    47. August 6th, 2012 at 7:36 am
      stella g. says:
      I did this as a "spa day" with my SIL and nieces. It definitely took a few washes do to some poor water pressure, but I couldn't believe how amazing my hair was afterwards. I will definitely be doing this regularly. (Also repinned on Pinterest. Thanks!)
    48. August 9th, 2012 at 7:22 pm
      Ruthie3315 says:
      Is your hair supposed to be dry when you do this or should it be slightly damp?
      • August 9th, 2012 at 7:31 pm
        Shelley says:
        slightly damp. :)
    49. August 11th, 2012 at 7:01 pm
      Danielle M says:
      Hi, does the oil HAVE to be organic virgin? The only kind I can find around me is pure coconut oil. Thanks!
      • August 11th, 2012 at 10:52 pm
        Shelley says:
        That works great too! :) Try the vitacost link in the post to try any of their coconut oils. It will give you a $10 credit to use!
    50. August 13th, 2012 at 2:50 am
      Arti Patel says:
      I have done this so many times and its great but I personally get better results using almond oil but coconut oil works good too!
    51. August 14th, 2012 at 1:43 pm
      Jennifer says:
      Is the coconut oil you use solid? Everything I have found at the store is liquid.
      • August 15th, 2012 at 9:38 am
        AmyE says:
        Coconut oil melts at 70-something degrees. It will solidify at a cooler temperature.
    52. August 19th, 2012 at 9:32 am
      C says:
      I tried this last night and slept on my hair wet, when I woke up it was EXTREMLY curly! And looked kinda greasy... Is that normal?
    53. August 19th, 2012 at 11:39 am
      Kate says:
      I have to try this!!
    54. August 21st, 2012 at 11:02 am
      cristy says:
      I honestly LOVE YOU!!!

      I had real issues with my hair, i went abroad and because of the
      difference in power & electricity, I forgot my iron would heat faster,
      by the time i realized this, i had already burnt a part of my hair. I almost cried.

      Anyway, i had been trying anything that I read could help, i even got a keratin treatment (waste of money BTW), and i have almost given up and was going to cut it, little by little, and then i saw your post, let me tell you, my hair is slowly healing, but the best part, is: it is healing!!! and i could tell the difference from day one.

      thank you VERY MUCH!!
    55. August 21st, 2012 at 9:04 pm
      Lior says:
      i have unrefined virgin coconut oil...will that work? i saw you mentioned extra virgin on another comment...
    56. August 23rd, 2012 at 11:47 am
      Curious me says:
      How often do you do this treatment?
    57. August 24th, 2012 at 10:27 am
      Linda says:
      I'm so glad you posted this. I had never heard about using coconut oil this way. I am an almost 50 y/o woman with super dry, graying hair that I bleach. You can imagine how brittle my hair is! I'm looking forward to trying this. One thing that's work AMAZINGLY well is the "no poo" method. I use baking soda and organic apple cider vinegar on my hair instead of shampoo and conditioner. I'm amazed at how great my hair feels compared to how it felt using traditional products.
    58. August 24th, 2012 at 11:27 pm
      Allie says:
      How long has your hair grown since you started this treatment?
    59. August 25th, 2012 at 8:17 am
      jessica says:
      i love using this product but i break out like crazy if i use it on my skin. what should i do? I still want to use it b/c it makes my skin feel amazing and i love the smell but i dont like the little devils
      • August 31st, 2014 at 8:07 pm
        Sara says:
        Hey there! Your skin might be too oily for coconut oil, or it might be too strong of a moisturizer for sensitive skin. Try talking to a person at Sephora or Ulta who can recommend a good lotion. I have the same problem ! :)
    60. August 25th, 2012 at 8:41 pm
      Melissa says:
      I've tried this once and would love to do it more often, but I'm worried the coconut oil will clog my drain!! Has anyone had any issues with this?!?!
      • November 2nd, 2012 at 10:58 pm
        HerHairNatural says:
        LMAO!!! You silly...It will go down the drain not lurk around. Drano will help if you feel you have clogged drains before hand. You may have already had hair clogging it up. Try the Drano with the Snake piece it works wonders, had a leak in a bath sink and had a bowl under pipe, after snaking and drano it stopped leaking.
    61. August 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm
      Haleigh says:
      I'm starting this tomorrow when I take my shower! Can't wait to start doing this!
    62. August 26th, 2012 at 9:23 am
      Rikki says:
      This did not work AT ALL for me. I washed my hair twice in the shower and the oil wouldn't come out of the bottom layer of my hair :( after all this I even got my mom to wash my hair in the sink to get everywhere. Still no luck. I ended up using a handful of baby powder to soak up the excess.
      Maybe this works for other people, but not me.

      Terrible mess
    63. August 27th, 2012 at 9:41 pm
      Jessica says:
      I love this, its great! Does this work for thinning hair as well, I have very fine, thinning hair and I'm looking for a safe and healthy alternative. If not, if you know of anything and can point me in the right direction I will super appreciate it! Thanks!
    64. August 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm
      Ty says:
      This is great, and I'm so excited to try it! But what I reallylove is her hair color! How did she get it to be that color?
    65. August 29th, 2012 at 12:34 pm
      carrie says:
      THANK YOU!! I used the coupon too :)
    66. August 29th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
      Kimberly says:
      You stated that you use it instead of lotion. do you use it straight out of the bottle or do you mix it? how much do you use?
    67. August 30th, 2012 at 9:36 am
      tzeling says:
      Apparently coconut oil as a hair treatment has been used for generations in the East Indian culture. I've been doing this for years. I swear by it as well. I usually leave it on overnight (tie my hair in a high bun and use a towel to protect my pillow), the night before my hair is due for a wash.
    68. August 30th, 2012 at 6:31 pm
      Megan Hinson says:
      When I got my coconut oil it was hard. I saw where some people said it was liquid but when I opened my can the oil was more like frozen butter. Should I warm it up??
      • August 31st, 2014 at 8:09 pm
        Sara says:
        That's totally normal! Try melting it before starting the treatment.
    69. September 3rd, 2012 at 12:42 am
      Tori says:
      I looked at the link from my iPhone and it didn't say anything about a 10 dollar credit :(. Did I miss my chance?
    70. September 4th, 2012 at 1:15 pm
      kaliene says:
      I have very frizzy hair, and I usually put a little bit of coconut oil on my hair after showering to control it. I have been doing this for two years and it works very well.
      • October 9th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
        aarika says:
        i just started using it after my showers too, i like putting a little in my hair after i get out (and after i put it all over my body instead of lotion). it has taken the place of gel/mousse and really cut down on the frizz! and the best part is i can wear it natural one day and straighten the next because there's no real "product" that needs to be washed out!
    71. September 5th, 2012 at 8:18 am
      Gina says:
      I've done this twice now, and it's amazing! My hair doesn't resemble straw anymore! I'm so happy I stumbled upon this post in Pinterest. Thank you!
    72. September 7th, 2012 at 11:48 am
      Jessica says:
      mix a little sugar and melted coconut oil together with a little honey make a great scrub for the body, or mix with some baking soda and use it on my face

      So is it sugar, melted coconut oil, honey, AND baking soda for my face? I have acne and would LOVE to try this! Thanks
    73. September 8th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
      Kate says:
      This is super helpful! I have been trying to grow my hair out after I chopped it off super short. My friend had told me she heard that there was a really bad ingredient in shampoos and conditioners but she couldn't remember what it was. That plus the awesome advice about the coconut oil will help me out a ton!!! Thank you sooo much!!!
    74. September 8th, 2012 at 9:41 pm
      Dana says:
      I tried this and it made my hair feel like wax!! It was horrible. Dawn dish soap wouldn't even get it out of my hair!!! I don't recommend this to anyone!!!!
    75. September 9th, 2012 at 12:00 am
      Kris says:
      after you wash out the coconut oil, & wash your hair with shampoo & you rinse the conditioner out with cool/cold water? rinsing your conditioner out with cool/cold water, closes the hair cuticle, helping to lock it in. Which also helps it grow longer, & stronger. Ive been doing taking Biotin pills everyday, & already so far my hair has grown an inch within a week! but I hair grows fast anyways, but I did find that shampooing with warm water, & rinsing the conditioner out with cold has made my hair alot softer. But, I def wanna try the Coconut oil treatment now!
    76. September 9th, 2012 at 6:10 pm
      Sara says:
      How can I get my hair to grow faster?
      Love this post by the way!
    77. September 10th, 2012 at 12:56 am
      MIchelle says:
      I could find the coupon on thier site:(
    78. September 13th, 2012 at 2:10 am
      Lisa says:
      Can you do this with all-natural pure coconut oil?
    79. September 14th, 2012 at 9:28 pm
      jackie says:
      How did you get it for free!? It's Sooooo expensive!
      • September 15th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
        Shelley says:
        Use your vitacost $10 credit in this post (link to vitacost). Search for Coconut oil on their site and you should find some for under $10. :) Enjoy!
        • January 8th, 2016 at 10:13 pm
          Julie Hanson says:
          I have long hair, about 2-3 inchest past my shoulders. After I wash and condition my hair (which naturally has a slight wave), I get my compressed (if that's what it's called - it's solid) organic coconut oil and put about a teaspoon in my hair, after rubbing it between my palms until it turns to an oily texture. I only use it on hair that is further down than my ears (mostly about 4-5 inches from the bottom down to the bottom throughout the hair. Afterwards I comb it in with a large tooth comb so it gets into my hair (again, not on the scalp, only middle to bottom of hair length). I let it dry naturally (btw, when having my hair cut, the hair stylists always comment on how healthy and soft my hair is). When it is dry (it's cut in long layers but long bangs (which I comb to the side in the front.), it looks beautiful - soft and almost silky. I am no spring chicken either. I am in my mid-40s. I have a LOT of hair but it is fine. I also rub coconut oil on my feet, put on socks, go to bed, and when I wake up my feet are nice and soft, even on the bottom and heels. I buy my coconut oil online -- it's only about 25 dollars for a big jar (54 ounces) and it lasts FOREVER. It's also what I use to remove make-up (everything from foundtion and mascara to long-wear lip color). I put it on my face about twice a week and then sleep on a satin pillowcase. People never believe that I'm in my mid-40s. Coconut oil is amazing!
    80. September 16th, 2012 at 4:11 am
      Cj says:
      Love, love, love this! I got my coupon (thanks) and ordered my coconut oil. I have baked with it for years and now it is a permanent beauty routine. I also use it on my feet to soften them...*Note* boyfriend had white markings on his toenails and after only one use on his feet....they were gone completely!! He was a hard sale to even try it and he was simply amazed!
    81. September 17th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
      laura says:
      I read in most blogs to use EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT I have to use that specific kind?? Can I use ALL NATURAL PURE COCONUT OIL (LouAna brand) ?
      • October 7th, 2012 at 10:25 pm
        Sara says:
        I have had good luck using the LouAna brand from WalMart, it's cheap & I've not had any problems with it not absorbing. I use it on my hair, my daughter's eczema, my other kids dry skin, my husbands rough elbows & hands. I also put it all over myself in the shower when I do my hair. I have super curly, moisture deprived & VERY frizzy hair. Coconut Oil has been a God send for me, my hair is soft, silky & rarely frizzy anymore, even on super humid days in the Midwest. I can tell I need a treatment when my ends start to get crunchy. I even used it on my daughter's cradle cap when she was a newborn. Love, Love, LOVE the stuff!!
        • December 3rd, 2012 at 12:47 pm
          V says:
          I used the LouAna brand on my daughters hair and her scalp smelled sour after... has anyone else had that problem? It made her hair soft (her hair is almost to the back of her knees) but I haven't done it again because of the smell.
    82. September 18th, 2012 at 8:11 am
      Georgia says:
      Great tips with the oil, BUT:
      Sodium lauryl and laureth sulfate are both equally bad. Very very bad.
      Please trust me on this one,i have a phd in chemistry: sodium laureth sulfate is the "alcohol-version" of lauryl sulfate. So its not only a foaming agent,it will also dry your skin/hair out. They are both potentially harmful and best be avoided.
    83. September 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm
      Brittany says:
      The coconut oil I purchased is like oil-liquid. On this post you scoop yours out like a solid. Did you do something to yours to make it solid?? I'm not sure why mine is completely liquid.
      • September 18th, 2012 at 5:35 pm
        Missy says:
        You must live in a warm place, lucky! It becomes liquid when warm. When it is cold, it is solid.
    84. September 18th, 2012 at 9:24 pm
      Caitlin says:
      I've done this three times since last Thursday and the results have been amazing! My hair is softer than I can ever remember! I blogged about my experience if anyone is interested (although your post is way more detailed and helpful than mine - mine was basically just me raving about your post lol)
    85. September 19th, 2012 at 9:19 am
      Melissa says:
      Just ordered a bottle with the great coupon I got from the link! Hopefully this works! thanks so much!
    86. September 20th, 2012 at 10:18 am
      Crystal says:
      I have naturally greasy hair, would it still be good for me to do this or will it just make my hair even more greasy?? I would LOVE to find something that I can do to help keep my hair from getting so greasy so fast....I can wash my hair at night, blow dry, go to bed and wake up and my hair is greasy. It is so annoying! Please help me if you can!!! :)
      • January 15th, 2013 at 1:05 pm
        Caitlin says:
        hi crystal! you also might want to check out the 'no poo' formula. i wash my hair with baking soda and an apple cider vinegar rinse. i've been doing it for months and my hair is healthier now (by far) than it ever was with traditional shampoo and conditioner
    87. September 20th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
      Cassie says:
      Thank-you thank-you thank-you!
      I've been looking for hair treatment because my hair just never that soft and always looks so greasy after few hours even if I just had washed my hair!

      Discovered this blog via Pinterest last night and luckily had the same Coconut Oil on hand. HAD washed my hair just 3hrs ago but I tried it anyway and put hair up in bun and went to sleep like that. Took shower first thing in morning and my hair feels so soft!

      BEST part is, it been about 8hrs since I washed my hair this morning and my hair STILL looks soft and smells good! This is unusual if I leave my hair down all day with wind blowing it!!
      This is only after ONE time try! SO happy, Thank you SO much for sharing this healthy helpful tip!! (:
    88. September 22nd, 2012 at 12:52 pm
      Sarah says:
      After washing out twice, do you still use conditioner?
    89. September 23rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm
      Lindsay says:
      Where can you buy coconut oil? And is it expensive?
    90. September 24th, 2012 at 1:36 pm
      Nelly says:
      what are the must of a basic hair care for black hair or any type of hair.

      for example for a facial basic routine:

      cleanse first, then tone, then, moisturise, then sun cream. exfoliate twice or once a week. use facial masks once a week.
      Steam face once a week etc etc.

      i just need to know what i should do for hair on a wash day or regularly.

      example does my hair need to be clean before doing an oil treatment?
      do i only do an oil treatment when its a wash day. then shampoo it , then deep condition/ condition.
      Please help me!
      Thank you.
    91. September 25th, 2012 at 7:52 am
      Celeste says:
      I tried this last night, being so excited from the comments and since I've recently become HIGHLY allergic to propylene glycol which is in EVERYTHING so I haven't been able to use conditioner - can u imagine? I'm ripping out all my hair trying to comb it out when it's wet and then just put it in a clip and let it dry that way. So, I think I already see a difference but haven't blown dry my hair yet but I have a question....Are you supposed to still use regular conditioner after you shampoo the oil out? It seems so....and if yes, then back to researching I shall go to try to find a propylene glycol free conditioner. Thanks so much for your post..I think this may be life changing to us women who's hair is everything!
      • September 25th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
        Missy says:
        I think after a few treatments, you may be able to get away with no conditioner..give it a try at least. Also, you can use vinegar to soften your hair after shampooing. It sounds weird but it does work pretty good and no worries, the smell does not last. ;)
        • January 15th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
          Caitlin says:
          i echo the vinegar rinse. also, when i apply the acv rinse, i use a comb to comb out the tangles in the shower then i actually use just regular ole honey as a conditioner.. hope this helps!
    92. September 25th, 2012 at 10:10 pm
      Laura says:
      Is this okay to do with color treated hair?
    93. September 26th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
      Racheal McGillivary says:
      Great post. I like to do a coconut oil treatment once a week. But, I like to add egg yolk. Egg yolk is packed with protein and makes hair really shiny and stronger. I have hair just past my shoulders, so I use 1/3 cup oil with one egg yolk. I mix them together, then apply with a tinting brush.

      Also, once a week I clean my scalp with witch hazel. I put some in a spray bottle, spray my roots, then use a soft bristle comb to loosen up an products that have coated my scalp.

      And, one more, sorry. I do a vinegar rinse after I shampoo in the shower : half water half white distilled vinegar. This will balance out the PH level in your hair making it shine and keeping it healthy.
    94. September 27th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
      Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} says:
      Your hair is amazing! I have tons of coconut oil... I'm all over it! I'm going to do it this weekend for sure. Yay! So how do you use it on your skin?
    95. September 27th, 2012 at 8:42 pm
      Aly says:
      I've tried coconut in my hair before but I had to wash my hair 3 times before my hair didn't look to greasy! I have thin blonde hair. Did I use to much? How much should I use?
      • September 29th, 2012 at 8:03 am
        Missy says:
        Mine was a bit greasy the first time also - I had to wash it twice. I used a bit less the next time - just tweak it a bit until you find an amount that works for you - or just wash a couple times if you get too much. :)
    96. September 28th, 2012 at 10:54 pm
      sarah says:
      i use coconut oil on my hair all the time except i dont do all those steps. i use way less than the big glob in the picture (like as if im putting in conditioner or something to that exten, enough to make it greasy...except CO has a weird type of grease texture, not like olive oil)...rub it in and go to bed. i dont do the baggie thing or the hair dryer thing either. when i get up and wash my hair the next morning its super silky soft, the softest its ever been. i also use CO as a facial cream....its natures way of reducing if you Google uses for CO, there are literally tons of stuff you can use it for....gods gift to us. i give it to my dogs, it works wonderful as makeup remover, it even took off the hair dye stain around my ears when my hair girl got it on me....its absolutely fab! huge fan of CO.
    97. September 29th, 2012 at 6:32 am
      Ellen says:
      I have two biracial girls I can't wait to try this!
    98. September 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm
      wendyb964 says:
      Thanks for the tip! As a teen I used mayo (ewww, hate it on sammys and the smell is no better on the head!), oil, but never tried the coconut. Will do so. I save all those disposable hotel shower caps and often leave it on for hours around the house covered with a towel, tysvm. The BEST pic is your innovative use of the cosmetic case to hold the hair dryer! Definitely one to save (and laugh on it when you have kids---they will think it hilarious....) I appreciate the tip and will try it soon.
    99. October 1st, 2012 at 3:29 pm
      Lindsey says:
      i have a question, i straighten my hair every day and I cant even make it through a day of school without it getting wavy and frizzy... is there a good solution to this
    100. October 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am
      Meygan says:
      Thanks for the tips! my hair is also brittle and thin. I can't wait to try them :) (you'll find out if I did by going to my other blog at )
    101. October 6th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
      Alayna says:
      Saw this on Pinterest this morning and just ordered mine using the $10 coupon for new customers! I have a small jar of coconut oil in my bathroom. I started using it several years ago after my sister in laws put me on to it. They have kinky hispanic hair like me and they buy it in the "Ethnic Hair" section at Walmart. Lol. But like I said, it's a really small container.
      I can't wait for my order to get here. I'm excited to try this! Thanks for the post!
    102. October 7th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
      Sheryl says:
      Do you know if it weighs down fine hair? I would love to use it on my own hair. I just did it on my daughter's hair....long thick Guatemalan hair. Can't wait to see it tomorrow morning!!
    103. October 8th, 2012 at 5:50 pm
      Alex says:
      Did yours take forever to dry when styling it after?
    104. October 11th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
      Briana says:
      I tried it last weekend, and what a difference it made. I actually had to wash my hair three times just to get all of the oil out, but it was so worth it.
    105. October 12th, 2012 at 9:55 am
      SB says:
      So glad to this article! Coconut oil have been used since ages in Asian countries especially India to nourish and treat hair. This is also used very regularly to maintain healthy hair and to even sometimes treat headaches. Doesn't work for everyone. But hair oil has been used commonly for decades to treat all kinds of hair issues, even hair loss.'s great for cooking as well. Not a fan of the coconut oil smell, so yes it will take a few washes to get the smell out. Great for winters and summer chlorine days!
    106. October 13th, 2012 at 5:31 pm
      Kate says:
      I just tried this a few days ago, and my hair felt heavenly. I HIGHLY recommend it. My hands are also incredibly soft. Thank you so much for introducing me to coconut oil!
      • September 11th, 2013 at 4:29 am
        Banjeo says:
        Kate that coconut oil u use cn i get frm market is like what u get it frm bottle or wit cover that sale in market
    107. October 13th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
      Erin says:
      Would it be the same to use like the coconut oil treatments that are meant for hair made by Organix? I'm not sure if it would do the same thing?? It says it is a split end mender.
      • October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 am
        Anna says:
        It's not the same but I like to use both, I just leave the oil in for at least an hour then shampoo, condition and use several items from the organix line they work really well together.
    108. October 14th, 2012 at 12:05 pm
      Jennifer says:
      I loved this treatment, my hair definitely benefited from it, but beware if you already have oily hair!! I think I might've put too much in it, but it DID NOT come out after washing twice. I had to wash it with shampoo six times, conditioner once and dish soap three times before it finally came out. I think the grease-cutting dish soap finally did it, but it was very frustrating that I couldn't get this goop out of my hair!! I had to go to work with greasy hair :(
    109. October 14th, 2012 at 5:12 pm
      Ashley says:
      I have a question, I have oily hair but it is very damaged. Do you think this would be something to help repair and grow my hair out? I'm just afraid it will be too oily for my hair, what do you guys think?
    110. October 14th, 2012 at 7:35 pm
      Vanessa says:
      I love coconut oil! I used it once and couldn't believe how soft it made my hair once I washed it out. It really is great.
    111. October 16th, 2012 at 10:22 pm
      veronica says:
      I love the idea of using coconut oil to hydrate hair! But wont it re-solidify in your showers plumbing? and clog?
      • October 17th, 2012 at 12:23 pm
        Shelley says:
        It melts at slightly above room temperature. :)
    112. October 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am
      Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says:
      I just learned about this from my doctor and I have straight up kinky curly afro mama hair and this is faaaaaaaabulous. I use it on my daughter whose hair is very thick and kinky & curly and it is like magic on her hair. Her hair is soft and amazingly manageable. Plus there is no fragrance or scent and she doesn't complain cause some of the other hair products I've used on her have a strong perfumey smell.
    113. October 19th, 2012 at 2:35 am
      Christine says:
      I will definitely be trying this in my hair very soon. Thanks for the tip! Just as an FYI, my husband & I discovered coconut oil years ago as a personal lubricant. Works so much better than the commercial brands & doesn't even stain the sheets! You just have to warm it in your hands for about 1-2 seconds so it will melt completely. Hope someone else can find some fun with coconut oil as we have all these years. :)
      • October 19th, 2012 at 10:20 am
        Shelley says:
        I have heard this too! ;) Bow-chicka-bow-wow. ;)
    114. October 19th, 2012 at 4:42 pm
      danielle says:
      will this still work if i have product in my hair? i use frizz ease every day in the morning after my shower and i was hoping to do this in the evening.
    115. October 20th, 2012 at 12:13 am
      Melissa says:
      I had read about using this for skin disorders in dogs so I decided to try it on my grandson's dog who has allergies from flea bites. After only 3 applications her hair is growing back & her skin is moist. An added bonus is it's great time to bond plus the coconut oil kills fleas. It also moisturizes my hands. A win-win for all of us!
    116. October 21st, 2012 at 3:06 am
      Kate says:
      Being from the pacific, we practically use coconut oil for food, skin and yes, hair! I use it every time I wash my hair. After shampoo and conditioner, i apply a small amount to my hair from root to end and wash it out with warm water. Rinse it just enough so that you don't get the entire oil off nor leave it too oily. My hair is naturally long and dark and very healthy! I love it! Oh and I buy mine from out local grocery store:)
    117. October 24th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
      maddie says:
      Will this make my hair permanently greasy? I have great hair that doesn't require a ton of washing and I don't want to jeopardize that.
    118. October 27th, 2012 at 12:52 pm
      Sue says:
      Costco has coconut oil at their stores at $16.00 for a 54 ounce jar. It's more cost effective that the supplier listed here.
    119. October 28th, 2012 at 12:11 pm
      Nikki says:
      I just tried this on my hair last week & I LOVE it!!! I was a platinum blonde for 5 years & my hair always felt like straw! I would buy a ton of expensive treatments from sephora with no help. Just recently went back to my natural brown and my hair is just worn out. I bought organic unrefined coconut oil from Wegmans and it saved my hair!! It has never felt or looked so good!! I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to repair damage or relieve dryness! Thanks SO much Laura for sharing :)
    120. October 29th, 2012 at 7:57 am
      Abby says:
      How long would you say the 15 oz bottle lasts you? Im ordering right now I am just deciding on how big of a bottle to get!!
      • October 29th, 2012 at 9:03 am
        Shelley says:
        It really depends on how much you use coconut oil. I order the biggest bottle and it lasts me about 3 months.
    121. October 31st, 2012 at 4:29 pm
      elisa says:
      thanks. i'm excited to try it. do you have favorite shampoo and conditioner brands? i switched to more natural brands about a year ago, but haven't found any that i love.
    122. November 2nd, 2012 at 4:25 am
      Jeffrey says:
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and
      I will be waiting for your next post thank you once again.
    123. November 2nd, 2012 at 1:53 pm
      Mae says:
      Read about this treatment on Pinterest 10-30-2012, placed my first order (with the $10 coupon), received my order today 11-2-2012. That was very quick!!!
      I'm heading straight home after work to try it, so excited!
    124. November 2nd, 2012 at 3:23 pm
      Grace says:
      I tri
    125. November 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 pm
      teds says:
      Thanks for the great advice!
    126. November 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 pm
      Jillian says:
      Found this link on pinterest, and so glad I did! My hair (and skin) get very dry in the winter, especially with all the blow drying and straightening I do. Cant wqit to try this -- ordered it through vitacost via your link and just had to pay for s&h! Thanks a million!
    127. November 4th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
      Amy says:
      I love this! I have been looking for something for my hair and dry scalp. This is worth a try.
    128. November 5th, 2012 at 2:06 am
      Ryan Noelle says:
      I too love love love coconut oil! It is my little magical miracle! ;) I use it for dry skin, chapped lips, my hair, and to cook with! A must try. Thanks for the coupon info!
    129. November 7th, 2012 at 12:53 pm
      Lisa says:
      My daughters we diagnosed with something called Mulluscum Contagiosum. It sounds trilby nasty, but its actaully a common and benign skin virus. It causes little pimple like bulbs to occur on the skin all over the body. Treatments include a very expensive prescription cream (only works half the time) or burning/freezing (painful and leaves scars). My doctor recommended just waiting them out, which could be anywhere between 6-18 months.

      My youngest child (2 1/2) got a particularly bad case that extended from her armpit to her lower leg.

      I started using coconut oil as a lotion and her skin cleared up COMPLETELY in 6 weeks.
    130. November 9th, 2012 at 2:03 pm
      Kelley says:
      Thanks for sharing! I just bought it and used the $10 off coupon! Can't wait to try this!
    131. November 14th, 2012 at 1:03 am
      Lara says:
      My name is Lara, too!! =]
    132. November 17th, 2012 at 4:48 am
      Raven says:
      Great post, coconut oil is indeed a miracle for hair! If you want to switch it up a little, I can really recommend Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil. It has all the coconut oil goodness along with some great hair care herbs.
    133. November 18th, 2012 at 11:46 am
      Jessica says:
      I'm actually using this treatment for the first time. I workout and lately since my workouts been so intense its done horrible to my hair with all the sweating. So now im going to be doing this treatment at least once a week. Thanks for sharing.
    134. November 20th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
      Rachelle says:
      Thank you so much for this post! I am new to using coconut oil, and your blog has been very helpful for me! So far I have tried it as a facial moisturizer, body lotion, and hair deep conditioner, and have been loving it… I mentioned you in my blog at
      Thanks again!
    135. November 24th, 2012 at 9:25 pm
      Natalie says:
      Do you still condition or skip that? Thanks!
    136. November 27th, 2012 at 8:29 pm
      Jes says:
      Great post! I found you through Pinterest. I have found that wrapping a heating blanket around the shower cap works too.
    137. November 28th, 2012 at 5:46 am
      betty says:
      So I've tried this like 3 times, each time changing how much coconut oil I put in my hair (thinking the 1st time I put too much in ) and it has been impossible to get put. I tried so many different techniques to wash out, just a mess alltogether. Am I doing it wrong?
    138. November 29th, 2012 at 3:02 am
      Cleaning Vacancies UK says:
      i was much worried about my hears you gave a good idea thanks! i will do this for sure
    139. November 30th, 2012 at 10:06 am
      Casey says:
      Hi! I can't wait to try this! One question... I have the Lou Ana (I think that is how you spell it) coconut oil.... do you think that will work just as well? Thank you!
    140. December 3rd, 2012 at 4:34 pm
      Estreitta says:
      Yes SLS Is bad bad bad... I buy my shampoo form vitacost. I've used the Giovanni Hair care line since 2008 and it's good to know that toxic chemicals aren't affecting my body to (I am a breast cancer overcomer for 5 years now). I also wanted to mention that I have been using coconut oil on my hair for the last year and it also has really helped my hair grow really fast!
    141. December 5th, 2012 at 2:53 am
      Kearsten says:
      According to long hair communities, washing with conditioner only (CO-washing) removes oils much better than shampooing. I haven't tried CO-washing yet, but I'm sure they know what they're talking about!
      My hair is tailbone length, but I've never really done anything special, however my ends are pretty dry (well, for me!) due to excess bleaching several years I've tried coconut oil several times fairly recently. It is making a difference!
    142. December 5th, 2012 at 7:27 pm
      Kirsten says:
      Ahh. I have super super thick hair that I've been recently growing out, and its normally really healthy but now that its winter (and I'm in between haircuts) its been breaking something awful and I've got terrible split ends. I'm super excited to try this... :-)
    143. December 5th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
      Emily says:
      Should your hair be dry or wet when you put the coconut oil in?
    144. December 6th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
      Jennifer says:
      Do you have to use a shower cap?
      • December 7th, 2012 at 5:37 pm
        Lokington says:
        I've been doing this a lot with my hair. I only use a shower cap when I'm going to do it overnight so the oil doesn't get all over my sheets. It's really to keep it from getting on anything besides your hair, so no you don't have to use a shower cap.
    145. December 9th, 2012 at 9:36 am
      Erin says:
      Ii tried this last night and washed my hair 3 times because i was afraid that my hair would be greasy and when I woke up this morning my hair was very greasy in the back! Next time I will only apply the oil to the ends of my hair.
    146. December 10th, 2012 at 6:59 am
      Yvette says:
      Oh em gee! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to try. I have mixed ethnic hair that is super brittle. I hope this works for me. And thanks for the link to the coupon, too!
    147. December 14th, 2012 at 5:33 am
      Quixotic says:
      I've been using coconut oil in my daughters, long, fine, curly hair as a moisture treatment and wanted to share something we discovered.

      Since starting school we have dealt with a few nit (headlice) infestations. Originally I used an over-the-counter chemical treatment, which I hated, and found didn't really work and only irritated her scalp more.

      Then one night I was doing some more reading and found that there are two types of treatments - one that kills the lice by poisoning, and one by coating or suffocation. I wondered if the coconut oil I had been using as a skin scrub would do the trick and what do you know?! It worked beautifully. I put the oil in her hair before bedtime, wrap her pillow in an old towel (if she'd let me, I'd wrap her head in an old t-shirt) and let her sleep in it. Then in the morning I shampoo it out and ran a lice comb through it. The lice were all dead, easy to remove, her hair is luscious and shiny and not a chemical in sight!
    148. December 14th, 2012 at 9:51 am
      Lili says:
      Thanks for sharing! I have a question...does it matter what type of coconut oil you use? I seen coconut oil 'for hair' in some stores..was wondering if it made a difference??

      Thanks again!!
    149. December 14th, 2012 at 11:03 am
      Denise says:
      Wonderful idea and leaves your hair smelling wonderful!! :D
    150. December 15th, 2012 at 11:17 am
      Morgan Rapp says:
      Hello! I have heard about this a ton but for some reason when I do it my hair seems to fall out a lot when I rinse it out way more then it normally. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help!
    151. December 18th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
      Rachel says:
      Can your hair be greasy when you put the coconut oil on? Or does it need to be recently washed? Thanks! :)
    152. December 19th, 2012 at 1:03 pm
      Cammie says:
      Barlean's Organic Oil's Coconut Oil
    153. December 21st, 2012 at 5:42 pm
      Jasmine Ward says:
      I've been using coconut oil in my hair forever. When I go to wash it out, I usually shampoo my hair first before getting it wet. I do this because oil and water don't mix, so it's harder to wash out w/o shampooing first. (Same thing if you use coconut oil on your skin or something. I put soap on first, rub, then rinse.) I rinse that out, then re-shampoo and then condition. My hair is usually still pretty oily, but by my 2nd shower the next day, it's normal. I also leave in for about an hour.
    154. December 22nd, 2012 at 8:03 am
      Grace says:
      Should you wash your hair first? Should it be dirty (about to wash it)? Dry? Wet?
      Thanks! Looks so wonderful! Can't wait to try it!!
    155. December 22nd, 2012 at 1:58 pm
      B Gietl says:
      My daughter has very long hair and it gets frizzy. But she is allergic to coconut, any nut at all. Do you think using Virgin Olive Oil might be a good substitute?
      • January 15th, 2013 at 10:52 am
        Alishaa says:
        Virgin olive oil never worked for me or my daughter and we both have what I call 'the frizz.' Try unrefined organic almond oil, raw shea butter slighlty metled, or certified organic argan oil and do the same process. I have noticed that the almond oil leaves it as nice as the coconut oil does and I use organic argan oil in our hair when dry to give it extra shine. I hope that helps!
    156. December 23rd, 2012 at 1:29 pm
      Danette says:
      I agree Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is horrible stuff but just to be clear it is not a "strong detergent" it is actually a sudsing/thickening agent used in all kinds of products from Shampoo to toothpaste to mascara even. Check all your daily body products and you would be amazed at how many of them it is in. Natural products are by far the way to go!
    157. December 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
      Imogen says:
      Can you use this with pure coconut oil? If you could e-mail the answer that would be awesome please :)
    158. January 1st, 2013 at 10:19 pm
      Kirsten says:
      Hello! I have natural curly hair and I do color and highlight it so it does get dry. I am always looking for shampoo and conditioners to help but non really seem to work very well. I would love to try this but I am allergic to coconut. Is there any other option or product you recommend?
    159. January 2nd, 2013 at 3:13 pm
      Jes says:
      I have been using really expensive India Oil on my hair and have been running low—totally going to try this instead! Love it"
    160. January 3rd, 2013 at 4:56 am
      Maddie says:
      Hey I was wondering if you could do this without a cap or heat... Can you?
    161. January 4th, 2013 at 2:32 pm
      Andrea says:
      I love this idea and am going to use it next tomorrow. It would be great if you would list some shampoo and conditioner brands that you use.
    162. January 6th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
      krystal says:
      I tried this, followed the instructions but I washed it out twice, and it is still super greasy, it did not work for me
    163. January 7th, 2013 at 5:38 pm
      Lindy Lihn says:
      I used ur recommendation and also purchased a tube of lemmongrass lotion, it was so smooth and lovely; all from the vitacost website. Thank you for the link to the $10 off, as well as the tutorial. Quite fascinating :)
    164. January 11th, 2013 at 11:11 am
      Jill says:
      Hi I love doing this to me hair. I actually saw this on youtube and tried it. I love it but my only thing is I don't ever feel the softness afterwards. I think that could be due to the shampoos that I use. I used one that was a moisture-rich shampoo already but after that my hair just looked unbelievably greasy and gross. Then I decided I would use a suave shampoo but that really dries it. so my question is what shampoo and conditioner do you use? and that picture you have after you used this treatment is awesome; your hair looks gorgeous. is your hair naturally straight like that or did you style it? and what styling products do you use if you straighten it. thank you so much if you read this. sorry it's so long I'm just curious :)
    165. January 11th, 2013 at 9:40 pm
      Faby says:
      I have use coconut oil on my face as a moisturizer which works amazingly to leave my face moisturizer, non oily, and helps minimize the appearance of any lines or minor wrinkles. I recently lightened my hair by bleaching and immediately after washing and drying applied coconut oil on my hair and placed a towel cap over my head. I left it on over night. I love how it left my hair! Feeling strong, soft and did I mention that within one week you can see the roots to my natural hair color?! Awesome stuff!!!
    166. January 13th, 2013 at 9:47 am
      Nicola says:
      I have long well conditioned hair to start off with but I love findin new hair tip to wash my hair with so far I have tried soap powder, vinegar and fairly liquid all good products bar the fairy liquid so I Canit wait to try this out I heard that olive oil on ur scalp works to help your hair grown as well I shal note back once I have tried it x
    167. January 15th, 2013 at 10:16 am
      Simon says:
      I use coconut oil along with RegenePure shampoos for my hair. The hairloss shampoos are also known for other forms of hair treatments, combine them with coconut oil, perfect balance!
    168. January 15th, 2013 at 7:37 pm
      rebekah says:
      I must have bought the wrong kind of coconut oil or something... I washed my hair SIX times in two days and my hair was still sticky and oily. I'm going to see if I can find an organic brand or maybe use less. I hope it works out.
    169. January 18th, 2013 at 8:59 am
      Leah says:
      Love coconut oil and have used this style of treatment before but not as regularly as you. Seeing the picture of your hair once it's dried and style makes me want to get into a routine of it! I'm getting married in June and would love to have healthier hair for it. Thanks for the great tutorial :)!
    170. January 18th, 2013 at 10:37 pm
      Andee says:
      I got my oil tonight and immediately started massaging it into my hair, and within an instant my hair feels so much healthier. It gets so dry due to the hard water at my apartments, and I'm trying to grow it out which is hard to do when my hair is splitting. Plus I smell yummy!
    171. January 19th, 2013 at 12:12 pm
      Elizabeth says:
      Hello! My daughter-in-law turned me onto coconut oil but I had never thought to use it on my hair until she posted your article from pintrist. You mentioned a couple of things to avoid in a shampoo. What do you know about sodium lauroyl sarcosinate? I found it listed on sulfate free shampoo. Thanks!
    172. January 19th, 2013 at 8:24 pm
      Katherine says:
      Your hair is amazing! I've always wanted to try this but i cant wait to try it now...Im hoping for the same results(:
    173. January 20th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
      Cj says:
      There are so many uses for coconut oil. I even use a very small amount on the ends of my hair before I blow dry. I can't tell you how great this stuff is. Vitacost is THE best place e to get it. 54 ounces for around $20 and you can even get $10 off and free shipping with a $25 order. I cook and bak with it. It goes on my face every night. Sometimes I slather it on my hair and sleep in a shower cap. It helps eczema, acne...oh and ladies, it helps get rid of belly fat. I put a tbsp. in my coffee every morning. I could go on and on about the benefits. Let me just sum it is God's miracle food. Enjoy!!
    174. January 20th, 2013 at 7:31 pm
      Amanda says:
      I love doing this to my hair!! And coconut oil smells SO good! I was wondering though, which shampoo products would you recommend? Loreal has shampoos that claim to be "sulfate free" and thats what I've been using. I went to check the ingredients after I read your article and the 2nd ingredient is sodium lauryl sulfate!!! So now I have no clue what brand of shampoo to use! I've been on the hunt for sulfate free shampoos for months with no luck! Help please! :)
    175. January 22nd, 2013 at 6:35 pm
      Abbi says:
      Can I shampoo and condition after rinsing it out?!..
    176. January 23rd, 2013 at 1:33 pm
      tiffany says:
      are you suppose to was the coconut oil off your face
    177. January 23rd, 2013 at 2:49 pm
      Alison says:
      do you need to use conditioner too after using the coconut oil? or is just shampooing enough?
    178. January 24th, 2013 at 9:53 am
      mehtap kaya says:
      oww very nice hair style
    179. January 26th, 2013 at 2:54 pm
      Don't Do It says:
      For the love of God, don't do this!! Especially if you have fine hair! I have very long fine hair. My hair did not like this at all. In fact, it made my hair kinda dry - ONCE I WAS ABLE TO GET THE GREASE OUT OF MY HAIR. Washing once did not get it out. Washing twice did not get it out. Hell, washing 10 times didn't! My hair was a greasy limp mess. I had to cover it in corn starch over night and was finally able to get it out after that and washing with a clarifying shampoo.
    180. January 26th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
      Amanda Stanush says:
      What do you wash your hair with?
    181. January 28th, 2013 at 12:17 pm
      Stephanie says:
      I actually just tried this today and I LOVE how soft my hair is right now! I came across coconut oil by accident and bought a jar to use as lotion for my super dry winter skin. Then I started reading about all of the amazing uses for it and found your site! Thanks for the explanation of how to use it as a hair conditioning treatment!!! I am totally hooked!
    182. January 28th, 2013 at 4:08 pm
      Michelle says:
      I have coconut oil the expeller pressed... it has no type of coconut smell or taste?!?! I don't know what types are out there... but are there any that smell like coconut? (its my fav scent esp in the summer)
    183. January 30th, 2013 at 7:26 am
      Arrowgirl says:
      What are your tips on getting the coconut oil out? Mine is hard and I cannot scoop it out. I can get little shavings and I've tried heating up a spoon under hot water it works slightly.......any ideas?
    184. January 30th, 2013 at 10:16 am
      Jessica says:
      What is a good shampoo and conditioner for dry frizzy hair.
    185. January 31st, 2013 at 5:28 pm
      Christy LaPlante says:
      I read this and have coconut oil in my hair as I write this. I was wondering though if you know anything about Not your mothers brand shampoo and conditioner? I have the long and strong stuff and they say it helps your hair grow but i'm not sure if it does or not and am trying it. Not good with that kind of stuff. Thanks for the tips!
    186. January 31st, 2013 at 10:47 pm
      Dylann says:
      Does it have to be virgin or can it be organic coconut oil?
    187. February 1st, 2013 at 3:19 pm
      Kaylee says:
      Thanks for the tip about what type of shampoo is safe and which is harmful. I love the Garnier Fructis system and I looked and it has Sodium Laureth sulfate which is the stuff that is okay for your hair (yay!). I've also used Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship and Pantene shampoo, both of which just left my hair feeling dry compared to the Garnier stuff and found out that those contain Sodium Lauryl sulfate (the bad stuff). I will definitely be sticking to Garnier Fructis from now on.
    188. February 1st, 2013 at 3:28 pm
      Kelly Rudolph says:
      Hi Lara!
      I found your pin on Pinterest and in perfect timing. I accidentally purchased a new VitaCost Coconut Oil when I already had an extra. NOW I know what to do with it!

      My hair is in great shape thanks to good care and great products but it didn't used to be and I know this process will make it even better!

      Thank you!
    189. February 1st, 2013 at 3:58 pm
      Emily Ruth says:
      I usually melt mine before I put it in my hair just because I find it easier to apply. I LOVE this stuff :)
    190. February 4th, 2013 at 1:28 pm
      Marissa says:
      I'm trying to grow my hair out for my wedding. I'm for sure trying this on myself and my daughter. Have you ever tried Affina shampoo and conditioner?
    191. February 4th, 2013 at 5:30 pm
      Jessica says:
      TIP. Don't use as much cocount oil shown in the picture! I repeat: DO NOT. Use a very small amount or else your hair will become VERY oily. I suggest the size of a nickel. Haha, please trust me. I've grown up with coconut oil and know how oily it gets.
    192. February 5th, 2013 at 6:46 pm
      Hannah says:
      How often do you have to buy more coconut oil?
    193. February 7th, 2013 at 2:15 pm
      Linda E says:
      i've been using tresemme's deep cleanse and the detergent is ammonium lauryl sulfate. is that bad, too?
    194. February 7th, 2013 at 5:24 pm
      Cathy says:
      I got my organic cocoanut oil at trader joes for 4.99 & have had it for a couple of months & barely made a dent in it . It's also GREAT to take of makeup. Just put it on a cotton pad , & makeup wipes right off .
    195. February 9th, 2013 at 8:21 pm
      libby says:
      i use coconut oil EVERY time i wash my hair. after towel drying my hair, i apply a small amount of coconut oil in the palm of my hand and work it thru my long, thick and very curly hair. i then twist my hair into a bun and sleep in it. in the morning, i pick my hair out and it is so soft and so much healthier and it helps control the frizz from having naturally curly hair. i LOVE coconut oil!!!
    196. February 10th, 2013 at 1:45 am
      Mazlenut says:
      I'm surprised that no one has mentioned adding essential oils to the coconut oil. I just melted the oil first (in a bowl sitting in a larger bowl of hot water) and then added some organic rosemary oil and some cederwood oil. I think a lavender and rosemary combination would also be wonderful. I place it back into another jar and let it solidify.
      • June 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am
        Michele Simpson says:
        I, too, am thinking essential oils such as rosemary, cedarwood, lavender & peppermint would be very beneficial mixed in with the coconut oil.
    197. February 15th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
      Christine H says:
      So excited to try!!!!! Thank you so much! My hair is hey but in the process of growing and this will be perfect!! I heard this is really great for growing out your hair! The reason you warm it up is so that you open up your hair follicles and open te pores to give it time and space to grow and no explanation needed!!!!
    198. February 16th, 2013 at 1:38 pm
      Mheck says:
      I have colored hair and would love to try this but worried it will strip my hair ?!
    199. February 20th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
      Millie says:
      Can this be used every time you shampoo? Im my hair and scalp is so damaged from store products that I am trying to go all natural to get it back on track. I already have a home made shampoo to use but need a conditioner.
    200. February 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 am
      Simone says:
      Does this work for all hair types, I have been striving to find out before I suggest it to women of color but no one seems to have any answers. If you have any information I would appreciate it.
      • February 22nd, 2013 at 9:14 am
        Alison says:
        Yes it does. Thanks so much.
    201. February 23rd, 2013 at 9:12 am
      Emily @ ReMarkable Home says:
      Another way to get heat is to put a heating pad on your head and wrap a towel around it:)
    202. February 25th, 2013 at 3:18 pm
      Joey says:
      I decided to try this after I forgot which decade I was living in and went overboard with curling irons, teasing, and hairspray. So I bought some organic coconut oil and liberally applied to my hair, allowing it to absorb under a dryer. And voila! My hair is disgusting. It's more confused than a kid going through puberty. My roots look like those Coming to America "Soul Glow" commercials and my ends are clumps of straw. So here I am cruising around with a tremendous headband to cover my grease monkey roots and a pound of styling oil on my ends. Verdict: if you have split dry ends, the only thing that's going to help them is a hair cut, and coconut oil is a great alternative to Murphy's Oil!
      • March 8th, 2013 at 9:47 pm
        LaLa says:
        you are not to put regular coconut oil on ur hair. use virgin coconut oil. 10x better...
    203. March 8th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
      courtney says:
      Hi! Love this and do it often.but just wondering if.i can.use it on coloured hair? I.dye my hair an off natural colour brown, all I am.wondering is.if quicker or.harm the colour? Tha.ks!
      • June 9th, 2013 at 2:24 am
        Sindhu says:
        Hi Lara.. Read your article. Its a very good one. I am an Indian by birth and from Kerala ,Southern part of India which is famous for Coconut palms n oil. Its tradition in our part of the country to use coconut oil and compared to so many other nationals ( I live in the Middle East for past 23 years) ladies from my part of the country have smooth n silky hair. There r exceptions of course! I have seen some people complaining about the oil not being washed off with shampoo. One can always warm the coconut oil in a bowl of warm water n use on hair so there wont be excess of oil application.

        Going to follow your tips and remedies as I love trying out new ideas esp DIY one. Warm regards. Cheers!
    204. March 13th, 2013 at 9:13 am
      Corinne says:
      I'm not sure how I feel about the link to the refer a friend program from Vitacost for the $10 coupon. It seems a little self-serving and makes me questions the validity of this page.

      If you want people to take your word at face value, don't attach strings.
      • March 24th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
        Shyla says:
        I just applied it. It was legit and I did get the $10 off, which is amazing and that site has really great prices for coconut oil anyways. It's really expensive. Of course it does help out those who referred it too, but still. $10 off!
      • March 28th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
        mari.c says:
        I just used the vitacost $10 discount and it was a great saving on my order. Thank you for posting it.
      • June 9th, 2013 at 2:26 am
        Sindhu says:
        Hi courtney, coconut oil you can use irrespective of colouring or treating your hair. Its one of the most natural products you can use on your hair. Cheers!
    205. March 15th, 2013 at 9:25 am
      Audrey says:
      I would like to know what shampoo and conditioner you use!
    206. March 17th, 2013 at 5:24 pm
      abbey says:
      trying this tonight!Hope it works :)
    207. March 24th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
      Marlena Gage says:
      Can I use a plastics grocery bag instead? I don't have shower caps.
      • June 9th, 2013 at 2:28 am
        Sindhu says:
        Marlena, yes. u can use grocery bag. i use it all the time. :)
    208. March 25th, 2013 at 9:20 pm
      maribel says:
      i can not find the extra virgin organic coconut oil anywhere, do you know if plain organic coconut oil will work the same way?
      • April 5th, 2013 at 12:42 am
        Heather says:
        No. Must be unrefined organic virgin coconut oil. You'll know the difference the moment you open the jar and smell! I once used unrefined organic coconut oil and I'm not real sure why, but I had major fallout for almost a week. I've got a ton of hair so wasn't too worried, just made me not want to use on my horse, which I also put it in her mane and tail ;-)
      • April 14th, 2013 at 10:11 am
        Tere says:
        i use Loann natural pure coconut oil that i found at walmart. lol i started with tangly hair, that was falling, and now my hair is much more managebale. i know everyone here is suggesting organic, but this is working for me. if you find it organic and can afford it, great. but i had this in my house, and its working amazing for my hair. i use it one a week.
    209. March 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm
      Stacia says:
      I use this brand & get it from Costco, it's extra virgin cold pressed organic for $25 for a 1/2 gallon! Don't wet your hair with water before you wash it put soap right on the oil & massage in the wash out with water. Wonderful stuff coconut oil is & their are so many uses for it!
    210. April 5th, 2013 at 7:08 pm
      Jenny says:
      How long does it take to see a difference in the health of your hair after first starting?
      • April 12th, 2013 at 9:20 pm
        Kristin says:
        I notice a difference once I wash it out and dry my hair.
    211. April 6th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
      nicole says:
      I tried this tonight, bc my very thick very long hair was headed for a pixi cut. It was just worn out from all the brushing, drying, and flat iroining not to mention my 9 month old loves to pull hair! I applied the oil and hopped in the shower. After shaving and washing and basic showering it was ready to be washed. I heeded the advice from previous posters and put the shampoo directly on the hair w/o water. Scrubbed my scalp and rinsed. I did wash a 2nd time bc I have a ton of hair. I conditioned, combed through and rinsed a final time. I'm soooo over the moon happy with the results. My hair is sooo silky and my natural curl is beautiful. I used the oil that was running in my face to get off my make up and now my skin looks amazing too!
      I do have to say that it was a total mess saturating my hair. I don't know if I used too much but I don't think I could have used a shower cap to keep the oil in and off my clothes.
      Thanks for posting!!!! I'm going to continue using this on weekends until my hair is healthy again!!! Thanks so much for getting my hair back to "normal"!
    212. April 12th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
      Kristin says:
      I have been doing this for a while, but I leave it in all night. I have fine hair and am always looking for more volume. The next morning, I wash twice and my hair is much more voluminous and the curl holds better too. I haven't tried applying heat, though. Will do!
    213. April 16th, 2013 at 9:28 pm
      Celina says:
      This treatment turned my naturally curly hair into a hot mess! It's been freaked out for a week now! Not quite sure why...very strange! Also, been using straight coconut oil (exact brand you are promoting) on my skin right after each and every shower and it is actually DRYING my skin out. Could be that I'm sensitive to it???
      • April 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
        Polde says:
        Mine, too. I've no idea why. Dried my naturally curly hair out so badly that it looks like a rat's nest. Used unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil.
        • May 14th, 2013 at 7:05 pm
          Shelley says:
          I have the exact brand as well. It was drying my skin out too, but I found out that coconut oil is a humectant and holds in moisture. Once I started putting it on my skin while it was still wet, it made all the difference. My skin is in much better shape now. I haven't tried it on my hair yet, but thinking about it.
    214. April 21st, 2013 at 7:51 am
      Leana says:
      I LOVE LOVE your shower cap/blow dryer rig!!!
    215. April 22nd, 2013 at 4:40 pm
      Sarena V says:
      Thank you for this idea, I had a tub of coconut oil that I bought to make massage bars but never got around to it. Tried your tip but had no shower cap so my boyfriend just used the blow dryer on my hair for me. It worked my hair feels amazing!!! Works so much better then hot oil from the drug store and I need two boxed for my long hair,and saves me so much money.
    216. April 22nd, 2013 at 4:47 pm
      Cierra Reid says:
      i want my hair to long shiny my hair is already curly.
    217. April 26th, 2013 at 11:29 pm
      leslie says:
      Is it bad to use just regular coconut oil?
    218. April 27th, 2013 at 7:04 am
      ClaudiaDoberman says:
      I have a problem with oily hair and kinda dry ends, I only wash my scalp when I shower witch has to be daily because other than that my hair becomes gross and it looks like I have not washed my self for a wile, I know eww, and I only condition the hair not touching my scalp, I know this has nothing to do with coconut oil, but I do use it for my skin so idk if you have some thing that could help me out.
      • June 9th, 2013 at 8:16 am
        TabithaH says:
        I have the same problem with oily scalp & dry, split ends. My issues are due to my underactive thyroid. It affects my hair, skin, nails, & let's not forget the aggravating weight! :-( I have fine, THIN, hair that falls out all the time!I literally can't go 24hrs without washing or you could fry an egg on my mess! Lol! I pinned advice like this, for coconut oil, forever ago but have never tried it. I guess I had a hard time believing that OIL would help my oily scalp! ;-) I can't wait to see how it works!
    219. April 30th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
      Naomi says:
      This is awesome! Thanks!
    220. May 2nd, 2013 at 6:30 pm
      AJ says:
      I tried this with top quality organic coconut oil and got horrible results. I've washed my hair 4 times and still have not got the oil out. Worst thing I've ever done to my hair. Perhaps it affects different hair types differently. My advice would be to try this on a day you don't have to go to work or out in public.
    221. May 6th, 2013 at 11:30 pm
      Julia says:
      A tip on getting the oil out easier, add your shampoo to your hair before getting under the water. It's simple science really, the oil repels the water making it hard to wash out, but by adding your surfactant to the oil first the water is able to do it's job.

      I learnt this one dealing with nits in my stepdaughter. Coconut oil used in the same way you did for conditioning is the best non-chemical treatment you can use, it un-glues the eggs so you can comb them out and suffocates the live ones.
    222. May 9th, 2013 at 12:34 am
      CheriD says:
      Your link for the Hair Care Product Ingredients link is bad. It just leads to the Vitacost 10.00 off coupon. Where can I find info about the bad ingredients in hair products?
    223. May 12th, 2013 at 7:07 pm
      Leslie says:
      A few tips from a coconut oil fanatic I wanted to share with everyone! First make sure it's extra Virgin! To avoid a clumpy nasty mess, whip your cold pressed coconut oil with an electric hand mixer, it turns it into a soft butter that is much more managable. When applying it on your skin, the best time to do it is right after you exfoliate in the shower after you get out. Your pores are still open and your skin easily digests the oil so it will not cause acne :) I found it worked miracles on my eczema :) hopefully this helps all the first timers!
    224. May 14th, 2013 at 8:56 am
      Hair Oil Reviews says:
      I am so happy to Coconut Oil being used in this way. Its such an amazing oil for hair. We may only be discovering this now in the West, but in countries like India it has been in use as an important hair for a very long time. Nice tips on how to get the most out of this oil and really make it work for you. Thanks for the share.
    225. May 19th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
      Annie says:
      I'm new to coconut oil, I've only been using it for a month. Yesterday I tried my first pre-shampoo moisture treatment. Husband said, "Your hair is soft." One treatment and he could feel a difference, WOW! I'll definitely keep using the coconut oil as needed. That's what I learned from your site. Everyone is using it as needed for their hair. Thanks for the info.
    226. May 19th, 2013 at 6:22 pm
      Anonymous says:
      Indians have been using this treatment for like... forever. It's not a surprise. Anyways, you can get a big bottle of coconut oil at your local Indian store for 7 bucks, instead of buying all the fancy and expensive things. Parachute brand is the best. There is no need to use a hair dryer on your hair while the oil is on.
      How you use it is solid, you should microwave the oil so it becomes liquid. Also, you should comb your hair after putting the oil on, don't flip your hair over. Your hair will be easier to brush after washing it.
    227. May 20th, 2013 at 3:21 pm
      Stacey says:
      Hello! I see you are having trouble with getting the coconut oil out of your hair...use this treatment! Its much better, and will restore your scalp!

      Shower Cap
      Distilled White Vinegar -as much as needed
      2tbsp Rosemary oil
      2tbsp Olive Oil (or any carrier oil--google it!)
      Coconut Oil -as much as needed

      Take a hot shower and shampoo with clear shampoo to open up pores on your scalp and hair follicles. Use distilled vinegar all over hair and scalp--massage for 10 minutes DO NOT RINSE. Mix Rosemary and carrier oil--you can use just rosemary, but I always feel that since it is very irritating its best to dilute it-- and massage into scalp for 10 minutes DO NOT RINSE. Then, use coconut oil from ends of hair up to 2 inches away from scalp DO NOT RINSE--you are having trouble because coconut oil repels water, which is why you find it hard to rinse out. Then cover head with shower cap or plastic wrap and go to bed! Shower in the morning, you shouldnt need to use conditioner but you could use some to the get the vinegar smell out.

      Hope it helps!
    228. June 2nd, 2013 at 1:46 pm
      Stacey leach says:
      OMG! iv done this twice now. First time I just dampened my hair a little and only used a tiny amount. This time I washed my hair first to open the cuticle to let the oil in. Well...... It felt nice the first time but wow! This time it is sooooo soft. I don't put it on my roots I just do midlengths and ends and I wash it twice. Seriously even my dead ends that need cutting are smooth :) I can't imagine how food it will start growing :) thank for this
    229. June 2nd, 2013 at 7:16 pm
      crystal says:
      Hey, where you do get the cocanut oil at? I cant find It I wanting to try this bc my hair is short and curly I need something to work. I hope It dose.
    230. June 5th, 2013 at 4:10 pm
      Lauren says:
      If you have dyed hair will this fade the color?
    231. July 20th, 2013 at 1:41 pm
      Esther Vasquez says:
      i use coconut oil for my skin but it isn't Organic Virgin Coconut oil. Will it work the same for the hair treatment?
    232. July 21st, 2013 at 11:31 am
      Anon says:
      Coconut oil has been widely used in India for CENTURIES, for healthy hair - and you'd be amazed at how women well into their 50's still have lustrous locks with nary a strand of gray. :)
    233. August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am
      Liz says:
      Just did this, thanks! And is that your natural hair color? I love it!
    234. August 17th, 2013 at 12:50 pm
      Lisa says:
      I tried this too and it does work. I had extremely dry brittle hair and have tried everything for it. I found two things that work even better than the coconut oil did. Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine and Wen Moisture Treatment in lavender. They cost a little more that the coconut oil tho ;)
    235. August 19th, 2013 at 11:07 am
      stefanie says:
      I'm trying it out for the first time! My hair suffered a lot of continuing bleaching. Hopefully I can get my healthy hair back this way!
    236. August 22nd, 2013 at 7:28 am
      Tess @ Tips on Life and Love says:
      Wow, your hair looks amazing! But how is this better or worse than moroccan oil? Also, does it make your hair greasy the next day?
    237. August 27th, 2013 at 3:10 pm
      Candace says:
      Does this oil go on the scalp?
    238. August 30th, 2013 at 12:10 am
      BB says:
      I try it this morning!! LOVE the feeling already in my hair...Going to do it every other day!! I got my Organic Coconut Oil at Trader Joe's :)
    239. September 8th, 2013 at 11:30 pm
      kit says:
      I just wanted to let you know that the coupon code doesn't work to make it "almost free" it must be used on orders of at least $30
    240. September 10th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
      theresa says:
      What is the best shampoo to use to get coconut oil out of hair? any suggestions? I used Suave and my hair felt dry once all the oil was out... it felt like it was too harsh?
    241. September 15th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
      Heather says:
      I left the coconut oil (same one you have a pic of here in this post) on my hair overnight. Washed it out this morning and... dry, frizzy hair. Not even a difference. I even had to put leave-in conditioner in my hair. Not sure why this didn't work for me... I really wish it had :(
    242. September 27th, 2013 at 5:30 am
      purple says:
      Hi! In india putting coconut oil is a traditional practice. We usually take just 5 ml of oil in a small bowl. Warm it up a bit. And apply it directly on the scalp and on the hair tips as well. Massage gently and it will help your hair grow faster. You can do this every once a week. As you said you will have to shampoo your hair twice to wash off the oil. :-)
    243. September 29th, 2013 at 9:35 pm
      Jessy says:
      Where did you get that pink clip?
    244. October 3rd, 2013 at 2:33 am
      social security disability att says:
      Hi! I could have sworn I've been to this website before but after reading through some of
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    245. October 16th, 2013 at 5:47 pm
      Katherine says:
      I have long, curly, coarse, AND thick red hair. I've always been envious of my friends with beautiful silky hair, I am really liking forward to trying this. I bought two bottles and used the promo code, thanks so much!
    246. October 19th, 2013 at 7:59 am
      Eric D. Greene says:
      Thanks for the information, I need to give this a try!
    247. October 19th, 2013 at 9:10 am
      Amelie Lerner says:
      when you apply the coconut oil is your hair supposed to be wet or dry??
    248. November 5th, 2013 at 8:09 pm
      hHeidi says:
      I accidentally bought coxonut manna-.- lol will it still work the same if i heat it up?
      • November 6th, 2013 at 9:04 pm
        Elena says:
        Coconut Manna is just coconut butter, which you can make yourself by taking a package of shredded, unsweetened coconut and blitzing it in a high=powered blender or food processor. It does not contain anywhere near as much oil as straight oil, sadly. I'm not sure it will be as effective, and you will have a much stronger coconut scent from it (if that's a scent that bothers you.) It *is* however, DELICIOUS. Use it wherever you'd use butter; there are tons of "paleo" dessert recipes that use coconut butter. Try to find some coconut oil to get the desired moisturizing effects, and save that manna for chowing down.
    249. November 8th, 2013 at 7:15 pm
      Stephanie says:
      I just did this on my hair, but I got busy so I probably had it on for an hour or so with no heat. My hair feels so much softer and healthier already.
    250. November 13th, 2013 at 11:47 pm
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    251. November 17th, 2013 at 9:58 pm
      angela says:
      My daughters hair is long as super thick. I mean ppl say they have really thick hair amd when I see it...nothing like hers . She has sooo much so thick hair...we will needs lots of oil.
    252. November 21st, 2013 at 6:07 am
      Bose says:
      I will love weekly post
    253. November 21st, 2013 at 6:34 am
      Bose says:
      if I should extract oil from fresh coconut will that do as coconut oil? You know the whitish fat that collect on the surface of coconut milk
    254. November 21st, 2013 at 4:51 pm
      Preeti says:
      Coconut oil is amazing for hair! Indians have been using it for a long time and it's common practice to spend Saturdays oiling your hair. It's also a great way for kids to get their homework done and bond with mom.

      For me, long term use of coconut oil (and I use it only every 6 months or so - bad me), I have softer, shinier, stronger hair.

      Indians also add almond oil to their coconut oil. I don't know why but it smells wonderful
    255. November 21st, 2013 at 8:48 pm
      Alyx says:
      I'm currently trying this. We hadn't had the oil in the house until I was over 20 years old, but I've been struggling to control my hair since I was a kid. I've been on the hunt for something most of my life to control the frizz. I've tried conditioners, oils, hair treatments, professional styling, and nothing has worked. I care less about the POOF of my hair and more about the FRIZZ. Hoping this works!!
    256. November 22nd, 2013 at 11:52 am
      Jacki says:
      Would Pure coconut oil work for the hair? It doesn't say anything about extra virgin but it is the 30oz LouAna all natural coconut oil from walmart (only $6!)and all it says is its 100% pure coconut oil. I've been using it with sugar on my body and face as a moiturizing scrub. I have severly dry skin, so bad that my hands and feet crack and bleed during the winter. Since I've been using the scrub, the dry, flakey, cracked, painful skin has not returned! So, could I use this type of coconut oil on my hair as well or should I look for one that specifically says extra virgin? I have incredibly thick, long hair that is mostly healthy at the top but becomes dry and brittle towards the ends. I don't want to cut it, I want something that will moiturize and repair it so I can continue to grow it out.
    257. November 22nd, 2013 at 6:44 pm
      Steph says:
      I've been doing this for years, it totally works.
    258. November 24th, 2013 at 2:18 pm
      Adira St-hill says:
    259. December 2nd, 2013 at 5:30 am
      voyance says:
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    260. December 4th, 2013 at 5:20 pm
      Judi G says:
      Going to try it now! :)
    261. December 19th, 2013 at 10:06 am
      angela says:
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    262. January 2nd, 2014 at 2:36 pm
      Jan says:
      Wow...tried this and I can't believe the difference after just one application!! I have very hard water and have issues with severely dry, frizzy hair. I left it on overnight, washed my hair twice this morning and my hair already is FAR less frizzy and much softer and shinier!! I was careful not to use too much, I did a little bit at a time adding as I felt I needed it and I didn't put any on my scalp (my scalp gets greasy quickly). Highly recommend!!!
    263. January 5th, 2014 at 11:19 am
      Earlene says:
      Can the coconut oil treatment be used on color treated hair?
    264. January 12th, 2014 at 10:15 pm
      Tiauna says:
      It sitting in my hair as i type! Excited!
    265. January 19th, 2014 at 2:27 pm
      Mandy says:
      I had tried this just last night from another blog post I had seen on Pinterest. I combed it through my shoulder length hair and only used about 1/2 Tablespoon. I read a comment on that blog about getting it out of your hair the next morning. Take 1 Tablespoon of baking soda and make a paste; run through hair, rinse and then shampoo and condition. The soda takes out all the gunk that may be hard for your shampoo to get rid of. It worked wonders! Great post!
    266. January 21st, 2014 at 2:54 am
      Hayley says:
      I have found that my hair is much thicker and stronger after doing a coconut hair mask. I also like to use coconut oil as a moisteriser
    267. February 7th, 2014 at 3:56 pm
      Raquel says:
      Thanks for the pictures and details. I'm trying this now!
    268. February 10th, 2014 at 5:02 am
      Samantha says:
      Hi, does this leave your hair greasy at all?
    269. February 15th, 2014 at 11:50 pm
      gina says:
      I know this is an old post, but when I saw the $10 off coupon, just thought I'd give you a heads up to check Trader Joe's. They have Organic virgin coconut oil (looks just like the stuff in your picture, except for the label), and it's $5.95 for 16 FL OZ., so that's an everyday price for those into instant gratification... just thought I'd share.
    270. February 16th, 2014 at 2:31 pm
      Mary Steward says:
      This is a great post. I've been doing this for my naturally curly brittle hair as well. Coconut oil is good but thebest oil i've ever seen is the Coconutty oil by Nzuri at the It has Organic coconut oil mixed with Jojoba oil and othr amazing ingredients. you can find it at
    271. February 16th, 2014 at 9:55 pm
      Missy says:
      My hair is pretty thin and short, so based on the comments, I had a bad feeling about this but figured I'd try on a day that I didn't need to leave the house anyway. I guess I should've listened to my instincts, because this did not work for me at all. Even after shampooing twice (I would've done three times but figured I probably used less than someone with thicker hair would have), my hair was still super greasy. It still looked wet but felt weirdly stiff like when you use too much mousse. By the time I shampooed (twice) the next day, my hair had gone back to normal. And by normal, I mean no softer than before. Maybe a third or fourth rinse and thicker hair would've changed my results, but based on my experience, I would not recommend this to anyone with fine hair.
    272. February 17th, 2014 at 8:36 pm
      Christina says:
      If you want coconut oil for cheaper is Costco. They have the same brand I see here for I think 21.99 dollars for a 78 fl oz container. Hope this helps. Haven't seen this price before.
    273. February 19th, 2014 at 9:24 am
      DESIREE says:
      I have damaged hair & curious if this miracle tip could restore my split ends, Or if i should cut off some ends & start fresh....?
      a girl can dream right?!
    274. February 26th, 2014 at 7:10 pm
      Amy says:
      Question: I had an extreme coconut oil treatment done in July. It was so thick that I wore it home from the spa and it felt like a helmet. Anyway, now it's Feb and since the treatment in July I've been having major issues. It doesn't seem to wash out. I have have clarified it many times (amongst other things) and it'll feel somewhat clean for a day then it's oily again. Also when washing it still gets ratty. Any ideas?
    275. February 28th, 2014 at 4:06 pm
      Mckayla says:
      How often can I do these treatments
    276. March 9th, 2014 at 7:45 pm
      Kat says:
      I got a Jojoba oil hair treatment when I got a massage and she said to wash it out, put in the shampoo first BEFORE getting my hair wet to get all of the oil out. If your hair is dry, the shampoo will stick to the oil and pull it out the first time! I was skeptical, but it worked! I don't know if it will work with coconut oil though!
    277. March 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am
      Ana says:
      Does your hair need to be clean or can there be creams and other type of hair products in your hair like argan oil?
    278. March 19th, 2014 at 9:37 am
      Fátima says:
      Perfect! Great Idea! Thanks :)
    279. March 29th, 2014 at 4:07 am
      Arlene says:
      It says "For your cooking pleasure"on the bottle, So can you you use coconut oil manufactured for cooking as long as it 100% pure?
    280. May 5th, 2014 at 6:25 pm
      ana says:
      I have a question could I use organic coconut oil?
    281. May 7th, 2014 at 9:23 am
      Yvette says:
      Coconut oil can be so expensive. I've looked on Amazon, at vitamin shops, and in my local stores and the best price per ounce is Costco. I don't know how they do it, but I just got a 74 ounce container there for $22. That's 20 more ounces than what Amazon offers for the same price. So, if you have a membership, that's where to buy.
    282. May 31st, 2014 at 9:51 am
      Siglinde Mcwhirter says:
      Love that Idear use coconut oil all over my body I,m 72 and it helps to make me feel good
    283. June 1st, 2014 at 7:22 pm
      Faye says:
      Hi I found some Coconut oil at home and it "virgin coconut oil unrefined cold press" written on it. It's from the Simple truth organic line. Does this work? Or no?
    284. June 17th, 2014 at 11:54 pm
      Susan says:
      Great post. Think of the "Y" in Soduim LAURYL sulfate to mean YUCK!
    285. June 21st, 2014 at 8:09 pm
      Sarah says:
      Hi! I was wondering if it would work with the nonorganic coconut oil. I just have the stuff off the shelf at walmart.
    286. June 28th, 2014 at 4:48 pm
      Karen says:
      Sooo happy to have finally discovered Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil! Is like a dream come true. I have naturally dry hair that is thick, always has frizzy ends and never ever seems to be able to retain moisture no matter what I have put into it - I dread to think how much money I have spent over the years trying to keep moisture in my hair and keep my hair cuticles sealed. I have now used the coconut oil treatment on my hair for the first time yesterday. I smothered my hair in it really concentrated on the ends and left it there overnight. This morning I had shower and shampooed twice, then put my conditioner in. I use the Organix Keratin Therapy range and WOW!!!! I am blown away by how fantastic this has been on my hair after only one treatment. I am going to continue to do this treatment 2 times a week and see how it goes. I was able to achieve soft falling curls when I did my hair this morning - first time eva! ----yeeeaaahhh - love love love it and equally love it is all natural
    287. July 15th, 2014 at 8:22 pm
      Bil says:
      I used coconut oil in my hair for the first time this afternoon. Unrefined, organic,......left it in for two hours then shampooed twice followed with conditioner. The ends are still a little greasy because I never usually suds the ends, next time I will. The hair is soft and shiny. It feels good. I may or may not use coconut oil on a regular basis but at least now I know how. Thanks for the tips.
    288. July 18th, 2014 at 10:11 pm
      Hannah says:
      I know it's a dumb question, but I'm curious where that hair clip comes from? Or what it's called exactly?
    289. August 14th, 2014 at 3:26 pm
      Thermal Hair Care, Inc. says:
      Hi Lara, great post! That's a creative way to use your hair dryer for sure ;)

      We'd like to send you one of our Hot Head microwavable heat caps so you can do your treatments and still move about. Send us an email if you're interested.
    290. August 14th, 2014 at 3:30 pm
      Jamie G says:
      I've been using coconut oil for all things beauty for an upcoming post I'm writing- I love this idea and will be sure to try it out!
      Jamie @ SnapGinger
    291. August 15th, 2014 at 9:20 am
      Ruth says:
      I just want to know if you can put the coconut oil on color hair please get back R.P.
      • August 15th, 2014 at 9:27 am
        Katie says:
        Great question Ruth! Let me see what I can find out for you!
    292. August 25th, 2014 at 1:03 pm
      Bea says:
      Hi! Should I rub the coconut oil onto my scalp as well? Or only on my hair? thanks!
    293. August 29th, 2014 at 7:20 pm
      Jan says:
      My hairdresser told me to avoid any kind of sulphate if you have colored hair as it tends to strip the color.
    294. September 1st, 2014 at 8:34 pm
      jaclyn says:
      Question, what about unsweetened coconut oil? It's still verging but much much cheaper. Found it while looking for organic coconut oil at a local natural store but I don't know if there's a difference. Smells wonderfully of coconut and I know that's a good sign.
    295. September 20th, 2014 at 9:21 pm
      Susannah says:
      I have very curly hair that I have been straightening for about 5 years. So flat iron plus highlights have really dried my hair. I just tried the coconut oil treatment tonight and could instantly tell a difference. While still in the shower my hair felt silky! After I dried it it did not look dry at all, instead I have a bouncy curl like years ago! THANKS for the wonderful tip!!!
    296. September 23rd, 2014 at 12:38 pm
      Tolyn says:
      Hi! I've been following your website for some time now and
      finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx!
      Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job!
    297. September 25th, 2014 at 4:06 am
      sam says:
      Love it! :)
    298. November 20th, 2014 at 9:01 am
      Patience J says:
      I did this the other day, and my hair was VERY greasy. Am I supposed to apply to the scalp, because I did and I feel like that was the problem. I made sure I washed it all out.
    299. December 7th, 2014 at 5:02 pm
      brenda says:
      i have been doing this for 2 weeks now because of a perm that went wrong. i put it through my hair before bed and sleep with it in. (old towel on pillow). then wash in the morning. it saved my hair. i thought i would have to cut it off. now i just have very curly hair. oh well easy to style.
    300. December 17th, 2014 at 4:03 pm
      trish says:
      Can I add tree oil to this
    301. December 22nd, 2014 at 9:22 am
      Kaite says:
      This is amazing! My hair is silky smooth just after one application. I did warm the oil up just to get it too liquid state since my hair is very thick. Love it.
    302. December 26th, 2014 at 8:18 pm
      Jenny says:
      I've done this a cpl timea..havent noticed a huge difference in my hair. Does it have be expensive coconut oil? Or can use my unrefined coconut oil from walmart?
    303. December 31st, 2014 at 3:19 pm
      Jeanette Rosales says:
      do it really grow youre hair because this is what iam more i nterested in growing my hair and health
    304. January 29th, 2015 at 12:30 am
      diamond says:
      hi, do i apply this to wet or dry hair? thanks!
    305. February 2nd, 2015 at 8:27 pm
      aundrea says:
      I heat the oil and add castor oil. Then leave it on for 2 hours at hair is so soft. This also is supposed to help with hair loss.
    306. March 20th, 2015 at 9:40 am
      Stephanie davis says:
      My daughter has beautiful red curly hair. She is 15 and has always hated her hair. Then we discovered coconut oil. She now loves her hair and love the extra money in my pocket from being able to do without all the expensive hair products that don't work at all or very little. It also makes me very happy she now loves her hair. She use to say if she could change one thing it would be her curly hair. We haven't tried the hair dryer but we will now. This has changed how she sees herself. It's also been an amazing boost in confidence for her. THANKS!!!!!!
      • March 20th, 2015 at 9:55 am
        Katie says:
        That is wonderful news! Thanks for sharing!
    307. April 14th, 2015 at 4:55 am
      Jake says:
      My wife is going to love this. :) I will send this post to her, it's really useful!
    308. April 27th, 2015 at 6:44 am
      Paula says:
      I did this treatment yesterday and I have a very nice and sort hair today. My hair got a bit damaged and the ends are split so I will do this again at the end of the week. Loved it!
    309. May 4th, 2015 at 8:30 pm
      i.c.e. says:
      Hello! I just bought organic, fresh-pressed virgin, white kernel unrefined coconut oil. Will this work? If so I'm gonna use it tonight. So excited! :)
      Thank you!
    310. May 5th, 2015 at 9:42 pm
      i.c.e. says:
      Hello! If I do this regularly will there be any issue when i want to use a curling iron? Also what shampoo would you recommend with this treatment? Thanks! :)
    311. June 16th, 2015 at 3:34 am
      Maria says:
      I like your system with the hair dryer, but I have another suggestion that will allow you to walk around while the heat penetrates. I dampen a towel and place it in the microwave for a minute or two. Then I wrap the hot towel on my treated hair and cover with a shower cap to retain the heat.

      My mother used to put mayonnaise on my hair as a child and do the hot towel, but she covered it with tin foil to retain the heat. My brother would laugh and make fun that I looked like an alien with that tin foil cap on my head!
    312. June 25th, 2015 at 5:46 am
      Susanne says:
      I've had good results using coconut oil, specially now that I've found this hair treatment that uses both coconut oil and argan oil. I truly recommend it
    313. July 24th, 2015 at 1:23 am
      Willow says:
      Made my hair really greasy:(
    314. August 10th, 2015 at 5:01 am
      Samantha says:
      Hello! I used coconut oil in my hair last night because my keratin treatment left my hair very dry and flakey. I washed my hair 3 times with my natural sulfate and salt free shampoo and my hair is still extremely greasy. What can I do or use to get the oil out without damaging my keratin treatment? Thanks!!
    315. August 26th, 2015 at 10:52 am
      chhiwat says:
      This is great! I am always looking for natural ways to improve my hair!
    316. September 9th, 2015 at 4:21 pm
      vanessa says:
      Do I have to cover my hair? I like to sleep with the oil in and my shower cap always falls off. I'm wondering if the treatment still works as well when your hair is not covered?
    317. October 3rd, 2015 at 8:59 am
      Ivonne says:
      Hi thank you for sharing with us. I have a question. Is coconut good for dry scalp? My daughter has dry scalp and don't know what to use. Any suggestions will help.
      Thank you
    318. October 24th, 2015 at 9:21 pm
      Deirdre says:
      I wanted to let you know I tried this! I heated the oil up however, as I learned from a friend that applying it fully melted and still warm has it's benefits. I've been doing it twice a week, for 3 weeks now. I leave it on 3-4 hours at night. And my hair is much softer! I have curly hair, and it's also much more defined. I wash it out with Lush coconut shampoo bar. :D
    319. November 12th, 2015 at 8:05 pm
      Joyce Mayberry says:
      What about hair loss, does coconut oil help with hair loss?
    320. November 15th, 2015 at 8:13 pm
      Erika says:
      I just basically WRECKED my hair with bleach and color while trying to accomplish a look that resulted in me having to take 2 and 1/2 inches off my length from breakage. I bought unrefined extra virgin coconut oil and I'm relying on this to re-nourish my hair! Fingers crossed!
    321. November 18th, 2015 at 12:25 pm
      Kayla says:
      Great post - thank you for the tips! Did this (without heat) on my semi-thick hair that was in desperate need of some moisture. I think I used too much oil because even after two washes, it was still pretty greasy. I waited a day and washed it again, and I am happy to report that now it feels the softest it has felt in a very long time! Will definitely be doing this again (but with a bit less coconut oil next time). Thank you!
    322. December 1st, 2015 at 2:08 pm
      Xanthia says:
      Thank you! I just did a Nutiva organic coconut oil treatment on my scalp and hair pre wash for the first time last night. I kept reading online everyone saying you had to heat up the coconut oil first and I thought...oh well I didn't. It seemed to melt as you said. I left it on my scalp and hair for 30-60 minutes with no heat. Glad to finally get some confirmation that you don't need heat!
    323. January 13th, 2016 at 9:29 pm
      Faiza khan says:
      Thanks dear to give us very helpful tip again thanks 💋 I'm very busy girl but love my self surely I'll use this tip soon
    324. January 19th, 2016 at 1:37 am
      Kylie says:
      Hi, for years I have been using coconut oil hair treatments but I wet & ring out a towel & microwave the towel for a couple of minutes to heat it through then put that towel on my head. Same principle as the hair dryer but easier if you need or want to move around.
    325. January 19th, 2016 at 7:03 am
      Donna M says:
      Hi Lara, I was just wondering what shampoo's you use ???? I've also read a few pins that recommend adding an egg to the coconut oil for hair growth. Wondering what you think or if you have tried it??
    326. February 6th, 2016 at 10:41 pm
      gerri says:
      I have very long hair and it becomes very difficult to manage if it gets dry. Once per week, I use the Shielo intensive Hair Mask and it has not only repaired my damage hair (which use to always tangle) but has also give them a smooth silky shine. It appears as if there has been a coating of cream on your hair which is protective layer.
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