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borderline11 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:17:18

I usually use a small amount as a moisturiser and love it. Last night i rubbed some into my hair and scalp and left it on overnight. Id actually forgotten this morning, had my usual shower and dried my hair.....

I've never seen my hair look as good, so soft and shiny. No more expensive conditioners for me. smile
Thought i'd just share it with you all, i don't suppose i'm the only one who loves coconut oil. Does anyone else want to share the benefits of this wonderful stuff?

ShutYoFace Wed 07-Feb-18 11:18:08

Lovely. You know there is a style and beauty section? And chat?

borderline11 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:22:52

Oh yes, should have posted there.

PointyBirdsAnointyNointy Wed 07-Feb-18 11:28:37

I love the stuff

borderline11 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:30:50

It's brilliant isn't it pointy smile

alwaysthepessimist Wed 07-Feb-18 11:32:36

stupid question but where do you get it from?

borderline11 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:36:55

I got mine from superdrug, only £2.99, but you can get the dearer stuff from places like Tesco (in the cooking oil aisles).

alwaysthepessimist Wed 07-Feb-18 11:38:40

oh thanks - will try it

mirime Wed 07-Feb-18 11:43:03

It is good. It doesn't leave me red and blotchy so that's always a good start. Not tried it on my hair, might give that a go!

FluffyWuffy100 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:44:22

I got mine from superdrug, only £2.99, but you can get the dearer stuff from places like Tesco (in the cooking oil aisles)

How is that cheaper than conditioner? It isn't.

Motoko Wed 07-Feb-18 11:44:59

Yes, it's great on hair. I always used to have it to hand as it was one of the ingredients in the soaps I made.
Funnily enough, when used to make soap, if you use a large percentage of coconut oil, the resulting soap will be very drying on the skin, so it's used mainly for what soapmakers term, bubblidge! In other words, it makes a good lather.
It does make a good laundry soap though, as it has excellent cleaning properties.

FindoGask Wed 07-Feb-18 11:45:43

It's not cheaper by weight, but you need very little on your hair so it does work out cheaper long term.

FindoGask Wed 07-Feb-18 11:46:15

(I use it on my bleached hair, and it keeps it in lovely condition)

borderline11 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:46:17

It lasts for ages fluffy, you don't need much. Could easily last a couple of year. But it's so versatile as well.

theunsure Wed 07-Feb-18 11:46:47

I hate it, horribly allergic!
But I know that is just me. It is getting very hard to avoid though as it is so popular!

Dancingfairy Wed 07-Feb-18 11:46:52

I actually heard it's bad for your skin. I use to get the £10 one in holland and Barrett not sure I would pay £2.99 is it even pure coconut oil?

borderline11 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:47:44

It's very soothing <and healing> on cuts to the skin too.

ChelseaDagg3r Wed 07-Feb-18 11:49:46

It's pore blocking, sink blocking and belongs in a wok. Just an Instagram fad that's had folk believing it's a miracle worker for everything

Just my opinion of course

borderline11 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:50:35

Yes it's pure coconut oil dancing, no different from Holland Barrett apart from the price.

WilyMinx Wed 07-Feb-18 11:52:36

I heard coconut oil was comedogenic so I've never tried it. I love maracuja oil, which is great for dry skin in the winter. Argan oil is great for the hair and the skin too.

lookingforthecorkscrew Wed 07-Feb-18 15:30:41

I have just rubbed some onto my hair and scalp. I'll report back later when I've washed it off.

HuskyMcClusky Wed 07-Feb-18 15:34:09

It's pore blocking, sink blocking and belongs in a wok. Just an Instagram fad that's had folk believing it's a miracle worker for everything

I agree.

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Wed 07-Feb-18 15:35:35

I was using it in my face for a few months and my skin became very red and bumpy with little spots that became dry rather than coming to a head. I sought advice on MN and was told to drop the coconut oil. I did and my skin returned to normal within a week. I still use it on my hair and body though.

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Wed 07-Feb-18 15:36:12

have never tried it, although I know some people swear blind that coconut oil is the answer to all life's ills- I thought it had been somewhat discredited as a health food though?

Don't think I'll try it- brings back memories of many years ago when a friend persuaded me that olive oil was a wonderful conditioner for my frizzy hair. Despite numerous shampooings I had a water-repellent head for weeks afterwards, no hood required..

bruffin Wed 07-Feb-18 15:37:03

Its all a marketing myth, not even a healthy fat to eat despite what the internet says

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