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Saturday, 16 February 2013

The wonder product: Coconut Oil.




Coconut oil is something I've been wanting to try for a while, but couldn't justify £14.99 from Holland & Barrett, so when I saw this in Tesco world foods section for £1.29 I had to pick myself a tub up. 

I didn't buy this for a replacement to olive oil or to cook with at all, I bought it for beauty purposes of course. I am using this as a body moisturiser and as hair care.

Coconut Oil for Hair - Coconut Oil is something used by many people world wide to help with damage and re growth of hair. This is due to the Lauric Acid in coconut oil, it has anti-microbial properties that prevent hair loss. Use of coconut oil as a scalp massage will reduce dandruff and hydrate your scalp, this is why it is used in many conditioners and anti-dandruff shampoos.

I'm currently using my coconut oil as a pre-wash to my shampoo and conditioner. This apparently allows the coconut oil to get further into the hair shaft and protect the cuticles, therefore preventing snapping and breakage. This is apparently a good idea if you suffer from frizzy hair during the warmer months or on holiday.

A word of warning, make sure you wash the coconut oil out, as it can leave a strange texture on you hair, that makes you look like you've not washed it in about 12 years.

Coconut Oil for Skin - Coconut oil is a really effective moisturiser, even for very dry skin. There are no bad side-effects to using coconut oil, as it is a purely natural product, unless of course you are allergic to coconuts.. Coconut oil will sooth flakiness and itching, and works for Eczema and Dermatitis too. Not only this, but coconut oil is a anti-septic and full of anti-oxidants. 

If you've never come across coconut oil before, you may not realise it is solid at room temperature. I've just been scooping a bit out on a spoon and letting it warm up in my hands, it then turns to a more liquid form. I also took the tub into the shower with me, to try and warm it up a little before using it.

Have you tried using coconut oil? What do you use it for?

Katie xx

14 comments:

  1. I've got a feeling that this will just make me want to eat loads of chocolate Bounty bars - I don't trust myself! I'm hosting a giveaway this week if you or any of your lovely followers are interested :) cantshutitup.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/giveaway-by-shorething-uk.html

    x

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  2. AH what a good find! Last tab I bought (for cooking purposes) was £7.99!. I need to give it a try on my hair :)

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  3. Amazing! Someone just left a comment on my most recent post today saying I should try coconut oil, how strange! xx

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  4. I use coconut oil based things for moisturiser but I have never heard about putting it into your hair! I definitely going to try this, I have a sensitive scalp that flakes so would be really interested if it would actually work. Great review :) xx

    Natalie Roseanne's Nails and Beauty Blog

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  5. fights against frizzy hair? I WANT IN

    chloe @chlowitty blogs

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  6. I've heard about this before but never read a review. It's really great to read one!

    I'm going to try and get this at Tesco's tomorrow, it sounds amazing! I bet it smells gorgeous too!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  7. I really need something for my hair so I may try this!
    JSbeauty - I follow back
    xox

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  8. Oh wow, I definitely want to try this!

    Dusterknuckles | I'm Having A Celine Giveaway

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  9. I picked up some coconut oil this weekend to try out. Looking forward to seeing the benefits it has. x

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  10. This sounds amazing, I think I might pick some up x

    A Scholar Life

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  11. LOVE coconut oil, I have a pot from Superdrug - pain in the bum consistency wise but SO worth it :-)

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  12. LOL! This cracked me up: "...that makes you look like you've not washed it in about 12 years." Been there! Thanks for the post! :)

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  13. I've used coconut oil for a while. I usually use it on my cuticles especially on my toes. Apparently it also has anti fungal properties so is a good natural treatment for infections like that of the nail!

    I found you by the blog hop by the way :)

    Kate x
    http://newgirlonthe-blog.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. love this post x
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    http://bridiesdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

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