View Full Version : Any reviews? The Body Shop Coconut Oil Hair Shine

March 18th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Has anyone tried The Body Shop Coconut Oil Hair Shine? I guess regular coconut oil is basically the same....


Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8 Beeswax, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Lanolin, Copernica Cerifera (Caranuba) Wax, Octyl-dodecanol, Fragrance, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Oil, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Tocopherol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

Coconut oil - Helps to condition the skin. Moisturizes and helps to condition the hair.

Organic beeswax - Moisturizes and helps to condition the hands and dry skin around the nail beds. Acts as a barrier that helps to seal in moisture. Helps to keep product texture consistent, when used over time. Helps protect and preserve the forest as well as providing necessary income for the beekeepers, an increasing number of which are now women.

Smooth a small amount over your hair with your fingertips after drying and styling. All of our styling products can be used in combination with each other without making the hair heavy.

Use one of our hairbrushes to aid styling.


March 18th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Except regular coconut oil is basically well....ermm..... just coconut oil :wink:

Sorry - have never tried the Body Shop stuff have you tried just regular cocnut oil? I imagine it would be a cheaper try.

March 18th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Hmm...I haven't used that product myself, but I wouldn't equate it with coconut oil, because the oils in the mix are hydrogenated. You're not going to be cooking with this mix, so it's not a health risk or anything, but hydrogenation does change the chemical structure of the substance, so it's not going to be equivalent to unhydrogenated coconut oil.

I would suspect they use hydrogenated oil because it's easier to control the texture of the product that way, and it's cheaper for them to make. Whether that will make any difference for your hair, I don't know. My personal preference is, if I'm trying to get the benefits of natural oils, I should just go as natural as possible, but that's really just my opinion, and I don't have any evidence not to use a more refined/processed oil (when you're not going to eat it).

It also has parabens, which some try to avoid, but that's a personal preference thing, too.

Hope that's a little helpful!

March 18th, 2009, 07:51 AM
I tried this Body Shop product 5-6 years ago, as a shine wax on short hair (chin to shoulder length). It worked well in very small quantities (otherwise it would make the hair look greasy) to shine and define my layers. Unfortunately, it became rancid after a few months and I threw it away.

I can't really compare it with coconut oil as, in my view, one is for styling and the other for conditioning.

March 18th, 2009, 07:52 AM
I would also think that Beeswax, Carnuba wax and Lanolin would be heavy and coat the hair in an odd way.

I personally wouldn't really want it coating my hair, it may take a bit of work to remove, if you do try it, I would use a very small amount.

You can get coconut oil in almost any grocery store.

March 18th, 2009, 08:05 AM
I use it. And I think I made a thread about this a while ago. Anyways, my hair gets kind of frizzy right after I've showered, so this stuff makes me not have to choose between clean scalp and smooth hair. So i use it as a styling product basically, and I don't think it has the same effect as just using regular coconut oil.

March 18th, 2009, 05:42 PM
I wasn't impressed. I still have the unfinished disk/can around here somewhere in my pile of hair stuff used didn't like but spent money on it so I'd hate to throw away pile.