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    Default coconut oil and hair color

    Does anyone know if coconut oil affects chemically treated hair color? I saw a comment from a member recently about how it takes out the color and was just wondering what others thoughts were. I've been using it at least once a week as a leave in over night and did notice my color to be fading, but it could just be that I haven't colored my hair in months. I couldn't really find anything online about it so hopefully some of you might know.

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    Default Re: coconut oil and hair color

    I'm afraid it does. I used to dye my hair red both demi and permanent, and once I oiled with coconut oil and it faded so quickly.

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    Default Re: coconut oil and hair color

    well that is disappointing to hear... I guess I will have to just use conditioner from now on. I wonder if any other oils are safe for color

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    Default Re: coconut oil and hair color

    EEK! Another scary oil detail!
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    Default Re: coconut oil and hair color

    It has not been reported to lighten hair colour used straight on its own. It can used for example in a honey lightening mix. Conventional hair colour can fade for a number of reasons, depending on the colour used and one's routine.

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    Default Re: coconut oil and hair color

    I use it & haven't noticed...well, not entirely. I can't say if it's from the coconut oil or not since I used a semi permanent a month ago, so it's most likely just washing out as it is.
    But I don't think i'd mind if it did since I'm trying to get from light brown to allow it to fade into my natural medium blonde hair.

    I'll keep using it anyway, but if I notice anything the next time i do it, i'll let you know

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    Default Re: coconut oil and hair color

    I'm wondering about this too, I've read several things online that say coconut oil does *not* fade hair color, but I know some of the members here say in their experiance it does....

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    Default Re: coconut oil and hair color

    They say it doesn't affect colour, but my red had great staying power for two years until I started using coconut oil and it immediately faded. I don't think it's just a coincidence.

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    I'm running a small test on my hair, I had it colored a week ago and I'm going to use coconut oil only on one chunk by my left ear and see if in four to five more weeks it is more faded than the rest of my hair or not..... we'll see what happens!

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    Coconut oil fades hair dye. That's why I haven't been applying it anywhere near my recently dyed blonde!
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