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lolot
February 18th, 2012, 06:04 PM
i bought a little can a couple of months ago, is not very cheap for the size, and i dont think i like it very much but i read everywhere that coconut oil is amazing, so my question is if its the same because this one is really heavy and leave my hair very greasy and dirty looking, also im suspicious that it contain cones or maybe im using to much?
have some of you tried this and the one for cooking and how much do you use?

MamaCimino
February 18th, 2012, 06:20 PM
I use Nature's Way organic coconut oil. I bought in the natural/organic section of my market. It is pure coconut oil with nothing else. At room temp it is solid but it melts pretty easily when rubbed between my palms. I just use a tiny bit for my apl fine hair for daily use and about a teaspoon when I'm doing a heavy oiling treatment over night. I'm not sure about the body shops, if it has cones in it or not... Always start out with less and add more in if you need it.

Sillage
February 18th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Lotlot, are you talking about their Coconut Oil Hair Shine? Because that's got way more than just coconut oil in it:

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

lolot
February 18th, 2012, 06:31 PM
Lotlot, are you talking about their Coconut Oil Hair Shine? Because that's got way more than just coconut oil in it:

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

Yes, thats what i bought, i knew it, im starting to dislike the body shop because theres no list of ingredients visible, i got one conditioner too, which claims to be cone free but theres no ingredients list either, thats a lye to consumers to hide the things they are selling and claiming to be natural when they are not

now i get why i didnt see any wonder in this product, it hads shine yes, but thats because it looks like i put butter on my hair :mad:

thanks for answering

Kelikea
February 18th, 2012, 06:36 PM
If you really want to try coconut oil, I suggest getting an organic cold-pressed oil that is food grade. That way, even if it doesn't work for your hair, you can use it for many other things. I get mine from Swanson's health--their brand, online. I use it for cooking and as a spread on toast, and sometimes on my hair.

Sillage
February 18th, 2012, 06:46 PM
The ingredients list must be hidden under one of those stickers or fold out tab things on the bottom. It's illegal for them not to list the ingredients somewhere on the packaging but they can shadily stick it somewhere not easily found by consumers. :mad:

Anyway, I hope you give pure coconut oil a try. My hair loved it: super shiny, soft, tangle free, and nourished... my hair just ate it up. Unfortunately it made me break out so I had to stop using it. My mom loves it for her skin tho. She uses it as her daily moisturizer. She likes the Barlean's Organic Oils Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (because they're the ones that make her favorite fish oil supplements, LOL). It smells fantastic and feels just like the more expensive EVCO I used to get her from a specialist supplier.

pepperminttea
February 18th, 2012, 06:57 PM
If you really want to try coconut oil, I suggest getting an organic cold-pressed oil that is food grade. That way, even if it doesn't work for your hair, you can use it for many other things.

Agreed. :)


Ythats a lye to consumers to hide the things they are selling and claiming to be natural when they are not

The thing about the word "natural" is it's completely unregulated, compared to say "Certified Organic." They can put it on anything, and legally too. I would say though, even things that are properly natural can be harsh - Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), a widely used detergent in many shampoos, can be produced organically. (SLS works well for a lot of people, but it's not something you might typically expect to find in a product that touts itself as natural.)

hermosamendoza
September 13th, 2012, 09:40 PM
I use the body shop coconut shower cream. But for my hair and moisturizing or for food I buy Spectrum Organic virgin coconut oil in the health food section. It's about $11 for a normal size jar. And it lasted me a long time.

melusine963
September 14th, 2012, 02:39 PM
I use pure coconut oil (that you would normally use for cooking), but it took me about a year of trial and error to work out the right amount to put in my hair at once. I'm a slow learner. Maybe you're putting in too much at a time and it's weighing your hair down.

DinaAG
September 14th, 2012, 03:08 PM
i do not like body shop things, they use alcohol a lot and sulfates :( for coconut oil i buy parachute coconut oil

auburntressed
September 14th, 2012, 03:16 PM
I found a sizable jar of Spring Valley organic extra virgin coconut oil at Walmart for $10. It was in the vitamin section and labelled as a supplement with directions for internal use. So far, it has turned out to be much better quality than the last batch I had bought, from the company Now Foods.