Just my luck then that my DOG should be in possession of exactly what I was after.
Well it's solid edible coconut in a jar, which turns into an oil as it heats in your palms. Mine is from here at Holland and Barrat's for £14.99 for a huuuge tub but there's also others online like this one. I think it would pay to shop around as I've heard you can get some for like a fiver in some health shops, I just happened to have this one at home. Anyway, I applied it like a hair mask and let it do it's thang overnight - here are my findings.
It smells so yummy - like you're in the Caribbean drinking Malibus!
It is super conditioning and easy to use
The immediate results are on a paar with other hair oils I've tried from salons.
You can use any leftovers on your hands as hand, nail and cuticle moisturiser or body moisturiser (not face!)
You can eat it, (and apparently the health benefits are huge so will try this too)
Cons: Like any oil I suppose, if you use too much your hair feels greasy
When using at night it's hard to keep off the face and as its VERY comedogenic it means it will clog pores which equals spots :(
It's a bit of an effort that you have to apply before washing your hair for the best results, and sometimes I'd rather just run some oil through after washing as it's time saving.
I haven't used this very long, so not sure if the long term results actually give healthier hair.
Weighing these facts up I have found that it's best to use once a week (or twice if you have time), slather it on at least an hour before washing your hair (if your having a lazy day at home this is perfect) and tie it up and out the way of your face. I did try this treatment overnight like I read on some reviews to do, but I woke up with some spots exactly where my hair falls when I sleep. So it's best to use in the daytime. Then you just rinse it out and shampoo and condition as normal. I've also found that, just like any other hair oil, you can use a tiny bit after blowdrying just to tame any flyaways and really make your hair glossy and smooth.
Do you use hair oils? How do you find it best to use them?
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