coconut oil for hair, and skin, and...
coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 06-25-2010 01:03 PM


Senior Low-Carber


I have the world's worst hair. Kinky, curly, frizzy, thick, coarse, crazy, and huge. Seriously. I've spent a bazillion dollars over the years on every high end product imaginable.

I have been cooking with coconut oil for quite awhile, and I love it.

I was reading on a site for curly hair and saw several recommendations for coconut oil as a deep conditioner. I've also used a tiny bit as a leave in conditioner (you'd have to know how dry my hair is to know how I can get away with this). Leaving it in grossed me out at first, but my hair actually looks and feels much improved.

Since I also have very dry skin, I decided if it was so good for hair, it'd be good for skin too. After a bit of googling I tried it. No huge improvement yet, but I'm going to keep going with it.

I smell like suntan lotion, which is not an altogether bad thing.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 06-25-2010 01:45 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Dawna, QUIT using shampoo. I did and it really helped. Wash only with conditioner and it won't be so dry. Describe my hair exactly like yours. Keep trying different products to see what makes your hair work. I cannot use gel, it is too heavy. Leave in conditioners aren't enough. Mousse is what works for me, but not too much. Turn the head upside down and scrunch and pull. (I have very curly hair). I have fought my hair for almost all of my 58 years. I finally gave in to it. ;-) I blowdry straight every now and then, but I check the weather first. It depends on the humidity.LOL Humidity is the worst thing for hair as I am sure you know. I will post a pic of my hair on this thread later.

BIG HUGS FROM THE SWAMP(LINDA)

P.S. I use coconut all over my body. Feet with socks after I get out of the shower. Really helps those rough spots. It is greasy like baby oil, but absorbs better and makes your skin feel amazing.

BIG HUGS FROM THE SWAMP
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 06-25-2010 02:06 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Coconut oil is the best I tell you!! I have no advice on the hair, but I recently started making my own deodorant with it and it works great, even right after shaving!! No one better mess with my coconut oil! LOL!

Time+Perseverance=SUCCESS Keep on Keeping on!
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 06-25-2010 03:40 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Coconut oil is the base of my diet. I use it for skin, hair and I use it in my diet. It has cured more rashes than I would like to share with y'all
It has cleared fungal nails... I know TMI. And when I consume a lot of it, it helps with my weightloss.When I negect taking my CO, I gain weight.I gave my hair a good soaking in it earlier this week because my hair was really acting stupid. I washed it out with 2 washings and I put a light slick of it when I blow dried my hair and my hair looks like I just permed it.

Did you see Oprah when she had Raquel Welch? Of course the topic was looking great as we age ( something like that ). There were women that were interviewed between 50 and ninety. They looked amazing BTW. The woman in her sixties was hot and you know what her beauty secret was? She used coconut oil everywhere...in her hair on her skin and in her diet. That was all she spoke of,,,coconut oil, coconut oil, coconut oil.

[/i]Karyn[i] in this clip,is the one who uses coconut oil on everything. I bet her husband doesn't mind.She really should blog about it. I forgot to mention that this particular clip isn't where she says that she uses coconut oil in and on everything but you will see what she looks like.

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Beauty-at...ge-Video_2
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 06-27-2010 10:34 AM


Advanced Low-Carber



I have been cooking with coconut oil for quite awhile, and I love it.

I was reading on a site for curly hair and saw several recommendations for coconut oil as a deep conditioner. I've also used a tiny bit as a leave in conditioner (you'd have to know how dry my hair is to know how I can get away with this). Leaving it in grossed me out at first, but my hair actually looks and feels much improved.

Since I also have very dry skin, I decided if it was so good for hair, it'd be good for skin too. After a bit of googling I tried it. No huge improvement yet, but I'm going to keep going with it.

I smell like suntan lotion, which is not an altogether bad thing.
I have bleached blonde hair and sleep in coconut oil overnight (towel on p illow, of course) and shampoo in the am and it is smooth! It also helps the metabolism and cures rashes-had one on my legs months ago it got rid of.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 06-28-2010 01:12 PM


Senior Low-Carber


I swear this stuff is a wonder.

I must have the rashiest family on the planet. I have one with eczema, one with psoriasis, and one who is labeled "the rashiest guy on the planet". Now I know what to try on their next rash attacks.

The boys have flaky heads that nothing has ever worked on. Tea trea products help more than anything, but not 100%. I read about doing a treatment with CO and a drop of tea treat oil. Sounds perfect. Can't wait to try it.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 06-28-2010 01:19 PM


Expert Low-Carber


This poor kid in music class had a shaved head... You know how kids get their hair cut for summer. Well, his scalp ended up getting sunburned and was peeling horribly. He was picking at it and had a little pile of dead skin on the floor. Well, I fussed at him for getting the stuff on the floor. But then I told him to please tell his mom to get him some coconut oil and put it on his scalp. Coconut oil cures dandruff and I just could not say nothing about it to this boy.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-02-2010 02:15 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Do you buy the pricey coconut oil for these uses? Or would any coconut oil brand to for use on hair and skin?
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-02-2010 11:59 AM


Expert Low-Carber



I tell you Gohim, I am one who looks to get the cheapest price for anything. But I have to tell you that my best experience with CO has been the Spectrum brand. I had always thought that coconut oil was coconut oil...But the brand that I am using on my skin is Spectrum and it has been exemplary. Considering that I no longer purchase lotion or cortisone creams, This coconut oil is well worth the price and is probably cheaper overall. Plus I wrote the company and was sent some coupons for their products. As soon as I run out of my cooking coconut oil, I will purchase some Spectrum CO for my pantry.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-02-2010 02:18 PM


Expert Low-Carber



I tell you Gohim, I am one who looks to get the cheapest price for anything. But I have to tell you that my best experience with CO has been the Spectrum brand. I had always thought that coconut oil was coconut oil...But the brand that I am using on my skin is Spectrum and it has been exemplary. Considering that I no longer purchase lotion or cortisone creams, This coconut oil is well worth the price and is probably cheaper overall. Plus I wrote the company and was sent some coupons for their products. As soon as I run out of my cooking coconut oil, I will purchase some Spectrum CO for my pantry.
I'll look for the Spectrum.
When you use the CO in place of lotion, does your skin absorb it? I apply all lotions for my legs and feet at night so that I can put on compression hose in the morning. What I'm really wanting to know is if the CO is messy. Does it make greasy spots on the sheets (of course, that wouldn't be the worse thing that could happen)?
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-02-2010 03:14 PM


Expert Low-Carber


It starts out greasy, of course, but your skin will absorb it. It is actually healthier to put CO on your skin than commercial lotions. You should put another coating of CO on once the previous is absorbed. I would put it on mybe 15 minutes before going to bed, but I have noticed no greasy spots on my sheets.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-03-2010 01:38 AM


Expert Low-Carber



I bought Spectrum today at the local natural foods store. I'll try it on my hands when I go to bed. It's the greasiness factor that has kept me from trying it in the past.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-07-2010 06:06 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Any update?

Between the low-carbing, coconut oil, d3, and fish oil, my eczema has been mostly eliminated (part of one finger is slightly rough where it used to always be cracked and bleeding) and loratidine holds allergies at bay instead of also needing pseudoephedrine. I think the coconut oil helped the most.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-10-2010 09:28 AM


Advanced Low-Carber



I have been cooking with coconut oil for quite awhile, and I love it.

I was reading on a site for curly hair and saw several recommendations for coconut oil as a deep conditioner. I've also used a tiny bit as a leave in conditioner (you'd have to know how dry my hair is to know how I can get away with this). Leaving it in grossed me out at first, but my hair actually looks and feels much improved.

Since I also have very dry skin, I decided if it was so good for hair, it'd be good for skin too. After a bit of googling I tried it. No huge improvement yet, but I'm going to keep going with it.

I smell like suntan lotion, which is not an altogether bad thing.
You may want to also try the Wen haircare system. It is a cleansing conditioner in different scents (fig, tea tree, aloe/cucumber, lavender, etc). It really helps my hair be smooth. You can order through Wen.com or QVC also sells it.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-22-2010 10:47 AM


Newbie Low-Carber


Sounds lovely.

Look up sodium lauryl sulphate, and others which is the common ingredient in shampoo and look up a company like NEWAYS shampoo and conditioner, they do not have this hard industrial cleaner in...
And keep using the coconut oil, I am going to try it now..

It is yet another thing that supermarkets sell in pretty packages expensive prices and cheap ingredients, a real eye opener !
Su


Best Wishes
Low Carb Su in UK
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 07-22-2010 12:46 PM


Expert Low-Carber



I have been cooking with coconut oil for quite awhile, and I love it.

I was reading on a site for curly hair and saw several recommendations for coconut oil as a deep conditioner. I've also used a tiny bit as a leave in conditioner (you'd have to know how dry my hair is to know how I can get away with this). Leaving it in grossed me out at first, but my hair actually looks and feels much improved.

Since I also have very dry skin, I decided if it was so good for hair, it'd be good for skin too. After a bit of googling I tried it. No huge improvement yet, but I'm going to keep going with it.

I smell like suntan lotion, which is not an altogether bad thing.
You may want to also try the Wen haircare system. It is a cleansing conditioner in different scents (fig, tea tree, aloe/cucumber, lavender, etc). It really helps my hair be smooth. You can order through Wen.com or QVC also sells it.
You know, I've seen the infomercials and I am very close to ordering that. How much is it BTW?
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 09-03-2010 10:53 AM


Newbie Low-Carber


I guess I'm pretty boring. I use things as they are intended ... I'm always afraid something bad will happen. Although I do use conditioner to shave.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 09-12-2010 12:01 PM


Senior Low-Carber


I take a coconut oil supplement. Started last winter. My lifelong BAD acne is soooo much better that people began to notice ! I tell you, the stuff is a wonder ! I knew it had anti-inflmmatory properties, but wow ! I need to try the real deal on my eczema, which flares up on my stomach and middle back.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 09-14-2010 03:38 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Hair update: I got a brazillian blow out on my hair. It is incredible. About 90% less frizz. Worth every penny. Still using CO for conditioner though. I use a no-poo no suds shampoo especially for curly hair.

Skin update: Still using CO on my skin. Loving it. Trying to get rid of/use up all the other lotions in the house. Won't buy another.

Chapped lips: I've never had chapped lips in my life, but ended up with an amazing case after a recent trip to Las Vegas. CO to the rescue. Worked better than anything else I tried.
RE: coconut oil for hair, and skin, and... , 09-15-2010 06:57 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


Jeez, here I thought the coconut oil fix was my own idea. We brought back a bottle from Hawaii that has CO plus a little scent in it. Had to pour it in another container as it solidifies at 77º and wouldn't pour out of the bottle. My daughter and I have both noticed that being off bread and sugar has cured our eczema. Wish I knew which one gave me the problem. Hadn't seen her in 5 months and she noticed my skin had improved. CO is certainly a lot cheaper than Regenerist and works as well if not better.