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Coconut Oil

AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
I need to purchase some coconut oil, any recommendations? Thanks:)

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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love the organic virgin coconut oil, they smell lovely. Doesn't matter the brand. Some people use the refined and like it, and it's cheaper. I personally use the Nutiva, because it's the best I've ever used (I also massage with it).
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    My recommendation is cheap. I usually get it at an Indian/spice store, or the local co-op. As I also cook with it, I only buy the unhydrogenated (hydrogenated oils are not heart healthy), but I understand that the hydrogenated version is fine for hair.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • secret_karmasecret_karma Posts: 438Registered Users
    I use the Nutiva brand also, it's extra virgin. But Sam's Club carries another brand that's extra virgin and it was $15.99 for 54 oz.
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users
    I use Coconoil - it's organic and virgin and I love it :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    trader joe's extra virgin coconut oil. its 5.99
  • WaveliciousWavelicious Posts: 73Registered Users
    I know they have it at health food stores. I used to eat a spoon full of it a day to raise my metabolism when I was on a diet. I've never used it in my hair but I can tell you it helped me lose a lot of weight. Tasted horrible though.
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  • loveday45loveday45 Posts: 8Registered Users
    bodyshop has an coconut oil and i really like it :) !
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    For hair: any cheap coconut oil from an Asian grocery store or the supermarket, refined was used in the published research. The active lauric acid is the same in both, dead hair cannot use the minimal amount of antioxidants in pricey virgin oil.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    So should I get: refined or not refined? And extra virgin or not?
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    So should I get: refined or not refined? And extra virgin or not?

    Everyone will give you a different answer. Like I said refined was used in the published research, AFAIK there is no evidence whatsoever unrefined/ virgin is better for dead hair, but obviously some do like the natural scent.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    I use unrefined and refined. I use the refined at night for my ends because I don't like the smell when I'm sleeping but if i use it for the day, Ill use the unrefined.