virgin or refined

KynnibKynnib Registered Users Posts: 999
When purchasing butters or oils is it better to buy refined or unrefined/ organic/ virgin, or does it not make that much of a difference?
4a hair. MOD CG routine.

Present Loves
-Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
-KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
-Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent


  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Registered Users Posts: 1,834 Curl Connoisseur
    I always like unrefined. I think you get more of the nutrients in and benefits of the product in natural form. Also, especially in the case of coconut oil and cocoa butter, I enjoy the fragrance :)
  • andrabellandrabell Registered Users Posts: 73
    Definitely unrefined. I adore the scent of unrefined cocoa butter, it is heavenly!
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    Leave-in~Cocoa Pink Silky Free mixed with Boots Pink Curl Cream
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    Definitely unrefined, cold-pressed, virgin, etc.
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  • Gizmo1982Gizmo1982 Registered Users Posts: 22
    I've been using refined coconut oil and mango oil. I got the refined because I heard that the scent of unrefined was too strong or too overpowering. So I said I'll use the refined see what its like and if I don't like it I'll use the unrefined. So far it's working great; a plus to the refined is that I can add fragrance to it. I placed a little bit of nerobi jasmin in my mango oil and my hair smells lovely. The other reason I got the refined was because its cheaper. I order from and the coconut oil only comes in two sizes 1 gallon and 5 gallon. Refined $21, unrefined $41.
  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    Unrefined. The refined coconut oil smells like nothing and doesn't work all that much better. The unrefined smells like a Mounds bar and really moisturizes your hair.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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