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Where can I buy coconut oil?

jomar_hairjomar_hair Posts: 132Registered Users
I want to try adding coconut oil to my hair routine. I went to the Vitamin store and didn't find coconut oil specifically for hair but, found some for cooking. Is this the same oil? For those that use coconut oil now, do you melt it to a liquid or do you use it in its solid form. Thank you!

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  • joycurljoycurl Posts: 162Registered Users
    Yes, the coconut oil for cooking is the type that you want. I use it as a solid and let it melt in my hands before applying it to my hair and scalp.
    Type: 4ab
    Co-Wash: Elucence MB Conditioner, ACV Rinse
    Sealant: Coconut/Castor/Olive Oil Mixture
    Style: My Own Butter Mix
    Deep Cond: CJ Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment, Henna, Olive Oil & Honey
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  • jmwjmw Posts: 130Registered Users
    I got my coconut oil at the grocery store.
    Hair Type: 3a/3b
  • mrl234mrl234 Posts: 548Registered Users
    I found some at the local grocery store; it was right next to the almond oil I was buying.
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    CGish since 10-16-08
    Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
    Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
    Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
    Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer :)
  • finchfinch Posts: 333Registered Users
    I got a big ol' tub of it at Wal-Mart the other day (we have a super WM with the grocery store). :D
    Medium texture, normal-high porosity, wavy-curly 2c to 3a-ish hair that is MOISTURE HUNGRY!!!
    Currently recovering from a protein hair crisis. :( My hair hates protein, apparently.

  • ProductProduct Posts: 14Registered Users
    Hi. I bought mine at Martins's Grocery Store. It was in the organic section. It is solid, like shortening. You just let it melt in your hand. It really works well. I use it once a week, but now I have been using Jessicurl products for my hair. I love them. I also love [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Honey-Hemp-Conditioner-p-860.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-honey-hemp-conditioner]Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner[/buylink]. I tend to use Oyin in the summer since my hair is fine and blonde. I use Jessicurl Too Shea in the winter, since it tends to tame my hair. I also love her [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Hair Cleansing Cream[/buylink] and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Rockin-Ringlets-Styling-Potion-p-100.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-rockin-ringlets]Rockin Ringlets[/buylink].
  • ProductProduct Posts: 14Registered Users
    I got mine at Martin's Grocery Store and I also saw it at Food Lion. It is in the organic section. It really is good for frizz.
  • namom3namom3 Posts: 40Registered Users
    I got mine at whole foods in the skin care/body section (although you can consume it as well) Itwas next to the other oils-sesame, flax, etc. Just make sure it is UNREFINED and preferably EXTRA VIRGIN. :hello1: FYI- It should smell like coconuts upon opening the container- the refined stuff doesnt smell like anything :flower:
    No: heating tools, sulfates, cones, parabens
    Co-wash: Suave naturals (coconut and ocean breeze) Acct baking soda to clarify as needed
    DC: olive or almond oil with EO rosemary
    Style: Homemade flaxseed gel with aloe vera juice, epsom salt, and EO rosemary and lavender. Exploring various conditioners to use with the tightly curly method
    Want to try: adding different EO's to HFSG, growing out hair
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  • cluelessaboutcurlscluelessaboutcurls Posts: 20Registered Users
    I just started today and did my final shampoo. Right now I have a head full of coconut oil that I am leaving on for 24 hours for a conditioning treatment. My hair looks so greasy, but the curls look great and the shine is awesome. I am thinking about adding this to my routine (that I am still deciding on) but in much smaller amounts.
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    3a, dry, color treated, very thick, PCOS & Thyroid
    co-wash: Suave Naturals once a week followed by ACV rinse
    condition: Biomatrix Conditioning Balm (Suave knockoff) do not fully rinse
    Products: perfecting my aloe juice flax seed gel formula

  • jomar_hairjomar_hair Posts: 132Registered Users
    I just started today and did my final shampoo. Right now I have a head full of coconut oil that I am leaving on for 24 hours for a conditioning treatment. My hair looks so greasy, but the curls look great and the shine is awesome. I am thinking about adding this to my routine (that I am still deciding on) but in much smaller amounts.

    I still haven't tried coconut oil as a deep treatment but, I keep hearing good things about it. I'll have to try it soon.