Where do you buy coconut oil???

brownsugar84brownsugar84 Registered Users Posts: 111
This may seem crazy, but where in the heck do you buy coconut oil?? I've seen a couple of jars of it in this local pharmacy (I live in Harlem) and some in Duane Reade, but the ingredients begin: mineral oil, petrolatum, blah blah paraben blah blah sulfate...and the very last ingredient is coconut oil. Ummmm...I feel like I've looked everywhere for coconut oil without "bad" ingredients. Where is it? I feel like everyone has this secret store that they run to and buy all of this pure coconut oil. Haha.



  • laz22girllaz22girl Registered Users Posts: 91
    I've seen it at Wal-Mart in the vitamin section.
    Grocery Stores, again in the vitamin section.
    Whole Foods.
  • brownsugar84brownsugar84 Registered Users Posts: 111
    Thanks! I'll check out the grocery store and Whole Foods. I did look on the Whole Foods website and I didn't see anything, but it might be different in the actual store. No WalMart in NYC that I know of unfortunately :(
  • botticelli_girl922botticelli_girl922 Registered Users Posts: 896
    You can buy it at Henry's Grocery and most health food stores.

    Once Henry's Grocery had a sale on coconut oil--99 cents for a 20 ounce tub! Organic Coconut Oil for 99 cents! I hadn't known much about Coconut oil then so I just bought one. Now I reallllllyyyy regret it.

    I don't use it on my hair...but I should. I use it as an alternative to lotion, since a lot of lotions have mineral oil and such.
    Curl Type: 2c-3a, Medium thickness, Normal Porosity
    Weekly Low-poo: TJ Pure Castile Soap
    Co-wash: V05 Strawberries and Cream
    Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm (Possibly HG!), GF Triple Nutrition
    Styling Products: CK, Re:coil, JCRR, JCCC, LALMHG, EcoStyler, SMU Spray Gel, Boots

    Life has many choices. Eternity has two. What's yours?
  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Registered Users Posts: 1,467
    I get mine from the local Subzi Mandi, Indo-Pak grocery store. They have henna and castor oil too. In big bottles. For cheap too.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    Vitamin Shoppe - Nutiva organic. I use it in food most of the time and this is a rich delicious tasting brand. My hair isn't so fond of it, but I will do a coconut cream treatment every so often.
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/

    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • mrscurlyladymrscurlylady Registered Users Posts: 87
    I buy mine in Queens, at Patel Brothers. The Vatika oil is $4.00 for 300 ml and the Parachute oil is just as cheap. They also carry some of the indian powders and other oils as well.
  • brownsugar84brownsugar84 Registered Users Posts: 111
    Wow. Thank you everyone! I'm happy. I have so many ideas of where to look now, plus I didn't know it was so cheap! :mrgreen:
  • lit26lit26 Registered Users Posts: 131
    last perm 11/8
    Bc'd 4-9-9 :sunny:

    A product to make tranistioning EASIER!:cheers:
    Scissors. Think of it like this, your mixing dirty clothes with clean clothes, you can use all the perfum you want (hair product) but the dirty clothes (permed hair) will never be clean, will eventually get old, raggedy, and eventually start shredding/breaking(natural&permed hair). Don't waste your time. Transitioning for most is a :boxing: fight that relaxed hair will win!
  • GRUGRU Registered Users Posts: 32
    I bought it this weekend at a health food store. It was in the same section as the peanut oil, avocado oil, etc., but it took me a minute to find it because it wasn't in an "oil" bottle... instead it was in jars (it kinda looked like marshmallow creme!).

    While all the other oils were liquids, it was a solid at room temperature.
    --combination 3b/3c, CG method since Oct 2009
    --former Product Junkie, now a Product Minimalist
    --using henna to cover gray and add oomph to strawberry-blonde hair
  • EkaetteEkaette Registered Users Posts: 356
    Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Health food stores in general, Indian stores

    4b natural

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file