Showing posts with label coconut oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coconut oil. Show all posts

Palmer's Coconut Formula Hair Conditioning Jar

I bought Palmer’s Coconut Formula Hair Conditioning Jar the other day at Big Lots. Coconut oil is one of the best oils to use for conditioning your hair, because it penetrates into the hair cuticle. I have talk about coconut oil on a previous post. This hair jar does contain other beneficial oils as well. Here are the ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Petrolatum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lanolin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vegetable Oil (Olus), Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

I really like this Palmer’s Coconut jar better than the other straight Coconut oil I mentioned in my other post, because it is easy to apply this product. I easily rub a little bit of the thick hard oil onto clean fingers and apply to the ends of my dry hair. Then I wrap my hair up in a bun and sleep with it. I wash it out in the morning and gain soft healthy hair.

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Miracle Hair Moisturizer!

As I mentioned in another coconut hair treatment post in the past, coconut oil is a great oil that actually moisturizes and penetrates to the hair cuticle. Not all oils penetrate down to the hair cuticle. They just sit and protect the outside.

Well, I bought the coconut oil a few weeks ago and I have been using it once a week since then. I went to a health food store and bought a big jar of it in the cooking aisle. I first went to the skincare aisle to look at the oils there and all I saw was this one brand that had one bottle of coconut oil. And their coconut oil was in this little clear 4oz. Bottle, which was like $8 to $10! Ha! No way! I knew that you can get the same coconut oil in a huge jar in the cooking aisle. So I went to the cooking aisle and sure enough there were about 4 to 5 different brands of huge bottles of coconut oil! I picked a big black plastic jar of coconut oil that was 16oz! And it was only $8! I knew it would last a long time too!

The brand of coconut oil I am using is Jarrow Formulas, it is also expeller pressed, which is suppose to better for you. The Jarrow Formulas coconut oil is in a hard form. I looked for the coconut oil that was already liquefied, but this one was the best deal for its’ money so I bought it! Melting the top of it has been super easy too! I just plug up my sink and feel it up halfway with hot water. Then I sit my jar of coconut oil in the water, which only comes halfway up the jar. I let the jar sit in the water for about 15 seconds and you can see the top of the coconut oil turn to liquid. I rub my fingertips all over the top and spread the coconut oil down the length of my dry hair. I rub enough of the coconut oil on it so that my hair looks wet then I swirl my hair up into a bun and wait an half an hour or more. I pop into the shower wash up and I have been using my deep conditioner after I shampoo too.

My hair has been so soft! I am liking it! I have not tried it with out any conditioner, but coconut oil is a excellent substitute for a deep conditioner! I just cannot believe that idea yet. It is going to take me awhile to try it. I guess when I run out of my deep conditioner I will just try the coconut oil and see how my hair feels then. It is so awesome! This coconut hair treatment is such a great deal for something that works!

Avocados for Skin and Hair

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I hope all of you are eating tacos, burritos, and celebrating!

Don't forget to top it all off with some guacamole! Okay, I am talking about the avocado mask! Save some extra avocado slices to make a mask. Face masks are always fun, they make you feel relaxed and your skin beautiful.

Save half of your rip avocado and mash it up. Pour 1/4 cup of honey into the quacomole sans the salsa. Stir it all up and you have a great mask for all skin types, especially dry skin. The honey's antibacterial affects will be great for acne!

Does the avocado mask really do more then moisturize? Not really, but this would be a fun mask to try out on Cinco de Mayo if you have not had too many cervezas. I did read however, that the sugars in avocado can actually help to stimulate collagen but there are no products that contain these sugars. Smearing the avocados on your face will not produce these effects either, unfortunately. Hopefully in the future there will be some avocado sugar skincare products out there!

Another benefit of avocados that really work is avocado oil!
Avocado oil actually penetrates the hair like coconut oil! Apparently olive oil penetrates the hair shaft as well. So forget the margaritas it's time for and Oilini Haircoction! Avocado, Olive, and Coconut oil are the three moisturizing oils that actually work to make your hair healthy, moisturized and strong. Perhaps try a 50/50 split of two of two of these oils see how it works. Mixing these oils together may actually penetrate your hair more then just one oil alone.
Ole! Or should I say Oile! :)

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Coconut Oil is the Best for Hair!

Oil treatments! Do oil treatments really work? I’ve tried oil treatments a couple different times and never saw an improvement. However, it depends on the oil that you use! Different oils have different benefits and do different things.

Coconut Oil! Yes, coconut oil is the oil to use on hair! It actually penetrates the hair and provides moisture. Other oils just coat and protect the hair cuticle.

I have read so many reviews about Coconut oil and everyone who tries it seems to love it! It makes their hair healthier and shinier! So start looking for products with coconut oil as the first or second ingredient! Or you can just try straight coconut oil! Many people suggest buying the expelled pressed coconut oil that is found in health food stores. This is a big tub of coconut oil that is hard and that must be warmed up either in your hands or float the tub in warm water for a few seconds to liquefy it. I say just try the regular coconut oil, it’s cheaper and should work just as good. Or you can try both to see which one your hair likes better.

You can apply your coconut oil treatment in a couple different ways:

  • Apply oil to the length of hair only, not the roots. Leave in for 30 minutes before shampooing, no need for conditioner.
  • Or do the same as above, but you can use your daily conditioner if you feel like it.
  • Apply oil to length of hair and put shower cap on and sleep in the treatment all night. Wash with shampoo and use your daily conditioner or not.

I have never tried the overnight treatment, but it sounds like a good treatment and worth trying!

You can also drop one drop into your hands rub together and then glide your hands over your dry clean hair.
It works great to tame flyaway’s and to add shine! Plus it really adds moisture! Talk about a great multi-purpose product! Some people also use coconut oil as an eye and face makeup remover. It is comedogenic, so caution to the acne prone, but everybody is different, so try it and see. It is best for dry skin too, as it’s a heavy oil.

I have not tried out coconut oil yet, but I can’t wait to try it! I plan to pick some up this week! I will let you all know how I like it.