Coconut Oil #Fail

I bought this Coconut Oil a few months ago for the sole purpose of making homemade-makeup remover wipes using a recipe I found on Pinterest. And it has since sat in my pantry, unused.

A post on instagram by a friend inspired me to try it on my hair after she raved about the results on her daughter. Well, I'm thinking I applied it wrong? I did not notice a difference at all. Just messiness.

I should start off by saying I am very blessed with thick, healthy hair in the first place, so maybe it did do good and I didn't notice? Ugh, that sounds so self-absorbed, I'm sorry! Believe me, there are down sides to this hair- the grass is always greener, remember that. I can't wear a ponytail unless it's at the base of my neck because I get headaches, it takes over an hour to curl my hair, it takes 2-3 hours to air dry, and it falls out everywhere.

That being said, I know I don't condition my hair enough. I rotate 2 shampoos and 1 shampoo/conditioner in my hair washing routine, and wash my hair every 2-4 days. So, it ends up being about once every 2 weeks that I condition my hair. 

Oh, and sidenote- just be happy I'm hiding behind the lens...this is a typical weekday ensemble for me- sweats, husband's t-shirt, and a sweatshirt. No makeup, hair a hot mess.

So, I am seeing that some people put the coconut oil on in the shower after washing, and then rinse it? Is that how you're supposed to do it? Because here's what I did:

I let it sit in a pot of hot water for about 10 minutes to melt, then rubbed a bunch in my hair, concentrating on my roots. Then I showered and washed it out. Like I said, I'm thinking that's where I went wrong?

Ew. Serious greaze...I am channeling my inner 13 year old boy here in these photographs, grease central. Oh, and talking about that, I give major props to middle school teachers like my sister-in-law Kim-man, I don't think I could do it. Hormones, major B.O., grease...ew.

Anyway, like I implied with the whole #fail post title, I did not notice a difference. Have any of you tried this? Advice?


  1. I haven't tried it in my hair yet, but I use it as a makeup remover/face wash every morning and night and I LOVE it! I rub it on like I would any face wash, and then use a warm wash cloth to wipe it off (along with all of my makeup). If you're looking for a use for this stuff (and just can't bring yourself to try it in your hair again), I highly suggest trying the oil wash.


    Courtney @ Little Miss MBA

  2. I use coconut oil on my hair as a mask every couple of weeks. I warm a bit in my hands, rub into the scalp, comb through to the ends, then rub more into my ends. I then wrap it in a plastic bag and soak in the tub. After a bit, I shampoo normally.

    There are many different ways to use it. you shouldn't rub it into your scalp if you aren't going to shampoo after. If you had dryish or damaged hair, you could apply to the ends and rinse.

  3. I've never tried coconut oil even though I've been wanting to try it. I use olive oil and honey in my hair and it works AMAZING. You should try it! If you want to know how I do it, let me know :)

  4. Yeah, same here. As a makeup remover, it made my face break out. I've heard to mainly apply it to the ends but when I tried it, it just made my hair look greasy. Bummer.

  5. I have done it on my hair and it works wonders for me! I cover my entire head in it though... and then have to shampoo twice!

  6. I haven't done it for my hair, but my hair is naturally oily, especially with bangs so I might skip - however I love it on my skin and I have seriously troublesome skin...

  7. One of the tips I've read is to condition your hair before you shampoo. That way your hair gets the moisture but you don't wind up too greasy.


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