Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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?