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Thursday, 10 April 2014

trending: coconut oil

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marks and spencers organic virgin coconut oil

So, Coconut Oil is a thing right now. I’ve seen people replace pretty much their whole beauty routine in favour of the stuff. It kinda looks like a block of solidified oil which wasn’t really what I was expecting, I thought it’d be morefluid. But Coconut Oil liquefies pretty quickly in the warmth of your hands. Also, obviously, it smells really coconut-y. I have the world most sensitive skin, most oils break me out almost immediately so there was no way I was gonna use the stuff on my face. I’d read some horror stories over on Makeup Alley so I couldn’t bring myself to do it no matter what some beauty boffins have claimed.

I decided to use a safe method and use it as an overnight hair mask. I applied generous dollops (my new favourite word) all over my ends and mid lengths (avoiding the roots) and left it overnight. It slept on an old pillowcase, but it didn’t actually leave any residue on my pillow. Come morning I washed it out using my usual shampoo and conditioner and wowza... Jesus wept! My hair was baby soft the next day. It’s super damaged right now due to over processing with my overwhelming desire to be blonder and blonde - But my hair was ridiculously soft and had a subtle note of coconut. My favourite scent.

So yeah,  I'm converted to the Coconut Oil side. My hair was left softer and shinier than it’s been in yonks and just as lovely as my expensive hair masks. I got my Coconut Oil from M&S but you can pick it up in most supermarkets in the health food sections. It also tastes awesome, I like to use it when roasting sweet potato for a subtle coconutty taste. Yum!

33 comments

  1. need to try this! heard so many good things about it :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  2. I want to try it too. Maybe to remove my eyemakeup.

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  3. I love Coconut oil! ive been using it for a while to get red of frizz and it works a treat! x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

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  4. I've been suing it for a while as a pre- facemask balm cleanser. works a treat and softens up any dry patches... DEFINITELY recommend using it as a pre-cleanser

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  5. I use the same coconut oil for bleaching my hair. And it's amazing! It reduces the bleach damage up to 80%!! I have really really dark brown hair and I've bleached it twice in 1 week, simply apply the coconut oil all over your hair, let it sit for 1 or 2 hours and then apply the bleach on top of that. Wait as long as you need to and rinse it out. Normally my hair would be very crispy but it's still moist and smooth.

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  6. OOOOH! Didn't know M&S did it, that makes it far more accessible for me! yayaya

    AMANDALOVES.COM | UK Beauty and Fashion Blog

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  7. I love coconut oil, it does wonders for my hair and it seems to make it grow quicker somehow too!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  8. I love sing the unrefined version for cooking too, I find it's great for stir frys and chicken etc.
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Really need to get myself some coconut oil, sounds so fab! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  10. coconut oil is my fave thing i use it in all my cooking and on toast - so much nicer than butter ! I love it too much in my food to use in in my hair but it sounds like it's doing a fab job
    Lauren x
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  11. Coconut oil is amazing, I've been using it for a while as an intensive moisturiser on my hands, and it also cleared up my boyfriends dermatitis a treat! I've not tried it on my hair though so might have to give this a go. I also want to do more cooking with it.

    Kat xx

    rainbowcrush.com

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  12. I'd love to try Coconut oil but it's so damn hard to find in Italy!

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  13. I'll first finish my cleansing balms and then I give myself permission to buy coconut oil xx

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

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  14. It's great for the hair and body, but although it's antiseptic and moisturising, it's too thick for the face and so can cause breakouts.


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  15. I use coconut oil on my hair, but also in my roots, and it helps my dry scalp and keeps it looking so healthy and shiny! I swear by it to help hair growth too.

    www.gvadlln.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I need to get me a jar of this stuff!

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

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  17. My hair is quite damaged so I'm definitely going to try this stuff!
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  18. Oooh I am definitely going to try using it as a hair mask! I'd stayed away from purchasing it as I didn't want to use something so oily as a cleanser, but it hadn't occurred to me that it could be used on hair - great post! x

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I'm still yet to try coconut oil, my housemate cooks with it and it smells ah-mazing!

    Eleri Roberts x

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  20. Hey welcome to the coco side, if you use it as a treatment you don't need additional conditioner, hair gets too saturated :)

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  21. I've been looking for the for ages but can never find it! So annoying x

    beckyisobel.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I recently got Coconut oil as a present from a friend from the Seychelles. At first I thought why isn't this fluid but then I also realized that it gets fluid when applyinv it. So now after your grea review I know what I will do next with my Coconut oil - put it on my hair :)

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  23. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  24. You did the right thing by not putting it on your face, coconut oil can actually be comedogenic and I did break out when I naively tried it out! It is absolutely amazing for hair though, and it's really scientifically proven that it penetrates the hair and doesn't just sit on top of it, plus you can cook with it. It even did miracles on my cracked feet.

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  25. Coconut oil is a must have for my hair! I can't go without it

    Liz, 1415 | Style by 1415 x

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  26. This sounds amazing!! I definitely want to try it on my hair because it always feels terrible!
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

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  27. Coconut oil is literally the best way to moisturize your hair, body and I love it! And the smell is wonderful! It's a great choice!
    www.coolallure.com

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  28. Have you tried Tantrum shampoo? A great coconut product. If you head to the world foods aisle in supermarkets they have coconut oil at a bargain price :-)

    www.pinkpolkadotandpopcorn.com

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  29. Coconut oil is great. Please do a review on Manketti oil. Its fabulous for hair and skin! The next Argan oil methinks!

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