Sunday, 8 July 2012

All Round Good Guys: Coconut Oil ☺

So after trying more than my fair share of conditioners that didn't seem to want to work on my poor, lacklustre hair, I got sick of it one day and started googling for alternatives. And this is what I came across..

Coconut oil!

pure coconut oil ktc organic vegan

Yep. Plain old coconut oil that you find in the supermarket. (I get mine from Tesco's or Holland & Barretts >.<)

When I was researching, the benefits seemed almost endless - I didn't realise that something so ordinary could have so many benefits, so I thought I'd share them with you in one condensed post. ☺

Coconut oil contains essential proteins that are required to help nourish broken and damaged hair. When used regularly, massaged into your scalp and hair, it even helps prevent dandruff.

Got dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, or eczema? 

Rich in Vitamin E, and similar to mineral oils, coconut oil is a good moisturiser for all skin types without the adverse effects associated with some mineral oils. Because it is natural and unfragranced (apart from its own natural fragrance, obviously) it will not irritate the skin at all - a bonus for all those with sensitive skin and eczema.

the body shop coconut beautifying oil dry oil for body face and hair

Starting to get some wrinkles and fine lines? 

The fats in the coconut oil help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and is a popular ingredient in many expensive anti wrinkle creams out there.

It's even antibacterial and antiviral, and when applied of a freshly cleaned cut or scrape, will form a thin barrier that prevents any potentially bad bacteria/viruses or dust from entering the wound.

So all in all, this is one of those multi purpose oils that can come in handy any time! Have you tried coconut oil? 

Disclaimer: All products were bought with my own money unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.


  1. Oooh! This sounds good! I use a combination of amla oil and almond oil in my hair as a pre shampoo treatment, which helps to strengthen the hair and keep it soft. I will definitely be trying coconut oil next (it will smell a lot nicer than the amla oil for sure) =)

    1. Thanks chica! I've never tried amla oil before but I do know that almond oil is good as a hair treatment - it's actually on my to do list for ARGG's (^__^) Let me know if you try it In Shaa Allah hehe xxx

    2. Amla oil is great (have been using it since I was a child) but the smell really puts you off! The great thing is that because the oils are all natural, mixing them together doesn't create a massive chemical mess. Almond oil doesn't smell of much at all, but I think coconut is probably the best =)

    3. Oh dear @ the smell xD yeah Sweet almond oil is a good carrier oil too because of that (^__^) xx

  2. Great post - I keep meaning to pick up some coconut oil but haven't got round to it yet. Great to hear you can buy it in Tesco's!

    Emma xo

    1. Hey Emma! Yeah, I love that some of the best skincare stuff can be found in your own kitchen/supermarket! Doesn't cost a lot and neither is it hard to get hold of! :-)


  3. I use this on my hair :) great for any dry scalp. My mum used to religiously apply it to my hair when I was younger something I hated but I guess it was a good thing.

    1. Haha my mum used to put jasmine oil in my hair - I hated it too :P xx