Ingredients: 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Description: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is certified organic according to strict USDA requirements. It is hand-made in the Philippines the traditional way.
Where to buy it:
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I have never used coconut oil before, so I was a bit intimidated by it when I opened it and it was solid. I was expecting an oil in liquid form, so I was quite surprised when I received what looks like a hard grease. I read the label, and noticed that it does say that coconut oil will solidify under 76 degrees.
I found the smell to be pleasant, and, well, slightly coconutty. The coconut oil, once liquefied, feels lighter than the Extra Virgin Olive oil that we normally use in our hair.
On Ally' hair (3b):
I used the Virgin Coconut oil on Ally's hair first, as a moisturizer after washing and conditioning her hair. I spooned some of the hardened oil into a microwave safe dish and microwaved it on high for about 15 seconds, stirred and kept microwaving in 15 second intervals until it was liquefied.
The coconut oil made her hair shiny and easy to manage. I attempted a braid out without using any additional product, but the results were less than satisfactory. It is an oil, though; not a holding product, so I didn't expect much hold, but I thought I would give it a try anyway. I was VERY pleased with how soft and manageable her hair was with just the oil in it. For 3 days, she wore her hair in a loose ponytail, just finger detangling the hair at night and braiding it in 3 or 4 big braids. I did not need to add any additional product, and after I washed her hair it still had a softness and shine to it that we do not see with olive oil.
On The Princess's hair (2a/2b):
I used the coconut oil as a pre-poo/hot oil treatment on her hair. We treat her hair with olive oil before every wash, so I was interested to see how well the coconut oil would work as a substitution. I applied the oil to her dry hair and combed it throughout her hair. Then she wore a plastic bag over her hair for 20 minutes.
Here is what The Princess's hair looked like immediately after applying the oil, before the bag was placed over her hair: