Hi lovelies! In the beautyworld people often go on and on about the benefits of coconut oil. Eventhough coconut oil can be used for many things, I had never used it. After reading all these exciting articles, I decided to try it out. After using it for a couple of months, I have to say, I love it! I use it for my hair and skin but it can be used for a lot of other things like cooking. If you use it for skin and hair, make sure it's 100% pure coconut oil. Read on to see how I use it and why I love it.
As you may already know, my hair is really damaged because I dye it a lot. That's why I decided to try coconut oil as a hairmask. Coconut oil normally isn't liquid, it only melts at about 25°C. So I just take a scoop out of the pot and let it melt in my hands. It starts melting immediately because of body heat. Then I just rub it in my hair till it looks all greasy. If you have crazy frizzy curls, you can use coconut oil on a daily basis to tame them, so then you don't have to keep adding oil till your hair looks greasy. Just use it like a normal hair oil. When I have put the oil all over my hair, I just put it in a bun or something and let it be for a couple of hours.
After a couple of hours I wash my hair. Now this is a bit of a difficult part. You really need to wash your hair thoroughly because otherwise your hair will stay greasy. I have had this a couple of times, my hair stayed greasy for days after washing it like 3 times. I don't really know why this happens sometimes and other times not. Maybe it has something to do with the condition of my hair at that time.
When I do this coconut oil hairmask, I feel like my hair is really nourished. It feels soft and even a bit thicker. Like the oil really went into my hair and nourished it from the inside out. Because it does leave my hair a bit greasy sometimes, I only do this about once every 2 months.
Sometimes my skin can get really dry and then coconut oil really saves it. I use the oil as a mask, cause it's greasy. I first let it melt in my hands. Then I put it on my face and leave it on for an hour or so. It never fully sinks in, so that's why I always wash my face afterwards. Coconut oil makes my skin feel nourished and soft. When my skin is bad and I'm having some breakouts, the oil also seems to sooth and comfort my skin and the breakouts seem to disappear faster.
So this is how I use coconut oil! As you may know, there are a lot of other ways to enjoy coconut oil!
How do you use coconut oil? Let me know!