We’ve all seen the Pins on Pinterest, you know the one’s that say to use coconut oil on your hair as a treatment to achieve smoother and longer hair. Has anyone actually tried them and gave us actual reviews? All I see on Pinterest is that you should try it if you want your hair to grow.
I decided to try the coconut oil treatment on my hair and I have a couple of things to say about this.
- No one on Pinterest said how hard it is to remove the coconut oil from your hair. I grabbed about five handfuls of shampoo and used hot water and my hair still felt oily. As much as I tried scrubbing out the coconut oil out of my hair it didn’t rinse off.
The day after you use the coconut oil, your hair feels and looks greasy as fu*k. It is really gross. The worst part is that your hair feels hard too.
After it takes days for the coconut oil to completely wash away from your hair, I did notice how soft my hair felt the next couple of days from doing the treatment.
After doing this about 2x a week for about a month, I didn’t notice any hair growth. My hair did feel somewhat smooth, but I did not see any length improvements.
Take precaution when you’re rinsing the oil out of your hair…it gets all on the tub/shower and it makes it really slippery everywhere.
Would I recommend using Coconut oil on your hair?
I have to say if you use a lot of heat, bleach, or chemical products on your hair a lot you may want to consider using coconut oil on your hair about two times a week. The coconut oil will make your hair feel and look a lot less brassy. If you want to use coconut oil to make your hair grow longer, I would have to say to pass. Again, It did nothing for the length of my hair.