So, a couple of nights ago I got sucked in to the new coconut oil trend. I have used it for quite some time in cooking and it’s absolutely fantastic, but hadn’t given it a shot in my hair yet. I had read absolutely everywhere that people had tried it and they had loved the results so i thought ‘why not’?
What a mistake.
I followed all the instructions (which is pretty much just heating up the oil in your hands and applying to hair overnight) and i went to sleep. I awoke the next morning eager to wash my hair and see how it looked! I could smell the coconut which was a gorgeous scent and headed to the bath. That was my first mistake. I washed my hair as i usually would and got out of the bath to let my hair dry. Hours later it still looked and felt horrible! It was greasy and disgusting, so i jumped into the shower. After shampooing my hair 3 times i rinsed it thoroughly and sat outside to let it dry. Again my hair felt oily, greasy and just downright wrong!
It had started to really get me down at this point. My hair is usually shiny and soft and i jumped in the shower for another 3 shampoos. After the third attempt to wash the horrible treatment from my normally shiny locks i had gotten as much out as i possibly could. I felt that after having to shampoo my hair that many times i had almost certainly stripped any of the benefits that the coconut oil may have initially had! My hair felt like straw, and that is not normal at all for me! The normal smooth feeling of my hair did not return for at least a week, not to mention my bed sheets now smelt very strongly of coconut and were oily even after washing them!
I would never do it again, i had such a terrible experience! Has anybody else had a problem like this? I feel like i’m the only one who hasn’t had success.
Thanks Lovelies! xox