As you may have guessed from the title I’m afraid today’s post is on the negative side. I’ve read a few positive reviews about using coconut oil as a hair mask and loved the sound of it because I really like the smell of coconut and it is so white, pure and silky I thought it could do wonders for my hair. How wrong I was!
Let me explain this product before we go any further. This isn’t actually a product designed for hair care, instead it is a food product and is often used in cooking but as I say I had heard good things about it so I thought why not?! Baring this in mind I won’t go into detail about the packaging as it isn’t aimed at the beauty market.
The consistency of this product is strange. It is completely solid in the jar but after a few seconds of massaging it into your hands it turns into a serum like substance. You then simply apply this onto your hair like you would any other mask and leave it for a while. I say ‘a while’ because I rarely leave these on the recommended time.. I get impatient and bored so only end up leaving them on a couple of minutes.
Anyway, as soon as I rinsed the coconut oil off my hair I could instantly feel a difference. My hair was left super smooth and soft but extremely heavy. Thankfully the smell wasn’t that strong either as it wasn’t actually that pleasant.
I left my hair in a towel to dry for a short time and then proceeded to dry my hair as normal. I sprayed a little leave in conditioner and heat protector spray but very sparingly as my hair already felt very heavy and I didn’t want to add too much product to it. Drying my hair took an absolute age! It was as though my hair was resisting the heat and only patches dried. These ‘dry’ patches were rather strange too.. although they felt dry they actually looked wet and greasy. As the drying process went on my hair got heavier, sticky and started to separate into smell strands. My hands were also left greasy from where I had been touching it.
My hair looked and felt absolutely awful and before I even attempted to finish drying it completely I gave up and washed it twice more to wash all of this ‘mask’ out.
Needless to say, I will never, ever use this product on my hair again! It’s place is definitely in the kitchen rather than my bathroom!
This product is available from Tesco for £6.99.
Have you tried this type of hair mask? What is your favourite hair mask? Have you had a beauty disaster?
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Oh god this sounds like an absolute disaster! sorry it never worked out for you!
no experimenting for a while lol xx
Oh this does sound absolutely crap as a mask eek xx
I had the same problem when I applied pure Argan Oil to my hair. It felts heavy and greasy and took ages to dry. Had to wash my hair all over again. Glad I read this as I was going to buy some Coconut Oil to do the same thing.
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Had the same experience with coconut oil, I absolutely hate it, I love the smell though but I hate how you hair feels just wet-greasy like, it's just the weirdest most disgusting thing ever ! Great review though ! Have a nice day !
I am so sorry about your negative experience.
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I have used coconut oil on my hair before and it helps my hair to grow a lot quicker.
Although, I find that it's a little bit of a pain to use but it works extremely well.
I normally do leave it in for about half an hour before washing my hair though. It needs to be rinse properly otherwise it will leave the hair all greasy and heavy. However, it probably doesn't work the same for everyone.
I use coconut oil in the same way very month or so and you really just need to wash it out two or even three times and not put as much on your hair as you probably did, also focus on the ends of your hair! Honestly coconut oil transformed my hair from brittle dry hair constantly breaking to nice healthy hair!!!
I had this exact reaction the first time I used it but PERSIST!!! ITS WORTH IT!!! 🙂 xxx
So strange because I use it all the time! Just whenever I leave it in, I make sure to wash my hair twice so it wont feel greasy afterwards.
Maybe try again?
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thank u for the tip, I'll try it. I also use pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask which is pretty good for hair too. 😀
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