Monday, April 25, 2011

Coconut oil for your hair and skin {Review and Giveaway}

A while back Tropical Traditions sent me some coconut oil that is special for using on your hair. It has a higher protein level than their normal Virgin Coconut Oil. I tried it out pretty soon, I rubbed it all over through my hair, let it sit for 30 minutes or so and then washed my hair (following the directions on the back of my bottle). Then I proceeded to have some very greasy looking hair for several days! My hair was probably feeling very renewed but I was feeling greasy!

  I decided I had better do some more research! I think part of the problem the first time was that I used to much. People of some races might need more but my hair already leans toward being greasy. Since then I have rubbed it on my hands and then lightly rubbed it on the ends of my hair and through it a little bit and that has been much more successful.

  I sometimes have problems with little hairs sticking up and looking frizzy along my part line, I used to use gel to make them behave. I have been using coconut oil lately and it works just as well and it is much more natural and smells good.

  That is what I has been working for me as far as using it in my hair is concerned but I have enjoyed using it in some others ways as well.

  Last week I tried making deodorant and I used a little bit in it. Coconut oil is a great addition as it is good for you skin. So far that is working very well and I am excited to have been able to make it myself with natural ingredients.

  I have also really been liking to use the coconut oil on my skin. If my skin feels dry, I just rub some on. If I want to rub on some essential oil (like to help a sore neck) then I put the coconut oil on first and put the essential oil on top (otherwise the essential oil can be a little hard on the skin). Using it on your skin works great!

  I am very thankful to have been able to try out this product. I might not use it completely as directed but I certainly will put it to use!! It would of course be great to use when making soap which I hope to do someday!

 Do you think you would like to try this multi-purpose oil too?
 If you would like to buy it you can find it at Tropical Traditions where it is selling for $19.95.
 Someone will get to win a jar of it as well!

If you would like to sign up to win.....
  • Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win this. Be sure and also leave contact information in case you should win (I cannot choose a winner that I can't get in touch with).
  • If you would like an additional entry: Subscribe to Tropical Traditions E-mail Newsletter.
This giveaway will go through May 5th.

Disclaimer: I received this product at no charge from Tropical Traditions so that I could review it, I was not required to write a positive review.


Our growing family said...

oh fun!!!
I love to make my own salve w/ four parts melted coconut oil, one part EVOO and one part Sweet almond oil (all orgainic) and then add in lavender oil! SO wonderful!!!
thanks for the giveaway!

Venessa said...

I would love to try this! I like the lotion and salve recipes! Thank you!

Emily said...

This would be so neat! My hair is color treated and a bit dry on the ends (like you I do lean more towards greasy hair), so the coconut oil would be great!

I may try your deodorant recipe - how is it working for you?

I use Louanna's brand of coconut oil to fry food in - delicious!

my email is emilystrobel (at)

Anonymous said...

I am now using another brand of coconut oil, but would love to try Tropical Traditions!
I will email you my email address in case I win. (due to privacy/security concerns)


Jo Ann in VA

Leila- All Meant To Shine said...

Hi! I would love to win this and start trying out a new kind of oil. There are so many things I would use it for like my hair, skin, and some natural deoderant would be great! It sounds great! Thanks!

Maria said...

I use another coconut oil, but would love to try this on my hair....I'm not sure how it would on baby fine straight here?

Thank you!

MamaAnt said...

I would love to do the deep conditioning treatment on my hair. I think it really needs it!

angie said...

Hmmm...I'm thinking that I could try the coconut oil in place of the detangler spray that I use on my hair after washing.

Mrs T said...

I have used olive oil on my hair I wonder if this would work better?

I currently oil clean my face and I know coconut oil is a good addition to the olive and castor oil.

Abigail Jasmine said...

So great! :) I'd love to win this for my hair~ it's such a great product for that!

Sue D said...

I don't think I would use it in my hair but I definitely would use it on my skin and possbily for soap making and to make deoderant.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email newsletter.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Abbi,

I would like to try this as a hair conditioner as well. I've been enjoying your blog, but I haven't commented on it.

piano mom 02 at gmail dot com

Travis said...

I want to try it too!

Travis said...

I subscribe to their e newsletter.
annaedwards76 at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

I love coconut oil. This product sounds like it would be great for my naturally thick, curly, unruly hair. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sally said...

We started using CO a few years ago, but have never been consistent with it. It's not an easy purchase where we live, and truth be told, as much as I "play" on the Internet (read: blog and read blogs) I don't do much Internet shopping. Odd, huh?
At any rate, I have read only marvelous things about TT CO, and would love to try it. I have been to their site and see that they have put a great deal of effort into educating others about the benefits and breadth of use. They have an auto-ship option, don't they?

Sally said...

I am a TT newsletter follower :)
sallyefaulkner at gmail dot com (if you can't get to my blog)

calgarymoma said...

Hi Abbi. My name is Diane. I found this site while researching hypothyroid, as I have just been diagnosed with it,and all the research I have been doing, brought me to the virgin coconut oil. I have ordered some gold label virgin coconut oil from this site as I have heard nothing but wonderful things about it. I would love to try the coconut oil hair treatment, as now with the thyroid issue, my hair is so dry and unmanageable. Thanks.

H.M. said...

I would really love to win this. My hair is really damaged right now and would love to try it and see if it gets better. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

H.M. said...

I subscribed to Tropical traditions Newssletter.


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