Coconut oil help.

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  1. DB4L90

    DB4L90 Senior Member+

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    Ok i just got home from running around trying to find Extra Virgin Coconut oil and I couldn't find it.

    We looked at wal-mart and they didn't have it so some ladies we met at wal-mart use coconut oil on their hair and said we should try a beauty supply store so we did and what we found was "Pro-line Coconut oil conditioner"

    They didn't have the extra virgin so would the kind we got work??

    This is what it says on the back of the jar

    "This product contains pure coconut oil and other essential emollient oils that soften the hair and protect against dryness. Massage into hair and scalp daily."

    This is it:
    http://www.afrofreshuk.com/pro-line-coconut-oil-conditioner---4oz-356-p.asp
     






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    Any grocery store for $0.99:
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    Works WONDERS! Found in the ethnic hair section.

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  3. DB4L90

    DB4L90 Senior Member+

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    OMG I saw that softee stuff but i didnt continue reading the jar. AHH.

    Would that kind we have not work then, so I go back out and get a different kind?
     
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    I suspect it's very similar to the Softee... I'm sure it will do you fine, then you can get the Softee when you run out of that.

    If for some reason you wanted the cooking grade oil you usually have to find it in the health/organic sections and it doesn't look like what you'd expect:
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  5. DB4L90

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    well I think i am going to try the stuff we have the get the softee later.

    I put the coconut oil in my mom's hair and omg is soo shiny and it isnt greasy so I am excited to see what it does to Char's tail.
     
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    Heavenly Jumper Senior Moderator

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    I use cooking grade pure virgin coconut oil. NOT any type of 'hair product'.

    What are the ingredients...

    if it is anything besides pure coconut oil...I would hesitate to use it. Often there are other petroleum based things in it which I don't like to use on hair.
     
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    Softee does have a petroleum based product in it, but I find it works GREAT on my filly's tail so I really don't mind whatever is in it.

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    the only reason that I hesitate with the petroleum based products is because they do not penetrate the hair shaft, and if they don't inhibit the CO from getting in...wouldn't they just sit outside the hair?

    (Not knocking what you use ACC, just thinking out loud. :) )
     
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    I tend to think the petroleum is just a vehicle and that the oil still goes in. All I can say for sure is the next day her hair is NOT greasy and it is VERY soft.

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  10. DB4L90

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    Well on the way out to the barn we had to stop off at a walgreens and I picked up the Softee brand but I didnt use it today.

    i used the stuff we bought and I think it worked really well. We liked it. It made their tails soft and shiny and it didn't pick up to much dirt either. A lot less than lets say cowboy magic did. So we will see how their tails are tomorrow.

    So far I love using the coconut oil. The whole time I rode I could smell it.
     






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