We Tried It: 8 Ways to Use Coconut Oil
Everyone's talking about it, but we wanted to know: Is coconut oil a multipurpose miracle or marketing hype?
"Confession: I am obsessed with coconut oil. Before this road test, I was already a coconut oil junkie, both in my cooking and my beauty routine. So slathering on coconut oil as a deep conditioner is a no brainer for me. I have dry, overly bleached, damaged curls that soak this miracle oil right up ... and surprisingly it doesn't make my hair greasy or gunky. This stuff works wonders if you work it through slightly damp hair (use a dime-sized amount if you have fine or short hair, and a generous handful if you have a massive head of hair like I do), then sit for as long as you can, ideally an hour, before you shampoo and condition your hair. I'd much rather inhale the sweet aroma of coconut oil for an hour to rehydrate my hair than deal with any of those other natural deep conditioners (I'm lookin' at you, mayonnaise)."