This post can also be titled "Pinterest Made Me Do it."
After seeing hundreds of pins raving about long silky hair after using coconut oil on your hair, I decided to try it. Hey, we had a jar sitting there anyway!
After reading a few different articles on the how-to, I got my hair wet in the shower then applied the coconut oil liberally - focusing more on my ends than on the roots. I got out of the shower, dried off then put a shower cap on my head and let it sit for 20 minutes. During this 20 minutes I wrapped a dryer-warmed towel around my head and also used a hair dryer to warm my hair up.
I also took this time to slater my body in the oil to see if it had the amazing skin benefits others swear by. At this point I really wish I thought to make a Pina Colada before hand because DAMN, the smell was making me wish I was pool side under a palapa.
After rinsing my body and shampooing twice - I got out of the shower and combed out my hair. Right away I noticed that my hair DID NOT feel conditioned AT ALL and it was hard to comb through. While blow drying I kept hoping to see gleaming soft hair emerge, alas none did. And the fly-aways it was supposed to tame were actually worse than before.
My skin felt nice and soft, and I smelled delicious, but my lower legs still needed some lotion. I just really felt greasy and developed an overwhelming craving for Thai food.
All in all? It was a waste of an hour and jar of coconut oil.