Currently Obsessed: Coconut Oil! | Andie Ibanez

Currently Obsessed: Coconut Oil!

Ok so this isn't a new obsession or even a "current" obsession, this is a lifetime obsession! Coconut Oil is seriously magic. You can pretty much use it for anything. My favorite use for it? My hair! I try to take really good care of my hair and have spent time and money on products that were just OK. Then I found coconut oil and I've been hooked ever since!

Not only is it a detangler and conditioner but it seriously makes my hair grow. I cut off about 6 inches of my hair every 6 months. Its pretty great, babes!

You can find this stuff at pretty much any grocery store and its going to cost you between $5-$9 depending on what brand. I would definitely get the organic extra-virgin. The other kind will be cheaper and you might be tempted to buy it - but don't! It won't work! I've tried both over the past few years and the organic extra-virgin is the way to go. Its worth every penny! 

So how do I use it? Well I personally like to keep my coconut oil in a warm spot (in a bathroom closet) so its kinda melty (is that a word) and always ready to go. Coconut oil in the store will be solid and white but when you melt it, it just looks like an oil. So yeah, I use it as a deep conditioner, a detangler, and on a daily basis to make the ends of my hair smooth and sleek.

Conditioner - There are so many ways to do this but here is my fave. An hour or two before I shower, I will apply the oil all over my hair (mainly massage it in my roots) and tie my hair up and sometimes cover it with a plastic bag. Then when I'm ready to shower I just rinse it off with shampoo and proceed as usual. 

Detangler/daily use - I have really thick hair so tangles are an everyday occurrence. So I just apply the coconut oil anywhere directly on the tangle and brush it through. I also apply it to my ends and brush them through.
So in conclusion, go to the store and buy this stuff!!! You'll thank me later!

Xoxo, Andrea
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