“I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts.”

At this time of year time runs away from me. I have not a moment to do all the things I want and my blog posts have taken a back seat to all the festivities. I do not want you to think I have forsaken my duties so here is a short but sweet post to keep you all going.

If you are going “no poo” with your hair but finding it needs a little pick me up – especially on the ends – coconut oil is the answer to your prayers.

It must be pure coconut oil. I buy mine from Holland and Barrett but many online stores sell it too. If you can find it buy organic but I found that harder to procure and this does the job just as well.

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This wonderful product will bring life, moisture and bounce back into your locks. You can treat your hair once a month, once a week – really however often you want to or have the time to spare.

Start with dry hair. Take a huge dollop of coconut into your palms and rub them together so it becomes a liquid. Saturate your hair from roots to ends with the oil. This can get a little messy so I recommend doing this in the shower or at least in a bathroom. If you want a quick fix wrap your hair in cling film (I think the Americans among us call it saran wrap). Then wrap it all in a warm towel. Sit down and relax. You can leave this on anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or more. If you really want to go to town leave the coconut oil in all night – sans the wrap and towel of course.

Then wash it out as if you were washing your hair as normal. You might need a few goes to get it fully out but I find no more than two is needed.

Voila! Beautiful, shiny, soft, bouncy hair.

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4 thoughts on ““I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts.”

  1. I discovered this pot of joy a few weeks back. Two of my children suffer from very dry skin in the winter. I rub this on them when they are in the bath and it has really helped soften their skin and they smell delicious! Just be cautious to scrub bath or shower afterwards – my husband was sliding all over the place when I forgot!

  2. It is wonderful. I am so pleased you have discovered it too. But I would suggest using it after the bath instead. My reasoning behind this is that oil as you say can create a slippy nightmare but most importantly adding oil to something you immerse yourself in can cause thrush especially in females if they are even the slightest bit sensitive – so I would be very careful. You will need less too if you use it on damp skin then pat dry.

  3. Thanks so much for that tip – I had no idea that was the case. I will def do this after the bath now, when their skin is still warm it’ll absorb nicely. You are fast becoming my natural beauty guru. BTW have you ever used baking soda (sodium bicarb) to brush your teeth a few times a week? I read about it in an article and my teeth already look as if i’m whitening them, but without any harsh chemicals.

  4. That is really wonderful to hear thank you. I have not tried to use bicarb to brush my teeth but I know it is used by a lot of people as a natural alternative to toothpaste which does contain a lot of nasties. Unfortunately I have to use conventional toothpaste as I have very sensitive teeth and nothing else works except scary chemicals. I would love to know how you get on with it though. Please keep adding comments it makes my day to receive them.

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