Today I am showing you guys a good at home condition treatment for your hair! But first let me say that I got the idea from cutest Weslie at lovechugs.blogspot.com .. she mentioned she puts coconut oil on her hair and if you have seen Weslie, who doesn’t want hair like her’s? I mean seriously. So of course I run on over to the store and pick up some coconut oil to give it a whirl.
I love it.
I don’t think it matters how you do it, but this is how I did it:
1. washed my hair like normal
2. let it air dry til about 30% of the wetness was gone
3. melted down the oil (it comes in a solid form so just run it under hot water)
4. applied to my hair from roots to ends
5. pinned it up and put a shower cap on (or use saran wrap! you don’t necessarily need to cover it though it will just help the heat stay in.. You want heat so the cuticles of your hair can open and the oil can penetrate if you will (I hate the word penetrate))
6. took a blow dryer and blew on high for about 10 minutes
7. let it sit for 20 more (let’s the hair cool which means the cuticles will close and lock in the oil)
8. washed it out (I washed like normal with shampoo and conditioner and hot water… maybe you don’t have to but I did and mine was not waxy or greasy after)
Voila.
I know thats a lot of steps… but its really not a lot of work and its amazing. Your hair will be silky smooth I promise.

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  1. I really wish you would have said this does not work on all hair- I followed your instructions to a T and my hair was sooooooo sticky, greasy, and waxy it would not move. It took me 3 days of trying everything I could think of (and I mean everything from swimming in a really chlorinated pool, vinegar, dawn dish soap, baby powder, trying to melt it out with a blow drier, baking soda paste, and an egg yolk wash) to get this gunk out of my hair, I was worried I would ruin my hair trying to get this out. It took 3 whole bottles of dry shampoo to get this out. Maybe include how to get this out when shampoo and conditioner doesn’t work for girls like me…

      1. You have to make sure you use organic extra virgin coconut oil. The same exact thing happened to me it was tragic but it was because I didn’t use organic coconut oil. Some of them have protrolyum in it which causes the hair to feel waxy

  2. I love cocunut oil and use it, but please tell me your lip color, it’s beautiful !

  3. Amber, I love this! I’m a big coconut oil fan already and was looking for a way to nourish dry hair using coconut oil, this is IT!!! I did it just like you said and am trying to wash my hair less often as it has been breaking quite a lot lately, maybe due to early pregnancy?! Anyhow, I did this and was able to go from last Saturday until now (Friday night) without needing to wash my hair and it actually looks pretty awesome. I also tried out some of your side fishtail hairdos and the messy pony, and got loads of compliments! I’m a young mummy of 3 with one on the way and you manage to provide me with a bit of girly me time at the end of the day again. Better than any magazine!!!

    Thank you, love Anna x

  4. Amber, I love this! I’m a big coconut oil fan already and was looking for a way to nourish dry hair using coconut oil, this is IT!!! I did it just like you said and am trying to wash my hair less often as it has been breaking quite a lot lately, maybe due to early pregnancy?! Anyhow, I did this and was able to go from last Saturday until now (Friday night) without needing to wash my hair and it actually looks pretty awesome. I also tried out some of your side fishtail hairdos and the messy pony, and got loads of compliments! I’m a young mummy of 3 with one on the way and you manage to provide me with a bit of girly me time at the end of the day again. Better than any magazine!!!

    Thank you, love Anna xXx

  5. Hey Amber! I was always wondering if putting too much oils into blonde bleached hair won’t make it the color go yellowish. I mean it still goes but I use all those purple shampoos, balms etc.
    I realize with bleached hair which is quite dry (my case at least) you need to make sure you moisturize it and put all the good stuff as treatment. I would usually use leave in sprays, deep conditioners stuff like that. But the idea of putting olive oil or coconut oil just makes me freak out since I think it will leave it greasy moreover will hurt the color.
    Any though on this? I guess I will give coconut a try anyways. It looks like it benefots your hair, and I have almost same

    1. It will not affect the color but that is a good question!! I mean you could do a quick google search and see if it has for anyone out there on the web but for me and all my friends (who are also blonde) it has never affected our blonde and we all do it!! 🙂

  6. Hi, Amber!
    I discovered your blog yesterday and it is so inspiring! Thank you. You are beautiful and I love your tips! will try coconut oil!
    Greetings from Ukraine

  7. Definitely trying this! Have you ever heard of using castor oil as a skin treatment? A lot of other bloggers have recommended it and I might give it a try.

  8. If I get highlights can I still use coconut oil and see results? Will it mess up my hair color?

  9. Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Throughout the tropical world, it has provided the primary source of fat in the diets of millions of people for generations. It has various applications in food, medicine, and industry. Because of its stability, it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidity, lasting up to two years owing to the high saturated fat content..

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  10. Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Throughout the tropical world, it has provided the primary source of fat in the diets of millions of people for generations. It has various applications in food, medicine, and industry. Because of its stability, it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidity, lasting up to two years owing to the high saturated fat content.-

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  11. I have some Nohona Coconut Oil that I picked up on my California vacation last summer. I paid $20.00 for an 8 oz pot, but it’s almost gone. Walmart sells a 30 ounce jar made by LouAna for like $5.99 and it’s the same thing! I will be using this from now on for my hair as well as for cooking (separate jars for bathroom and kitchen, of course)! 😉

  12. Hey! Amber I love your blog its awesome!! I love your hair and beauty tips, I just had a question regarding your coconut oil treatment. How much coconut oil do you use?? does it depend on your hair type just smother ur hair in it?? plz answer.. 😀

  13. Hei Amber,

    I just found your blog 2 days ago and already started to test out some ideas.
    I did curls (which need a bit moore practice 😀 )

    And i tryed this coconut-treatment… well i guess you saved my hair 😀 I´m really happy with the results.

    Thank you for that tip!

    Greetings from Tallinn 🙂

  14. Does that help your hair with shine too I’m guessing? I highlight my hair, and one of my biggest problems is dulling after time. Drives me crazy!

  15. Hannah- Yeah! Not bad. And it lasts you a long time!

    Cara- I do it about once every 2 weeks!

    Alyssa- ohhh yum I will have to try that! 🙂

    Alex- I got it at Macey’s, a grocery store here in Utah, but you can probably find it at any grocery store. Its also on Amazon (refer to Nicole’s comment 🙂 )

    Olivia- Thank you so much 🙂 and I use this once every two weeks – ish

    Kimi- I don’t use Wen actually!! I have been wanting to try it, when I do I will tell you all about it! I use Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner! And those are my natural lashes from using Latisse! I never wear fake eyelashes but if I do in a pic I usually state that I am wearing fakies 🙂

  16. Do you use WEN as well? Or just regular shampoo and conditioner? Also do you have mascara on in that picture or is that what your lashes look like from using latisse? I bought it after I saw your blog post on it and I am on day 3 🙂 thanks for the info on it! Love your blog <3

  17. This is something I’m definitely going to have to try! Out of interest how often do ouse this treatment? I have greasy but heavy, thick and limp hair so I always find it difficult finding a product/routine that works for my hair!

    Love you blog lovely, I’m a Christian and really admire how the content of your reflects every aspect of who you are?

    Liv x x x

  18. I love coconut oil! I don’t use it for my hair tho. I eat it! It’s supposed to be good for you so I eat it with my oatmeal every morning!