Do you use coconut oil? I've been tempted by blogs, magazines, supermarket shelves and friends. The bombardment was unabated and eventually I bought a jar. I have used it as instructed by a Romanian friend who 'uses it for everything,' and has promised to get me an enormous jar from Costco. With my little jar I have used teaspoonfuls in my cereal, cooked roasted sweet potatoes with it and even eaten a spoonful, on her recommendation I add.
It was all so tempting to go that bit further. My birthday, my gorgeousness to be achieved, lots of social activities and hair full of oomph, shine and bounce. A shampoo advert swing of golden locks ahead of me. Yes, I succumbed to the hype of the blogosphere and my Romanian friend. I smothered my hair in coconut oil on Saturday morning in readiness for my hair to sashay on my head for the rest of the weekend. Did it? No!
After washing it twice it dried as limp as Mr Him's excuses. I tried sprucing it up with hairspray and back-combing and just ended up looking like my mother. I
asked begged Mr Him for reassuring soothing comments like 'it's fine' or 'I don't know what you're talking about.' Did he soothe my fears? Did he heck!. Instead he entirely agreed with me.
Saturday night with family at the pub saw me look every bit age old. Sunday saw my hair flat and dull and looking a ruined souffle.
On Monday I washed it again and, wow. It's alive, vibrant, gleaming, thick, full. I can't stop running my hands through and twirling it around my fingers which is annoying colleagues, especially when I ask them to have a go.
The vote for coconut oil on the hair is yes but on a weekend when you have absolutely nothing planned.
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