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post #1 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Coconut Oil?

I've read a whole bunch of people suggesting coconut oil and I'm wondering what is so great about it? Are there any negative things about it?

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post #2 of 44 Old 01-31-2012, 09:29 PM
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I've never actually used it on horses, but I use it on my hair all the time! I love it! It really makes my hair soft and shiny and moisturizers it too. i don't see why it wouldn't do the same to a mane or tail I don't know what the procedure would be for putting it on a horse though, and if you can leave it or what not, but its something to try out! I've heard of a lot of people who use it on their horses :)
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Does anyone know what stores carry it? I looked at the local Walmart but they didn't have it Been meaning to search Food Lion, but they usually seem to be lacking in those sort of things.
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I just looked at Walmart today too and couldn't find it either. The lady in the hair care section just sort of looked at me like I was weird. I didn't see it in the cooking oil section either.

Oh well! Right now I have been mixing hair lotion with baby oil and I'm happy with that for detangling manes and tails.

I was using the "Pink" hair lotion, which I really like, but was looking for an even cheaper alternative. I found a cheaper version of Pink but I wasn't happy with it. So I mixed a little baby oil in it and shook it up (because I like a shine) and I am happy with that so far.
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I've read a whole bunch of people suggesting coconut oil and I'm wondering what is so great about it? Are there any negative things about it?

Thanks!
It appears to be good for the hair. Good for taking out tangles too. It comes as a solid but literally melts in you hand. Makes their main and tail shine and easy to comb.

I always find it in the cooking oil section. I've heard of people using corn oil and other oils too.
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"mane" even :))
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It appears to be good for the hair. Good for taking out tangles too. It comes as a solid but literally melts in you hand. Makes their main and tail shine and easy to comb.

I always find it in the cooking oil section. I've heard of people using corn oil and other oils too.
How expensive is coconut oil? Pretty cheap or pretty pricey?

I'm not that broke (yet) but I am sort of looking for a shiny, cheap detangler.
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It's the only oil that truly soaks into the hair-therefore, major moisture.

All the other oils condition, but never soak in, so in the end, unless you wash it out, you just have a dust attracted oily tail...

Coconut oil, my Walmart carried in the cooking oils, but you may have to order it, if your not able to find it there... Do you have an organic/health food store around? They should definitely carry it.

If it's cold out, it'll be solid, so just scoop it out, and it'll melt in your hands so just work it around until is liquid again, and just run it through the mane/tail, and let it do it's job.

The ONLY negative I've found-It's slightly dust attracting until it soaks in. What I like to do, is put it in, braid the tail and go for a ride. My arena's turf, so it's the least dusty place. The braid, keep less dust out of the tail, vs the tail being out and flowing. The mane isn't really affected, unless it's really windy, but usually the mane doesn't get dusty.

It soaks in within about 30 minutes or so.

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post #9 of 44 Old 02-01-2012, 02:19 AM
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I bought my coconut oil at planet organic, it's organic extra virgin coconut oil and it cost me about 12 dollars. I'm assuming you can buy it at any grocery store or organic foods store, so I'm not sure why Wal-Mart wouldn't have it.. as for hair salons, don't even bother going there,they won't sell organic coconut oil cause normally it's used for cooking
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post #10 of 44 Old 02-01-2012, 09:27 AM
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Food Lion probably has it in the organic foods section. My grocery store which is owned by Food Lion has it there. Near cooking and salad oils.

Pricey enough where the horses are out of luck. I use it on my hair. I heat with wood and coal and my hair and skin get very dry in the winter.
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