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  • Coconut oil my hairs gone stiff
  • Is coconut oil good for rubbing on horses

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    02-01-2012, 08:01 PM
  #21
Yearling
So if you rub and comb it in to your horses mane when it's warm, and then it gets cold (like in the evening/night) what will happen?
     
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    02-01-2012, 08:14 PM
  #22
Trained
Once it has soaked in it's fine, it's just that I tend to think that sub zero temps are warm, coconut oil doesn't
     
    02-01-2012, 09:34 PM
  #23
Started
I use coconut MILK in my hairandit make sit softer and smells good I Thinknit also helps the damage
     
    02-02-2012, 06:05 AM
  #24
Started
I have a bunch of it in my hair right now. My hair is down to the middle of my back. I was outside for a few in 36F degrees getting the dogs in. Really warm for this time of year. No change in the oil I had rubbed in the night before. My body heat kept it soft.

I have gone out with my hair slathered in the stuff in subzero weather before and it's gone stiff like candle wax. Back inside it softens right up again.

The stuff that was actually absorbed won't change with the temps. Once I shower the excess out all you notice is very soft hair.

I haven't tried it on the horses. I have a heavy hand with the stuff and I'm unwilling to use things that might mess with the loft of their hair in the winter. None of mine really need it anyhow except maybe my 37 year old but she doesn't worry about fashion much at this point.


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Originally Posted by mudpie    
So if you rub and comb it in to your horses mane when it's warm, and then it gets cold (like in the evening/night) what will happen?
     
    02-02-2012, 11:50 AM
  #25
Foal
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Originally Posted by paint_girl08    
I just got some, what do you reccomend for using it for human hair? Like the most effective way to use it. I want to try it on myself too lol.
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I usually load it onto my hair a couple times a week before bed. Then I'll braid my hair and put in a shower cap and sleep on it, then when I wake up in the morning I'll just wash it out in the shower
     
    02-02-2012, 10:28 PM
  #26
Green Broke
I found the Coconut Oil at Walmart today in the cooking oil section. So they do carry it, it must have been out of stock the first time I looked. They actually had two kinds, about the same price of $6, but one jar was bigger, so I bought the bigger jar.

I was disappointed how stiff it was when I tried it out the horses. Almost like candle wax. I could hardly get my fingers into it. (The weather was in the low 40's). Once I managed to get some loose it did melt in my hands but it was slow going applying it to the mane and tail. And then the hair was really stiff.

So, I tucked it aside and will keep using my baby oil/hair lotion mixture until the weather warms up. I am hoping in the spring I will get some use out of the coconut oil!
     
    02-02-2012, 10:37 PM
  #27
Yearling
The joys of having 70 degree weather in Feb :))
I can melt it in my hand and let it drip into the top of the mane and tail without it going back to solid :)) and wipe my hands off in the hair with it staying wet.

It's still tough digging though, because even in the 70's it's a bit like candle wax.
     
    02-02-2012, 10:50 PM
  #28
Green Broke
Well, now I know it's more of a warm-weather hair conditioner.

I also thought about sitting it in a warm window before I use it.
     
    02-03-2012, 11:26 AM
  #29
Foal
Any one in Canada/Ontario know where to find this?? Iv asked a few health stores but they all look at me like im nuts XD
     
    02-03-2012, 12:57 PM
  #30
Foal
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Originally Posted by Logibear24    
Any one in Canada/Ontario know where to find this?? Iv asked a few health stores but they all look at me like im nuts XD
Try an organic food store! I got mine at planet organic in Alberta edmonton, I'm not sure if they have that in Ontario. But normally people don't buy it for hair or horses haha it's normally for cooking, so if you go just ask for coconut oil. Otherwise they'll probably think your weird :P
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