I have been desperately trying to find something that would give my scalp and skin relief. I quite honestly was starting to look like a monkey.
For the past week and a half, I have been using coconut oil in my hair and also as part of my daily face moisturizer treatment. I tried cholesterol in my hair and it worked, but the coconut oil works better and lasts longer.
Really simple routine. For my hair, I’ve been taking a gracious quarter size amount of coconut oil (it’s solid before it hits your skin) and slathering all over my hair (wet) massaging it into my scalp. I put on a hair cap to keep the oil off my clothing and I let it soak in for about an hour. I then jump in the shower and shampoo with my normal stuff (on the hunt for new stuff) and also about two tablespoons of baking soda. Baking soda is neutralizing and also helps get rid of build up. I think it’s also stimulating hair growth…lots of little sprouts coming up along my hairline.
For my face, after my night-time washing, I apply a SMALL amount of coconut oil all over my face. Does not take much at all. My hair, scalp, and face have not felt this good in years. I am even starting to have the movie star hair shine!
My mouth is horrid too. My lips and corners of my mouth are cracked and raw. I started Friday applying just a bit of coconut oil to my lips and around my mouth and oh my gosh wow. I’ve heard that rubbing coconut oil on your gums and teeth also helps with dry mouth and relieves the pain. Going to head to the grocery and get a separate jar for my mouth. I am going to try to figure out how to use the coconut oil as an overall body moisturizer. It can be a bit greasy and really don’t want to get it all over my clothing. Got to work on that one.
If that wasn’t enough, I tried out this vegan raw cookies. I am glad no one could see me trying to crack open the coconut. It was pretty comical, but nothing a hammer can’t fix. BTW, these vegan raw cookies linked above are awesome. I even had to tell my sister to make me walk away from the balls. Get your head out of the gutter in the count of 1, 2, 3, 4. Ha!