Each month on ThisThatBeauty I share my favorite products from the previous month. For July my favorites included Trader Joes Virgin Coconut oil to keep my hair in check, PCA Skin Cream Cleanser to gently clean and balance my oily skin and Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant to ensure I stay 'fresh and clean.'
Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil
It seems my natural hair is running my life. I have finally figured out a routine that gets my hair styled in 30 minutes or less, that is after it is already clean and dry. This abbreviated styling time is attributed mostly to the use of Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil on my hair pre and post wash. To get a better understanding of coconut oil, click here and here. I do an overnight pre shampoo treatment with Trader Joe’s organic coconut oil once or twice per month. After washing and conditioning I add a small amount of coconut oil to damp hair and I also add a heat protectant and leave-in-conditioner before blow drying. This process leaves my hair soft and easy to manage. I can then style inbraids/cornrows, ponytails/top knots and various updos.
Who It Might Work for and Why: According to the hair charts my hair is type 4b and 4c, if you have this type of hair you should most definitely try coconut oil [immediately, if not sooner ] This will also work for anyone with dry, kinky, curly coily hair.
Bottom Line: Just get it. If you try it and don’t like it, use the rest of the jar to fry shrimp. (Pure deliciousness!)
TTBTip: Coconut oil will clog pores so avoid putting it directly on your scalp.