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    Hey there!
    Just wondering what is everyone's main reason to love coconut oil?

    I learned that it can be used for my hair since my mane has become very dry and brittle recently.

    I really need to try a shot of it and see how it makes me feel. I'm very excited to see what it does to my hair though =D
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    After figuring out that my *very* expensive hair repair goop was mostly coconut oil, I've been putting it on my hair.

    My hair is very fine, like a kids' (grr) so I put about a pea size amount on my hand, rub my hands together, and smooth through my hair after a shower. It makes my hair nice and shiny, and has definitely been healing my split ends.

    Suprisingly, even though it's oil on baby fine hair - it does NOT weigh it down.

    I've just recently started eating the stuff (organic virgin) and am curious to see if it has any further effect as well.

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    Moisturizer, shaving cream, frying oil, anti-fungal treatment, stir-fry ingredient. Those are my main uses.
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    It has a nice flavor. If you like coconut, anyway. When I cook eggs in it, they have a nice coconut fragrance that I can smell as I bring the fork to my mouth. If I stir-fry vegetables to go with Asian foods, the hint of coconut is nice. I bring coconut manna when I go backpacking and that stuff makes me feel warm inside. I have very long hair and just a pinky fingernail sized bit of coconut oil is more than enough. Too much more than that and my hair looks stringy. It's great on my skin.
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    I've started using it for my face. I was using grapeseed oil as a moisturizer, and that works too, but coconut oil leaves me with smaller looking pores, for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfarny View Post
    Moisturizer, shaving cream, frying oil, anti-fungal treatment, stir-fry ingredient. Those are my main uses.
    I gotta try these. I can kiss that can of Gillette; and Lotrimin goodbye, eh?
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