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I have always wanted to have the "wet look" for my hair. You know, how it looks wet, but it`s not. Let me explain why.  Not only do I like the way the style looks, but I have thick hair that just poofs! So I never wear it down because I hate the whole big poof thing. Well I once again have teamed up with Tropical Traditions, this time for some of their Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment. Plus, they`re going to send one of my readers a jar of their own! Now you may remember back in December 2009 I did a review (HERE) on some Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. What I was not fully aware of though was being able to use it on your hair! Sure, I read about it somewhere, but I never personally tried it. So now I had a chance! Last night I went ahead and took my shower and gave this stuff a try. You can use it for dry scalp or a conditioner. Well, since I tried it out as a conditioner and dry scalp. I basically just loaded my hair down with it and massaged my scalp, sort of get a two for one out of it since I do have dry scalp when the weather changes. Well after I followed the directions, I rinsed my hair. Now at first I was getting skeptical. I never did this before and just seemed a bit odd. At first my hair just seemed a bit more oily so I was starting to get nervous. I mean, who wants to have hair that looks dirty & oily? So I used my regular shampoo and conditioner again after I rinsed most of the virgin oil out and then proceeded to towel dry most of my hair and the rest I just let air dry. When I was finally out, My hair wasn`t quite as oily as it seemed. In fact, it felt smooth and soft and it still felt clean! Much different than actually bathing. I also noticed my skin that was in contact with the virgin oil was softer and smoother as well. Now I did this last night and only delayed in posting my review because of a virus I had to get removed. Well, I`m glad I had to wait! I went to sleep (after getting too aggravated to deal with the computer virus) and woke up to my hair with that "wet look"! I was then much more thrilled about the product. I always wanted to accomplish this look but not have to use gel or anything and I did, purely by accident. Now whether or not this is the way it`s supposed to come out, I can`t honestly say, but I love it! My hair still feels fresh and clean after being out and about all day in the hot and humid New Orleans weather!
Coconut oil has been used for hair treatment in coconut producing countries such as India and the Philippines for thousands of years. Studies in India have been done on how effective various oils are on treating damaged hair. The study compared mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil because these were the three most commonly used oils in hair treatment products used in India. The aim of this study was to cover different treatments, and the effect of these treatments on various hair types using these three oils. The number of experiments to be conducted was a very high number, and a technique termed as the "Taguchi Design of Experimentation" was used. Their results:
The findings clearly indicate the strong impact that coconut oil application has to hair as compared to application of both sunflower and mineral oils. Among three oils, coconut oil was the only oil found to reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair when used as a pre-wash and post-wash grooming product. Both sunflower and mineral oils do not help at all in reducing the protein loss from hair. This difference in results could arise from the composition of each of these oils. Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft. Mineral oil, being a hydrocarbon, has no affinity for proteins and therefore is not able to penetrate and yield better results. In the case of sunflower oil, although it is a triglyceride of linoleic acid, because of its bulky structure due to the presence of double bonds, it does not penetrate the fiber, consequently resulting in no favorable impact on protein loss. (Rele AS, Mohile RB. "Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage." Journal Cosmetology Science 2003 Mar-Apr;54(2):175-92.)
Gold Label Organic Virgin  Coconut Oil

Characteristics of Our Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil For Hair Treatment

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment is specially made for hair application. It has a slightly higher amount of protein than our other coconut oils, due to the presence of coconut solids. This Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. Our coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label standard is our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.
BUY IT: Want your one virgin oil hair treatement products? Purchase some from here!  Please use my referral ID if you make a purchase. (there is a place to choose "How did you hear of us?" In the drop down menu, they will choose "Referred by a friend." Underneath this will be a place that says: "Referred by 5773581")
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You must be a follower of this blog (through google friend connect) AND visit Tropical Traditions and come back and let me know what product you would love to try! Be sure to leave your email address. If I have no way to contact you, I will choose another winner.
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When making an entry I DO verify you have done what you say & that the mandatory entry has been completed. If no mandatory entry was completed all other entries will not qualify. Also, do not just say "i want to win this" or it will be deleted. 
 
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