8 December 2014

There's Only One Thing That Can Save Your Hair When You Have Completely Ruined It Like Me


Truth be told, my hair isn't too bad anymore, but trust me when I say I ruined it.  Back in sixth form, my old hairdresser would say to me that my hair would never grow past the length it was at (my shoulders).  This was a routine ordeal, I swear every time I went, that's the first thing I would hear.  Brill.  Ha, if only she could see me now, with my 'long' hair.  It's the longest it has ever been in my whole entire life,  so to me, it is long.

Around a year ago it got to that point where I was just sick of having poo-y hair, that was ridiculously dry and unmanageable, constantly breaking, and I won't go into more detail because I'm sure you all know what I'm saying.  I began doing the usual hair repair shiz; no more heat, no more dying, no more washing everyday, hair masks, hair masks, hair masks (one of my first ever posts is all about this, read it here).

I can very happily say, that my hair is a fair amount longer now, compared too when I wrote that post.  Here's why; I changed something.  I incorporated the mother of all hair products into my routine, and that baby is coconut oil.  I can't even tell you my love for this stuff, it has quite literally transformed my hair.  Even though it's still dry cos that's just my hair ya'll, I don't think it has been this moisturized since I was in year 11 (that's 15/16 years old to all you non English folk), and it's edging on being as strong as Rapunzel's.

I smooth the coconut oil mainly over my ends, and some at the roots, the night before I plan too wash my hair, wrap it up in a towel, and grab my eight hours.  I do this pretty much every time before I wash it, sometimes I get lazy, that's understandable.  And that's my secret and it's amazing.

If your thinking about buying some coconut oil for yourself, I would recommend buying an organic, extra virgin/unrefined one that has been cold pressed.  This way, your hair gets the most benefit out of it.







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  1. oh I am going to have to do this, my hair is so dry:(

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  2. I have really dry hair too, mainly because of my quest to obtain straight hair when my hair is naturally wavy, not good. I still haven't ditched the straighteners, i'm awful. Sounds like my hair could definitely use some Coconut oil. x

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  3. Im going to have to try coconut oil :) x

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  4. Recently i starting to care about my hair more and more. This is a great post

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  5. I need to try this! - love your neckalce

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  6. I'm obsessed with coconut oil - it has so many fabulous uses :)

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  7. Yes, I use coconut oil as well, it's a miracle worker!
    I mix it with almond and castor oil though!

    -X-

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  8. Great post
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  9. I've been hearing amazing things about coconut oil, want to try it too! =D

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  10. I use coconut oil too! My hair is quite fragile due to dying it. Putting the oils on though leaves your hair feeling so smooth! I just can't be bothered putting it on sometimes, haha! x x

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  11. I definitely need to try this, I want to nourish my hair but I can't not use heat. My natural hair is just horrible haha :( x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  12. Stunning hairstyle Alice! I love your necklace btw!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  13. Coconut oil is brilliant! I also swear by argon oil, it has really helped strengthen my hair since I have been using it.

    Hayley-Eszti // www.hayleyeszti.com

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  14. one of my friends said the same thing, maybe I should try this too, my hair is so ruined from all the bleaching and dyeing

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  15. Coconut oil is the BEST! :) Great post.
    -Rupsha
    Lovesicklilac

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  16. Thanks for sharing your tips. They are really helpful :)
    I am also trying to grow out my hair. I have used coconut oil before but i think i used it excessively cause it always made my hair look so greasy. I tried the mane and tail shampoo but it didn't seem to prove effective. :) Also I am going to take biotin or some hair vitamins. :)

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    1. I've tried taking biotin before but it made my skin break out like crazy :( I also tried those hair,skin and nail tablets from holland and Barrett but they were GINORMOUS and tasted dreadful - hopefully you have more luck with them aha!

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  17. This is now on my Christmas list, my hair is so dull :( Let's hop i love it as much as you. Now following on BL

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  18. I need to try this! thank you for sharing!!!
    xoxo
    Lara

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  19. I need to try this! My hair was in such shit condition that I got it all chopped off to just above my shoulders at the end of year 11. I used mane and tail (horse shampoo) and now it's pretty much down to my waist so I'd definitely recommend that if you're trying to grow your hair!

    Sophie x | sophhskii.co.uk

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    1. I've been thinking about trying that mane and tail shamp/conditioner for about two years but I've heard such mixed reviews about it! So I've always been weary x

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  20. I love your hair colour in that photo. I have really think curly hair but it gets dry so easily with all the hair drying and scottish weather. I am definitly going to invest on some oil. thanks for sharing!
    xx

    littlekaatie.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. write very addicting posts :)

    kasia-kate1.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. My hair is so over-processed and bleached - I definitely need to try this.

    lorrieloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Ow this is really helpful! My hair doesn't break too much but it is extremely dry and frizzy! I have always had a problem with is. I will definitely try this out!

    Annie R Lindberg

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  24. Love this post! I definitely need to try coconut oil, my hair needs some love! Also, your necklaces are gorgeous xx

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  25. It's good to know your hair is healthier. I read lots of stories on how bad some people damage there hair. Great tip as well :)

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  26. love the choker! x

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  27. I chopped all mine off as well as it was just wrecked! Could break off like a split end on every hair haha. I need to try this now, coconut oil is such a bargain too - I have always been a bit wary of super expensive moroccan oil! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  28. This is what I needed! I'm gonna try it! :)

    P.S. Great blog! x

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  29. i will use coconut oil soon even though i have quite long hair but i had to chop it of about 4 years ago as i dyed it so much that it was basically a hot mess.
    xx

    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  30. I'll have to try it since I just dyed my hair and I don't want them to look very ruined. Great post.

    LEJA

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  31. Coconut oil is a godsend. I've never added it to my hair overnight though. I assume it works wonders. :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  32. where do you get your coconut oil from? I am totes a cheap skate and can never afford it hahaha xxx

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    1. I bought a big jar off of Amazon, it cost like £9 but it has lasted me for like 3 months so far and still got some left :)

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  33. I might have to try coconut oil, love looking after my hair. I've tries Moroccan oil. It is making me think twice about dyeing my hair!
    Marianne x
    www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  34. I really need to hop on the coconut oil bandwagon - I such good stuff about it! Thanks for sharing xx

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  35. Lovely post, I'm going to have to try this! Coconut oil works wonders. :)
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  36. Coconut oil is a life saver! I use it all the time to keep my hair tame and away from resembling a lion.

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  37. I've actually never died my hair before, it's been brown with natural highlights from the sun for my whole life. I can relate with people telling you something and wanting to prove them wrong later is a great as well as a frustrating feeling. Its great you found a coconut oil that works well for your hair :)

    NIKIMINT

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  38. Your hair looks great! I love these tips!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  39. I've been hearing coconut oil is amazing... I have yet to try it but I really need to. My hair is kinda dry! :(

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  40. I usually coat mine in conditioner (with all the chemicals though I can't really see it doing that much good) but I've heard a few people recommend coconut oil. Your hair always looks so bouncy and soft in your posts, I'm definitely picking some oil up next time I'm in Superdrug! xx

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  41. nice lips ;]]


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  42. coco nut oil is amazing but try using almond oil too works great

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  43. Coconut oil is great, I've been using it on my hair for years :) Works wonders doesn't it :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  44. Coconut oil seems like a good choice! I have dry unmanageable hair too, fortunately my hair grows pretty long but it breaks so bad :( I think I should give this a try!

    Safira from Infinitely Mine | Bloglovin

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  45. I was using coconut oil for a while but it actually seemed to not really work with my skin chemistry too well :(

    rae of love from berlin

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  46. I'll definitely try this one. My hair has been dry and unmanageable since I was in high school!

    Life With Antlers

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  47. my hair is awful after bleaching the ends blonde and coconut oil has REALLY helped me too

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  48. thanks for the tips!

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  49. I've heard really great things about coconut oil before now! Personally, I use argan oil, although one day I'll be sure to try this! :) Hope your week is going well so far!!

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  50. I've heard SO many great things about coconut oil, and you've convinced me that I need it! I'm into healthy eating too and it's great for cooking, so I'd be able to use it for that also. My hair is long, almost waist-length, and it's in good condition as I haven't used much heat on it for years - however I recently purchased my first ever pair of straighteners so I'm keen to keep it healthy and would welcome any heat-protectant recommendations!

    Meg at Meg Says

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  51. i ruined my hair a few years back and its finally cming back :)


    Sabrina | GYPSY TAN

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  52. I just started using coconut oil, I was using it on my skin but I just find that my simple moisturiser works better on my skin. My friend's hair has gotten longer really quickly and she said she was using it in her hair, so hopefully I'll see some results! <3

    Freya Blendell | Beauty & Style Blog

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  53. OMG I am going to try this!! xo
    Sarah-Jane .// www.vmgirl.me

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  54. Thank you SO much for this, my hair is naturally curly and I've been straightening it since I was about 10 so it's gotten SO damaged over the years!

    Jade x
    jadethejourno.blogspot.co.uk ♡

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  55. Wow, glad this works so well for you! Coconut really is a fab multi-tasker and it smells amazing :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  56. Glad that this works for you, I couldn't agree more - Coconut oil is a life saver!! <3

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  57. Coconut oil is pure magic <3

    xo
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  58. I've been wanting to try coconut oil on my hair! So far I've just used it on dry skin and it's pretty amazing. I'm going to have to kick it up a notch :)

    Mil
    www.southbynorthwestblog.wordpress.com

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  59. I read this somewhere else once too and tried it the other day. I was scared like my hair would remain oily forever but it did come out quite nice. I also put cinnamon and sugar in it to massage my scalp and I have started taking fish oil capsules every morning.

    I still straighten it though, my hair is horrific when it doesn't get straightened after washing >_<

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  60. Coconut oil huh I will have to keep this in mind, sounds promising.Cool blog, following via Bloglovin.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  61. I put coconut oil in my hair too! Love it
    xo
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  62. My grandma swears by coconut oil for everything- hair, skin, etc.! She says it also prevents gray hairs, which I'm not sure if I believe :P either way, it's definitely amazing!!

    Jenny
    From the Desk of J

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  63. Good post! A lot of peeps out there have problems with their hair, so this is of great help! And I agree with you 'bout the virgin coconut oil being the solution 'cause I've tried it myself! ;)

    BTW, I love your blog, dearie! Mind if we follow each other through email and/or bloglovin? Lemme know! ^_^

    Dearest yours,
    Jong :)

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  64. Hi Alice:
    Glad to read your hair is healthier now ♥!
    I didn't know coconut oil was used for this :O
    I'll remember this advice, thank you so much!
    P.S. Your blog is so cool! :D

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  65. Coconut oil is such a life saver!

    - Jannette | MERESSE

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  66. I love coconut oil! It's great for your skin too. I started using Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day line and ever since then my hair has been FANTASTIC. I really recommend it!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  67. Heard so many people talk about the wonders of applying coconut oil overnight but I just don't think I'd manage to sleep well with a towel around my head. Might try using it as a mask, during the day, instead. Just before washing my hair. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  68. This is such a good tip - I have also just recently
    started to use a hair oil and my hair doesn't look so dry anymore -
    maybe I should also try the coconut oil - it sounds so good. ;)

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  69. Sorry to hear your experience but thank god for Coconut Oil I agree use organic.

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  70. thanks for sharing! I have dry hair like you as well I have to try some coconut oil!

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  71. I use a lot of coconut oil for different reasons and it works beautifully for hair.
    Beautetude

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  72. I love to use coconut oil to wipe off my makeup as well, thanks for sharing this great post :)

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  73. I agree with you - Coconut Oil is wonderful and so lovely on the hair, I like using it before a shower and leave it on my hair for a few hours so normally on a 'pamper' day!

    Love it!! :)

    Layla x
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  74. Thanks for this post!! I've heard sooo much about coconut oil for your hair. I'm constantly blow drying my hair so it needs something like this.

    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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  75. I love coconut oil for the hair, plus it smells so good. Following :)
    Hannah x
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  76. Coconut Oil is my secret weapon, too. If only I could stop bleaching, my hair would be a dream come true.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  77. I love coconut oil. I do the overnight treatment but I also love taking the tiniest amount and massage my ends before bed. If you take just a bit, it doesn't look greasy and moisturise hair very well on a daily basis.

    Alexandra
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    1. I've been wondering about doing that, but I was scared that it wold make me hair greasy - gonna give it a try now!

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  78. loving the lipstick :)

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  79. Where do you buy your coconut oil from? I've been itching to get my hands on it for a while! <3

    Rhianna | robowecop

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    1. Amazon! It cots like £9 for a big jar and it has lasted me for ageess - the brand that I got was Pink Sun, but there is loads on there x

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  80. My hair is also dry. I might have to give this a try

    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

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