Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fighting Frizz Can Be A Whiz! (Review)

I read in one of my magazines that 54% of women got madder at their hair last month than at their partner!  I know, I'm right there with you and probably more so.  I get so dang mad at my hair!  It is so uncooperative.  I'd love to just get out of bed with my hair looking great. I'm lazy that way.  I don't enjoy having to spend more than 5 minutes on that part of grooming.  
 I've spent time in the southern states and there, my hair becomes more curly and frizzy. I am hard pressed to keep it manageable without using some severe restraining methods, like perming it and then styling it to how I want it.  That is damaging! I now live in Utah, a western desert state and while I no longer have a problem with excessive frizziness, it's now dryness that I battle every day.  When I first moved here, it was like my hair had been singed due to heat.  But it was just the dryness sucking all the moisture out of my skin and hair! (I was also thirsty all the time!)  So I look for moisturizing shampoos and conditioners to help with the problem! 
Having healthy hair can help it be more cooperative and withstand more heat and teasing in the quest to have a beautiful looking do. I've found something that will definitely get your hair more healthy because it delivers what the hair thrives on--protein!  The product is from a company called Tropical Traditions.  Ever heard of it?
I Wish My Hair looked like this when I get out of bed!
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. 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. 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.
 Tropical Traditions has a Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil specifically For Hair Treatment!  It penetrates the hair shaft to deliver that vital protein so essential to good hair health!  It has a higher protein content than their other Virgin Coconut Oils because it has coconut solids in it. 

 My experience:  I've used this Coconut Oil specifically for my hair and I love how it literally sinks into the hair shaft and keeps it moisturized and manageable.  I feel that my hair is getting healthier and that I won't have to cut it all off because of dryness and damage.  I use it as a pre-wash conditioner and I also use it after I wash my hair, just on the ends to tame the flyaways.  It isn't too oily at all, due to the absorption directly into the hair!  My only suggestion is that I'd like to see more of a practical dispenser for shower and bath.  A wide-mouthed glass jar isn't the most practical for application in the shower or bath.  Other than that, I am most impressed and grateful to have found yet another great product from Tropical Traditions!

(For first time purchasers, please use the referral code 5954910.  You will receive a complimentary copy of the book 'Virgin Coconut Oil:  How It Has Changed People's Lives And How It Can Change Yours' with your purchase.  This book includes over 85 recipes using coconut oil and research showing the health benefits of coconut oil!)
Hugs,

Helena
disclaimer:  I was provided product to give a fair and honest review, which I have done!

8 comments :

Wendy Irene said...

This is really interesting! I have curly/frizzy hair that I don't like to spend tons of time taming!

WinItMama said...

Excellent review! I too found the wide mouth jar to be a bit of a hassle... so I started using an ice cream scooper to place a scoop of coconut oil in a baby food jar. Try it out ~ it works really well. =)

WinItMama
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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

I use this on my hair after I wash and sometime as an oil rinse. I also use this coconut oil on my scalp and I noticed that my scalp is less itchy.

atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

Eric and Hannah Avery said...

I have frizzy hair, so this could really help my hair!

heartnsoulcooking said...

I think that the percentage is higher than 54%, because most of the women I know get mad at their hair. I also have curly hair and I hate when it's frizzy, it's even worst when it rains. This sound like a GREAT!!! product and I LOVE the smell of coconut.
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

matt4melis said...

I'm from the south too! Now I live in AZ (hotter/drier than Utah!). Seems we've had the same problems with our hair.

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

Helena said...

Wendy - This stuff could help, definitely!
WinItMama - Thanks so much for the comp and for the great suggestion!
Sable - So you're already a fan? Awesome!
E and H - It definitely could!
HeartNSoul - I really love the smell of coconut too!
matt4melis - AZ is definitely hot and dry. But also gorgeous! So, just get a great product like this and continue living there!

Eileen said...

Im' LUCKY? I have flat hair (actually I hate it because it has NO body, but I have a neighbor who is constantly fighting with the frizz from humidity. She'd love this product!!!

thanks for the "ups" on this one!