I started using virgin coconut oil externally around March of last year and made a post about it in May. So what happened since then?
Well, I’m still using it! That’s an achievement for me since I can’t seem to stick to one product for long. I guess the results have convinced me to keep using it, eh?
I no longer use it as a deodorant–I’ve gone back to Dove, which works very well for me. I also don’t use it to shave anymore (because I don’t shave my legs anymore).
However, it remains my #1 moisturizer for the hair, face, and body. I have a number of lotions sitting on my vanity right now, but I rarely use them. Nothing beats VCO in terms of moisturization. It doesn’t work against eczema for me, but it keeps my dry skin soft, supple, and shiny! I always use VCO for the skin around my eyes, my neck, and my décolletage, but I rarely use it on my face nowadays so it won’t work against my Celeteque back acne spray (which I use on my face). It still doesn’t break me out. How do I know that? Well, I get pimples whether or not I use VCO on my face, and VCO doesn’t cause more pimples to grow. There are good skin days and there are bad skin days.
Furthermore, I also use VCO as makeup remover. It’s very effective and it smells yummy too. It makes my vision cloudy for a moment, but it doesn’t sting my eyes.
I’ve been having my hair rebonded for years, and now hair fall is at its worst. You could stuff a pillow with all the hair I find on my bedroom floor everyday. So now I apply two tablespoons of VCO on my scalp and hair every other day in the hopes of curbing hair fall. Like I said before, VCO (and an all-natural conditioner) helps strengthen my hair. I do believe that I’m not yet bald despite constant rebonding because of VCO.
The only brand I use is Peter and Paul VCO, which is available at SM Supermarkets for P154. A 250-mL bottle lasts for around 3 months.
It’s not better than any other VCO brand; it just so happens that I always shop at SM supermarkets, and this is the brand they carry. Well, they also have SM Bonus VCO, a bit cheaper at P140, but I don’t like the sky blue packaging of that so I don’t buy it.
I haven’t gotten around to taking VCO internally yet because I can’t think of where to put it other than hot coffee. I can’t take it by itself, and it tastes terrible when mixed with milk. Well, someday I’ll get to that. For now, it’s a fantastic moisturizer.