4. For dry hands:
I'm sure you can guess what you have to do. Take a hearty amount of coconut oil, warm it up, and rub thoroughly all over your hands. This is going to make your hands oily (duh) so if you don't have time for an hour of not using your hands, you can throw on some latex gloves.
Latex gloves aren't a bad idea anyway. They help trap in the heat and moisture of the coconut oil, improving the effectiveness of the treatment. This helps get rid of not just dry spots on the hands but also age spots and other blemishes.
5. For shaving:
Pitch your shaving cream in a can and try this instead. Take a bit of coconut oil, warm until it's melted, and rub on your face, neck, armpit, legs, or wherever it is that you're shaving.
If I really want the frothiness of a more traditional shaving cream, I'll sometimes add a little bit of diluted castile soap. Don't add too much though, it can dry out your skin.
6. For conditioning your hair:
This one takes the most work but it's so worth it, I can't even begin to tell you. Melt down about a tablespoon of coconut oil just using the body heat from your hands. Once melted, apply to the hair and scalp.
Really take the time to massage it in thoroughly. If you have a lot of hair, you may need a little bit more. It's not just for head hair too. I apply it to my husbands beard when it's starting to get bristly and it softens it right up.
Let the coconut oil stay on your hair for up to 2 hours. The longer the better. Getting it off is tricky and usually requires quite a bit of time running it under hot water. Just remember: heat causes it to melt down. So a hot shower will do the trick. It usually takes me only 10 minutes to rinse it all out, then I just shampoo like normal.
Your hair will be softer than you've ever felt in your life. Give it a try!
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