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    Posted: Nov 24 2010 at 8:15pm
So I saw a 32 oz jar for like $6 of pure coconut oil. How is that different from the extra virgin?
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so me, evco is lighter in my hair than evoo so it doesnt weigh my hair down as much and doesnt give me a greasy look.  also i believe evco is absorbed by the hair faster than evoo because the molecules are smaller???  (not sure if that's really true)

i honestly like to have a mix of evoo, evco, and castor oil.  each by them self dont do much for my hair but all together my hair is in love 
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Is Olive Oil Better Than Coconut Oil on Hair?

By Shaun McGoBrothal, eHow Contributor

Both olive and coconut oils are beneficial in maintaining hair health, but in different ways. Whether one or the other is better for you will depend on what needs you have concerning your hair.

    Olive Oil

  1. Olive oil has benefits for day  hair.
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    Olive oil has benefits for day hair.
    If your hair is dry, whether from a dry climate or the season, using olive oil can be a beneficial way to help. Olive oil, preferably extra virgin olive oil, can help nourish, help condition and strengthen your hair by warming it, combing it into your hair, and then letting it sit for a while before washing your hair in a hot shower. You can also leave it in, based upon your preferences and how much you use.

    Olive oil is also good for dealing with head lice, as well as either mayonnaise or petroleum jelly. It is used to smother the lice as part of the process to wash out the lice, and can be used in conjunction with a lice comb and other methods.
  2. Coconut oil

  3. Coconut oil strengthens hair follicles.
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    Coconut oil strengthens hair follicles.
    Coconut oil is used in various cultures, particularly India and Sri Lanka, for haircare and hair-styling. It can be used similarly as olive oil in that it helps moisturize the scalp and hair as well as strengthens hair follicles.

    Coconut oil is beneficial in thickening hair and in helping make hair curly and full as well as moisturizing and strengthening hair.
  4. Hair Growth

  5. Many people believe that oils, such as olive and coconut oils, can help hair grow quicker. It is believed to improve the health of the scalp and thus stimulate the follicles and thus increase hair-growth rates.

    The fact is that no reliable evidence exists to demonstrate this to be true. Hair growth can be stimulated by certain drugs and procedures and is related to genetic factors, but use of oils does not seem to have a demonstrable effect in itself on the rate of hair growth.
  6. Can you leave oil in your hair?

  7. Leaving either oil in your hair will not harm you in any way, but whether you want to do so will depend on which oil you use and what you want your hair to look and feel like. Whether you want to leave any amount of oil in your hair will depend on how much you use, andhow oily you are comfortable leaving your hair

    Both olive oil and coconut oil will be absorbed by the hair follicles to some degree, so you can wash your hair and some will remain. So long as you give the oil time to be absorbed, washing your hair will not remove all of the oil and will leave your hair more moist, shiny, and healthier.

    Olive oil will tend to leave your hair looking more oily, and is thus preferred as a means to moisten and condition, rather than as a product to leave in throughout the day. Coconut oil will not leave as much of an oily residue and is preferred as a product to leave in to create a shiny look.

    Some people find that leaving coconut oil in your hair results in "crunchy" or stiff hair, probably due to the fact that it helps to prevent protein loss in the hair shaft, which some people are sensitive to.
  8. So, which is better?

  9. Overall, many people seem to prefer the use of coconut oil to olive oil in their personal hair care, especially if they plan to leave more of the oil in. In addition to moistening hair, coconut oil also adds thickness and body more than olive oil. However, if thickness and body are not your concern, then olive oil may be your preference.

    Olive oil seems to be the preference for people who desire to moisten and condition their hair periodically, and is usually washed out after left in for a short while. Olive oil leaves a more noticeable oily look than coconut oil, and thus is preferred or not as a result, depending on what you want.


Read more: Is Olive Oil Better Than Coconut Oil on Hair? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5686719_olive-better-coconut-oil-hair_.html#ixzz16G4tBt7g
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i prefer olive because of the things the article above said, im one of those with crunchy hair if coconut oil is used

i do have a feeling a lot of people prefer coconut oil because is more "exotic" *sigh*

grapeseed oil is great for light oilings (leave in)
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I think op is asking the difference between pure coconut oil vs. extra virgin coconut oil, not olive oil, right?

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Refined Coconut Oil

Refined oil is commonly regarded as lower quality than virgin oil and is typically made from copra (dried kernel - meat) of the coconut, which is made by drying coconut in the sun.

Refined coconut oil is referred to in the coconut industry as RBD (refined, bleached, and deodorized) coconut oil.

If you put this type of oil on your skin it is just that OIL and will clog the pores of your skin. DO NOT BUY JUST COCONUT OIL, NEEDS TO BE “VIRGIN”.

Virgin Coconut Oils (VCO) - Unrefined coconut oil -

The term “Virgin Coconut Oil” in the coconut oil industry means that this form of coconut oil processing is the most unrefined and most natural form and no artificial filtering or expeller pressing is used.

The oil remains in its most natural form and retains a rich smell and sweet taste of coconut.

Most virgin oils are made from fresh coconuts, not copra. This oil is extracted by a number of methods, and since high temperatures and chemical solvents are not used, the oil retains its naturally occurring phytochemicals (plant chemicals) which produce a distinctive coconut taste and smell. “Virgin” means the oil was produced by the use of physical means and no chemical treatment. "Unrefined" coconut oils on the market are known as "Virgin".

Good quality Virgin Coconut Oil should taste and smell like coconut. It should be very fine oil and will quickly melt in the palm of your hand with body heat. If it does not solidify or melt quickly you know it is much thicker and inferior oil.

Good quality Coconut Oils should have a shelf life of at lease 2 years without any deteriorate of the oil at all. When cooking with Virgin Coconut Oils the oil will fry at very high temperatures. Good quality can be mixed in both hot and cold drinks.

Today because of the high demand for Virgin Oil many unscrupulous manufacturers are getting cheap copra oils and running them through expeller press machines to clean up the oils and also state they are ORGANIC.

While the press removes the smell and all flavor from the oils the Copra COCONUT OIL is much thicker oil that will NOT quickly absorb into the skin and does contain TRANS FAT.

Difference between “Virgin” and “Extra Virgin”

Some retailers and manufacturers of Virgin Coconut Oil, referring to their coconut oil as "Extra Virgin". There is no official classification or difference between "virgin" and "extra virgin" as there is in the olive oil industry, since the two oils are completely different in fatty acid composition, harvesting procedures, and terminology.

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Originally posted by vpetit vpetit wrote:

I think op is asking the difference between pure coconut oil vs. extra virgin coconut oil, not olive oil, right?


know what?!?!?  reading is fundamental lol you're right, that is what op is asking lmfao 

WELL I GUESS WE KNOW WHO ACTUALLY READS AN OP BEFORE COMMENTING AND WHO DOESNT LOL

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Originally posted by vpetit vpetit wrote:

I think op is asking the difference between pure coconut oil vs. extra virgin coconut oil, not olive oil, right?


yes, that is what I am asking.
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Originally posted by Cali naps Cali naps wrote:

Refined Coconut Oil

Refined oil is commonly regarded as lower quality than virgin oil and is typically made from copra (dried kernel - meat) of the coconut, which is made by drying coconut in the sun.

Refined coconut oil is referred to in the coconut industry as RBD (refined, bleached, and deodorized) coconut oil.

If you put this type of oil on your skin it is just that OIL and will clog the pores of your skin. DO NOT BUY JUST COCONUT OIL, NEEDS TO BE “VIRGIN”.

Virgin Coconut Oils (VCO) - Unrefined coconut oil -

The term “Virgin Coconut Oil” in the coconut oil industry means that this form of coconut oil processing is the most unrefined and most natural form and no artificial filtering or expeller pressing is used.

The oil remains in its most natural form and retains a rich smell and sweet taste of coconut.

Most virgin oils are made from fresh coconuts, not copra. This oil is extracted by a number of methods, and since high temperatures and chemical solvents are not used, the oil retains its naturally occurring phytochemicals (plant chemicals) which produce a distinctive coconut taste and smell. “Virgin” means the oil was produced by the use of physical means and no chemical treatment. "Unrefined" coconut oils on the market are known as "Virgin".

Good quality Virgin Coconut Oil should taste and smell like coconut. It should be very fine oil and will quickly melt in the palm of your hand with body heat. If it does not solidify or melt quickly you know it is much thicker and inferior oil.

Good quality Coconut Oils should have a shelf life of at lease 2 years without any deteriorate of the oil at all. When cooking with Virgin Coconut Oils the oil will fry at very high temperatures. Good quality can be mixed in both hot and cold drinks.

Today because of the high demand for Virgin Oil many unscrupulous manufacturers are getting cheap copra oils and running them through expeller press machines to clean up the oils and also state they are ORGANIC.

While the press removes the smell and all flavor from the oils the Copra COCONUT OIL is much thicker oil that will NOT quickly absorb into the skin and does contain TRANS FAT.

Difference between “Virgin” and “Extra Virgin”

Some retailers and manufacturers of Virgin Coconut Oil, referring to their coconut oil as "Extra Virgin". There is no official classification or difference between "virgin" and "extra virgin" as there is in the olive oil industry, since the two oils are completely different in fatty acid composition, harvesting procedures, and terminology.

 
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Ok but is Pure the same as Virgin?
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