The Spring Green #24: Coconut Oil Hair Treatment from Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway (Ends 5/8) CLOSED

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Posted by Dina N

I am a big fan of coconut oil - I use it for cooking, and it is the main ingredient of several skin care products I love. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment has been on my list of products to try for a while now. My scalp has been dry and itchy lately, and my hair just craving some TLC.

I was surprised to find out that coconut oil has been used for hair treatment in coconut producing countries such as India and the Philippines for thousands of years. This Tropical Traditions hair treatment contains only virgin coconut oil that is USDA certified organic. It is made especially for hair application. This coconut oil has a slightly higher amount of protein compared to their other coconut oils due to the presence of coconut solids.  It also has a long shelf life due to its high antioxidant properties.

The hair treatment has approximately the same consistency as the coconut oil I use for cooking. It comes in a 16 oz glass jar. At room temperature, it is solid yet soft. I scooped a little with my fingers and rubbed it between my palms to warm up, then massaged it on my scalp. I love the natural scent of coconut oil, and enjoyed how it felt on my skin. If you suffer from dry scalp like I do, it is recommended that you rub the treatment into hair and scalp at least 30 minutes before showering, or before bed at night. Of course, if you decide to sleep with it, you should wear a shower cap or towel to protect bedding.

I left the treatment on for about 4 hours, and felt relief from the dryness and itching almost immediately. My hair looked healthier and more lustrous. I have not tried this but you can also use it as hair conditioner. In this case, it is suggested to rub the treatment into the ends of your hair after washing, while the hair is still wet. The hair treatment is suitable for all hair types.

A 16 oz jar retails for $25, and a little goes a long way - so I am sure it will last a while. My plan is to use it a couple of times a week to nourish my hair and my skin with the luxurious pampering properties of coconut oil.

Deal Alert
Right now, the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment is on sale at $19.95 - 20% off its regular price! In addition, by midnight today, you get 10% off your entire Tropical Traditions order with coupon code 42610. If you decide to buy this product or anything else from Tropical Traditions, as a first-time customer you can get a FREE Virgin Coconut Oil book with purchase. Find out all about coconut oil and its uses! Just use code 5251001 in the Referred by a Friend section and the book will be added to your order at no charge.

The Giveaway
Tropical Traditions are generously giving away a jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Treatment to a lucky reader of this blog!

To enter, please take a look at the Tropical Traditions product line and tell me what interests you the most.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:
  • subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter - you'll know all about their specials, sales and promotions - and get 2 entries;
  • check out the free coconut recipes here and tell me which one you'd like to try;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win Tropical Traditions #Organic Coconut Oil Hair Treatment #Giveaway ends 5/8 @troptraditions @aitmama #win #eco http://tinyurl.com/26rwn24"
  • follow Tropical Traditions on twitter;
  • go here and here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is May 8, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. or Canada.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I won this product at another blog and chose to review it. This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information and images courtesy of Tropical Traditions. The winner will receive their prize directly from the company. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

101 comments:

  1. Mari said...

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  2. Mari said...

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  6. Minchi said...

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  7. Minchi said...

    I don't usually cook with coconut but I would love to cook the Amazing Coconut Pie

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  8. Natalie W said...

    Definitely the Coconut Oil Hair treatment! I love the smell of coconut.
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  9. Natalie W said...

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  10. Jennifer said...

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  11. Jennifer said...

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  12. Jennifer said...

    I woud like to try their Coconut Chips in the oatmeal cookies that I make.

  13. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  14. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  15. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  17. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  19. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  20. Mari said...

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  21. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  35. Megan said...

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  36. Mama Zen said...

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  39. Debbie Stanton said...

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  47. WhirlingVortex said...

    I'd love to try either the green or gold label Coconut Oil.

  48. Domestic Diva said...

    The coconut peanut butter sounds really yummy.

  49. adrian said...

    the organic coconut flour also sounds good
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  50. adrian said...

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  53. Katie said...

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  54. Katie said...

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  57. Mary A said...

    I am also interested in the Coconut Chips. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  58. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  59. Lisa said...

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  60. Lisa said...

    I'd like to try the macaroons recipe.

  61. Lisa said...

    I'd like to try their coconut peanut butter.

  62. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  63. Anonymous said...

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  74. matt4melis said...

    I'd love to try their organic soy-free eggs

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  75. matt4melis said...

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  76. matt4melis said...

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  84. tina reynolds said...

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  85. tina reynolds said...

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  86. tina reynolds said...

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  87. tina reynolds said...

    i would really like to try the peanut butter thansk for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  88. Deanna G. said...

    I subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter #1

  89. Deanna G. said...

    I like the Baby Silk Moisturizing Lotion!

  90. Deanna G. said...

    I'd like to try the Frosted Coconut-Banana Bread Recipe!

  91. Deanna G. said...

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  92. Deanna G. said...

    Added you as a friend on Facebook.

  93. Deanna G. said...

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  94. lace said...

    I'd like to try the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

  95. Nancy said...

    #2

    I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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  96. Nancy said...

    #1
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  97. Nancy said...

    I'd like to try their Organic Chocolate!

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  98. Nancy said...

    From their recipes section, the No Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars caught my eye! Yum!

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  99. Nancy said...

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  100. Nancy said...

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  101. Nancy said...

    From their recipes, I'd like to try the No bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars.

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