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I made a potato curry for dinner last night. Not in itself Pretty Pretty Pretty worthy, but the can of coconut milk I bought to go in it just might be.
After making dinner I had what is technically known as a shit-load of coconut milk left over. I tried to think of something else I could use it for, but got stuck at “another curry”. Then, in a moment of happy coincidence, I came across a post at My Makeup Reviews mentioning using coconut milk as a hair treatment.
Ordinarily I would test something out before posting it, but as my hair is currently 3 centimetres long and undyed (a story for a whole other post) there isn’t really a lot I would be able to tell you about its effectiveness. Of course I’ll still be trying it out. Not because I expect it to improve the condition of my entirely undamaged hair–give me a year and I’ll get back to you on
that–but because sticking coconut milk in my hair sounds like a fun thing to do. And gives me a chance to play Polynesian Princesses in the bath with my cat.
Has anyone tried this before? How did it work for you?
Coconut and lime is one of my favourite combinations. I drink a lot of piña coladas, and Amy gave me a lime & coconut scented candle for Xmas. So when I was browsing at the Newtown Mall Pharmacy while waiting an agonisingly long time for some drugs, I couldn’t help but buy some Bodycology coconut lime hand & body lotion. It was $17 for a 354ml bottle, which is a little bit expensive, but I was looking to treat myself, and was hoping it would be worth my while. The verdict? Not so much. The scent is initially delicious, but then it can be a bit much after a while, because it’s so sweet. The lime afternotes is kind of like Fruit Burst candy. The pump bottle is handy, but the lotion is really slow to absorb into your skin, and then the feeling of being moisturised wears off pretty quickly. This is the sort of thing that you should relegate to guest bathrooms for people to use after washing their hands. It’s not an all-over-body luxurious overnighter, if you know what I mean. My search for the perfect coconut beauty product continues…
Edit: also, from their website: “Advanced Beauty Systems, Inc. does not test the finished products on animals” – the FINISHED products? But sure, go ahead and test all the ingredients out first…