Sunday, February 19, 2012


I know, sounds like a big claim right? It's legit though! And all for under $10 at Target. I'm sure most of you have heard of the Palmer's Stretch Mark creams for during and after pregnancy, which I have found to work really well actually. The other night my husband and I were in Target looking for a deep conditioning mask for my hair because after 10 years of processing, blow drying, and straightening, my hair is somewhat dry & dull. I saw multiple products, none of which were under $30, and I just didn't want to spend quite that much for a 1-2 time a week treatment. My husband has psoriasis and I had read in First magazine that coconut oil is supposed to have multiple uses for skin care and can do wonders for the dry, itchy flakes that accompany psoriasis. I picked up the packet of coconut oil treatment and read that it's great for dry & damaged hair, especially hair that's been processed!! Perfect for both of us. And get this: One packet will last him two uses (and he has hair to about his shoulders) and I use almost a whole packet. Oh, and did I mention one packet is only $1.97. Um, I think I can work with that! I also picked up the Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Milk that can be used on damp hair as well as dry hair. I used it after towel drying my hair and brushed it through as a leave-in conditioner. Then this morning I straightened my bangs and thought I'd rub some through the rest of my hair to just smooth it out. I took the little bit left on my hands and ran it through my straightened bangs and the results were amazing! My straightened hair feels like it did over 10 years ago before it had met heat and bleach and the rest of my hair was smoothed, de-frizzed, and softened. My hair also has that amazing shine all the hair color models on TV commercials have, but without weighing down my hair or making it look/feel greasy. I typically write about skin care and make-up products I try/want to try, but I just had to share this. I've been fighting dry, dull, and damaged hair for years and finally I found an easy, inexpensive at-home fix! And for those of you prone to dry scalp, dandruff, or psoriasis, the magazine was right! My husband said his scalp is a lot less itchy and it cut down on the flakes. All this is after one use too! Definitely take a trip to Target and check this out. In our Target it was near the ethnic hair care products and the dandruff/psoriasis shampoos and treatments.

Bonus: It smells amazing too! I'm now more than ready to have my butt in a chair on the beach since I'm smelling a soft, subtle coconut all day! for the deep conditioning protein pack for the replenishing milk
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula with Vitamin E Deep Conditioning Protein Pack 2.1-oz..Opens in a new windowPalmer's Coconut Oil Formula with Vitamin E Replenishing Hair Milk Hair Lotion 8.5-oz..Opens in a new window

Also, take a peak at First magazine for all different tips on hair and skin care.
First magazine for women


  1. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the suggestion and all the helpful information : ) PS-I love that magazine too; it's an easy read when you have time and they offer great subscription rates!

  2. Not a problem! Let me know what you think of it after you give it a try!