I started using coconut oil about two months ago and it is a nectar sent straight from the gods. Only 8 dollars and my first jar lasted me around a month. I purchased mine at Whole Foods, but you can also find it at grocery stores for a little more.
My favorite thing to do with the coconut oil is to soak, and I mean soak, my hair in it and throw it up in a bun on top of my head. The oil is a solid in the jar but you can scoop it out with your hands and it immediately begins to melt into a liquid. I leave mine on for an hour if not more and some days when I have a lot of time I will set the blow dryer up on my counter and heat up my hair. Then you just wash it out as normal and wah-la! Not only has my hair been the softest and healthiest it has ever been, it has started to grow faster than ever.
Also another great use for your coconut oil is a natural and cheaper suntan oil. I purchased a spray bottle for the dollar tree and put one half water with one half coconut oil, shake and spritz. Plus you will smell delicious! So far I haven’t ventured past coconut oil in my hair, but soon I’m going to attempt to use it in the kitchen..eek. I will definitely let you know how that turns out!