My Coconut Olive Oil Mix

Coconut-Olive-Oil-for-Natural-Hair-1I recently started making a Coconut Olive Oil Mix for my hair and scalp as an alternative to solid coconut oil but still reaping all the benefits of the super oil.

I love coconut oil but I don’t feel like solid coconut oil really penetrates my hair even with water. And in the humid summers, my whipped coconut oil was too messy to fool with.

But with all the benefits that this super oil has, I didn’t want to stop using it.

I decided to combine it with Olive Oil for a few reasons. 1.) Extra Virgin Olive Oil is readily available at my local grocery store. 2.) Like coconut oil it penetrates the hair shaft.  3.) It keeps the coconut oil in liquid form which is easier to apply to my scalp while protective styling. 4.) Applying coconut oil to Hair can help prevent dryness and breakage

Additional Benefits

Coconut oil and olive oil nourishes, moisturizes, conditions, and strengthens hair while also minimizing hair loss and dandruff. They both help to repair damaged hair cuticle. Both have antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties that fight off common scalp and hair problems.

Read: 5 Ways Coconut Oil Prevents Damage

Buy Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (16 oz),, $10.99

How Do I Use Coconut Olive Oil?

First, can I say I feel like it needs a cute name. Nik Scott calls her holy grail oil mix, swag oil. See her video below. The most obvious way is to oil my scalp. I have dry scalp so oil my scalp as needed. But first I spray a hydrating mist which is a combo of water, glycerin, and aloe vera gel. The oil is used to seal in the moisture from the hydrating mix.

On my skin
For most of my life I have suffered from eczema until I went natural. Guess that’s because I learned about products and the benefits of all natural ingredients for hair and then skin. I still have eczema but using sulfate-free body wash and natural oils and butters keeps it under control. After a shower, I rub a little of the oil on my body that are prone to dry skin which are inside my elbows and behind my knees. These oils can also help decrease stretch marks. So I oil up daily.

On my Face
Just a little bit, though. After toning with witch hazel, I literally add a couple of drops to the cotton ball with witch hazel and rub on the oil on my face. Olive Oil actually has SPF properties along with Shea Butter.

On my Baby
Prince is 19 months now. He still has curls that are almost reddish blonde in color. This color always seems to appear dry; moisturizing daily is a must. The best way to keep his hair moisturized is with a little water in the coconut olive oil mix. I also pre-poo or soak his hair with water and then rub in the oil before shampooing and conditioning. We are still using SheaMoisture Baby and It’s A Curl Hair Products

Mixing up a batch of my coconut/olive oil. My hair & skin love this stuff. #naturalhairrules

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  1. Omg it’s so refreshing to see others using the coconut/olive oil mix! I had people telling me I was crazy in doing so, but I’ve been using the olive oil since I was 12 years old and just this year is when I started mixing it with coconut oil. My hair loves it!

    Thanks for the post!

  2. Lori Alexander says:

    I would like to know how many ounces of coconut oil and olive oil to mix together. I’ve also bought some avacado oil that I was told would be good to use in this mixture. Can you tell me how much to use of each together? I have colored hair that is somewhat brittle but normally have oily hair that is changing as I’m over 50 now. I could do a hot oil treatment and if so, how long do you leave it on? Also is it a good idea to do this regularly or just when you think it’s needed? What is this hydrating mist? That sounds interesting. I really like your blog!

    • Hi Lori,

      I don’t usually measure the oils. I just use equal amounts of liquid coconut oil and olive oil for a 1:1 ratio. You can use it regularly and as well as when needed. The hydrating mist recipe is on the site. Use the search in the side bar of the site.

      • Lori Alexander says:


        Thanks for replying back. Do you think adding an equal amount of avacado oil would be too much?


  3. Hi Tamara, I’ve been reading your articles on hair care for a while and I must say, they’ve been really helpful. The coconut oil I saw in your youtube video is solid and I’m wondering why is that? I live in Nigeria and the coconut oil I know is liquid.

    • When coconut is below room temperature it gets hard, since you live in Nigeria (warm climate most likely it is in its melted form, try putting it in the fridge… it will get solid, if it is real coconut oil not mixed. :)

  4. Madam am staying Saudi Arabia here … hard water using for heads bath…… body always hot mam …….and also hair loss……now. My Questing how much time I take head bath per week …reply soon mam

  5. Gwendolyn Arnold says:

    I have fine thin hair that is natural. Is it okay to use shea butter mixed with oils on my hair? Is there a way to thicken up my hair as well? I had my hair blow dried out after three year of being natural and I didn’t like it because it fine thin and gray. Is there a hair dye that I can use to cover my gray hair without it damaging my hair please help.

  6. Gemma's Dad says:

    Can you share your recipe for the hydrating mist? Thanks!

  7. Stephanie says:

    Can i use the coconut oil and olive oil mix on my relaxed hair?

    • Yes

      • Hi Tamara, I came across your blog and I love it. I have a question about oils and mixing them, when to apply, how to apply and what mixtures to apply . Here is the list of everything I just purchased and I am absolutely clueless!

        1) Organic Almond Oil
        2) Vegetable Glycerin
        3) Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil
        4) Organic Aloe Vera Oil
        5) Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
        6) Organic Grapeseed Carrier Oil
        7) Pure Organic Avocado Oil
        8) Organic Jojoba Oil
        9) Organic Castor Oil
        10) Organic Virgin Raw Shea Butter
        11) Organix Thick & Full Biotin and Collagen Weightless Healing Oil Treatment
        12) Sunflower Mega Care Olive Oil
        13) Organix Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil Instant Repair Weightless Healing

        Yes, I know, it is a bit excessive and I feel so overwhelmed but each oil has benefits that I would love to apply on my natural hair.

        Also, I use Aveeno Pure Renewal naturals shampoo and conditioner as well as dry shampoo. I also bought some Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Creme. I just purchased Kinky Curly Come Clean Natural Moisturizing shampoo.

        Other background about my hair : 4b texture, stopped relaxing my hair 3 years ago. Was wearing sew ins for a number of years. Did visit my hair dresser religiously but, due to budget constraints, I am learning to take care of my hair myself, a long journey for me. My hair suffered breakage, dryness and dullness.

        Please, what do you suggest. Is it a good idea to mix the ingredients I listed above? Thank you so much for your response in advance

  8. I thought I read somewhere that coconut oil will cause fungi to grow if left in the hair damp and overnight, is that not true?

  9. Just like a machine, oiling is also necessary for hair otherwise hair looks dry and dead. Your blog is very useful for me and other users because very informative information is updated here.

  10. Can’t wait to try this on my hair! It really, really needs it. I’ve already bought some Coconut oil what works great as a moisturizer too!

  11. courtney says:

    I have a question. My hair is really fine, thick, and oily, but when I went to get my hair cut the lady told me that I have dry scalp. Would you recommend the olive coconut oil mix

  12. Is vitamin e oil good for your hair too?

    • Yes, it is. Most vitamin e oils are in capsule form or in carrier oils. Its best to use coconut, olive, or avocado oil for the maintenance of your hair.

  13. Is your Coconut Olive Oil mix contains only those two in same amount, or do you add the Aloe Vera Juice and Glycerin?

  14. natasha says:

    Can you please list the ingredients for the coconut olive oil…. the you tube is not coming up.

    • It’s equal parts of olive and coconut oil

      • Jim Goodwin says:

        Hello Tamara I hope you’re having a great morning. I am growing my beard out and I’m looking for a good oil mixture to strengthen and promote hair growth and your oil and coconut sounds sounds like the best is that what you would recommend?

  15. How much water, aloe Vera juice, and glycerin do you use to make the hydrating mist?

    • Hi Glenda, you must be one of my Vegas readers. :-) I probably add a 3:1 ratio of water to aloe Vera juice & glycerin. I make it so much that I don’t even bother to do exact measurements.

      • Hi Tamara,

        Thanks for the prompt reply!! I’m actually in New York. :). I was doing research on the Marley twist and out of all the sites that popped up and I read yours was the best to me. The instructions and the information that was given was easy and simple. I like simple. :)!! I’ve been natural for a while but just didn’t know what to do with my hair or how to take care of it. Since coming across your blog my scalp has never been happier I use the coconut olive oil mix as well as the shealoe mix. I use that head to toe girl, even my skin looks and feels good. Your the best again thanks.

      • Hi Glenda,

        How cool!!! Thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate your compliment. I try to make it as simple as possible. Yes, the coconut olive oil (recipe: is the TRUTH!!!

      • Glenda,
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  16. gaynore says:

    Hi there, so im feeling a bit silly now cos i am sure that somewhere on this page you do mention the amount of coconut and the amount of olive oil to be mixed together for this combination, but im not seeing it so could you run it by me please? Im planning to use it for my toddler who has frizzy and very dry hair. Also how would you recommend i use for her hair? Could i use it as a hair food and what shampoo and conditioner can i use for her hair?? i wash and dry her hair once a week,
    Im desparate and dont wanna ruin my daughters hair, Thanks


    • Hi Denise,

      Try the mixed mentioned above and try moisturizing using the LOC method as needed. Just search “LOC Method” in the search bar above.

  18. Ali Nicole says:

    Coconut oil is AMAZING! I am a teen, so I have those “normal” issues with pimples etc. BUT OMG. After using NOTHING but coconut oil on my skin (It also works as a makeup remover!) for just a week, I have ZERO redness, and ZERO pimples! Also, if you want to whiten, and strengthen teeth you can use coconut oil as a mouthwash! <3 xoxo, Ali

  19. kaybouie says:

    Like many on here, I too have an allergy to coco nut. When ever I eat it. There is an itching of the back of my throat. However, I took a chance and used the CEVO and OEVO mix to my LOC routine this week and WOW. My hair is so bouncy I think I may have to play the ‘twerk‎’ song when I shake my hair- lol.
    And since I have been using this combo-for the past 2 weeks, I have NOT had any skin allergic reaction to the coco nut oil.
    thanks for the tip.

  20. Hi Tamara, I really like your coconut olive oil mixture, it sound good for hair care.

  21. I too have a severe allergy to nuts and I tried the coconut and olive oil mixture… it is amazing!!!

  22. I have locs, will this work for me as well? I really don’t want spend 1/2 the day moisturizing.

  23. My great niece is half white, her hair is very fine. I made a batch of coconut oil & Shea butter for her, but it makes her hair very stringy. What natural mix can you suggest for her. If any.

  24. I tried that today and it was awful on my hair. Maybe I used too much. It looked really wet and so I tried washing it and was too oily and I am just hoping it will wash out eventually.

  25. When applying the coconut/oil mix to hair, do you apply and rinse? Or do you apply through damp hair as a all day conditioner?

  26. I have severe eczema and I have found products that pacify it but nothing that truly tames it. I am going to try the coconut olive oil mix but what other natural remedies can u recommend?

  27. I have a severe nut allergy. According to the National Anaphylaxis Association and my Doctor… coconut is not a nut. I use it regularly.

  28. Sorry everyone if this is the wrong forum for my ‘newbie’ question(s)!! I’m a 45 year old guy getting the ever-widening ‘friar tuck’ central bald patch and have heard about the olive/coconut mix to apply to not only retain what’s left but perhaps REGROW hair – not ready to embrace my baldness nor the other extreme, go Total Skinhead (like one of my fellow-balding brothers). Got all the ingredients (including a nonpermeable hairnet as plan to wear while sleeping) but: will this stay in liquid form once mixed/heated, or will it have to be ‘reconstituted’ (or just mix a fresh, modest-sized batch each time)? Have i been misinformed and this really does NOT have any effect on hair loss/regrowth? Sorry to bombard you with my ignorance but am desperate.

  29. Do you use the full leaf Aloe or the Inner Fillet Aloe? Does it make difference?

  30. I find that organics penetrate the hair and skin. Non-organics tend to sit on top of the skin without penetrating fully. I first learned this with organic vs. non-organic lotions.

  31. Understand, because I have a nut/peanut allergy, I could die if exposed to any of these products.
    I need non peanut/nut hair products for my natural hair.

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