The Body Shop Coconut Oil Shine Review

Today I want to share with all of you my experience with a product that I have been using for the past 2 years. I do not follow either a very dedicated skincare or a haircare regime for that matter. So I am mostly always on the lookout for quickfix, no-fuss products that do not require much effort or time and yet do get you all the compliments in the world  🙂 The Coconut Oil Shine is one such product.
The Body Shop Coconut Oil Shine
What it claims: Smoothes, adds shine, conditions and repairs. Lightweight conditioner to separate unruly curls.

Price and Weight: Rs. 495 for 50 gms when I bought it. They began selling it for Rs. 395 one week later 
Best for: all hair types, particularly dry, damaged or chemically-treated hair
Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacturing
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coconut Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), PEG-8 Beeswax (Emulsifier), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Lanolin (Emollient), Carnauba (Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax) (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Octyldodecanol (Emollient), Parfum (Fragrance), Mica (Opacifier), Propylparaben (Preservative), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil) (Emollient), Methylparaben (Preservative), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Isopropyl Myristate (Emollient), Daucus carota (Carrot Extract) (Natural Additive), Beta-Carotene (Colorant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour).
The Body Shop Coconut Oil Shine Product

How it works:

• Coconut oil moisturizes and conditions hair.
• Community Trade organic beeswax moisturizes and conditions hair while acting as a barrier to seal in moisture.
• Lanolin is one of nature’s richest moisturizing agents.

How to apply: Open the shoe-polish type tin :-P, swirl one finger (if you have short hair) or two fingers (if you have long hair) across the surface, rub fingers and stroke along your hair.
how to apply


Where The Body Shop Coconut Oil Shine scores:

● The back of the tin instructs you to apply it on dry hair. However, I have used it in varied ways with varying results. Here are my ways
(a) Apply 10 mins before shampooing your hair. Go overboard and make your hair a bit greasy by applying a huge dime size bit of it. Will work like a smoothing agent and neutralise the dry effect caused by most shampoos.You can altogether skip conditioner afterwards.  Also increases combability once your hair is dry.This is how I use it most often when I am in a hurry to rush out somewhere. It is an on-the-go- oil when you don’t want the hassle of an oil massage and yet wish my hair wouldn’t look dry. But I have never used this on my scalp.
(b) Apply it after shampooing when your hair is still drenched in water. Run a comb through and scrunch dry with a towel. Gives your hair a soft glow and the most beautiful curls by acting as a texturising agent
(c) I had my hair cut in layers upto my shoulders last year while this year, I only have them an inch below my hair in one even layer except that the hair is kind of pointed and angled towards the front. I have used the coconut oil shine to set my curls in the past and now I use it to straighten my already straight hair and give me poker-straight pointed tips. It has worked remarkably in both instances. An indispensable product for both curly and straight haired people and thus a styling agent.
● Easily and quickly washed out with shampoo.
● Tames flyaway and frizzy hair
● A mild coconut fragrance which thankfully does not remind me of Parachute oil 😛
● Not tested on animals
● Adds moisture to dry and brittle hair
● Makes hair look a little darker than usual
● Since such a little quantity is required no matter how often you use it, this will last you a lifetime. I find it extremely economical.
●When I had longer hair, it worked well as a leave-in-conditioner at night during the peak winter months of Delhi.

Where The Body Shop Coconut Oil Shine loses:

● It produces only a very natural soft glow and NOT a dramatic shine like other glossing products in the market. I always used to follow it up with a hair mask, shampoo and the TBS honey conditioner whenever I wanted shiny curls.
● In case you wish to use it after shampooing, then it must be used very very sparingly or it tends to weigh your hair down. Apply only enough to moisten the tips of your fingers else you will end up with flat greasy hair. You will have to learn how much of it is best for you as you go along.
● You absolutely must store it in the fridge in case your city has a hot or humid weather. The yellow wax melts into a gooey oily substance making it difficult to run it through your hair.
● Obviously, given the above this shoe-tin is not at all travel friendly 😛
Price and Weight: Rs. 495 for 50 gms

Verdict: Another TBS product which delivers more than it promises and hence worth a try.

Rating: 4/5

Would you purchase again? : Yes. This is already my third tin in two years.


137 thoughts on “The Body Shop Coconut Oil Shine Review

  1. I always wanted to try this…cos of the shoe polish the container :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: had a feeling it would manage to make my hair all right :spank: :spank: whip it into submission kinds…nice review :toothygrin: me get this some time for sure :toothygrin:

        1. Sameeee pinch!! me slept whole day…feeling soooooo nice and angel like!! …. O:) O:) O:) O:) Life is so short!! and days are even shorter!! :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

        1. Castor Castor…ek ekdum original only for Mr. Castor…

          Teri julfon ke saaye mein har pal shaam dhal jaati hai…
          Teri julfon ke saaye mein har pal shaam dhal jaati hai…
          Samajh mein hi nahin aata dhoop kis side se se aati hai.

          :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

      1. 😯 😯 Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Natashaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Me louuu you!! :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :-* :violinbash: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: How are you now??? :mean: :mean: :mean: :mean: :mean: :mean: I am sooooooopr happy today…just coz of spending a soooooooooper lazy day today!!! ..Life can be so good sometimes..I am feeling overly overwhelmed with my day today!!! :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

        1. Seeeeeeeeee….now she is not replying to me!! :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:

          1. oh she replied…a lil late!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ..My bf is soooper handsome Natasha!! Donno what he sees in me…Me wants to look good while being with him…. Donno when will I become thin!! :(( :(( :(( :(( :((

            1. :shout: :shout: PAneeeeeeeeeeeeer Sandwich??????????? :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :eat: :dazed: :dazed: :dazed: :dazed: There goes my dieting regime down the drain!! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

              1. cali me having gourmet coffee stirred in brown sugar with steaming little samosas and chocolate brownies right now. And I am also thin :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

        2. CALIIIIIII!!!!!! i dunno why your message looked strikingly similar to mine! :panda: :panda: :panda: i see you are following my louing and animal fraandly footsteps. i like. :weep: :weep: :weep: 😀
          and it was such a nice review Natasha. 🙂 i want this to make my already straight pretty hair poker straight and prettier. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

            1. hi Naradooo!!!:D me missed you! please call me and tell that overeating at females only parties pouty to call me too. i poor. i have ahem. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. Radsssssssssssssss :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: Become my secret Santa please… :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: (Pssst… My wishlist contains your YSL lippi and that chanel khakhi clair thing!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: )

      1. if that is the case i be sooooper good to radhika till christmas O:) O:) O:) O:) … send me whatever you want, from your make up stuff :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: … i am not picky and choosy like cali :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

          1. i say i be good to you and you bang your head :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
            :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  2. good it worked wonder for your 5 inches …… of hair …. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

    i better stay away from it .. limp & flat hair will get limper & flatter :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

      1. 😛 😛 😛 Colorbar the bonkers brand has launched new nail paints. Increased prices once again. i bought two . They even flaunted that they are going to inc the price of everything. I think I should start buying Revlon now.

        Mrunmayee bought just everything.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. Hawwwwwwwww.. 😛 I hope Colorbar guy didn’t start comparing their nailpaints with MAC…like they did for brushes to justify the price rice!! :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

      2. Wowww……he he he….will wait tomorrow then…for the piccyssss…….I am getting soooooooooo jealous now!! :green: :green: :green: :green: :green:

        Have a great time!!!!!!!!!!! all of you!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I GOT MY LAPTOP BACK :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :finger :finger :finger :finger :dance: :dance: :dance:

      1. Errr…sorry naina, was watching ‘save the last dance’ and seeing my wifey getting ready. No I’m not going. This is all girls’ night out actually. 🙂

        1. ‘seeing wifey get ready’ .. :chic: :chic: :chic: :chic: :chic: :chic:
          its ok , i was kidding :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  4. nobody is talking to me …. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

  5. Natasha, nice review ya. I’m so getting this. I’m moving back to Mumbai in a month and the weather RUINED my hair the last time i lived there. This sounds like it’ll work on my dry/frizzy/moody hair :yes: ‘Waah!

  6. I do hope Rati eats something!!! I feel so bad when there is lots of food and people don’t eat and act well mannered…. :woot: :woot: :woot: and I didn’t get good dinner either…my hubby’s wife made lousy dinner :woot: :woot: :woot:

      1. 😐 :toothygrin:

        Sanjeev – Pizza and pasta :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: Me go make puppy faces at hubby right away…me get pizzzzzzzzzza tomorrow :yahoo:

          1. Yaaaaaaaaa…..cos he leave earrrrrllllyyy morning..Don’t tell me to get up early morning and make puppy faces…me get up early at 10…he leaves EARRRRRRRLY at 645 :pain:

                1. He happily showed it to me too…Me put the number on my blog…let all the perverts in the wold call her…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :hunterwali: :hunterwali: Some sick person lands up on my blog all the time searching for “*girls Oasis mall” well he can call up this number nowwww…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

                2. Gee, btw, you should not check the sms inbox first…you should first check the outbox. It is the outbox that determines your man’s character. (sanjeev swami’s relationship tips) :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                  1. :toothygrin: well said well said sanjeev :waytogo: :waytogo:
                    i always delete stuff from my outbox the second i send it :vampire:

        1. She just act “posh”…she eat when nobody watching! But who knows…her idea of “lots of pizzas and pasta” might have been one teeny tiny nibble :yahoo:

            1. yeah i just did! i cant believe the donkey said that to me! i was the nice one remember?! and unlike the others i support you when rati comes with belan without thinking of consequences! thats it donkey. relationship over! :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:

                1. heyyy naina! shes hereeeee:jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: please go sit on the donkey and bend the other ear for me. :handshake:

                  1. ik, naina was katti with that donkey so i gave her my shoulder to cry on. now she has gone n made fraaaands with ‘it’ once again :((
                    me katti naina, katti sanjeev :spank: :spank: :spank:

                    1. Naina, Natasha-
                      see i was friends with the donkey only because i animal lover vegetarian. but this donkey is obnoxious and getting brattier by day! so just bend the other ear and it wont die. pouty did sit on him after overeating! so tested!:D heeeeeeee!

                      donkey- IN YOUR FACE! HA! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    2. Rads, :weep: :weep: :weep: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: donkey,- :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

          1. i tried tried tried, other ear of plastic. not bending at all ..i broke it into two ..
            run before poutmati comes :plane: :plane: :plane: :plane: :plane:

            1. hehehehe pouty wont do anything to you! i can blackmail her for calling me fat and overeating. will use it 2 weeks atleast!!! 😀 :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  7. Good review Natasha- even i neglect and ruin my hair and then look for quick fixes- seems like a good prod for moi 😀
    and @Sanjeev, Rads and Cali—- :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  8. had a busy day…..phwew
    Me loving all the TBS products reviewed here…..Saturday is gonna me my killer day…..hahahaha…..donno where to start the shopping….. :headbang: :headbang:
    Great Review Natasha :victory: ….will check this out on Saturday ar TBS….me going Delhi next week….and m sure I want my hair not to be frizzy in harsh winter…. :whistle: :whistle:

      1. Sanjeev jee…..meri band bajj jayegi phir….as is it mom gave me warning….no spending much or else you will be kicked out :spank: :spank: :spank:
        but shopping karni padegi….going to meet my gaddha….. :yahoo: :yahoo: shhhhh :meeting:

  9. ohhhhhhh he lives here! so that blue eyeshadow-pink lippie combo was a trial version so that IMBB ladies could tell u how good u look in it before u wear the final version before your bf? :tongue: :toothygrin:

  10. hahaha……no yaar
    usko make-up pasand hi nahi….:((
    he hates it when I put make-up….likes me simple simple… no chance of getting dolled up in front of him :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
    still I end up putting lil make-up….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    So u in Delhi too…..I was asking Rati if Delhi meet is possible when I come :))

    1. aww dats soo sweet he likes u even whn u simple..!!! :cute: :cute: dat way u can always be comfortable in fron of him no matter wat… :beauty: :beauty:
      evn my boyfriend doesnt like makeup .. he thinks makeup makes ppl look bitchy!!! 😯 😯 😯

      1. hehehe…..yeah he says same thing….. :cheers:
        And I am glad he likes me simple… that I dont hv to be always conscious about how I look…..actually he is so smart and handsome….I feel sometimes how come he fall for me….so I am always trying to look smarter….and then he disapproves makeup so I am like ab kya karu :(( :(( :((

  11. jomol i absolutely swear by the tbs honey conditioner for shiny curls 🙂 besides the golden rule is that u set on your rollers only when your hair has or more less dried up completely ( and naturally) after a wash. I do not use hot rollers or a curling iron and my curls remain for 3 days like maggie 😛

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