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Join Date: Nov 2010
It depends. Coconut oil IS protein rich, but some hair responds well to it and others don't. For example, my hair likes coconut oil in small doses. The only proteins I can use like there's no tomorrow are hydrolyzed proteins and amino acids. Coconut oil, silk protein, whatever ones I'm forgetting to list I can get away with...sparingly.
That being said, my favorite shea moisture product (besides the shampoo) is the curl and hold style milk. I use this and the smoothie (NEVER at the same time though!) on rotation when my hair could use more protein since I don't need it much. They're both great as stand alone products but if I use them together my hair gets all kinds of dry and brittle feeling.
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity