Hon, I am a newbie too
it's ok! I am just learning too!
Maybe your hair, personally, likes to be washed more often? Not everyone can go a week before washing again - I think it is pretty normal to feel kinda yucky by day 3 or 4 ;p Coconut oil does not have protein in it, but not all people with curly hair love it - your hair could respond well with coconut, or badly - My hair likes coconut but loves mineral oil, so you have to play around with all the oils. Some people prefer olive oil or shea...depends on your hair.
There are so many people here who know so much more about curly hair than me! So I hope someone else helps you too
Meanwhile, what I do know is you have to have your hair analysed to see what type of hair you have, then follow the product recommendations for that...that much i have learned here, hair type is everything! After you know what type hair you have, it is easier to find the right products. And anyways a lot of this is just finding people here with the same hair type as you, and then trying what they use...eventually you will find what your hair likes or hates ;p I wish you luck, I am going through the same journey as you! I understand your frustration....I wish I could help you more.
meanwhile good luck!
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein
Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!