I agree that it sounds like you're not getting all the shed hairs out, and this may be what's causing the matting. You may want to detangle more often, or use conditioner or something with more slip than the coconut oil to help you get all those shed hairs out. It may look scary to see all the hairs coming out, but like Lisa said, this is normal.
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011