Ok, some of that makes sense.....kinda. I'm a math teacher, not a science teacher. You're smart, chica!

Yeah I'm not gonna lie- still confused. So coconut oil is another thing I SOOO wanted to love, but it seemed to suck all the curl right out my hair. I did mix coconut oil, honey, Tresemme and a little cinnamon (it's supposed to help bring out natural highlights) for a deep treatment last week which I again slept in. I did a low poo to make sure there was no build up, then put in the mix. That time it WAS wet and in a shower cap all night. Should I not be doing my treatments overnight? It's the only way I have time to let it really sit on my hair... Anyways my hair was awful the next day. Puffy, undefined, lank, rough. I put it up. That's the third time I tried a DT with coconut oil. Man, I must really be doing something wrong here. I've read everything I could get my hands on and thought I was finally starting to understand all the verbage. Apparently not. I certainly appreciate your advice!
2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
LI: a touch of JCTS
Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works!