Lovin coffee!!

For the second week in a row I have mixed espresso and olive oil with my conditioner as a deep treatment and have gotten fabulous results! My hair is very shiny moisturized and detangled!

Thanks to everyone who recommended this!
I want to try this so badly!! Please share your proportions.

TIA
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"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
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I want to try this so badly!! Please share your proportions.

TIA
Originally Posted by curltopia
Oh goodness, I dont know. I mixed maybe a 1/4c of espresso with 1/2c of conditioner and 1/4c of olive oil. I massaged it all in my hair and let it sit for a couple of hours (I didnt even use a heat cap, since the hot coffee made the mixture pretty warm).
Wow, I have to try this. So you didn't apply any outside heat besides the coffee being hot?
"It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Wow, I have to try this. So you didn't apply any outside heat besides the coffee being hot?
Originally Posted by mafalda
No, I didnt, but just because I dont have a microwave to heat up my microcap with (and boiling the bags in water is such a hassle!), but I would imagine that using heat with it would be even better!
I want to try this so badly!! Please share your proportions.

TIA
Originally Posted by curltopia
Oh goodness, I dont know. I mixed maybe a 1/4c of espresso with 1/2c of conditioner and 1/4c of olive oil. I massaged it all in my hair and let it sit for a couple of hours (I didnt even use a heat cap, since the hot coffee made the mixture pretty warm).
Originally Posted by pixel
Hmmmm, THANKS That at least gives me something to go by for starters .....
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

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- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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No, I didnt, but just because I dont have a microwave to heat up my microcap with (and boiling the bags in water is such a hassle!), but I would imagine that using heat with it would be even better![/quote]

I dont have a micro-cap so using hot/warm coffee would be ideal. I'll try it this weekend!
"It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."- Harriet Beecher Stowe
This coffee thing sounds soooo weird.....LOL! Who-would-of-thunk-it! I wonder who discovered it. I'm glad it's working for you. Must try....amongst other things.
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I let the coffee chill before I put it in my hair and I just get a handful of conditioner and oil and dip my hand in the coffee every time I apply (yes, it gets messy in the shower.) I leave it in all week. It's amazing how intense and rich it has made my natural hair colour over time.
It HAS to be espresso - regular coffee won't work and will smell like coffee.
Cehua first posted about this which is where I got the idea, but I found out my family have done this too in the past.
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I tried coffee yesterday! I mixed 1/4 cup espresso into my regular DT of TJ nourish conditioner, honey and olive oil. I added the honey and oil to the hot espresso, let it cool for a minute and added the cond. I used it still pretty warm, since I don't add any heat later. I do wrap my head up well and sit in the sun, though.

Anyway, I noticed a nice little deepening of my color, and it worked good as a dt, too..... but the SMELL.

I adore the smells of all the separate ingredients, so I don't know why, but it just nauseated me. I went and sat next to my big lavendar plants, and later even sniffed some lysol spray (not a LOT, lol). I could only stand it for an hour, and then it had to go!
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what exactly does the coffee do? does it have to be espresso?
what exactly does the coffee do? does it have to be espresso?
Originally Posted by subbrock
I'm pretty sure people say to use the espresso. I think it colors your hair a bit (it seems to help with the sunburned curls), and might do some cleaning....
3c, CG Fine hairs, med growth.
Formerly "Rainyday"
Will Starbucks coffee grounds work I have some all saved up for this purpose..

TIA!
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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what exactly does the coffee do? does it have to be espresso?
Originally Posted by subbrock
yeah, has to be espresso or it will stink (I don't know about Starbucks grounds - Latin American/Caribbean coffee is best) and it mostly just gives my naturally black hair more intensity and shine.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali












(I don't know about Starbucks grounds - Latin American/Caribbean coffee is best) .
Originally Posted by Amneris
Well, they are grounds from a Guatemalan blend, so they would qualify And Starbucks coffee is very strong and espresso-like; these grounds are inky black... I guess what I am wondering if anyone has used the grounds instead of liquid coffee
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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Well, I tried a mix of coffee grounds, molasses and Suave coconut conditioner this morning. I truly loved the results but the coffee grounds were a HUGE PAIN to wash out... So, next time I am just going to use liquid coffee instead.... I see many coffeee (molasses and/or honey) rinses in my future
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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Pardon my ignorance; I'm not a coffee drinker so I don't know this stuff. But how to do I get ground espresso beans to brew the coffee? Is that what I have to do -- brew a pot of espresso? So just go the the health food place a buy a half pound of (preferably Caribbean) espresso beans and ask them to grind them...and then put them in my coffee maker? And then when the coffee is finished, I mix it with conditioner and olive oil...in the coffee pot?

D'oh!!! I don't have a clue!
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So coffee just gives color to the hair and shine? What else does it do?
"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

Hair type: 3b/c
So coffee just gives color to the hair and shine? What else does it do?
Originally Posted by Colocha
Well, what more do you want it to do ? :P I think those are the main pluses, and you can combine it with honey or molasses for extra moisture..
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
So coffee just gives color to the hair and shine? What else does it do?
Originally Posted by Colocha
Well, what more do you want it to do ? :P I think those are the main pluses, and you can combine it with honey or molasses for extra moisture..
Originally Posted by curltopia
Do you think itīll give a nice color to the odd gray hairs? :blush:blush.gif
"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

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