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Old 04-07-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
 
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Ok my fellow 4b's, is your hair still the same length from 3 months ago or so? Mine is... I mean she's growing but taking her sweet time. Well, I saw this video on yt about coconut oil and how it's one of the best strengtheners for hair. Saturate your ends(weakest part of your hair)for a hour or however long you want before washing and that should prevent some of the breakage when detangling. If you feel that your ends are a little stiff, it's because your strands are stronger. This video interest me so I will try this method for awhile. What do you guys thinks? 1st time here by the way, very exciting.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
 
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Ok my fellow 4b's, is your hair still the same length from 3 months ago or so? Mine is... I mean she's growing but taking her sweet time. Well, I saw this video on yt about coconut oil and how it's one of the best strengtheners for hair. Saturate your ends(weakest part of your hair)for a hour or however long you want before washing and that should prevent some of the breakage when detangling. If you feel that your ends are a little stiff, it's because your strands are stronger. This video interest me so I will try this method for awhile. What do you guys thinks? 1st time here by the way, very exciting.
Sounds good. I originally tried coconut oil on my roots and it made my hair crunchy. It probably would be better on the ends.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
 
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It makes my hair hard too. Maybe i'll try it on the ends.

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #4
 
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If it makes it hard try using less coconut oil
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
 
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It's great, I use it alot but always mixed w/ something else...
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:53 AM   #6
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Ok my fellow 4b's, is your hair still the same length from 3 months ago or so? Mine is... I mean she's growing but taking her sweet time. Well, I saw this video on yt about coconut oil and how it's one of the best strengtheners for hair. Saturate your ends(weakest part of your hair)for a hour or however long you want before washing and that should prevent some of the breakage when detangling. If you feel that your ends are a little stiff, it's because your strands are stronger. This video interest me so I will try this method for awhile. What do you guys thinks? 1st time here by the way, very exciting.
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I use coconut oil as a pre-poo, check out the following thread for more info:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-out-hair.html
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #7
 
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I think she might be on to something! and welcome!! also.. I LOOOOVE your little dancing girl vid!
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #8
 
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I use organic virgin coconut oils on my ends as a pre-poo treatment and have never experienced hardening of my hair. It seems to me that it helps my hair to retain moisture and it helps with detangling. I have also found that spraying my hair first with a spritz and then coating my ends with coconut oil prior to shampooing is the best combination for my hair.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:20 PM   #9
 
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Virgin Coconut Oil has helped me GREATLY with my hair. It always feels moisturized and soft after applying it. I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and an egg as a pre poo and it works great too. I think any kind of pre poo will help one see less strands going down the drain and keep more strands in the hair. Awesome tip and welcome!
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:02 AM   #10
 
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Virgin coconut oil works well for me and my dd's 4/c hair. It softens her hair. using coconut oil as a prepoo, sounds good.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:22 AM   #11
 
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I have some coconut oil that I only used once to pre-poo, but I put it mainly on my scalp. I'm going to try it again next wash day focusing on the ends. Thanks for the tip and welcome to NC koolkurls!
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