I might have stumbled on a remedy for retaining length

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.
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.
Originally Posted by koolkurls
Sounds good. I originally tried coconut oil on my roots and it made my hair crunchy. It probably would be better on the ends.
Whoop whoop!
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It makes my hair hard too. Maybe i'll try it on the ends.

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If it makes it hard try using less coconut oil
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It's great, I use it alot but always mixed w/ something else...
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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.
Originally Posted by koolkurls
Welcome to naturallycurly!

I use coconut oil as a pre-poo, check out the following thread for more info:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-out-hair.html
I think she might be on to something! and welcome!! also.. I LOOOOVE your little dancing girl vid!
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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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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It's my hair and if people don't approve they should take it up with the creator, not the creation. : )
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.
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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