Attn: Coconut Oil Users

So I had been hearing all the good things about coconut oil & I finally broke down yesterday & bought some. Since it was wash day today anyway I decided to try an overnight coconut oil treatment yesterday evening.

I get up this morning, wash, condition,detangle & style & I swear I cut hours off my regular time! It normally takes me anywhere from 4 to 5 hrs on wash day from start to finish (mind you I have a toddler so counting in many disruptions from him for the added time) however even w/his many disruptions today my total time from start to finish was 2 & a half hrs! AWESOME!

So yes it was my first time using this but my hair definitely felt noticeably softer & was alot easier to detangle. So my question is for those of you who use this regularly how do you use it and what have been your results as well as the time frame it took to see said results. I'm really hoping to get that natural added shine but hopefully that will come w/continued use!
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I used to use it all the time but started noticing it drying my scalp. You have to be careful and find that balance because your natural oil glands won't produce if you constantly add to it artificially with other oils.

Otherwise it make the hair look great and I got compliments on how shiny yet soft the hair was too. My understanding is your suppose to saturate the hair overnight and then shampoo out the next day.

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I used to use it all the time but started noticing it drying my scalp. You have to be careful and find that balance because your natural oil glands won't produce if you constantly add to it artificially with other oils.

Otherwise it make the hair look great and I got compliments on how shiny yet soft the hair was too. My understanding is your suppose to saturate the hair overnight and then shampoo out the next day.

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Originally Posted by PRINCETON

Thanks for responding. The above stated is actually how I was thinking about using the oil...probably overnight once a month & then adding it to my condish every week then sitting under the dryer for a deep treatment & rinsing. I currently add grapeseed oil to my condish but I figured if I REALLY wanted to deep treat I should probably use an oil that actually penetrates the hair shaft...but I guess I'll see how that goes in the coming wks.
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I try to keep the oiling vs moisturizing separate so they don't prevent each other from doing their best. I might try a separate hot oil thing once a week lol.


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I find coconut oil works best in conjunction with other products such as leave-ins and gels while styling. I also use it as a pre-poo where I leave it on my hair for about 30 minutes to an hour depending on what else I'm doing.

Coconut oil doesn't work well solo on my hair though.
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I personally love CO. It makes my hair so soft and it's the only oil that feels good on my hair soaking wet with a good creamy leave in like HE LTR. I've never pre poo'd with it. I don't really prepoo though.

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Thank you all for your suggestions/comments. I did have a question ab what Princeton said tho...since coconut oil is one of the few oils that actually penetrates the hair shaft, would using it alone really be considered an 'oil treatment or moisturizing'?

I was already planning on using it once a month as an overnight prepoo, but in addition to that I was debating whether to add it to my condish each wk then sit under the dryer (which would seem the thing to do if its REALLY moisturizing) or to prepoo each wk just the DAY OF washing & sit under the dryer...I'm just a little confused ab which way to go bc if I'm truly only oiling my scalp then it makes no sense to do it every wk if I'm already doing an overnight oil treatment monthly...

All comments/suggestions are appreciated/welcome!!
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







I had good results adding it to my conditioners for sure. I don't have a dryer to sit under, but a plastic cap and time worked for me. Its actually one of my additions to my "homemade deep conditioners".
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So I had been hearing all the good things about coconut oil & I finally broke down yesterday & bought some. Since it was wash day today anyway I decided to try an overnight coconut oil treatment yesterday evening.

I get up this morning, wash, condition,detangle & style & I swear I cut hours off my regular time! It normally takes me anywhere from 4 to 5 hrs on wash day from start to finish (mind you I have a toddler so counting in many disruptions from him for the added time) however even w/his many disruptions today my total time from start to finish was 2 & a half hrs! AWESOME!

So yes it was my first time using this but my hair definitely felt noticeably softer & was alot easier to detangle. So my question is for those of you who use this regularly how do you use it and what have been your results as well as the time frame it took to see said results. I'm really hoping to get that natural added shine but hopefully that will come w/continued use!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
Good to hear it worked for you! I add it to a lot of cheapie products, either that or Extra Virgin Olive Oil and find it makes them creamier.
Thank you all for your suggestions/comments. I did have a question ab what Princeton said tho...since coconut oil is one of the few oils that actually penetrates the hair shaft, would using it alone really be considered an 'oil treatment or moisturizing'?

I was already planning on using it once a month as an overnight prepoo, but in addition to that I was debating whether to add it to my condish each wk then sit under the dryer (which would seem the thing to do if its REALLY moisturizing) or to prepoo each wk just the DAY OF washing & sit under the dryer...I'm just a little confused ab which way to go bc if I'm truly only oiling my scalp then it makes no sense to do it every wk if I'm already doing an overnight oil treatment monthly...

All comments/suggestions are appreciated/welcome!!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
I also have used Coconut Oil weekly as a pre-poo and it made detangling so much easier, and my hair had a gloss before adding any styling products. I just forget to do it on a regular basis but when I do I notice a major difference in tangles and detangling.
It works well with me, especially when I use it to seal in my moisturizer or leave-in. Also, I use it lightly and in rotation with EVOO.

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I had good results adding it to my conditioners for sure. I don't have a dryer to sit under, but a plastic cap and time worked for me. Its actually one of my additions to my "homemade deep conditioners".
Originally Posted by greenandchic
I'm glad to hear that you had success adding it to your condish. I think I will go ahead & try that this week. I try to keep my reggie as simple as possible & not use alot of different products/oils so if I can use an oil for a daily spritz, sealing, & homemade deep treating all the better!

Thanks for the info!
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Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Thank you all for your suggestions/comments. I did have a question ab what Princeton said tho...since coconut oil is one of the few oils that actually penetrates the hair shaft, would using it alone really be considered an 'oil treatment or moisturizing'?

I was already planning on using it once a month as an overnight prepoo, but in addition to that I was debating whether to add it to my condish each wk then sit under the dryer (which would seem the thing to do if its REALLY moisturizing) or to prepoo each wk just the DAY OF washing & sit under the dryer...I'm just a little confused ab which way to go bc if I'm truly only oiling my scalp then it makes no sense to do it every wk if I'm already doing an overnight oil treatment monthly...

All comments/suggestions are appreciated/welcome!!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
I also have used Coconut Oil weekly as a pre-poo and it made detangling so much easier, and my hair had a gloss before adding any styling products. I just forget to do it on a regular basis but when I do I notice a major difference in tangles and detangling.
Originally Posted by jillian93
The major thing I noticed too was how much easier my detangling session was after doing my overnight prepoo. I am verrrrrrrrrrry careful while detangling & even w/that same caution I still cut hrs off my entire time!

How long did it take for you to get noticeable shine from use? My hair is naturally a lt to medium brown...very mousy... but I LOVE jet blk hair & I will occassionally use a blk rinse (once maybe twice a yr) bc my hair is soooo much shiner afterwards. However along w/learning to love my natural hair I really want to learn to love my natural color as well & if I could get some shine instead of that mousy color all the time I wouldn't put rinses in my hair anymore...
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
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I'm bumping this because I would really like to hear others experiences w/ CO. In particular how you use it to deep condition as well as whether anyone has gotten real 'shine' to their hair w/continued use.
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
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I honestly don't think there's any more to it than what was already mentioned.

Use it alone as a sealer.
Add it to a conditioner with other ingredients (honey, molasses, avocado, etc)
Its a great oil to blend with butters.
I use it as a base to make amla oil.
I use a little around my edges before I work out.

Its a good hair oil, but I prefer not to use it alone due to potential dryness from it. In terms of extra shine, it wont give more shine than any other oil, IMO. You may have shine when you use it, but you have to wash it out eventually...
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I honestly don't think there's any more to it than what was already mentioned.

Use it alone as a sealer.
Add it to a conditioner with other ingredients (honey, molasses, avocado, etc)
Its a great oil to blend with butters.
I use it as a base to make amla oil.
I use a little around my edges before I work out.

Its a good hair oil, but I prefer not to use it alone due to potential dryness from it. In terms of extra shine, it wont give more shine than any other oil, IMO. You may have shine when you use it, but you have to wash it out eventually...
Originally Posted by greenandchic
Lol ok. I have heard sooo much good stuff ab CO & wanted to try it out (successfully lol) yet have been hesitant ab changing up my routine bc 1)I've been trying my hardest NOT to become a pj & 2)I have had a set routine since month 3 of my HHJ & besides a few very minor tweaks I've been doing the same thing ever since.

However the only real way to know if it will work is to continue to try it & evaluate my results. Enough said right?!

Thanks for the advice!

Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
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I honestly don't think there's any more to it than what was already mentioned.

Use it alone as a sealer.
Add it to a conditioner with other ingredients (honey, molasses, avocado, etc)
Its a great oil to blend with butters.
I use it as a base to make amla oil.
I use a little around my edges before I work out.

Its a good hair oil, but I prefer not to use it alone due to potential dryness from it. In terms of extra shine, it wont give more shine than any other oil, IMO. You may have shine when you use it, but you have to wash it out eventually...
Originally Posted by greenandchic
Lol ok. I have heard sooo much good stuff ab CO & wanted to try it out (successfully lol) yet have been hesitant ab changing up my routine bc 1)I've been trying my hardest NOT to become a pj & 2)I have had a set routine since month 3 of my HHJ & besides a few very minor tweaks I've been doing the same thing ever since.

However the only real way to know if it will work is to continue to try it & evaluate my results. Enough said right?!

Thanks for the advice!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10

Curious, what do you use now?
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I find coconut oil works best in conjunction with other products such as leave-ins and gels while styling. I also use it as a pre-poo where I leave it on my hair for about 30 minutes to an hour depending on what else I'm doing.

Coconut oil doesn't work well solo on my hair though.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
I agree! I Co wash then use coconut oil with my leave in and my eco styler gel. after i air dry my hair its so soft

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Curious, what do you use now?[/QUOTE]

Not sure if you mean specifically for my DT's or my entire reggie but here we go:

Sunday: Is officially wash day. I alternate every 4wks
w1&3: Cowash w/Suave Almond&Shea Butter condish, deep condition w/Suave + grapeseed oil, then ACV rinse w/Braggs ACV

w2: Wash w/Shea Moisture moisture ret.shampoo, DT w/Shea Moisture restorative condish + grapeseed oil

w4: Wash w/Shea Moisture moisture ret.shampoo, PT+ grapeseed oil

Daily: AM Grapeseed oil & distilled water spritz
PM Grapeseed oil & distilled water spritz expect every 3rd day when I spritz w/ distilled water, grapeseed oil & a little Suave Almond & Shea Butter condish mix (recent change made to my reggie ab 2wks ago & my hair is softer & has little to no build up by wash day).
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
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Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







So I had been hearing all the good things about coconut oil & I finally broke down yesterday & bought some. Since it was wash day today anyway I decided to try an overnight coconut oil treatment yesterday evening.

I get up this morning, wash, condition,detangle & style & I swear I cut hours off my regular time! It normally takes me anywhere from 4 to 5 hrs on wash day from start to finish (mind you I have a toddler so counting in many disruptions from him for the added time) however even w/his many disruptions today my total time from start to finish was 2 & a half hrs! AWESOME!

So yes it was my first time using this but my hair definitely felt noticeably softer & was alot easier to detangle. So my question is for those of you who use this regularly how do you use it and what have been your results as well as the time frame it took to see said results. I'm really hoping to get that natural added shine but hopefully that will come w/continued use!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
I use it on my scalp only because I used to have a dry, flaky problem. Finds out coconut oil is naturally anti-fungal and it was a HUGE help. If it starts to drip I just smooth it back into my hair.

Since coconut oil is a carrier oil I added a few rosemary drops for growth. Some women say it doesnt work for them but I have seen growth with in consistent use. Every 2 weeks(I wash my hair every 2 weeks), Im gonna say I see about 1/4-1/8'' of growth.

My friend/suitemate who is relaxed and is trying to get her hair back into a healthy state, started using coconut oil since I got her hooked on it. She said her hair has been softer and is showing growth

I tried using coconut oil for sealing, but my hair does NOT like oil

Good for you though! Yay for coconut oil!
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