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Old 01-05-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
 
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I bought a can of 100% Organic Coconut Milk (my impulsive PJ-ism) from the health food store and was wondering would it be of any benefit to add some to my deep conditioning mix? Any suggestions of further uses are welcomed.
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I LOVE adding coconut milk to my DTs!!!! I use about 1/4 cup added to commerical DTs along with oils and honey. You will LOVE the results. Saturday night, I did a DT with

Pantene relaxed and natural breakage defense mask
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Mixed it all up, applied, and sat under my conditioner cap and watched TV. When I rinsed it out, the tangles just fell out of my hair and detangling was a BREEZE.

What I usually do is freeze the rest of the coconut milk in ziplock bags (each bag will have enough for 1 DT), so when I want to do a DT, I just take it out the freezer and let it thaw.
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I love, love coconut milk. It is such a great addition to deep treatments. When I add it to my honey and olive oil, I rarely even need to use a leave in.
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This is making me want to give coconut milk another try. It just didn't do much for my hair when I used the Suave Coconut Condish.

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This is making me want to give coconut milk another try. It just didn't do much for my hair when I used the Suave Coconut Condish.
You added the coconut milk to the suave, or are u saying that u just used the suave coconut condish?

Try adding pure coconut milk to the conditioner to increase the moisture retention.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
 
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What if your hair doesn't like coconut oil? Will it also have adverse affects to coconut milk?
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... but what does it do?

I have some in the fridge, and I used it a few times on my hair alone. It just felt a bit sticky, like a light setting lotion.
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... but what does it do?

I have some in the fridge, and I used it a few times on my hair alone. It just felt a bit sticky, like a light setting lotion.
It makes my hair soft. When I was doing my research for ingredients, I found this:

"Coconut milk contains proteins, which strengthen hair and can help to minimize breakage. It also has properties which protect hair and scalp from UV rays.

Using coconut milk for improving hair growth is another simple home remedy for hair loss that some claim to offer results. Apply all over your scalp with fingers and give your scalp a deep massage so that the coconut milk reaches the roots of your hair. It serves to nourish the hair and promote the growth of new hair. In addition, it keeps the existing hair in a healthy condition."
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Last weekend I mixed Oyin's Honey Hemp Conditioner and Coconut Milk. I used it as a deep treatment (why I don't know lol) and put a plastic cap on my head for about 40 minutes. When I rinsed the concoction out, my hair was shiny and my coils were like "boing"lol
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... but what does it do?

I have some in the fridge, and I used it a few times on my hair alone. It just felt a bit sticky, like a light setting lotion.
It makes my hair soft. When I was doing my research for ingredients, I found this:

"Coconut milk contains proteins, which strengthen hair and can help to minimize breakage. It also has properties which protect hair and scalp from UV rays.

Using coconut milk for improving hair growth is another simple home remedy for hair loss that some claim to offer results. Apply all over your scalp with fingers and give your scalp a deep massage so that the coconut milk reaches the roots of your hair. It serves to nourish the hair and promote the growth of new hair. In addition, it keeps the existing hair in a healthy condition."

Thank you for that information..
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Try mixing coconut milk with bentonite or rhassoul clay for a rich moisturizing deep treatment.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:37 AM   #12
 
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I just bought two cans of coconut milk to cook Habichuelas con Dulce and now after reading this thread i'm about to pour the milk on my head instead, lol. *sigh* my SO isn't going to put up with me much longer, hehehehehe


Also, does anyone mix this with conditioners to use as a leave in?
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I LOVE adding coconut milk to my DTs!!!! I use about 1/4 cup added to commerical DTs along with oils and honey. You will LOVE the results. Saturday night, I did a DT with

Pantene relaxed and natural breakage defense mask
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup of various oils (olive, castor, coconut)

Mixed it all up, applied, and sat under my conditioner cap and watched TV. When I rinsed it out, the tangles just fell out of my hair and detangling was a BREEZE.

What I usually do is freeze the rest of the coconut milk in ziplock bags (each bag will have enough for 1 DT), so when I want to do a DT, I just take it out the freezer and let it thaw.
Thank you for this tip. I tried it and my hair is sooooooo soft.
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This sounds good. I'm twitching again... I need a junkie fix.... must-buy-something-new.....

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It's excellent for DC's. I use it every week in addition to avocado, goats milk (recently tried), honey, a bit of conditioner and oils.

This stuff makes your hair soft and well moisturized. I can't get enough of it.

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I just deep conditioned with coconut milk and I can attest that it really does leave the hair much softer, and if your hair doesn't work with coconut oil doesn't mean it won't work with coconut milk.
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I bought some coconut milk today at the store. Thanks for posting all these recipes! I will definitely try one of these recipes tomorrow night.
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I've seen some old posts of gals using Coco milk as a LI? Anyone currently try this???
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I just started using coconut milk and I got pretty nice results...I could tell my hair liked it while it was in...I wonder if it would work in my hair as a leave in...I will try it!
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I've seen some old posts of gals using Coco milk as a LI? Anyone currently try this???
I saw a woman on youtube who goes by the name, Rusticbeauty use coconut milk for a DT and her coils looked so awsome that I wondered the same thing.

Can it be used as a leave-in? I'm sure it would dry clear. I may have to try that some day to satisfy my curiosity.
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