Coconut cream natural laxer.......not a relaxer....poor miscommunication indeed

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So I tried the coconut cream relaxer that was posted on youtube to see what it would do to my hair, and it did exactly what I thought it would do.....strengthen it

youtube vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQD5v...rom=PL&index=5

This homemade concoction is not a relaxer at all, it's more like a very deep conditioner that helps to replenish the hair. The ingredients included the following:

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut Cream Concentrate
Plain Yogurt

I applied it to my hair and let it sit for about 45 minutes with a cap on. I rinsed it out and did my routine upkeep on my hair. The only difference that was evident in my hair was how soft it was. This is not a relaxer ladies and it does not do anything to "alter" your hair texture so what that woman said on the video was completely ridiculous. I also think that she is too into her daughters hair....like she's a barbie doll or something.



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Last edited by Hela; 05-29-2009 at 07:13 AM.
That woman is delusional about her daughter's hair type she keeps repeating she has very thick 3A, 3B hair. This is HILARIOUS! Any water or cream in your hair will make it look straighter until it get rinsed and dries. The fact she uses a applicator brush is really funny. I feel bad for her daughter though. I can only imagine what mindset she's in. oh btw I think someone may have posted on this awhile back about this woman, but I never watched the vid till now
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Last edited by 4aspiral; 05-29-2009 at 08:04 AM.
4aspiral, I wouldn't categorize her as delusional, thats a bit harsh.

also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbr8yk0wTY4

and most people said 3b

4aspiral, I wouldn't categorize her as delusional, thats a bit harsh.
Originally Posted by jujucabana
I don't know something about it really bothered me how she just kept smushing it in and claiming it relaxed, when it doesn't do any relaxing of any sort and kept repeating the hair type over and over again. I'm sorry if that comes off mean. I have no intention of coming off as a jerk, if I did sorry.

But I said delusional because delusion means "A delusion is commonly defined as a fixed false belief and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception". I thought that believing that would relax your hair was a fanciful or false belief. But maybe I should have used the word "misguided".

In order to "Relax" your hair you need chemicals that are strong enough to break down the DNA of your follicles to make it straight. Coconut cream and yogurt could never relax, if they could then you would die for eating them.
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Last edited by 4aspiral; 05-29-2009 at 10:07 AM.
also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbr8yk0wTY4

and most people said 3b
Originally Posted by jujucabana
If you look at the dates this vid was made AFTER her coconut relaxer vid probably because she kept repeating 3A and 3B in her video and people kept commenting on it.
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No She definitely is delusional, she put up pics with her daughters hair picked out and braided up.. her daughter's hair in it's natural state like in the coconut cream video is certainly in the 4a range...border lining 3C how she got the 2A 3A 3B is beyond me.. I can only guess like the owner of blended beauty..being classified as a 3c 4a was a little too "ethnic" for her so she told herself it's a 2a, 3a, 3b.. i honestly can't see someone reading the definitions of hair types and knowing what a 2a, 3a, 3b hair type consist of and then getting it so drastically wrong... in most case it's just the person in denial...
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also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbr8yk0wTY4

and most people said 3b
Originally Posted by jujucabana
Just because people said it doesn't make it true.. but oh yeah I forgot they have Cree summers and Rachael true listed as 3b's on the curl typing page ...

I know 3c wasn't in the original category and was made up for good reason.. because 3cs are not 3bs most have a different texture and 3b has become synonyms with a less coarse texture and looser curl... and this little girls hair is tightly curled, very dense and woolly associated mostly with 4a's.. I mean if they wanna say it's a 3b they can but it's not lol and i just looked at the pics again she said tehy were 2 years old everyone knows hair changes as children age and her hair looks like it's a braid out... by posting older pictures and questionable styles I think she just wants everyone to say 3a, 3b, 3c... if not why not post current pics of her daughters hair in it's natural state...
This woman appears to take very good care of her daughter's hair, which is very commendable. The coconut "relaxer" looks like nothing more than a good deep conditioner. For that reason alone, I might try it, but clearly it contains no ingredients that will alter the structure of the hair. If it did, I would've stopped relaxing a decade ago (instead of just 2 years ago!). The girl has 4a/3c hair to me. I'm also a 4a, but my coils are much tighter than that. Where she ever got 3a/b from is beyond me, regardless of what people may have said. I don't know that I think she is delusional about her daughter, but she is definitely delusional about what her product does.
I don't believe 4aspiral was being too harsh, what she's demonstrating is the definition of the word. I will definitely want to try this for softness and strength of my hair. Nothing can ultimately take you from a "4a to a 3c" as she's stated without using chemicals. But anywhooooo, will try as a deep condition with my hair.
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I don't think the lady in this video or anyone else who has tried this recipe (on hair boards at least) thought that this was an actual relaxer. If you watch the video all the way through than you can clearly see that it didn't relax the girls hair.

Most people try it as a way to elongate curls and make hair more manageable. A good moisturizing conditioner makes hair more manageable and yogurt often elongates hair (not drastically). This treament works similarly to sour cream and lemons or coconut milk and lime "relaxers."

I won't even get into the hair typing thing because its whatever. I am not sure where the strong feelings about this are coming from.
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I don't think the lady in this video or anyone else who has tried this recipe (on hair boards at least) thought that this was an actual relaxer. If you watch the video all the way through than you can clearly see that it didn't relax the girls hair.

Most people try it as a way to elongate curls and make hair more manageable. A good moisturizing conditioner makes hair more manageable and yogurt often elongates hair (not drastically). This treament works similarly to sour cream and lemons or coconut milk and lime "relaxers."

I won't even get into the hair typing thing because its whatever. I am not sure where the strong feelings about this are coming from.
Originally Posted by vkb247
Eh no strong feelings here. I just think the women is a little bit off, from the vid. I have watched many a video where mothers do their daughters hair and I love seeing mom's do a good job on natural hair. This particular women just seemed strange how she kept repeating hair types, and kept saying "look at how it's "relaxing" the curl. All in all though it's not that serious
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I think a lot of people get confused on curl pattern and hair texture. The girls hair looked like a silky texture, like curlykye's hair but the curl pattern was very 4a maybe a little 3c. Either way or whatever, he hair and curls are gorgeous.
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also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbr8yk0wTY4

and most people said 3b
Originally Posted by jujucabana
Just because people said it doesn't make it true.. but oh yeah I forgot they have Cree summers and Rachael true listed as 3b's on the curl typing page ...

I know 3c wasn't in the original category and was made up for good reason.. because 3cs are not 3bs most have a different texture and 3b has become synonyms with a less coarse texture and looser curl... and this little girls hair is tightly curled, very dense and woolly associated mostly with 4a's.. I mean if they wanna say it's a 3b they can but it's not lol and i just looked at the pics again she said tehy were 2 years old everyone knows hair changes as children age and her hair looks like it's a braid out... by posting older pictures and questionable styles I think she just wants everyone to say 3a, 3b, 3c... if not why not post current pics of her daughters hair in it's natural state...
Originally Posted by ~Curly~
The woman may not be "delusional" but I do agree that she is a little stuck on her daughters hair type.....she looked like a 3c to me anyways and the fact that she is so stressed about her daughters hair is a bit borderline. Also I thought Rachel True's hair was in the 3c category.....she has some tight curls....a little too tight to be a 3b if you ask me......besides shes the inspiration for me and my BC

I never knew that there was no such thing as 3c....interesting....
This woman appears to take very good care of her daughter's hair, which is very commendable. The coconut "relaxer" looks like nothing more than a good deep conditioner. For that reason alone, I might try it, but clearly it contains no ingredients that will alter the structure of the hair. If it did, I would've stopped relaxing a decade ago (instead of just 2 years ago!). The girl has 4a/3c hair to me. I'm also a 4a, but my coils are much tighter than that. Where she ever got 3a/b from is beyond me, regardless of what people may have said. I don't know that I think she is delusional about her daughter, but she is definitely delusional about what her product does.
Originally Posted by Ronnieaj

You really should try the concoction as it does help to condition your hair. i love the way my hair felt after I used it, i don't use it every 2-3 months though....I use it every month it works better for me that way.
I don't think the lady in this video or anyone else who has tried this recipe (on hair boards at least) thought that this was an actual relaxer. If you watch the video all the way through than you can clearly see that it didn't relax the girls hair.

Most people try it as a way to elongate curls and make hair more manageable. A good moisturizing conditioner makes hair more manageable and yogurt often elongates hair (not drastically). This treament works similarly to sour cream and lemons or coconut milk and lime "relaxers."

I won't even get into the hair typing thing because its whatever. I am not sure where the strong feelings about this are coming from.
Originally Posted by vkb247
There are no strong feelings on my part

I was just confused as to why she called it a relaxer and just not a deep conditioning treatment

It's obvious that the treatment didn't relax the curls....when i use the concoction on my hair it did exactly what i thought it would do and that was condition my hair. I actually like the mixture but as I said before there was a big miscommunication because she used the word relaxer. she may have meant that it kind of relaxes the curls and elongates them a bit but most people when they see or hear "relaxer" automatically lean towards a straightening perm or curly perm of some sort
the daughter looks like she had silky 4a/3c hair imo. i want to try it because the hair looked so pretty in the end.like it was really moisturized. the relaxing effect was from the heaviness of the product. she(the mom) is obviously not natural and only has her childs natural hair to go by so i gave her a pass for some of the things she said. and i think she got the 3a/3b thing judging on the wet hair because when wet the girls hair looked MUCH looser than dry. lol i watched that vid so much because i havent seen long afro hair "in action" LOL
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Yeah that's certainly 3c/4a hair. It's beautiful though so as much as the mother has seemingly internalized white beauty standards, she at least takes care of her daughter's hair.

What does yoghurt anyway do for hair?
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looks like a fab conditioner.

that said, it's kinda sad that Andre's classification has become the new caste system/paper bag test.
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Andre's classification has become the new caste system/
Sadly that's so true. We need a modern James Brown singing "I a black and I am proud" and India Arie's song Hair being even less apologetic about kinky hair and both being blared everywhere.

Sometimes I just want to do the unthinkable..comb my hair, so that its looks like a big bad ass 70's afro and wear it outside just to put a middle-finger to this silly notion that beauty is being close to white.

I am multiracial with corkscrew curls but even I am sick of the lack of pure Bantu-Nubian type hair in the media.
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