Coconut oil vs. Vatika oil

Hi all!

I've had really good experiences using virgin coconut oil, and I was just wondering how coconut oil users felt their results varied when they used vatika oil (the kind without mineral oil) instead? Is there really a difference other than the scent?

Thanks!
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Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength


Last edited by poemaXX; 04-29-2010 at 12:27 AM. Reason: Added more info.
Personally, I like Vatika better. I use it to scrunch out the crunch, sometimes ...when I remember... to seal my ends, and to DT.
The Vatika has other really good things including amla oil and lemon.
I can massage my scalp with it and it seems to get absorbed well and wash off with conditioner pretty easy.
When I used plain coconut oil, if I used too much of it, it would build up, it didnt smell like much, and didnt seem to condition my hair. The oil I used was not virgin coconut oil, just coconut oil.
Also, I feel like the Vatika doesnt really make my hair greasy.
When I used to use plain coconut oil, I started getting bumps in my scalp, like acne? I dont know, but it hurt and it was gross, and I realized that it was clogging my scalp pores. This hasnt happened since I use vatika. However, I think I use less of it now.
Hope this helps Poema!
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vatika oil is my favorite oil. coconut oil smells bad to me and doesnt absorb into my hair really well, although i do use it as a prepoo and use pure coconut oil. but vatika oil seems to really absorb into my hair and makes my hair soft. i use it when i straighten because it seems to make my hair feel moisturized dispite all of the cones on my head.
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Could you guys list which vatika oils you use? I don't have any Indian grocers near by and the stuff I see online has no ingredients list. I would like to try some without mineral oil.

Thanks!
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Central Florida Curly
CG since May 5, 2009
Hair Type: 3cCiii coarse\porous
Conditioners: Bioinfusion HCB, CJCR, SpiralSolutions DDMT, BellaCurl MC, BellaCurl LE, KCKT, YesToCucumbers
Stylers: CJ CCCC, FSG, KCCC, SpiralSolutions CEJ
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|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Vatika Frosting from Hairveda is great. I like it better than straight coconut. It smells wonderful. I tried buying Vatika oil from an indian grocery store and I'm not sure if there are different formulas, but the one I bought smelled like an industrial solvent. I threw it away.
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Hey folks So it's been a couple of years since I started this thread, but I've now had a chance to try Dabur Vatika Oil (link).

Scent // I prefer virgin coconut oil's light almost-fruity scent over Vatika Oil's more aggressive scent (which seems to have gotten stronger over time).

Properties // Although Vatika Oil has lemon, henna**, amla and other goodies I can't really tell the difference in terms of what it does for my hair. So far I've sealed with it, pre-pooed with it,... If anything it might feel a bit less oily than virgin coconut oil.

Packaging // I will say that Dabur's container is much more convenient for dispensing a bit of oil at a time compared to a jar of virgin coconut oil. Much better to keep in the shower and/or warm up in a sink full of warm water before dispensing.

Price // At ~$6 for 11.2 ounces, Dabur Vatika Oil is less expensive than the virgin coconut oils I've encountered. However, virgin coconut oil is food grade, while Dabur Vatika Oil (containing a hydroquinone-based preservative) is not.


Hope this helps!


**I've been hennaing my hair, so any effect from Vatika's henna content may not be noticeable.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

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