Coconut oil lovers

it is awesome.especially for my hair treatments
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Nothing will replace my coconut oil. I've tried olive oil and castor oil, and while they were good, they just didn't absorb as well as coconut oil.

I do, however, like Hollywood Beauty's Carrot Creme as an alternative on some days. I think it's good to switch it up because the cream contains proteins and the coconut oil preserves them in my hair. It stays pretty balanced this way.

I think I'm going to try herb infusions in my coconut oil just for fun.
How much do you put in? I am intrigued...
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I tried coconut oil as a treatment once and I think I might have over done the amount. How much do you all normally use?
I use a little coconut oil to scrunch out my hair before diffusing. I have to be careful because I tend to be heavy handed and have over done it. I basically use enough to cover my hands when it is melted and about 1/2 tbsp when it is solid.

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I use about 1 scant teaspoon (melted) mixed into my DT
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Hmm.. I've been looking to try something to seal in moisture because my hair is very dry.. does coconut oil mix well with product? I don't want the white goopies.
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As long as you don't see any white flakes on your hands once you emulsify the coconut oil you shouldn't get hair snotties at all. If your hair is still damp you *might* see some whiteness, oh well that depends on how you're styling your hair. Though when your hair dries it goes away.

I twisted mine tonight and sealed with coconut oil but my hair is just shiny right now.
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I think I will be interested in trying it especially for the winter. Only thing is I have some questions. Is coconut oil used as a DT or is it like a moisturizer for the hair? Silly question but can you just co-wash or use a non-sulphate shampoo to wash coconut oil out or do you need something else?
I think I will be interested in trying it especially for the winter. Only thing is I have some questions. Is coconut oil used as a DT or is it like a moisturizer for the hair? Silly question but can you just co-wash or use a non-sulphate shampoo to wash coconut oil out or do you need something else?
It depends. I can cowash it out, others have problems getting it out of their hair. If you plan to use it as a prewash treatment, I'd suggest starting with a short time (10 minutes) to see if it cowashes out of your hair. If that works, you can try longer times. I love my overnight coconut oil treatments.
The blog The Natural Haven has tons of information on coconut oil. Do a blog search for coconut oil.
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When I do Coconut Oil DT's they work better if I let them sit overnight. If I don't let it absorb overnight I have more trouble washing it out. I need to use a low poo to get it washed out the next morning, co washing didn't work for me.
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I tend to use the coconut oil before I do my co-wash, wash, etc..and really love it. I have never used it after as part of my styling products, but I am curious to try this. I will have to next time I co-wash my hair.
Originally Posted by greekgoddess
I use coconut oil. It is the only product I use for my hair. I only shampoo twice or thrice a week but I do shower my hair with water everyday (twice in fact as I shower twice). The water is pretty hard here. I do have my own designed hair care routine though because my curls are quite tight and prone to knotting.

Coconut oil will "gel up" so to speak but not give an artificial look like hair gel. This is because coconut oil has plenty of saturated fats, mostly lauric acid.

As an styling option, this is me with coconut oil applied after showering (1st pic) and after it dries out (2nd pic). The pictures are taken in different days though. Do also ignore the awkwardness of the hairstyle as I made the mistake of growing it from a haircut which had my curls long on the top and cropped on the sides (I wasn't really planning it on growing it anyway). All the length comes from the top of my skull and the hairstyle is still evolving for I want my hair to be double this size aprox. On the other hand, I have learnt plenty about managing curly hair as mine is very rebellious (just like me).

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Last edited by Roy_Boy; 09-07-2010 at 10:29 AM.
I tend to use the coconut oil before I do my co-wash, wash, etc..and really love it. I have never used it after as part of my styling products, but I am curious to try this. I will have to next time I co-wash my hair.
Originally Posted by greekgoddess
I use coconut oil. It is the only product I use for my hair. I only shampoo twice or thrice a week but I do shower my hair with water everyday (twice in fact as I shower twice). The water is pretty hard here. I do have my own designed hair care routine though because my curls are quite tight and prone to knotting.

Coconut oil will "gel up" so to speak but not give an artificial look like hair gel. This is because coconut oil has plenty of saturated fats, mostly lauric acid.

As an styling option, this is me with coconut oil applied after showering (1st pic) and after it dries out (2nd pic). The pictures are taken in different days though. Do also ignore the awkwardness of the hairstyle as I made the mistake of growing it from a haircut which had my curls long on the top and cropped on the sides (I wasn't really planning it on growing it anyway). All the length comes from the top of my skull and the hairstyle is still evolving for I want my hair to be double this size aprox. On the other hand, I have learnt plenty about managing curly hair as mine is very rebellious (just like me).

Regards.

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Originally Posted by Roy_Boy


nice hair!

I used to to do that too, until I found out gel makes it even better LOL.

Right now or just yesterday, I cowashed as usual and then put in some leave-in and avocado oil to follow, with some L.A. looks gel.

well my hair looked pretty good, better than with coconut oil, and it had NO smell, instead of that coconut oil smell, although the smell doesn't bother me, I'd rather not have it.

So I'm going to keep messing with the avocado oil and see what happens.

Oh, and i went to the fair that night, and rode about 5 crazy spinning around going upside down rides, WITH my hair DOWN. And it still looked exactly the same, with no frizz, except one section got a bit poofy by the end of the night, but it wasn't a dramatic poof, just a tiny strand that fuzzed up, I should of expected much worse seeing as I was riding crazy rides!

edit to also say:

its not that I had hair of steel, where it wasn't moving at all, my hair was flying around like crazy but after the rides it still looked exactly the same...except my part was in a different spot.

Last edited by turtles; 09-06-2010 at 09:29 AM.
If you prefer not to have the coconut oil scent, try refined coconut oil. It has no scent and is cheaper. I've read refined and unrefined coconut oil work the same as far as hair is concerned.
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If you prefer not to have the coconut oil scent, try refined coconut oil. It has no scent and is cheaper. I've read refined and unrefined coconut oil work the same as far as hair is concerned.
Originally Posted by pedaheh
I'm not sure if mine is refined or unrefined, I think the avocado oil I bought is refined...or maybe it is unrefined...
Sigh...now I gotta go get some coconut oil and try it again.
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i was in wholefoods yesterday and they had jars of their 365 brand of coconut oil at the register. i was tempted to buy but restrained myself until i fully understand it.

my hair does not like olive oil, almost impossible to remove. is coconut oil different in that regard?

is it a sealant?
does it moisturize?
is it a styler?

thanks!
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YMMV with coconut oil. Olive oil was hard to remove from my hair and coconut oil cowashes right out. But that is not everyone's experience. Some find coconut oil hard to remove too.
Coconut oil does moisturize the hair. It can actually get into the hair's cortex to moisturize hair. It can seal, but other oils are better for sealing. Because it penetrates the cortex, it doesn't form as good of a barrier to the cortex as other oils. I don't think it can be a styler, but you can use it to SOTC.

I like to pop popcorn in coconut oil. Yum.
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