Coconut oil lovers

Is there anything that can compare to the amazing, greatest, most wonderful, coconut oil?

I'm just curious because I'm trying to switch stuff up.

See what I noticed is if I DON'T put coconut oil in my hair I guess, the humidity stabs my hair to death, and then my hair looks very dry. but with coconut oil, my hair doesn't lose shape and it looks moist.

When and how do you apply your coconut oil? I use coconut and jojoba oil with the same results.
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wash do my thing, then I put in leave in, and coconut oil then gel...or I put in gel then coconut oil, really in any order my hair will turn out the same.
nope, coconut oil is the shizz.
& I mean, us curlies tend to want to switch things up in search of something that works better when what weve got is just fine (im trying to stop myself from doing this)
The only thing id switch is because of the cost.. but coconut oil is fairly affordable compared to other products.

Id stick to it, if you want to be fancy.. buy some Vatika oil or Hairvedas version? Personally, if i had to get rid of all my oils and keep one it would be coconut so that says alot LoL
even though im loving castor as well.. but, it serves a different purpose.. you get it lol
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hmm, I'm not having the best of luck with it myself. Not sure if it's because it is in fact an oil or not. My hair likes the Suave tropical coconut only, and so I figured it'd love the coconut oil....not really feeling it. ?????
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Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
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.
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Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
hmm, I'm not having the best of luck with it myself. Not sure if it's because it is in fact an oil or not. My hair likes the Suave tropical coconut only, and so I figured it'd love the coconut oil....not really feeling it. ?????
Originally Posted by marinacurlz
How are you applying it?
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So far I have tried putting some in before a co-wash, using as a leave in under gel, and to sotc....not all at once though! My hair is so dry I really want it to work
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
I have a stupid question. I was at the health/natural store today & asked about the coconut oil, but it did not look liquidy like I thought it would. It looked like Crisco - solid. Is that the kind you all use & if so how exactly do you use it? I ended up getting jojoba oil instead...since it looked like I thought it should! *lol*
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. So, yep, that is the stuff.
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Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
you put it in your hands and it melts...its almost like magic...almost.
Be careful. I went on a coconut jag last summer and was soooo happy for a while... then i had a bad reaction.... apparently you can overdo it... my hair got strawlike from it.....
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hmm I've been using it for about......8 months now, nothing yet. I do have like dandruff but I've always had issues with dandruff before cg, and my mom has it too.
Be careful. I went on a coconut jag last summer and was soooo happy for a while... then i had a bad reaction.... apparently you can overdo it... my hair got strawlike from it.....
Originally Posted by rudeechick
That's interesting rudee. I haven't had any issues with coconut oil, but recently I was reading some information about coconut oil on a natural product making site. They said that coconut oil used in large amounts can cause drying. They didn't say why so I'm left wondering. Is that what happened to you?
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Be careful. I went on a coconut jag last summer and was soooo happy for a while... then i had a bad reaction.... apparently you can overdo it... my hair got strawlike from it.....
Originally Posted by rudeechick
That's interesting rudee. I haven't had any issues with coconut oil, but recently I was reading some information about coconut oil on a natural product making site. They said that coconut oil used in large amounts can cause drying. They didn't say why so I'm left wondering. Is that what happened to you?
Originally Posted by angel29ish
That is exactly what happened. I had been using it mixed in with my weekly DT for over a year with no prob. Then I found a daily condish with it and LOVED it... til it stopped loving me my hair turned to straight straw.
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Be careful. I went on a coconut jag last summer and was soooo happy for a while... then i had a bad reaction.... apparently you can overdo it... my hair got strawlike from it.....
Originally Posted by rudeechick
That's interesting rudee. I haven't had any issues with coconut oil, but recently I was reading some information about coconut oil on a natural product making site. They said that coconut oil used in large amounts can cause drying. They didn't say why so I'm left wondering. Is that what happened to you?
Originally Posted by angel29ish
That is exactly what happened. I had been using it mixed in with my weekly DT for over a year with no prob. Then I found a daily condish with it and LOVED it... til it stopped loving me my hair turned to straight straw.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
That's definitely something to watch for! Thanks for the heads up.

Oh, I also wanted to mention another interesting thing the site said about Coconut oil. The reason it's used in soaps is because it has a detergent like property. Maybe that is what can make it harsh? I'm wondering if that refers to Cocamidopropyl betaine which is derived from coconut oil. Hmmm...
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Last edited by angel29ish; 08-21-2010 at 12:12 PM. Reason: more info
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Originally Posted by rudeechick Be careful. I went on a coconut jag last summer and was soooo happy for a while... then i had a bad reaction.... apparently you can overdo it... my hair got strawlike from it.....



That's interesting rudee. I haven't had any issues with coconut oil, but recently I was reading some information about coconut oil on a natural product making site. They said that coconut oil used in large amounts can cause drying. They didn't say why so I'm left wondering. Is that what happened to you?



That is exactly what happened. I had been using it mixed in with my weekly DT for over a year with no prob. Then I found a daily condish with it and LOVED it... til it stopped loving me my hair turned to straight straw.



That's definitely something to watch for! Thanks for the heads up.

Oh, I also wanted to mention another interesting thing the site said about Coconut oil. The reason it's used in soaps is because it has a detergent like property. Maybe that is what can make it harsh? I'm wondering if that refers to Cocamidopropyl betaine which is derived from coconut oil. Hmmm...
Do you think the straw reaction from the coconut oil was caused by over conditioning or some other issue with the coconut oil? I ask because I use tons of coconut oil, but have dry hair that can't be over conditioned.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
Do you think the straw reaction from the coconut oil was caused by over conditioning or some other issue with the coconut oil? I ask because I use tons of coconut oil, but have dry hair that can't be over conditioned.
I remember when rudee had this problem and opera curls did too. We didn't really get to the bottom of it. We theorized that because Coconut can help with protein retention that maybe that's what caused the straw-like reaction. Never had it happen to me, but I like to switch stuff up all the time. Whenever I use anything coconut, it's usually my best hair days

turtles-I've read that babasu can be similar to coconut oil but it doesn't smell as yummy.
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Do you think the straw reaction from the coconut oil was caused by over conditioning or some other issue with the coconut oil? I ask because I use tons of coconut oil, but have dry hair that can't be over conditioned.
I remember when rudee had this problem and opera curls did too. We didn't really get to the bottom of it. We theorized that because Coconut can help with protein retention that maybe that's what caused the straw-like reaction. Never had it happen to me, but I like to switch stuff up all the time. Whenever I use anything coconut, it's usually my best hair days

turtles-I've read that babasu can be similar to coconut oil but it doesn't smell as yummy.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
I think its great in moderation.
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Coconut oil is one of the oils that penetrates, and I believe although it does not have protein, it protects against protein loss-good for some, but can have a drying effect for others....maybe this is what happened over time? Or I'm just totally wrong....

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