Oil + shampoo = soft hair!

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Usually I shampoo, condition, style, frizz serum, t-shirt turban for 15 min, then air dry. Lately, though, my hair has been super frizzy and barely curling.

So I did something different last night...
I shampooed but added some coconut oil so it wouldn't strip my hair and because I needed more moisture. Come Clean lathers, so the coconut oil was able to spread well. Next, I conditioned with KCKT and detangled. After that, I scrunch n pumped some KCCC in and a little Sprial Sprtiz to help with frizz. I scrunched with a t-shirt then just put my hair over my pillown and went to sleep.

Awesome hair day today! Didn't know if it was the oil + shampoo or something else, but I would definitely recommend adding oil to your shampoo.
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Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone
I love oiling my hair and then washing with a stronger shampoo! It seems counter-intuitive (I always wondered why it wouldn't work the same if you just used a very mild low poo and didn't add any oil), but there's something about the combo that makes my hair super soft and happy, but clean, light, and refreshed.

BTW, I don't think I could ever get decent hair just "plopping" it on top of my pillow, like you described! I will forever be envious of those who can go to bed with wet hair and wake up with great curls.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
Usually I shampoo, condition, style, frizz serum, t-shirt turban for 15 min, then air dry. Lately, though, my hair has been super frizzy and barely curling.

So I did something different last night...
I shampooed but added some coconut oil so it wouldn't strip my hair and because I needed more moisture. Come Clean lathers, so the coconut oil was able to spread well. Next, I conditioned with KCKT and detangled. After that, I scrunch n pumped some KCCC in and a little Sprial Sprtiz to help with frizz. I scrunched with a t-shirt then just put my hair over my pillown and went to sleep.

Awesome hair day today! Didn't know if it was the oil + shampoo or something else, but I would definitely recommend adding oil to your shampoo.
Originally Posted by unicyclist

woow that is interesting! so you just added the oil to your other hand with the poo, or did you add the oil to your hair first then poo'd after? im intereested in trying this

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
My hair seems to love oil so I'm really interested in this as well!
Finally have a routine that works

Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
LI - KCNT
Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie )

Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in
Yep! I just mixed it right in with my shampoo and got super soft hair instead of dry, brittle hair.
Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone
i am sooo going to try this!! my hair LOVES oil, so im hoping itll work with me as good as it does with you.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
I'm absolutely going to try this method tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!
Hair Type: 3A/3B; natural color; mid-back length.
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus (2 - 3 times/week)
Fave Rinse-Out Conditioners: HE Hello Hydration; Yes to Blueberries; GVP Conditioning Balm;
Styling Routine: Squish-scrunch product /conditioner into soaking wet, upside down hair; plop for 10 minutes, air dry. (Diffuser dry front section.)
Fave Styling Products: KCKT; Tigi Curl Amplifier Creme; Batia & Aleeza gel; Giovanni Sunset Styler; LA Looks Sport Gel.
Oil + Conditioner = even softer hair!
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Oil + Conditioner = even softer hair!
Originally Posted by Ketchup
i did this today, and oooh my good!! best DT ever! i mixed two condioners together, mac nut oil, evening primrose oil and a few drops of rosemary. i wet my hair, put a bit in, n use it to detangle, which was super easy, then put it all in and left it in for 45 mins. i used a low poo to wash it all out then i put a bit of the left overs in as a leave in.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Oh, I totally get it now!! Sorry, "duuhhh" moment. I realize now that you meant mixing oil straight into your shampoo and washing with that. I actually kind of stole this idea yesterday when I was washing my hair and loved it! My scalp starts to get dry and not feel good sometimes (my sensitive scalp gets broken out when I wash with something too harsh too often), so I added some apricot kernel oil to my low poo (Organix Tea Tree Mint) and washed with that. I probably used about/more than 10 drops of the stuff by the time I was done low pooing. And it was GREAT! Thanks for the idea!! I loved it. My scalp was happy, and I don't feel at all greasy or anything like that. Awesome idea!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
Coconut oil? Where do you buy it? Thanks
Coconut oil? Where do you buy it? Thanks
Originally Posted by isabella
I've found coconut oil in the organic section at my regular grocer or with the regular cooking oils at walmart...

ETA I've also found it at GNC.

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Last edited by Kilajo; 03-12-2012 at 06:27 PM.
Oh, I totally get it now!! Sorry, "duuhhh" moment. I realize now that you meant mixing oil straight into your shampoo and washing with that. I actually kind of stole this idea yesterday when I was washing my hair and loved it! My scalp starts to get dry and not feel good sometimes (my sensitive scalp gets broken out when I wash with something too harsh too often), so I added some apricot kernel oil to my low poo (Organix Tea Tree Mint) and washed with that. I probably used about/more than 10 drops of the stuff by the time I was done low pooing. And it was GREAT! Thanks for the idea!! I loved it. My scalp was happy, and I don't feel at all greasy or anything like that. Awesome idea!
Originally Posted by wavynwild16
Yay! I am so glad it worked for you
Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone
Oh I love oil & shampoo! I've been doing a honey & olive oil mask before I shampoo & my hair has never been softer. It's the best thing I've done yet for my hair. I'm so happy it works for you too!


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I do this too. I usually oil my hair with coconut oil about 20 min before washing and let it sit. Then I wash with shampoo on my scalp only, and then condition the ends, and finally I rinse everything out. The result is super soft hair.
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My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Today, I got some shea butter because I needed something for my skin. I figured what the hell and mixed about 1/2 cup of Shea butter with 1/3 cup of coconut oil and some vanilla extract for fragrance. Gonna try it tonight with my hair too, to mix with the shampoo
Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone

Last edited by unicyclist; 03-13-2012 at 08:03 PM.
Wow - what a terrific idea! I'm trying it tomorrow a.m.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I love this. I'm going to do it all the time!

I'm getting my haircut tomorrow, but today, after putting oil in my shampoo (I always mix my shampoo in water so I poured some oil in - the oil in my siggie) I tried it and I loved the results. Much improvement! This is revolutionary.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I'll have to try this. I've been rubbing coconut oil into hair on nights before I plan on washing it to help avoid stripping it. Putting it right into the shampoo sounds like it might work better.


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