Coconut oil....help!!!!!!!!!

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So I've used coconut oil 3 times now and have had horrible experiences every time.

Today I applied coconut oil to dry hair and put up in a shower cap for about 3 hours. I then got in the shower and used a clarifying conditioner (vo5 mint tea) and conditioned as usual. Rinsed my hair and combed through then applied conditioner to soaking wet hair to style. ( like always ) this time when applying my conditioner instead of my fingers sliding through it was rough and coarse. The texture of my hair was similar if you would put aloe in dry hair. Gummy and stiff. It's terrible. If I take my hand to glide down my hair it doesn't glide. Whats going on?! This happens every time. I usually end up baking soda avc rinsing my hair.

I'm sitting here now about 15 minutes after my shower and my hair is sooooo stiff.

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3A 3B mix
Very thick hair
Colored
Low porosity
Medium coarse texture

Lo-Poo- Yes to Cucumbers
Co-wash- Yes to Cucumbers, As I Am Co-wash
RO-Yes to blueberries, GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in, KCKT

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Misc- CJ Smoothing lotion

Last edited by greencup13; 08-05-2012 at 04:34 PM.
May b it hair dislikes protein
Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
some curlies hate coconut oil. i have heard that protein sensitive hair cant or shouldnt use it, though im protein sensitive n i can use it just fine so it depends on the person

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 didn't like cocoanut oil, and my hair loves protein so I'm not sure why my hair doesn't like it. I tried more than once but no go.

Try a lighter oil - a lot of curlies like almond oil or jojoba - or try the one in my siggie. It lasts forever and it is very light.
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
My hair loves coconut oil, but there's no way I could get it out with just a cowash. I know many curlies have no trouble that way, but I need to use a low-poo. Maybe try that next time and see if it makes a difference?


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Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

So next time Ill try a low poo before I rule out my hair hates coconut oil. What are some low poos?
3A 3B mix
Very thick hair
Colored
Low porosity
Medium coarse texture

Lo-Poo- Yes to Cucumbers
Co-wash- Yes to Cucumbers, As I Am Co-wash
RO-Yes to blueberries, GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in, KCKT

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Misc- CJ Smoothing lotion
I LOVE Renpure organics, both the Argan oil one and the Keratin one for low-poos. (If your hair is protein sensitive the argan oil one is protein free, I believe.)

I can use small amounts of EVCO on dry hair, but if I want a treatment I'll put it on heavily and then low poo it out.

Sometimes I'll mix a little with my LI which goes into very wet hair.

My hair loves protein and loves coconut oil, but I think if I put it heavily into dry hair and only co-washed it out I'd have a mess on my hands. Small amounts co-wash out without a problem, but large amounts would likely be a problem.

Remember that EVCO penetrates the shaft, which can make it harder to get out.

Also, do you shower in warm/hot water? Bc that might make a difference, too. I'm assuming you do, but I know some people take cool showers, so I thought I'd throw it out there.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
^ Great suggestions. The only low poo I use these days is Curl Junkie's - not cheap, but it lasts forever. I've also tried Jessicurl's and Kinky Curly's shampoos (which some people love, but stripped my hair something awful). I've also used Shea Moisture's shampoo, but not to get out coconut oil so I don't know how it works for that.

If you try coconut oil again and still don't like how your hair feels after using a low poo to get it out, I guess you'll know for sure that it's just not for you. This whole curly hair thing is one big science experiment!


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Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

^ Great suggestions. The only low poo I use these days is Curl Junkie's - not cheap, but it lasts forever. I've also tried Jessicurl's and Kinky Curly's shampoos (which some people love, but stripped my hair something awful). I've also used Shea Moisture's shampoo, but not to get out coconut oil so I don't know how it works for that.

If you try coconut oil again and still don't like how your hair feels after using a low poo to get it out, I guess you'll know for sure that it's just not for you. This whole curly hair thing is one big science experiment!


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Originally Posted by Rustina
nicely said there! i cant really use gel i tried it a few times, then i bought another gel the other week, n its just as bad as the other one so i dont use it at all any more. just a pity cause now i got 2 opened tubes of gel.

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

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