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blonderiffic 11-06-2012 10:42 AM

Coconut Oil
 
I used coconut oil last night as a deep conditioner! I can't tell you what a difference it made. I was contemplating a chop, now I am reconsidering. I 3a, babyfine, dry, dry curls. This was amazing! I still have soft, moisturized curls even after sleeping. Great 2nd day hair.

sinistral55 11-07-2012 10:42 AM

I need to try this! I love coconut oil. I used to use it with my conditioner, not AS a conditioner. But now that it's so cold and dry here, I want to try it....

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countrycurlies 11-09-2012 08:06 AM

I've tried coconut oil several times, and never did like the way it works. It made my hair greasy and I still had some in my hair after 2 (non-sulfate) washes.
I've tried it as a deep treatment(which I forgot to leave it in for about 15 minutes) and i had to use non-sulfate shampoo three times and I thought I got it all, but than I had to do the same thing the day after. Maybe I done something wrong, but I am not using that stuff again! lol :)

lady_m 11-09-2012 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by blonderiffic (Post 2065403)
I used coconut oil last night as a deep conditioner! I can't tell you what a difference it made. I was contemplating a chop, now I am reconsidering. I 3a, babyfine, dry, dry curls. This was amazing! I still have soft, moisturized curls even after sleeping. Great 2nd day hair.

Yes! I can testify to this. I Prepoo with this and it does wonders for softness before washing.

Jas76 11-09-2012 11:07 AM

Love coconut oil!! Well, pretty much any oil! Lol!

I add that and some EVOO to a DT and it's lovely! I use it for pre-pooing, and in the warmer months I'll use a bit on my hair for the SPF and frizz control.

And it's great on skin year 'round!

Knotty_Maddy 11-09-2012 11:42 AM

I also love it as an alternate DT or pre-poo...softens my hair and gives me awesome curl definition! :D

Pheebie 11-11-2012 01:02 PM

I love coconut oil . . .
 
The other night I smoothed some over the ends and length of my hair ~ just enough to make my hair look shiny. I even massaged a dab or two into my scalp and left it on over night. In the a.m., I co-washed with V05 kiwi lime and had an excellent hair day. Shiny, soft curls with minimal frizz. I hadn't used coconut oil in this way for a few months, but now it's going to be a weekly ritual for me. Love it. :)

Mom2lyse20 11-12-2012 02:21 PM

do you guys mind me asking where you buy coconut oil? Or when I might find some?? I want to try this badly but can't find in regular stores. There no whole foods around me so where else might I find this? :cwm10:

Spiralli 11-12-2012 03:10 PM

Do you have a Vitamin Shoppe near you? They may sell some. I use Nutiva brand. I love it. I buy the smallest jar (15oz) because it lasts me forever. I scoop some out into a smaller container to last a few weeks and store the main jar in the fridge so it doesn't spoil.

Ml001 11-12-2012 04:38 PM

I get mine at the local health food store. But Walmart sells organic coconut oil from Spring Valley. It's in the supplement section. It's probably refined, and some purists might say 'no-no' but without looking I couldn't even tell you which one I chose or why lol (I have both available). I honestly don't think it matters - especially if your local options are so limited.

Keihs 11-12-2012 04:51 PM

I got VCO at Trader Joe's for about $5. I also saw some at Safeway which was about $7.

Ericachristina 11-12-2012 05:22 PM

I am almost out of coconut oil! I get mine at my local GNC and I get the organic extra virgin oil by Natures Way. I use coconut oil in my oil treatments which I do once a week and I usually mix it with a few other oils and leave it in for a few hours. It can be difficult to wash out with sufate free shampoo so you may have to wash your hair a few times. The only slight downside I personally find is that the oil is solid so for easier distribution I always have to warm it before I use it, other than that I really like it.

SaraNoH 11-12-2012 09:52 PM

The main thing I look for when buying CO: if it smells like coconuts and makes you drool then it's the good stuff. I've tried refined oil/non fragrant oil and it was not good....

waterlily716 11-13-2012 08:04 PM

I use coconut oil as a dry scalp treatment overnight and it works wonders. When I wash it in the morning it just all seems to absorb into my hair after cowashing and brushing. That makes my hair really soft.

I tried to do a hair treatment once but it didn't really work out. But I think you are supposed to apply oil to wet hair for a DT, and I applied to dry hair. What do you guys do?

Pheebie 11-14-2012 05:47 AM

I apply coconut oil to dry hair, right before bed. It washes out just fine with a co-wash the next morning (I use V05 Kiwi Lime). Granted, I usually have to use a bit more conditioner than usual and spend a little more time massaging it into the length of my hair, but it works. After my hair dries, it's shinier and softer than normal, but not greasy-looking at all. I don't use gobs of coconut oil - just enough to create a sheen on my hair.

hsr 11-14-2012 10:29 AM

DT vs. Pre-poo
 
Question about all this: what's the difference between a DT and a pre-poo? I don't typically need moisture beyond my daily rinse-out; however, after a hair experiment gone-wrong, I think I'm in need of additional moisture.

I have unrefined virgin coconut oil, which I love as a body lotion, but when used on my hair -- even in the tiniest amounts -- it tends to leave my fine/normal waves greasy. I was thinking of mixing it with conditioner, to off-set the heaviness. Is this a good idea? Should I apply it to dry or wet hair (is this where the difference between DT's and pre-poo's comes in)? How long do I leave it in? How do I get it out? Co-wash, low-poo?

My waves thank you all for any advice.


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