coconut oil has saved my hair!

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It's an excellent cooking oil. Priceless.
I'm just laughing now because I'm imagining bringing a teaspoon of coconut oil to my mouth and consuming a hair ball. I have two jars of coconut oil actually. One stays in the kitchen and the other my bathroom cabinet. Just in case of furballs. Hope it works for you guys as much internally as it does externally.
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Yep, we just bought another litre bottle of coconut oil for cooking -- I have a separate container of coconut oil for my hair
Hair type: 2c/3a, fine, med density, med-high porosity
Co-wash: tresemme naturals
RO: garnier fructis nutri-repair nourishing, matrix cb, ytc
LI: sukin, matrix cb, kckt
Sealer: argan oil, coconut oil
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Dt: matrix cb, alchemy masque
Pt: gelatin, joico Kpak
Another coconut oil fan here - for hair (sleep with it in once/week before my weekly low-poo), for face (wash, moisturize, or steam in it before a mask), lips, and cooking. My man jokes about how much I love it, and what a miracle goo it is. I even chased my uncle down with it when he had mysterious dry patches on his forehead, and after two days of oiling them twice a day, they were gone.

I can't do shea/jojoba/olive oil on my hair as a DT. It always looks funky or fluffs way out. But coconut oil is the best, for me. I keep a little plastic bottle of it in the shower, so when I want to use it I just toss it on the floor and the hot water melts it while I shower.

Fun facts: It has a very high smoke point, so it's good for high-heat cooking and safer than olive oil (which has a low smoke point) for such things. It has antibacterial properties. And it smells great.
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I know how you feel! My family and friends are tired of me talking about coconut oil haha speaking of which its about time for a deep treatment!!
Originally Posted by Puffff
I'm dying to try a DT with coconut oil! How do u do it? And where do u get it? I have fine hair so that's the only thing I'm worried about, but I'm finding that most products are too heavy for my hair, so I want to try a simple, natural approach
They sell it at any supermarket. Just make sure it's extra virgin. And put it in when your hair is very wet and still warm from the shower. It distributes/penetrates better and then you can throw on a shower cap for 10 minutes while you're shaving or get out and leave it for up to an hour to let it seep.
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Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

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They sell it at any supermarket. Just make sure it's extra virgin. And put it in when your hair is very wet and still warm from the shower. It distributes/penetrates better and then you can throw on a shower cap for 10 minutes while you're shaving or get out and leave it for up to an hour to let it seep.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Thanks Dusa! Just one more question, how much do u use?
It only works for me if I mix it with something else, like a DT. If I leave it in under any circumstance an epic, greasy freakout ensues.
I'm gonna try it alone on dry hair and see how it goes. I ordered some cheap organic coconut oil online. I love buying stuff online ^_^ anyway, I decided to do it on dry hair because I don't think my hair will absorb anything when it's wet. I'll put on one of those self warming foil caps too (the ones that use your own body heat).
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
I can use it by itself to deep treat. For that maybe four tbsp for my whole head. I've done that once or twice but usually I mix it with other oils to deep treat. (Olive, castor, avocado, grapeseed.)
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Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

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Only four? Wow! I did a DT with olive oil today since I don't have the coconut oil yet and I used a lot more than that. (It's still wet though so idk how it turned out) I did apply it on dry hair though but I think I would need a lot anyway... Guess I do have a lot of hair :-/
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Last edited by sKorpio1190; 03-19-2013 at 10:13 PM.
I was guesstimating but looking back, yes, it might've been more. I was scooping it straight out of the jar with my fingers and just applying to wet hair loosey goosey. Now though I do things in tsp and tbsp so that there will be equal parts olive oil to coconut oil, etc. That said, yes, you do have a lot of hair. Not a bad thing IMO. Even though my hair exasperates me sometimes I'm happy it's thick because it helps with styling. Don't you feel like our hair holds a style well since there's so much of it?
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That's the thing though mine doesn't. Since its fine it gets frizzy really easily and loses its definition. I rather have less hair that's thicker. Smh. Anyway, is there a difference between applying to wet or dry hair? I feel like if the hair is wet it will repel the oils
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Aw, well I think all curly hair tends to frizz really easily if you don't keep it hydrated enough so that's probably not your texture's fault. Just the hazards of being a curly. Also I think if your hair was fine and lower density you might not have as much as body. See I suspect my density is probably more than most but leaning towards medium and it's just the individual hair strands that are thicker. But if I had finer hair I'd want my hair to be super high density so I'd still have lots of body and the option for volume. I think nature tends to bless us one way or the other. Also if I had fine hair I'd be having a picnic trying every product on the market and not fearing proteins. Of course when you have fine hair you have to worry about your hair getting weighed down too. . . Wow it's a crapshoot either way, isn't it?
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Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Aw, well I think all curly hair tends to frizz really easily if you don't keep it hydrated enough so that's probably not your texture's fault. Just the hazards of being a curly. Also I think if your hair was fine and lower density you might not have as much as body. See I suspect my density is probably more than most but leaning towards medium and it's just the individual hair strands that are thicker. But if I had finer hair I'd want my hair to be super high density so I'd still have lots of body and the option for volume. I think nature tends to bless us one way or the other. Also if I had fine hair I'd be having a picnic trying every product on the market and not fearing proteins. Of course when you have fine hair you have to worry about your hair getting weighed down too. . . Wow it's a crapshoot either way, isn't it?
Originally Posted by dusalocks
lol yes it is. The only thing is that whenever I have volume I'll have it everywhere BUT the roots. I get pyramid hair That's why I miss the length cus at least that way if it's longer it isnt as noticeable if I have volume towards the ends and not at my roots
Would u guys put coconut oil in ur hair before or after an ACV rinse? I forgot my shampoo and conditioner and I wanna use ACV and coconut as a quickie fix for the next 2 days
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Aw, well I think all curly hair tends to frizz really easily if you don't keep it hydrated enough so that's probably not your texture's fault. Just the hazards of being a curly. Also I think if your hair was fine and lower density you might not have as much as body. See I suspect my density is probably more than most but leaning towards medium and it's just the individual hair strands that are thicker. But if I had finer hair I'd want my hair to be super high density so I'd still have lots of body and the option for volume. I think nature tends to bless us one way or the other. Also if I had fine hair I'd be having a picnic trying every product on the market and not fearing proteins. Of course when you have fine hair you have to worry about your hair getting weighed down too. . . Wow it's a crapshoot either way, isn't it?
Originally Posted by dusalocks
lol yes it is. The only thing is that whenever I have volume I'll have it everywhere BUT the roots. I get pyramid hair That's why I miss the length cus at least that way if it's longer it isnt as noticeable if I have volume towards the ends and not at my roots
Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
Same here. I love my layers, but I definitely notice the contrast there if I don't bother to ruffle my roots or do some strategic pinning. Then again these layers were designed to grow out so I'm just looking at them impatiently to do what they were made to do. Only 2 1/2 more inches to go, err, grow. . .
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Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I put CO in my hair overnight and my hair is amazing right now! only weird thing is I cowashed for two days after the treatment and now my scalp smells weird??? anyone have this problem with coconut oil?
I put CO in my hair overnight and my hair is amazing right now! only weird thing is I cowashed for two days after the treatment and now my scalp smells weird??? anyone have this problem with coconut oil?
Originally Posted by hambo02
I'm gonna leave it overnight and see how it goes. Wish me luck ^_^
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity

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