Adding Coconut Oil to Conditioner

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If I add melted coconut oil to a bottle of conditioner, will it re-solidify and leave little chunks of hard oil in the conditioner once it cools down?
2a/b/c ~ high to normal porosity ~ medium density & texture

Lo-poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Rinse-out/Leave-in: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Aussie Instant Freeze, Aussie Mousse
Sealer: Argan oil


PT: Gelatin
DT: Olive oil, coconut oil, and honey with conditioner
May do. Depends on how much you added.

Next time decant your conditioner into a smaller bottle if you are going to experiment.
Don't add oil to the whole bottle, you can send the ratio of preservatives and stabilisers off. Make up small batches for safety.

You should be able to add a small amount of oil to a larger amount of conditioner and have it stay mixed if you blend whilst the oil is cooling - depends on the conditioner base tho, you will need plenty of emulsifying agents to be able to take the extra oil.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Yes, I was planning to use small travel-sized bottle. What emulsifying agents ought I be on the lookout for?
2a/b/c ~ high to normal porosity ~ medium density & texture

Lo-poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Rinse-out/Leave-in: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Aussie Instant Freeze, Aussie Mousse
Sealer: Argan oil


PT: Gelatin
DT: Olive oil, coconut oil, and honey with conditioner
I have been wanting to do this, and I can't wait to try this. Because Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner doesn't have enough slip, I want to add coconut oil to it to add more slip.
Last relaxer: May or June 2007
BC: May 10, 2013
Type: 3b/3c
Hair properties: curly, wavy & fine texture; medium thick to thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity

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Shampoo: Shea Moisture Black African Soap Deep Cleansing, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention, Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying, Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Design Essentials HCO Leave-In Conditioner and Blow Drying Lotion
Yes, I was planning to use small travel-sized bottle. What emulsifying agents ought I be on the lookout for?
Originally Posted by hsr
Fatty alcohols and cationic surfactants, your standard conditioning agents/ major emollients.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
ive added oil to suave and it was a watery mess so firefox is right about not adding oil to a whole bottle. even tea tree oil changes my cow ashes if i add too much sometimes.
I have been wanting to do this, and I can't wait to try this. Because Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner doesn't have enough slip, I want to add coconut oil to it to add more slip.
Originally Posted by naturallyjaz
I doubt that will work I reckon you'd get a greasy mess that won't blend - the emulsifiers in there are already working hard to hold the large amount of shea butter. IMO you'd be better off mixing it with a lighter conditioner rich in fatty alcohols and cationic surfactants for slip, dilute down the shea butter which is not great for slip but can build up.
http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2...273-p00280.pdf
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Instead of putting oil in your conditioner put oil on your hair before conditioning.

Some curlies put coconut oil on their hair the night before shampooing or cowashing. Others put it on just before conditioning.

Yes it's a two step process that takes slightly longer but has the advantage of not mucking up your conditioner properties.
I just now saw everyone's replies -- thank you so much for the input!

My conditioner contains a fatty alcohol (thanks Firefox!), so I'll give it a shot and see what happens.

Blueblood, thanks for the tip -- and I really wish it would work for me -- but I've tried applying straight-up oil to my hair several times (even a tiny amount), and it won't come out unless I use shampoo. The only way I can apply oil to my hair is if it's mixed in a creamy base.
2a/b/c ~ high to normal porosity ~ medium density & texture

Lo-poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Rinse-out/Leave-in: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Aussie Instant Freeze, Aussie Mousse
Sealer: Argan oil


PT: Gelatin
DT: Olive oil, coconut oil, and honey with conditioner
hsr if coconut oil is causing these issues then it's probably to heavy for your hair and it's worth trying a lighter oil such as almond or jojoba.
I disagree. This happened through anger and frustration from a ratty tangle in the shower. I was just cowashing one day and this horrible dread like not wouldn't give in no matter how much I tried so I did this. I took a jar of half used trader joe's virgin coconut oil and squirted enough suave coconut to fill it up. Gave it a nice shake and I made the most amazingly slippery dt in the world. That bad boy was dissolved almost instantaneously and I clipped my hair up while proceeding with other showerly duties. By the end I didn't even feel like using any other products. So I left a dime of the concotion in my hair and plopped. Needless to say its day 4 and I don't want to wash my hair ever again.

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Blueblood, I'm under the impression that coconut oil and olive oil are the only oils that actually penetrate the hair shaft. Wouldn't a different oil, such as the lighter ones you mentioned, just sit on my hair and not be absorbed?

Bringingcurliesback, did the concoction you mixed up stay nice, or did the coconut re-solidify? That is, if you had any left over after your experiment.

Thanks!
2a/b/c ~ high to normal porosity ~ medium density & texture

Lo-poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Rinse-out/Leave-in: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Aussie Instant Freeze, Aussie Mousse
Sealer: Argan oil


PT: Gelatin
DT: Olive oil, coconut oil, and honey with conditioner
Only commenting because I'm curious to hear what bringingbackcurlies has to say!
Other oils penetrate too. Please see this blog post
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.co...coat-hair.html
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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