09-28-2007, 11:06 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
I've had great results from coconut oil. My hair loves it; after just a few days it made a huge difference. You can use it as a DT, applying generously to your dry hair, wrapping up for a few hours (or sleeping with it in). You can use it as a leave-in CO or mixed with your leave in. You can use it as a smoother/shine product on your dry hair. You can use it to revive curls later in the day or for second day hair, just smooth over/scrunch in. It's great stuff and it's so inexpensive, and it smells nice, too.
I also like to use jojoba for scalp massage with tea tree oil & peppermint oil, and it can be used as a leave-in or shine/de-frizz, too. But coconut oil (and a few others like avocado and olive) actually penetrate and strengthen your hair, which most oils can't do.
Oils have been the best thing for my hair -- it is so much softer and shinier now, and I don't get anything like the frizz I've always had anymore. I can even add products to dry hair now without getting horrible frizz! This is only since I started doing oil-rich DTs and using coconut oil and Ojon on my hair.
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs