what's with coconut?

I see alot of peopel talking about coconut milk and oil and stuff...but i was just woundering what exactly cocont does for your hair
African American-to be more specific, Black Native american, White and Creole.
3b,c and 4a hair
coconut milk is suppposed to make your hair soft and moisturized.
i havent tried it but thats the idea.
all natural.

my head is full of naps, coils, kinks and thickness.

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So, I had a roommate who was a bit crunchy, she had beautiful long dreads, and worked at a health food store. She came out of the house one day with shiny, clean dreads, and I asked what she had done. She had rubbed them with pure coconut oil, that she had gotten from the health food place.

NOW, I dont have dreads, I have 3B hair, that is easily weighted down with too much product, and I also cannot touch it too much.
I use about a 1/4 teaspoon of this product, rub it between my hands, and smooth it lightly over my DRY (wet application impedes the drying of your hair) hair as a shine and frizz treatment. I use more by the ends, and less at the root, where it tends to be a little oilier.

It smells sweet and delicious, and I love it.

It comes in a large glass jar or plastic tub its about $8, and I put a portion of mine in a small capers jar for a more portable size. If you have used the aveda humectant pomade, this is comparable in what it does to your hair.

Hope that helped!!!
where can you buy the oil??????
African American-to be more specific, Black Native american, White and Creole.
3b,c and 4a hair
Whole foods, and other health food stores

Called spectrum Naturals Organic coconut oil.
7.99 for a 14 oz. jar
Evab - I just got some coconut oil, and as it's in the solid form I was wondering do you simply scrape a bit out and soften it in your hands first?
Thanks lovely
Hey there!!
Yes, I lived in key west when I bought it, so it was always melted into liquid form, but now I live in New Hampshire, and its solid!!! So, just take a bit out, like a pomade, and rub it in your hands, it should look kind of like vaseline in your hands, then smooth it over your hair. I would do a little at a time, layer it, so you dont use too much.

let me know how it works for you!!!!
where can you buy the oil??????
Originally Posted by curlywavybeauty
You can get it at www.agbangakarite.com Pure, Wonderful smell and good price!
"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

Hair type: 3b/c
It's not organic, but the super Walmart has 100% pure coconut oil for under $3 for a 31.5 oz tub.
Blimey, that's a bargain, it's much more expensive than that here in the UK. Sadly I love it though, I've become addicted to the stuff, does wonders for your skin too.
3A hair, very boring brown colour, just over shoulders (aiming for BSL)
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internetchick, where did you find it in Wal*Mart? I've looked all over!
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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It was in the baking aisle. I only saw it at the Super Walmart, not the regular.
Thanks! I'll have to look again. It wasn't there last time I looked. Maybe I'll try the Super Wal*Mart that's just down the road from the other Super Wal*Mart. HAHAHA They're on like every corner now, aren't they??
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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I wish! I used to live in North Carolina and they were everywhere, and there were Super K Mart and Targets. We have only 1 Super Walmart for atleast a 50 mile radius, and no other Super anythings
Oh wow. You can hardly go 20 miles around here without running into one. Maybe it's because I'm so close to Houston, though. I don't travel much because Texas has everything I need, so I guess I just thought that everywhere was like here. DUH.
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
My Myspace!
I also suggest using Monoi Tiare Tahiti coconut oil. Obviously, the Tiare is infused with gardenia, but Monoi has several infused oils - they make my hair smell unbelieveable.
2 & 3 a/b Waves & Curls - Thick & Color-treated
Modified CG - CO Wash Suave Aloe/Jessicurl Aloeba
Reason Why I started CO Washing: "If my hair feels dry when it's wet...something's got to change."
Do u think coconut milk is okay for a fine haired wavey?? I asked because when I used coconut oil it was way to heavy for my fine hair. tia
yogawaves, formerly known as yogagirl
I use coconut milk as a leave in 2 times a week. If using it as a deep treatment once a week, you'd be fine. Its much lighter than coconut oil, but super moisturizing. My photos in fotki are hair with coconut milk, if that helps at all. I did find that using it more than 2-3 week (as a leave in) weighed my hair down.
~3b/a - fine~
water wash or Aubrey's shampoo, Aubrey's Island Naturals + honey condition everyday, ACV cold rinse (as needed), Coconut milk leave-in (2-3 week), flax seed gel + Aubrey's Mandarin Magic gel, plop
fotki: curlyq
Oh wow. You can hardly go 20 miles around here without running into one. Maybe it's because I'm so close to Houston, though. I don't travel much because Texas has everything I need, so I guess I just thought that everywhere was like here. DUH.
Originally Posted by curlyjenn
Aren't we spoiled here? We have two different Super Wal-marts we go to regularly.

So is the coconut oil always in a solid form like that?

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