Organic Coconut Oil and the CG way

First off, I am new to the site, but have been reading for a while. I made my first batch of FSG and am SO excited with how my hair looks today.

I use organic coconut oil about once a week - finger comb through my hair (about 3 inches below my shoulders) and leave in for an hour or so before washing out.

My question is this - I am going to try the CG way to help keep my hair is tip top shape. Is conditioner enough to get the oil out of my hair after it's been in for an hour or more?

thanks in advance
it is for me .

I oil my scalp and hair every other night before bed (or whenever I'm for sure going to wash my hair the next day) with coconut oil.

I co-wash it out the next morning without a problem.

I only use about a nickel sized amount for my whole scalp and only enough to lightly oil my length. Even when I've over done it though, I had no problem with not being able to get out the excess oil.

Thank you so much for the response. I'll definitely try it then. I LOVE how the coconut oil makes my hair look and feel.
2c - new to the CG way.
Can you use cooking quality coconut oil? It says 100 percent coconut oil. Im new to this so not sure what to get.
13 years of extreme hair damage. Started CG routine April 2010, no sulfates, no cones.
Mostly 2c , bits of 3a

*Products i'm currently using:
Wash- Chagrin Valley shampoo bars
Cowash- Suave Naturals coconut or Vo5 moisture milk
Rinse- ...currently looking for a good one!
Leave in- Tresemme Naturals moisture or Nature's Gate jojoba conditioner
Stylers- FOTE, Proclaim crystal ice, LA Looks sports gel, Plopping!

**Still experimenting looking for that perfect set of products.**
Can you use cooking quality coconut oil? It says 100 percent coconut oil. Im new to this so not sure what to get.
Originally Posted by Candipooxx
Definitely, if it's good enough to eat, it's good enough to use on the hair.

http://www.habanim.org/en/index_en.html
Can you use cooking quality coconut oil? It says 100 percent coconut oil. Im new to this so not sure what to get.
Originally Posted by Candipooxx
Definitely, if it's good enough to eat, it's good enough to use on the hair.
Originally Posted by taltal
Hm, I'm not so sure. From what I read on the boards a couple of months ago, it seems like some refined versions of coconut oil feel pretty gross in the hair. I've been using virgin unrefined coconut oil (Nutiva brand) and I love it. It smells like mildly of coconut, which I've heard the unrefined versions don't. HTH.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Can you use cooking quality coconut oil? It says 100 percent coconut oil. Im new to this so not sure what to get.
Originally Posted by Candipooxx
I use any coconut oil I can get my hands on with no problems.
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I was out cno with no problems with water only or with conditioner. Just depends on whether it's a CO wash or WO wash day.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I know a sulfate-free shampoo will remove the excess oil from your hair. But I've been wondering about conditioners. I can't wait to try it.

ETA: The oil I'm talking about here in this post is Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil w/ Ginseng.

Last edited by Little Red; 06-07-2010 at 04:06 PM. Reason: I realized that I wanted to make a distinction in another post.
some people say conditioner gets it out just fine.. when I cowashed it out i didnt like my results. I like my hair to feel clean and it just didnt like it usually does when i cowash!

I do a scalp massage at night and apply it all throughout my hair and i find that i like the results of this after its shampooed out better. But the coconut oil kind of protects the hair from the shampoo at the same time to me. I use a sulfate free shampoo and it gets it out no problem. I still cowash but i like to shampoo once a week and whenever i shampoo i do this.
dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

I tried this again but with Dabur Vatika oil. My hair is looking greasy and limp today. Should I shampoo a second time or should I perform a third step with ...?
Curl Type: 2b/2c
Porosity: Normal
Elasticity: Normal (I get breakage when I pre-poo and then when I shampoo it all out and then some more over the course of the next 24 hours.)
Texture: Medium

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