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Wumi 08-18-2012 01:16 AM

Flatironed with Cocoa Butter
 
I didn't smell any burning, and I did it on somewhere between 275 and 302 degrees. My hair came out shinier than usual and has lasted a week without any issues. I have even worked out several times and sweated- my roots only reverted a little bit. It feels like the cocoa butter blocked moisture out better than any silicone products I have used before. I have also been using a few drops of Vatika coconut oil and shea butter every night to tie my hair up, but I have always done that. I'm pretty sure its the cocoa butter.

Before I flatironed, I had already blowdried with cool air using KMS Hot Flex creme and some other blowdrying type of mousse (brand is Organix).

The thing that confuses me is I can't find much information on if and whether it would be a bad thing to use it. Has anyone used cocoa butter and know what kind of heat it can withold with hair?

MixedGoldiLocks 08-18-2012 01:19 PM

Nope, but that sounds GREAT!! I wanna try! Did u get any damage?

Wumi 08-19-2012 02:58 AM

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Originally Posted by MixedGoldiLocks (Post 2016957)
Nope, but that sounds GREAT!! I wanna try! Did u get any damage?

No damage, I really can't believe it but my hair feels softer and the curls clumped together better! :love5:

When washed my hair yesterday, it took a few minutes to get the cocoa butter and oils off my hair, and after I deep conditioned I airdried with GF Triple Nutrition & some more cocoa butter/shea butter and oil.

I have a hard time keeping my hair curly without having to rewash/rinse it everyday. But I think with all the cocoa butter it will keep my hair soft and stretched out for a few days. And it works great on my straight hair too, so I hope I don't see any problems down the road.

honey3 09-23-2012 09:03 PM

I do not know whether it is safe to use cocoa butter to flat iron your hair.?

I use shea butter after detangling my damp hair, and once my hair is set and air dried, I flat iron it. I use moderate heat so I have not noticed any damage. Instead my smoothened hair has less volume, it shines a lot and I have more defined curls and waves when my hair is damp. (note: my leave in is a small amount of curlaway and 2 tsp of jojoba oil and i just use cool water in a spray bottle to detangle my hair).

My 4b/3c hair drinks water every couple of days anyway. Water is what I use to make it soft. My hair is always in a loose bun and I wrap it at night.

If you don't like simple styles, you may want to do something that has a stronger loosening effect on the hair like keratin treatments or a texlax or some other natural relaxer.


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