I'm new also. I haven't used Coconut Oil yet. Though, I like EVOO. For me, baking soda works to get the oil out of my hair, followed by a lemon juice solution rinse. A property of baking soda is that it absorbs oil (cornstarch does too but I haven't heard anyone using that) & I only use a tablespoon or two of the baking soda through out my hair. (I learned on the forums that if you use baking soda, you need to follow with an acidic rinse.)