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Yours views on coconut oil

tiama-xtiama-x Posts: 199Registered Users
I'd like to hear how you all use coconut oil.

Do you use it as a leave in or as a sealant?

You see I'm not to sure whether to categorize it as a sealant, as 'parts' of it will penetrate the hair as a leave in is meant to.. and I've seen many people who use it before they use there leave in.. so I was just wondering how do you use coconut oil?
"2 Something ATM"
Coarse, Medium- Thick, Normal Porosity
My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil
Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
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  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use it as a pree po alone or mixed with honey or pepper powder and also as a sealant since leave ins r not so popular here and it's excellent after I wash my hair I take very lil amount and rub my hair n then rinse with cooooooooold water the result is super shiny non oily hair :)
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    ive been using it as a base for many of my other oil mixes/treatments. for example, if i use it as a sealant, then i put hemp or argan oil in it as well, or if i do somthing for an oil treatment i mix it with other things.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
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  • kaymegankaymegan Posts: 19Registered Users
    I use it for so many things, but typically I use it under other moisturizers, both on hair and skin. I'll use it to seal in moisture on wet hair, then layer a leave-in on top and on my face, particularly now when my skin is exposed to a lot of drying through wind, cold and artificial heat, I will put the coconut oil on first, let it absorb and then use my usual conditioner on top. When it dries, it's like buttah!

    KMW
  • TriMixDivaTriMixDiva Posts: 255Registered Users
    I just discovered this stuff and I'm so glad I did!

    I'm using it as a night time face and total body moisturizer under my regular lotion. I use it on my hair too. A dab to fluff out a flex rod set OR a decent amount as natural moisturizer underneath my curling creme/styling aid for hold. I love the way it makes my hair look!
    TYPE: 3C
    Current State: Just bc'd but still growing out heat damage in the front that goes to the root
    High Density, Medium Porosity
    Length: Grazing SL curly with tons of layers
    Goal: MBL curly? 2019?
    Doing what I want when I want!
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I tried this recipe and hated it. Then I tried it on it's own as a pre-poo and hated it. I hate to trim my ends afterwards.
  • dededededede Posts: 78Registered Users
    tiama-x wrote: »
    I'd like to hear how you all use coconut oil.

    Do you use it as a leave in or as a sealant?

    You see I'm not to sure whether to categorize it as a sealant, as 'parts' of it will penetrate the hair as a leave in is meant to.. and I've seen many people who use it before they use there leave in.. so I was just wondering how do you use coconut oil?

    I use it as a sealant, right after I shower.
    4.5"-5"
    4 months natural
    8 months post
    4a/4b
    My go-to styles: Wash-N-Go Pony puffs
  • capricapri Posts: 56Registered Users
    It IS amazing. I just started using it too and am floored by how well moisturized my hair feels.
    Style: Twists as protective style for winter, occassional bantu twist outs.
    Weekly: Preepoo w/ rosemary water, honey, coco oil and castor oil. Wash w/ KBB conditioning poo, condition with KBB moisturizing conditioner. Twist with KBB Sweet Ambrosia, Shea and dab of castor oil.
    Monthly:KBB Luscious Locks DT. Terressentials detox left hair significantly softer and shinier, now use to wash once every 2 months.
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    tiama-x wrote: »
    I'd like to hear how you all use coconut oil.

    Do you use it as a leave in or as a sealant?

    You see I'm not to sure whether to categorize it as a sealant, as 'parts' of it will penetrate the hair as a leave in is meant to.. and I've seen many people who use it before they use there leave in.. so I was just wondering how do you use coconut oil?

    My hair doesn't like oil enough for me to use it as a leave in. So I just use a small amount when I seal my twists.
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    I use it everyday for my wash n gos on top of my conditioners.
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  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    I use coconut oil as part of my leave-in.
    I just mix a little in my hands along with some Tresemme Naturals Conditioner and a little Biotera Gel and rake it through my wet hair. I finger-twist (a la Terri LaFlesh) and that's it.
    My curls are bouncy and shiny after that.
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  • confusedcurls26confusedcurls26 Posts: 81Registered Users
    I have a question for you all ; when you use it, do you spritz first ? or do you use it on dry hair if your using it as a sealant? because i used it this weekend as a sealant, and my mom said it smelled like the oil went rancid :/

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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    I have a question for you all ; when you use it, do you spritz first ? or do you use it on dry hair if your using it as a sealant? because i used it this weekend as a sealant, and my mom said it smelled like the oil went rancid :/

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    mine is always wet when I put it on
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    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fcurlygirlie85.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Its a beauty, natural hair, food, family, and life all combined into one blog. I took a break from it for awhile but I recently started blogging again and Im addicted!

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  • confusedcurls26confusedcurls26 Posts: 81Registered Users
    what brand do you use ?

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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    what brand do you use ?

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    I use Spectrum coconut oil in the jar
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    RiMiDa wrote: »
    what brand do you use ?

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    I use Spectrum coconut oil in the jar
    I use this one also in the glass jar in whole foods it's by the cooking oils. unrefined.
    my blog
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    Its a beauty, natural hair, food, family, and life all combined into one blog. I took a break from it for awhile but I recently started blogging again and Im addicted!

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  • confusedcurls26confusedcurls26 Posts: 81Registered Users
    - do you know if this one is okay?

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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    - do you know if this one is okay?

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    idk if this matters to anyone else or matters at all but I always make sure mine says unrefined so if I see one that says unrefined I'd prob go with it, idk that exact brand though. I've always only used the same brand
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    Its a beauty, natural hair, food, family, and life all combined into one blog. I took a break from it for awhile but I recently started blogging again and Im addicted!

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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    - do you know if this one is okay?

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    well, "Excellent for cooking" to me means it's refined to handle high heat, which isn't so great for your hair. I've tried refined CO.... not so good (hard, stringy, grody hair). But unrefined? Much better :)

    Look for the smell; if it smells like coconuts, then it's good for hair!

    Primarily I use CO to SOTC, or as a pre-poo treatment. I've found it quite effective for de-tangling too...
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    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • capricapri Posts: 56Registered Users
    Yes, I only use it as a prepoo- it seeps in moisture and helps with detangling.

    If it is left in my hair I always have to wash it by the end of the week and I only use unrefined and organic from my health food store. I recommend it as a prepoo only. I use shea and castor mix to moisture during the week and there is no smell.

    SaraNoH wrote: »
    - do you know if this one is okay?

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    well, "Excellent for cooking" to me means it's refined to handle high heat, which isn't so great for your hair. I've tried refined CO.... not so good (hard, stringy, grody hair). But unrefined? Much better :)

    Look for the smell; if it smells like coconuts, then it's good for hair!

    Primarily I use CO to SOTC, or as a pre-poo treatment. I've found it quite effective for de-tangling too...
    Style: Twists as protective style for winter, occassional bantu twist outs.
    Weekly: Preepoo w/ rosemary water, honey, coco oil and castor oil. Wash w/ KBB conditioning poo, condition with KBB moisturizing conditioner. Twist with KBB Sweet Ambrosia, Shea and dab of castor oil.
    Monthly:KBB Luscious Locks DT. Terressentials detox left hair significantly softer and shinier, now use to wash once every 2 months.
  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    I love it! Its light and feels great on your skin. I never used it alone on my hair. I always mix it with Shea butter and many oils when I plan on using it on my hair. To me coconut oil works best mixed with other things. When I use my concoction, my hair always feels soft and its easy to detangle. I also sometime use this as a prepoo.

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    Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
    Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
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    Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
    Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
  • KetchupKetchup Posts: 375Registered Users
    Makes my hair hard n crispy.
    Gives a great sheen on stretched dry hair though


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  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    Love to cook with it. Can't use it straight-up in my hair...makes it greasy & crispy but it seems to work fine if it is in a production formulation.
  • JoJoFreeJoJoFree Posts: 110Registered Users
    Pee-poo with other oils only. I don't use products with it as one if the top ingredients. Makes my hair dry and crunchy.
  • B-Nessa11B-Nessa11 Posts: 1,050Registered Users
    Pre poo/protein treatment. I used to use it to seal but haven't in a long time. If I use it on dry hair it gets hard. I think that's because of the protein in it

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    Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
    Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
    LUVVV my natural hair!!! :iconbiggrin:
  • JoJoFreeJoJoFree Posts: 110Registered Users
    For those of you whose hair is dry and crunchy with coconut oil: does coconut milk give you the same result?
  • breanaajadebreanaajade Posts: 54Registered Users
    I started moisturizing and sealing with it every two days and I think it made my hair thicker and stronger.
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    B-Nessa11 wrote: »
    Pre poo/protein treatment. I used to use it to seal but haven't in a long time. If I use it on dry hair it gets hard. I think that's because of the protein in it

    from Sugarfoot's chew toy

    Coconut oil doesn't contain protein, only the milk.

    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Protein Treatments, Coconut Oil and Natural Hair

    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Vegetable oil, coconut
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • B-Nessa11B-Nessa11 Posts: 1,050Registered Users
    B-Nessa11 wrote: »
    Pre poo/protein treatment. I used to use it to seal but haven't in a long time. If I use it on dry hair it gets hard. I think that's because of the protein in it

    from Sugarfoot's chew toy

    Coconut oil doesn't contain protein, only the milk.

    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Protein Treatments, Coconut Oil and Natural Hair

    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Vegetable oil, coconut
    Hm that's interesting. I wonder why the oil makes my hair hard then


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    3c/4a-b looking stuff lol
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    Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
    Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
    LUVVV my natural hair!!! :iconbiggrin:
  • chicabellezachicabelleza Posts: 82Registered Users
    Maybe depending on where you are, if you're in a cooler environment or in air conditioning a lot, it's going back to solid. Lol that's why I don't need to use a styler sometimes because it has a slight hold. :)
    B-Nessa11 wrote: »
    B-Nessa11 wrote: »
    Pre poo/protein treatment. I used to use it to seal but haven't in a long time. If I use it on dry hair it gets hard. I think that's because of the protein in it

    from Sugarfoot's chew toy

    Coconut oil doesn't contain protein, only the milk.

    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Protein Treatments, Coconut Oil and Natural Hair

    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Vegetable oil, coconut
    Hm that's interesting. I wonder why the oil makes my hair hard then


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  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Maybe depending on where you are, if you're in a cooler environment or in air conditioning a lot, it's going back to solid. Lol that's why I don't need to use a styler sometimes because it has a slight hold. :)
    B-Nessa11 wrote: »
    Hm that's interesting. I wonder why the oil makes my hair hard then


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    Exactly! I don't use it as a moisturizer at all, but as a soft hold curl cream. Works great in small amounts over your conditioner.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
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