Is it OK to use extra-virgin coconut oil for hair-styling on CG?

cara4curlscara4curls Posts: 336Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I did a clarifying shampoo a few days ago, in preparation for possibly going CG, and I applied the coconut oil instead of my usual gel(LA Looks Curl Look Gel), and wow, my hair just LOVED it! Before I applied the coconut oil, without gel, my hair is usually poofy and really needs something in it. Will the coconut oil still be good when I go CG?
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  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Posts: 2,034Registered Users
    It should. A lot of curlies use coconut oil for deep treatments.
    CG since 6/15/08!
    Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

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  • megaboomegaboo Posts: 77Registered Users
    That's good to know! Where can I get coconut oil? I was in Dollar General and they had a tub of Coconut oil, but it was like a gel. Is that it, because I'm thinking its not.
    CG since October 20th, 2009
    co.wash: suave coconut, vo5 vanilla mint tea, vo5 strawberries n' creme,
    low-poo: Giovanni 50/50, deva no-poo
    condish: suave coconut
    leave-in: suave coconut, giovanni leave in
    stylers: HE tousle me softly mousse & gel

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Get unrefined coconut oil--at Whole Foods or health food store. You may not be able to trust the cheap stuff, it could have other things in it. I had a mess with some that I got along with a swap. It's not worth the aggravation.

    Just be careful not to overdo it.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    kathymack wrote: »
    Get unrefined coconut oil--at Whole Foods or health food store. You may not be able to trust the cheap stuff, it could have other things in it. I had a mess with some that I got along with a swap. It's not worth the aggravation.



    Yeah, be careful. I picked up a tub at Walgreen's that said natural coconut oil, then happened to look at the ingredients and saw that the first ingredient was mineral oil! I saw a tub of unrefined plain coconut oil with the vitamins/supplements at Wal-Mart for $9 if you don't have Whole Foods or a health food store . . . .
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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  • MissCurlsMissCurls Posts: 8Registered Users
    I got the Nutiva brand 100% unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at Bi-Lo for ten bucks :afro:
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  • finchfinch Posts: 333Registered Users
    I got a tub of it in the baking section at wal-mart. On the ingredients list it says: coconut oil. That's it. It doesn't smell like coconut, though. Is that normal?
    Medium texture, normal-high porosity, wavy-curly 2c to 3a-ish hair that is MOISTURE HUNGRY!!!
    Currently recovering from a protein hair crisis. :( My hair hates protein, apparently.

  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mine is plain coconut oil, and it does smell very coconut-y - like the inside of a Mounds bar, yum!
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • TillyMunchyWavesTillyMunchyWaves Posts: 671Registered Users
    I heart coconut oil on my hair & on my skin. The best I have found is Spectrum Organic Nonrefined Coconut Oil. It comes in a big jar and costs less than 8 bucks. It will go bad after a few months but it is all natural, and it smells nutty & fresh, wonderful.
    Wavy, curly on the ends, 2C.
    Coarse to medium textured, porous, dry, and lots of it.
    Shampoo--HSH Pumpkin, Abba Pure Moisture
    LVPNG, HSH Pumpkin, Walgreen's Knockoffs--Condish/Cowash
    AOHR, Nexxus, EO--LI
    CK & ReCoil--Activator
    Suave Max Hold, Alagio Curl-Gel
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  • CurlyLinZeeCurlyLinZee Posts: 462Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you're looking for really, really pure coconut oil, this stuff is the best. I know the guy who makes it; he lives in small-town, Arizona with me. We call him "Coconut Chris." (I believe it's only available online, but I buy mine locally from him.)

    It's cold-pressed, raw, organic, ethical. I use it on my skin, hair, to brush my gums, etc. It is the bomb!

    www.cocopura.com. cocopura.com
    Hair type: 2c/3a ii, medium/coarse, desert hair
    Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
    Conditioners: CJ Beauticurls Argan Oil, Tresemme
    Leave-In Conditioners: CJ BCLI
    Deep Conditioners: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, SS DDMT
    Stylers:
    KCCC
    Holding Gels: CJ Curl Queen
    Pomade: Jane Carter N&S
    Hair Likes: agave nectar, oils of any kind


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