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Coconut cream natural laxer.......not a relaxer....poor miscommunication indeed

HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
So I tried the coconut cream relaxer that was posted on youtube to see what it would do to my hair, and it did exactly what I thought it would do.....strengthen it

youtube vid:

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This homemade concoction is not a relaxer at all, it's more like a very deep conditioner that helps to replenish the hair. The ingredients included the following:

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut Cream Concentrate
Plain Yogurt

I applied it to my hair and let it sit for about 45 minutes with a cap on. I rinsed it out and did my routine upkeep on my hair. The only difference that was evident in my hair was how soft it was. This is not a relaxer ladies and it does not do anything to "alter" your hair texture so what that woman said on the video was completely ridiculous. I also think that she is too into her daughters hair....like she's a barbie doll or something.

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  • TotallyTwistedTotallyTwisted Posts: 284Registered Users
    That woman is delusional about her daughter's hair type she keeps repeating she has very thick 3A, 3B hair. This is HILARIOUS! Any water or cream in your hair will make it look straighter until it get rinsed and dries. The fact she uses a applicator brush is really funny. I feel bad for her daughter though. I can only imagine what mindset she's in. oh btw I think someone may have posted on this awhile back about this woman, but I never watched the vid till now
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  • jujucabanajujucabana Posts: 153Registered Users
    4aspiral, I wouldn't categorize her as delusional, thats a bit harsh.
  • jujucabanajujucabana Posts: 153Registered Users
    also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

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    and most people said 3b
  • TotallyTwistedTotallyTwisted Posts: 284Registered Users
    jujucabana wrote: »
    4aspiral, I wouldn't categorize her as delusional, thats a bit harsh.

    I don't know something about it really bothered me how she just kept smushing it in and claiming it relaxed, when it doesn't do any relaxing of any sort and kept repeating the hair type over and over again. I'm sorry if that comes off mean. I have no intention of coming off as a jerk, if I did sorry.

    But I said delusional because delusion means "A delusion is commonly defined as a fixed false belief and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception". I thought that believing that would relax your hair was a fanciful or false belief. But maybe I should have used the word "misguided".

    In order to "Relax" your hair you need chemicals that are strong enough to break down the DNA of your follicles to make it straight. Coconut cream and yogurt could never relax, if they could then you would die for eating them.
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  • TotallyTwistedTotallyTwisted Posts: 284Registered Users
    jujucabana wrote: »
    also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dfbr8yk0wTY4" class="Popup

    and most people said 3b

    If you look at the dates this vid was made AFTER her coconut relaxer vid probably because she kept repeating 3A and 3B in her video and people kept commenting on it.
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  • ~Curly~~Curly~ Banned Posts: 772Banned Users
    No She definitely is delusional, she put up pics with her daughters hair picked out and braided up.. her daughter's hair in it's natural state like in the coconut cream video is certainly in the 4a range...border lining 3C how she got the 2A 3A 3B is beyond me.. I can only guess like the owner of blended beauty..being classified as a 3c 4a was a little too "ethnic" for her so she told herself it's a 2a, 3a, 3b.. i honestly can't see someone reading the definitions of hair types and knowing what a 2a, 3a, 3b hair type consist of and then getting it so drastically wrong... in most case it's just the person in denial...
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  • ~Curly~~Curly~ Banned Posts: 772Banned Users
    jujucabana wrote: »
    also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dfbr8yk0wTY4" class="Popup

    and most people said 3b
    Just because people said it doesn't make it true.. but oh yeah I forgot they have Cree summers and Rachael true listed as 3b's on the curl typing page :-?...

    I know 3c wasn't in the original category and was made up for good reason.. because 3cs are not 3bs most have a different texture and 3b has become synonyms with a less coarse texture and looser curl... and this little girls hair is tightly curled, very dense and woolly associated mostly with 4a's.. I mean if they wanna say it's a 3b they can but it's not lol and i just looked at the pics again she said tehy were 2 years old everyone knows hair changes as children age and her hair looks like it's a braid out... by posting older pictures and questionable styles I think she just wants everyone to say 3a, 3b, 3c... if not why not post current pics of her daughters hair in it's natural state...
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  • RonnieajRonnieaj Posts: 304Registered Users
    This woman appears to take very good care of her daughter's hair, which is very commendable. The coconut "relaxer" looks like nothing more than a good deep conditioner. For that reason alone, I might try it, but clearly it contains no ingredients that will alter the structure of the hair. If it did, I would've stopped relaxing a decade ago (instead of just 2 years ago!). The girl has 4a/3c hair to me. I'm also a 4a, but my coils are much tighter than that. Where she ever got 3a/b from is beyond me, regardless of what people may have said. I don't know that I think she is delusional about her daughter, but she is definitely delusional about what her product does.
  • ebzonixebzonix Posts: 411Registered Users
    I don't believe 4aspiral was being too harsh, what she's demonstrating is the definition of the word. I will definitely want to try this for softness and strength of my hair. Nothing can ultimately take you from a "4a to a 3c" as she's stated without using chemicals. But anywhooooo, will try as a deep condition with my hair.
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  • vkb247vkb247 Posts: 266Registered Users
    I don't think the lady in this video or anyone else who has tried this recipe (on hair boards at least) thought that this was an actual relaxer. If you watch the video all the way through than you can clearly see that it didn't relax the girls hair.

    Most people try it as a way to elongate curls and make hair more manageable. A good moisturizing conditioner makes hair more manageable and yogurt often elongates hair (not drastically). This treament works similarly to sour cream and lemons or coconut milk and lime "relaxers."

    I won't even get into the hair typing thing because its whatever. I am not sure where the strong feelings about this are coming from.
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  • TotallyTwistedTotallyTwisted Posts: 284Registered Users
    vkb247 wrote: »
    I don't think the lady in this video or anyone else who has tried this recipe (on hair boards at least) thought that this was an actual relaxer. If you watch the video all the way through than you can clearly see that it didn't relax the girls hair.

    Most people try it as a way to elongate curls and make hair more manageable. A good moisturizing conditioner makes hair more manageable and yogurt often elongates hair (not drastically). This treament works similarly to sour cream and lemons or coconut milk and lime "relaxers."

    I won't even get into the hair typing thing because its whatever. I am not sure where the strong feelings about this are coming from.

    Eh no strong feelings here. I just think the women is a little bit off, from the vid. I have watched many a video where mothers do their daughters hair and I love seeing mom's do a good job on natural hair. This particular women just seemed strange how she kept repeating hair types, and kept saying "look at how it's "relaxing" the curl. All in all though it's not that serious :toothy2:
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  • mzmillionmzmillion Posts: 874Registered Users
    I think a lot of people get confused on curl pattern and hair texture. The girls hair looked like a silky texture, like curlykye's hair but the curl pattern was very 4a maybe a little 3c. Either way or whatever, he hair and curls are gorgeous.
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  • HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
    ~Curly~ wrote: »
    jujucabana wrote: »
    also she posted a video asking what her daughter hair type was:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dfbr8yk0wTY4" class="Popup

    and most people said 3b
    Just because people said it doesn't make it true.. but oh yeah I forgot they have Cree summers and Rachael true listed as 3b's on the curl typing page :-?...

    I know 3c wasn't in the original category and was made up for good reason.. because 3cs are not 3bs most have a different texture and 3b has become synonyms with a less coarse texture and looser curl... and this little girls hair is tightly curled, very dense and woolly associated mostly with 4a's.. I mean if they wanna say it's a 3b they can but it's not lol and i just looked at the pics again she said tehy were 2 years old everyone knows hair changes as children age and her hair looks like it's a braid out... by posting older pictures and questionable styles I think she just wants everyone to say 3a, 3b, 3c... if not why not post current pics of her daughters hair in it's natural state...

    The woman may not be "delusional" but I do agree that she is a little stuck on her daughters hair type.....she looked like a 3c to me anyways and the fact that she is so stressed about her daughters hair is a bit borderline. Also I thought Rachel True's hair was in the 3c category.....she has some tight curls....a little too tight to be a 3b if you ask me......besides shes the inspiration for me and my BC

    I never knew that there was no such thing as 3c....interesting....
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  • HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
    Ronnieaj wrote: »
    This woman appears to take very good care of her daughter's hair, which is very commendable. The coconut "relaxer" looks like nothing more than a good deep conditioner. For that reason alone, I might try it, but clearly it contains no ingredients that will alter the structure of the hair. If it did, I would've stopped relaxing a decade ago (instead of just 2 years ago!). The girl has 4a/3c hair to me. I'm also a 4a, but my coils are much tighter than that. Where she ever got 3a/b from is beyond me, regardless of what people may have said. I don't know that I think she is delusional about her daughter, but she is definitely delusional about what her product does.


    You really should try the concoction as it does help to condition your hair. i love the way my hair felt after I used it, i don't use it every 2-3 months though....I use it every month it works better for me that way.
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  • HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
    vkb247 wrote: »
    I don't think the lady in this video or anyone else who has tried this recipe (on hair boards at least) thought that this was an actual relaxer. If you watch the video all the way through than you can clearly see that it didn't relax the girls hair.

    Most people try it as a way to elongate curls and make hair more manageable. A good moisturizing conditioner makes hair more manageable and yogurt often elongates hair (not drastically). This treament works similarly to sour cream and lemons or coconut milk and lime "relaxers."

    I won't even get into the hair typing thing because its whatever. I am not sure where the strong feelings about this are coming from.

    There are no strong feelings on my part

    I was just confused as to why she called it a relaxer and just not a deep conditioning treatment

    It's obvious that the treatment didn't relax the curls....when i use the concoction on my hair it did exactly what i thought it would do and that was condition my hair. I actually like the mixture but as I said before there was a big miscommunication because she used the word relaxer. she may have meant that it kind of relaxes the curls and elongates them a bit but most people when they see or hear "relaxer" automatically lean towards a straightening perm or curly perm of some sort
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  • NappNapp Posts: 180Registered Users
    the daughter looks like she had silky 4a/3c hair imo. i want to try it because the hair looked so pretty in the end.like it was really moisturized. the relaxing effect was from the heaviness of the product. she(the mom) is obviously not natural and only has her childs natural hair to go by so i gave her a pass for some of the things she said. and i think she got the 3a/3b thing judging on the wet hair because when wet the girls hair looked MUCH looser than dry. lol i watched that vid so much because i havent seen long afro hair "in action" LOL
  • millie_(A)TCKmillie_(A)TCK Posts: 404Registered Users
    Yeah that's certainly 3c/4a hair. It's beautiful though so as much as the mother has seemingly internalized white beauty standards, she at least takes care of her daughter's hair.

    What does yoghurt anyway do for hair?
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  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users
    looks like a fab conditioner.

    that said, it's kinda sad that Andre's classification has become the new caste system/paper bag test.
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  • millie_(A)TCKmillie_(A)TCK Posts: 404Registered Users
    Andre's classification has become the new caste system/
    Sadly that's so true. We need a modern James Brown singing "I a black and I am proud" and India Arie's song Hair being even less apologetic about kinky hair and both being blared everywhere.

    Sometimes I just want to do the unthinkable..comb my hair, so that its looks like a big bad ass 70's afro and wear it outside just to put a middle-finger to this silly notion that beauty is being close to white.

    I am multiracial with corkscrew curls but even I am sick of the lack of pure Bantu-Nubian type hair in the media.
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  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    Hela wrote: »
    So I tried the coconut cream relaxer that was posted on youtube to see what it would do to my hair, and it did exactly what I thought it would do.....strengthen it

    youtube vid:

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    This homemade concoction is not a relaxer at all, it's more like a very deep conditioner that helps to replenish the hair. The ingredients included the following:

    Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
    Coconut Cream Concentrate
    Plain Yogurt

    I applied it to my hair and let it sit for about 45 minutes with a cap on. I rinsed it out and did my routine upkeep on my hair. The only difference that was evident in my hair was how soft it was. This is not a relaxer ladies and it does not do anything to "alter" your hair texture so what that woman said on the video was completely ridiculous. I also think that she is too into her daughters hair....like she's a barbie doll or something.

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    Hi Hela. Well I'll tell you something. If I can add this without getting too off topic. I did the Cherrylola treatment (it's on youtube) and I swear, if my texture didn't feel/seem slightly different afterward. I'm still a 3c/4a, but it seemed a lot softer after doing this. Briefly what it is, is that you get some plain, full fat yogurt, some Braggs liquid amino acids, and some baking soda, mix them together and put it into your hair, let it sit for 40 minutes, rinse out and, voila! Frizz free, defined curls. It does work, but the smell that it gives off is sorta reminiscent of a relaxer, but it's not, I repeat NOT a relaxer. But I know that after having done it twice, (I only left mine in for about 10 minutes each time, plus I added coconut milk to the rest of the ingredients) my hair does seem straighter, although it's still curly. Does that make sense? I wasn't really going for straighter, just frizz free. I wonder what would have happened if I left it for the full 40 minutes, but it was too drippy for me to find it. All I know is that when I went to cornrow my hair, I cowashed it, let it air dry overnight, and the next morning I blow dried the rest. After the blow dry, it was straighter than it had ever been before doing the treatments, which is a week ago now. Don't know if this is permanent or not, or what the long term affects to my hair will be, but just wanted to add that. I'm sorry I jacked your thread, and that this was a bit long, just wanted you to know.
  • Lydyybuggin76Lydyybuggin76 Posts: 219Registered Users
    looks like a fab conditioner.

    that said, it's kinda sad that Andre's classification has become the new caste system/paper bag test.


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  • RonnieajRonnieaj Posts: 304Registered Users
    Sometimes I just want to do the unthinkable..comb my hair, so that its looks like a big bad ass 70's afro and wear it outside just to put a middle-finger to this silly notion that beauty is being close to white.

    Girl you know I do!! :afro: I wear my hair in twists and as a wash and go most of the time, but right after Easter I just didn't have the energy to make my hair do anything, so I grabbed a pick and worked a 5 inch afro (patted down--it's close to 9 inches fully picked out :laughing1:) for a week. I was called a queen by my boss, and everyone loved it. I've since done it two more times and I get great reviews every time. And mind you, I'm the only black woman at the firm (only person of color, actually), and I'm an attorney with heavy client contact. Clients loved it, and the judges didn't blink. I say go for it! I'm the only one in my office who can have 2 inch hair one day and 11 inch (when flatironed) hair the next, and have it all be mine. Work it girl!
  • vkb247vkb247 Posts: 266Registered Users
    Hi Hela. Well I'll tell you something. If I can add this without getting too off topic. I did the Cherrylola treatment (it's on youtube) and I swear, if my texture didn't feel/seem slightly different afterward. I'm still a 3c/4a, but it seemed a lot softer after doing this. Briefly what it is, is that you get some plain, full fat yogurt, some Braggs liquid amino acids, and some baking soda, mix them together and put it into your hair, let it sit for 40 minutes, rinse out and, voila! Frizz free, defined curls. It does work, but the smell that it gives off is sorta reminiscent of a relaxer, but it's not, I repeat NOT a relaxer. But I know that after having done it twice, (I only left mine in for about 10 minutes each time, plus I added coconut milk to the rest of the ingredients) my hair does seem straighter, although it's still curly. Does that make sense? I wasn't really going for straighter, just frizz free. I wonder what would have happened if I left it for the full 40 minutes, but it was too drippy for me to find it. All I know is that when I went to cornrow my hair, I cowashed it, let it air dry overnight, and the next morning I blow dried the rest. After the blow dry, it was straighter than it had ever been before doing the treatments, which is a week ago now. Don't know if this is permanent or not, or what the long term affects to my hair will be, but just wanted to add that. I'm sorry I jacked your thread, and that this was a bit long, just wanted you to know.

    I tried this and I noticed the difference in my hair too. But I am already processed and I left it in for 3 hours so I figured that was the reason why. I definitely think that the Cherry Lola Treatment is stronger than the other natural treatment I have tried.
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  • vkb247vkb247 Posts: 266Registered Users
    Yeah that's certainly 3c/4a hair. It's beautiful though so as much as the mother has seemingly internalized white beauty standards, she at least takes care of her daughter's hair.

    What does yoghurt anyway do for hair?

    "Yogurt can be used topically on hair in certain ways with considerable benefit. Much like the milk from which yogurt is derived, yogurt contains particular proteins and a significant amount of lactose. In addition, both yogurt and milk contain emollient properties that contribute to healthy and attractive hair."

    "Two proteins which exist in yogurt and are likely to be responsible for its benefits to hair are casein and whey. Casein has structural similarities with fibrinogen. Fibrinogen produces molecular aggregation and the formation of a protective coating over damaged cells."

    "If we compare milk to yogurt, milk contains unprecipitated casein, while yogurt's casein is precipitated. Thus the number of peptides present in milk is much less than the number of peptides present in yogurt. Therefore, contrary to widespread industry assertions, the number of kappa-casein peptides present in milk are unlikely to deliver significant conditioning effects."

    "Whey protein is rich in certain amino acids and low in fat. The key amino acids, the branched chain amino acids (e.g. leucine, valine and isoleucine) and cysteine can be found in relatively high amounts in whey protein (up to 3 g/100 g of protein)."

    "Cystine may account for 24 percent of the total amino acids. The cystine in keratin contains disulfide linkages--the bonds responsible for the strength and structure of natural keratin of hair and nails. The presence of these disulfide bonds makes permanent hair conditioning possible. Permanent hair conditioning occurs through a mechanism known as disulfide interchange, a reaction in which cystine-containing proteins covalently bond and form a disulfide link with free sulfhydryl (SH) groups in the hair."

    "Cystine containing proteins can also help protect, strengthen and extend the life of cosmetic chemical hair treatments by reducing "unzipping", a term used to describe the tendency of reconfigured SH groups to return to the original position."

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  • HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
    Yeah that's certainly 3c/4a hair. It's beautiful though so as much as the mother has seemingly internalized white beauty standards, she at least takes care of her daughter's hair.

    What does yoghurt anyway do for hair?

    its said to help elongate the curls, pretty much stretch them out a bit. it's also helps to detangle the hair.
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  • HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
    Hela wrote: »
    So I tried the coconut cream relaxer that was posted on youtube to see what it would do to my hair, and it did exactly what I thought it would do.....strengthen it

    youtube vid:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPQD5vt5-3AI%26amp%3Bfeature%3DPlayList%26amp%3Bp%3DD9DE97A06974EA03%26amp%3Bplaynext%3D1%26amp%3Bplaynext_from%3DPL%26amp%3Bindex%3D5" class="Popup

    This homemade concoction is not a relaxer at all, it's more like a very deep conditioner that helps to replenish the hair. The ingredients included the following:

    Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
    Coconut Cream Concentrate
    Plain Yogurt

    I applied it to my hair and let it sit for about 45 minutes with a cap on. I rinsed it out and did my routine upkeep on my hair. The only difference that was evident in my hair was how soft it was. This is not a relaxer ladies and it does not do anything to "alter" your hair texture so what that woman said on the video was completely ridiculous. I also think that she is too into her daughters hair....like she's a barbie doll or something.

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    Hi Hela. Well I'll tell you something. If I can add this without getting too off topic. I did the Cherrylola treatment (it's on youtube) and I swear, if my texture didn't feel/seem slightly different afterward. I'm still a 3c/4a, but it seemed a lot softer after doing this. Briefly what it is, is that you get some plain, full fat yogurt, some Braggs liquid amino acids, and some baking soda, mix them together and put it into your hair, let it sit for 40 minutes, rinse out and, voila! Frizz free, defined curls. It does work, but the smell that it gives off is sorta reminiscent of a relaxer, but it's not, I repeat NOT a relaxer. But I know that after having done it twice, (I only left mine in for about 10 minutes each time, plus I added coconut milk to the rest of the ingredients) my hair does seem straighter, although it's still curly. Does that make sense? I wasn't really going for straighter, just frizz free. I wonder what would have happened if I left it for the full 40 minutes, but it was too drippy for me to find it. All I know is that when I went to cornrow my hair, I cowashed it, let it air dry overnight, and the next morning I blow dried the rest. After the blow dry, it was straighter than it had ever been before doing the treatments, which is a week ago now. Don't know if this is permanent or not, or what the long term affects to my hair will be, but just wanted to add that. I'm sorry I jacked your thread, and that this was a bit long, just wanted you to know.

    lol

    no need to apologize, information is always the best and thats what i am looking for along with implementing some of my own. You said that it's been over a week and it's still sorta straight as opposed to what it was before you applied it? That sounds a little scary to me. I mean it sounds good as well but I don't want to the lose the natural texture of my hair. How many times have you done this to your hair? Has your hair started to go back to it's original shape yet? Because if it has then I wouldn't mind trying the concoction out.....just as long as it doesn't permanently change the texture of my hair.
    You are who you are and that's all that matters.....:love2::happy10:
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  • HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
    Hela wrote: »
    So I tried the coconut cream relaxer that was posted on youtube to see what it would do to my hair, and it did exactly what I thought it would do.....strengthen it

    youtube vid:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPQD5vt5-3AI%26amp%3Bfeature%3DPlayList%26amp%3Bp%3DD9DE97A06974EA03%26amp%3Bplaynext%3D1%26amp%3Bplaynext_from%3DPL%26amp%3Bindex%3D5" class="Popup

    This homemade concoction is not a relaxer at all, it's more like a very deep conditioner that helps to replenish the hair. The ingredients included the following:

    Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
    Coconut Cream Concentrate
    Plain Yogurt

    I applied it to my hair and let it sit for about 45 minutes with a cap on. I rinsed it out and did my routine upkeep on my hair. The only difference that was evident in my hair was how soft it was. This is not a relaxer ladies and it does not do anything to "alter" your hair texture so what that woman said on the video was completely ridiculous. I also think that she is too into her daughters hair....like she's a barbie doll or something.

    comic-p.jpg

    7 months natural and counting.......:cheers::love5::happy3:



    Hi Hela. Well I'll tell you something. If I can add this without getting too off topic. I did the Cherrylola treatment (it's on youtube) and I swear, if my texture didn't feel/seem slightly different afterward. I'm still a 3c/4a, but it seemed a lot softer after doing this. Briefly what it is, is that you get some plain, full fat yogurt, some Braggs liquid amino acids, and some baking soda, mix them together and put it into your hair, let it sit for 40 minutes, rinse out and, voila! Frizz free, defined curls. It does work, but the smell that it gives off is sorta reminiscent of a relaxer, but it's not, I repeat NOT a relaxer. But I know that after having done it twice, (I only left mine in for about 10 minutes each time, plus I added coconut milk to the rest of the ingredients) my hair does seem straighter, although it's still curly. Does that make sense? I wasn't really going for straighter, just frizz free. I wonder what would have happened if I left it for the full 40 minutes, but it was too drippy for me to find it. All I know is that when I went to cornrow my hair, I cowashed it, let it air dry overnight, and the next morning I blow dried the rest. After the blow dry, it was straighter than it had ever been before doing the treatments, which is a week ago now. Don't know if this is permanent or not, or what the long term affects to my hair will be, but just wanted to add that. I'm sorry I jacked your thread, and that this was a bit long, just wanted you to know.

    I finally saw the video for the cherry lola treatment and I gotta say that her hair looked awesome after applying it. I think I might just try it. :lol:
    You are who you are and that's all that matters.....:love2::happy10:
    comic-p.jpg

    EMBRACE THE CURLY, THE KINKY....THE NATURAL!!!
    my hair blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FHela23462%2F" class="Popup
    PW: love

  • cammiecamcammiecam Posts: 122Registered Users
    To the OP did you use the coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate that she used, or did you get them elsewhere? I'm thinking about using this as a conditioner once a month...
  • NubianCoilsNubianCoils Posts: 2,149Registered Users
    Ronnieaj wrote: »
    Sometimes I just want to do the unthinkable..comb my hair, so that its looks like a big bad ass 70's afro and wear it outside just to put a middle-finger to this silly notion that beauty is being close to white.

    Girl you know I do!! :afro: I wear my hair in twists and as a wash and go most of the time, but right after Easter I just didn't have the energy to make my hair do anything, so I grabbed a pick and worked a 5 inch afro (patted down--it's close to 9 inches fully picked out :laughing1:) for a week. I was called a queen by my boss, and everyone loved it. I've since done it two more times and I get great reviews every time. And mind you, I'm the only black woman at the firm (only person of color, actually), and I'm an attorney with heavy client contact. Clients loved it, and the judges didn't blink. I say go for it! I'm the only one in my office who can have 2 inch hair one day and 11 inch (when flatironed) hair the next, and have it all be mine. Work it girl!

    This gives me so much encouragement!! I only have 4 inches now, but I have every intention of rocking this when it gets longer too! Nice to know there is a possibility my boss won't call the FBI on me, reporting me as a Black Panther. :happy3:
    Defeated the Relaxer: January 2001 :boxing:
    Dreadlocks Since: March 2001
    Cut Dreadlocks: February 2009:afro:

    Holy Grails:
    Amla and Bhringraj are the TRUTH, HE LTR Conditioner is the BIDNESS, Shea butter, Honey, Jamican Black Castor Oil

    Full head of 4a hair!:wav:
  • HelaHela Posts: 165Registered Users
    cammiecam wrote: »
    To the OP did you use the coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate that she used, or did you get them elsewhere? I'm thinking about using this as a conditioner once a month...

    I used the exact same coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate that she used. when it came to the yogurt i just used a regular plain yogurt with no flavor.
    You are who you are and that's all that matters.....:love2::happy10:
    comic-p.jpg

    EMBRACE THE CURLY, THE KINKY....THE NATURAL!!!
    my hair blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FHela23462%2F" class="Popup
    PW: love

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