coconut oil for wavies?

unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
Hello fellow wavies :] Today I bought coconut oil on a whim because Ive heard its great for hair & skin. So now Im wondering, how does wavy hair react to it? From what Ive read on threads lots of 3a/b/c and 4/a's love it, but i dont know if its ok for wavey hair types. Any ideas on how it'll react? I want to try it but Im afraid it'll be too thick and sticky and weigh down my hair and I'm going to this fancy event tonight.
also, if it is good for wavies, how do you think is the best way to use it? as a dt, defrizzer, or mix in with condish?
Help! :lol:
thanks,
leah

2c/3a
Growing out hair to a little above bsl
pw: ringlets

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  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
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    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • BeachBlondeWavieBeachBlondeWavie Posts: 159Registered Users
    my hair adores coconut oil. it makes my waves look curlier! I use it when i get out of the shower on top of all my other styling products as a final step, I'll also mix it in with a deep treatment i do of conditioner,honey and coconut oil. It makes my hair shiny and very very soft. Once a week or so I sleep with it in my hair- normally i sleep with jojoba oil but i do coconut to get a thicker treatment. i read somewhere its supposed to stimulate hair growth but i havent been using it long enough to tell, i hope it does
    Diane
    2C blonde long hair

    •ojon + curls
    •goal: to grow my hair to my waist!

    •hair timeline:
    -last cut [email protected] devachan by jeff
    -colored 3.6.07
    -trimmed on 10.1
    -softened @ ouidad 10.20
  • teela1978teela1978 Posts: 278Registered Users
    unique1193 wrote:
    Hello fellow wavies :] also, if it is good for wavies, how do you think is the best way to use it? as a dt, defrizzer, or mix in with condish?

    I probally wouldn't mix it with my conditioner, but your other two ideas there are good ones :) It's a great dt, usually needs shampooing or a really thorough CO to get it out, and a fingernail full or so smoothed over does good as a defrizzer.

    It also makes a good moisturizer for skin and a GREAT body scrub if you add in some brown sugar.
    Fine Wavy (2a)
    Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
    last night after the event (and after reading your posts) i wet my hair, put the coconut oil in by itself for 30 minutes, then rinsed it out with sulfate free shampoo. Today I have soft, bouncy, defined, waves!
    Thanks guys!! :D

    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • frizzbombfrizzbomb Posts: 56Registered Users
    very interesting!! Anyone with fine, thin to medium wavy hair tried coconut oil? I'm starting to think its the texture and the thickness that determines what works for me more than the amount of curl/wave.
    Extremely fine 2b/3a. My frizz has tamed considerably but, I still have my "moments."
    Currently liking:
    TJs Nourish, Set Me Up, Curl Keeper and Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana deep fix.

    password: wavy
  • henchpersonhenchperson Posts: 67Registered Users
    I tried coconut oil and found two things:
    1) My husband strongly objects to the smell.
    2) the weight of the oil really dragged my waves out.

    Part of the problem was that I used too much of the coconut oil, I think Since that firs time, I just use a dab on the dry ends to leave in overnight. The oil that I used the most for overnight deep conditioning is avacado oil - lighter, easier to wash out, and (with a drop of two of essential oil) much better smelling.
    One of the things I've had to learn is that wavy hair and curly hair can have entirely different needs. I have a cousin with dry curly hair and she's able to use a lot of the heavier products that just don't work on me - at a certain point, products for curly hair are so moisture-intensive or heavy that it can take three or four shampoos to get all the "gunk" out. The fact is, my hair isn't that dry, and over-moisturizing it just drags all the body out of my hair. I've also had to be careful with the conditioners I use - things with too much protein, etc. will give me soft, shiny, stick-straight hair that's almost greasy to the touch, even after washing it several times. This is why conditioner-only washing didn't work out for me.
    I was distressed to discover that I actually need to shampoo my hair, but I've been very pleased with Giovanni's products.
    Not curly, but wavy. Learning to love it.
    Valiantly attempting to become a product minimalist.
  • mslauratsmslaurats Posts: 23Registered Users
    I have fine wavy hair and I tried coconut oil and my boyfriend at the time also strongly objected to the smell.... it also made my hair very greasy.
    I think I would only use it if I was going to the beach/pool and wanted to protect my hair from the drying effects of salt/chlorine/sun.
  • henchpersonhenchperson Posts: 67Registered Users
    When I'm going to be in the sun or at the beach, I make my own mixture to take with me. It's got liquid aloe vera, some distilled water, jojoba oil, and a good dose of organic sprayable sunscreen. Not only has this helped keep my hair happy when I'm out in the sun, I can also use the spray on my skin to refresh sunscreen or when I feel like I'm burning. Sort of an all-purpose summer spray. The only problem I've had is that the substances don't mix very well in the bottle, so you have to give it a good hard shake before you start spraying it on. Also, I hate the smell of sunscreen, so I put in a few drops of lemon essential oil to make the spray smell less like chemical goop and more like something I'd actually want to put on my hair/scalp/face.
    Not curly, but wavy. Learning to love it.
    Valiantly attempting to become a product minimalist.
  • teela1978teela1978 Posts: 278Registered Users
    For those with boyfriends who object to coconutty smells... If you really like what it does to your hair, the refined coconut oils usually have no smell and are often cheaper, walmart sells it for like 2 bucks.
    Fine Wavy (2a)
    Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
  • anonymous_125408anonymous_125408 Posts: 45Registered Users
    my hair adores coconut oil. it makes my waves look curlier! I use it when i get out of the shower on top of all my other styling products as a final step, I'll also mix it in with a deep treatment i do of conditioner,honey and coconut oil. It makes my hair shiny and very very soft. Once a week or so I sleep with it in my hair- normally i sleep with jojoba oil but i do coconut to get a thicker treatment. i read somewhere its supposed to stimulate hair growth but i havent been using it long enough to tell, i hope it does

    I do the same thing, as a DT with conditioner and honey. Makes my hair super shiny! Haven't tried it since going mod-cg though, so can't comment on how it affects waves.
    2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

    My hair loves moisture!

    currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!

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