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My experience with Coconut Oil

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Category: Natural Hair Care
Forum Name: Natural Hair Care
Forum Description: General Discussions on Natural Hair Care
Printed Date: Jan 19 2019 at 4:20am

Topic: My experience with Coconut Oil
Posted By: Belladva
Subject: My experience with Coconut Oil
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 9:54am
I have decided to flat iron my hair for winter. I washed my hair , ACV rinse, protein treatment for 30 minutes, deep conditioned my hair for 45 minutes.   Next I added my leave in conditioner, sealed with coconut oil.  I added Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum and Mega Silk elements heat protectant spray and began blow dry my hair and then I flat ironed it. Once I finished my hair was still dry. I decided to oil it with coconut oil and over the next few days and it left my hair dry and brittle.Confused. When I smooth hand over my hair it breaks off.

Posted By: Nigerian_princess
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 10:19am
Sounds like too much protein

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Posted By: Belladva
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 10:35am
I oiled my scalp with sunflower oil and this seemed to help. I will do a deep condition this weekend.

Posted By: dejee
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 10:37am
Coconut oil is a sealer not a moisturized. You need to moisturize your hair with something and then use the coconut oil. I use Shea Moisture Curling Smoothie but I dont know what to recommend for flat ironed hair.

Posted By: tropical-punch
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 12:21pm
perhaps the serum and heat protectant are blocking anything else from getting into the hair?

Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 8:30pm
what temp did you flat iron your hair on?

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Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 12:23am
Maybe heat damage? To me flat ironed natural hair look silky but feels kinda rough just wash your hair and dc and see how it respond.

Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 3:35am
My hair HATES coconut oil left on (as a sealant).

Mixing it into a deep conditioner or pre-pooing  with it is okay, but as a sealing oil or for shine, I have the same feeling you described in your post. Dry brittle and gross hair.

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Posted By: Belladva
Date Posted: Nov 05 2012 at 7:49pm

Posted By: Belladva
Date Posted: Nov 05 2012 at 7:50pm
Originally posted by Heavy Rotation Heavy Rotation wrote:

what temp did you flat iron your hair on?

Posted By: Aerie
Date Posted: Nov 06 2012 at 8:47am
It sounds like too much protein for your hair, and lack of moisture. 

I've heard of a fair number of women who can't use coconut oil due to the protein. 

Posted By: Belladva
Date Posted: Nov 06 2012 at 8:38pm
It definately was the coconut oil. My lesson in this, I can not use coconut oil as a sealer for my hair. Today was my wash day, so I switched my routine:
Deep conditioned overnight with Hairveda SITRINILLAH DEEP CONDITIONER mixed with Sunflower oil
Shampooed this morning, ACV rinse, Lustra silk hair mayonnaise (30 minutes under the steamer)
Miracle 7 deep conditioner and sealed with castor oil (l left this on my hair for 4 hours and then steamed for 30 minutes)
Giovanni leave in conditioner and sealed with sunflower oil.
Flat ironed my hair.
My hair feels amazing!!!! I can run my fingers over it and no breakage!!!!

Posted By: Scarletphoenix
Date Posted: Nov 11 2012 at 7:47pm
Glad you solved your problem. I don't know why as a natural I am horrified of straightening my hair. However my hair loves coconut oil and the sheen it gives it is amazing! Id love to see pics of your hair! Im sure it gorgeous! 

Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Nov 12 2012 at 6:09pm
my hair doesn't like coconut oil (unless it is rinsed out) either so i definitely understand.  

that being said, i STILL went out and purchased the sheamoisture curl enhancing smoothie b/c it was on crazy sale for $6.  le sigh.  let's see how this plays out.

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Posted By: EasterBell
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 2:28pm
I'm thinking protein overload

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Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 2:56pm
My hair dislikes coconut oil as a sealer, pre poo and definitely high on the ingredients list....coconut oil is not the miracle oil like some claim.

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Posted By: butterfly3582
Date Posted: Nov 20 2012 at 12:11pm
My hair tend to like coconut oil.  Although i go back and forth between that and olive oil.  However, as will all things it is not for everyone. 

From my research coconut oil does not contain protein.  The straw like feeling is usually because the tendency to use to much,  because coconut oil is not as thick as other oils.  Coconut milk does contain protein however.

Research also suggest that it holds on to protein..which is why some protein sensitive individuals may have issues with it.

Finally..coconut oil is one of the few oil that does actually penetrate the shaft.  While it is not a moisturizer per say..It can help the strand with strength and flexibility. 

Posted By: solena
Date Posted: Nov 22 2012 at 11:49pm
sounds like you used too many products before flat ironing.

Posted By: Elegantmary
Date Posted: Nov 23 2012 at 12:32am
It sounds not good. Maybe something is wrong with coconut oil. Can change the other oil.

Posted By: Napp
Date Posted: Nov 25 2012 at 12:53pm
yeah ive had bad experiences with coconut oil too. it wasnt worth it at allThumbs Down

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