I'd been hearing for quite a while about how good coconut oil was for your hair. The problem was that it never really came with any specific instructions. I need specific instructions. But in this particular situation, I just jumped in and hoped for the best. The beauty of this is that now you can learn from my mistakes. You're welcome!
My hair was pretty dry, so I decided to just wash my hair like normal and then use the coconut oil as a conditioner. I put it in my hair (it stayed liquid for plenty of time after melting a bit in the microwave) and honestly, it didn't really feel like I had put anything on my hair at all. I almost put additional conditioner on, but decided against it. That ended up being the only thing I did right.
After rinsing my hair and getting out of the shower, I must admit that my hair did feel rather hydrated. It had worked! So I dried my hair with my hair dryer, as usual. Only...it didn't really look all that dry. And the next morning....it still didn't look especially dry. As a matter of fact, although my hair was completely, 100% dry it still looked wet. It was fascinating for all, but wasn't exactly the look I was going for.
It all worked out in the end though. I just washed and conditioned my hair again like normal and it was soft and hydrated and non-wet looking. When I did the coconut oil treatment on my girls hair I followed a different pattern. And this is very important to remember:
- Wet hair in shower
- Apply coconut oil
- After waiting a few minutes, rinse coconut oil out then shampoo and condition normally