Skip to main content

My coconut oil hairxperiment

Hi there,
   I hope you had a pleasant weekend. As you know I made coconut oil last week after doing loads of research about the benefits of coconut oil for my natural hair. As I waited for the oil to separate from the rest of the liquid I decided to do a little hairxperiment. Here's what I did:



  I scooped up a bit of the creamy milk on top

 
This is what it looked like
 
 
 I added a tablespoon of olive oil
                                     


 Then a tablespoon of honey
 
 I mixed them all together and got this runny liquid
 
 
 I applied it to my hair and covered it up with Clingfilm
                                                                

                       
 I put a shower cap over it and went to bed




      I woke up filled with so much hope. I eagerly removed the covering, gingerly touched my hair expecting to find the softest curls ever and I was shocked! My hair was like straw under all that goo. I was like what?!Straw after all my effort? I went back and re-read the research I had saved and I am still trying to figure out what went wrong. I'm thinking it could be because I applied it to dry hair (*covers face in shame) or left it on overnight (but how could that be?).Oh well!
     I'm still going to use the coconut oil to thin out my castor oil, as a prepoo (once in a very long while) and as a sunscreen until I can discover why it made my already dry and coarse hair drier and harder.
    In other news I did my first bantu knot/out and I'll share that with you next.


KimB

Comments

  1. maybe your hair doesn't like coconut oil.it happens

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oops! :-( I know the feeling of a failed hair experiment.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

PRODUCT REVIEW // ORS REPLENISHING CONDITIONER

Hi guys,                                                                                                                                                      I'm here with another review. This time its the ORS REPLENISHING CONDITIONER. Do not let the name fool you, it's actually a deep conditioner and not a wash out conditioner. Here's my honest review: Meet the product:     Product claims:   Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner helps to restore moisture & repair  damaged hair. Ingredients: Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Polyquaternium 37, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Quaternium 80, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citral , D Limonene, Linalool, , Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate , Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, PEG 9 Dimethicone, Anthemis Nobilis Extract (Chamomile), Salvia Officinalis Extract (Sage), Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle), Rosmarinus Officinal

DIY// HOW TO MAKE AN APPLICATOR BOTTLE

Hi guys,      I hope you are all doing well. I have missed blogging so much and I feel really good that I can now so it more often since my schedule is getting a bit less crowded. I also hope you like the new blog design.     If you live in Nigeria then you are aware that things are getting out of hand financially. The recession is hitting really hard and it seems no one is immune. Inspite of this I do not want my Fro to suffer so I am working on making a lot of homemade products and utensils to ensure my hair doesn't feel the strain of the harsh economy.    Today I will be showing you how to make an APPLICATOR bottle from any old plastic bottle you have at home. Why bother you ask? Read my post about different ways to use an  Applicator bottle .       Let's get right into it. Here's what you'll need: Small plastic bottle with cover A candle/lighter/gas A match stick Scissors METHOD 1. Remove the bottle cover from the bottle. Using the scissors hold t

The best way to comb your natural hair

Hi there,   Combing natural hair has always been a problem. There is a lot of pain involved but that's not the only challenge combing presents. Combing your hair is a major cause of hair breakage, remember those balls of hair you remove from your comb each time you comb?  Here are some tips to help you minimize breakage from combing: Use the right tool  Never use a fine tooth comb for your hair. It is better to use a wide toothed comb. This will reduce hair breakage. If you must use a fine tooth comb ensure you have thoroughly detangled and combed with a wide tooth comb first. Also make sure the teeth of the comb is seamless to avoid ripping out your hair as you comb.  Avoid these  Much better Comb your hair only when it is damp  Your hair is weakest when it is dripping wet and so combing it then will cause it to break.On the other hand combing your hair when it is dry will also break it off because your hair is not as flexible as it should be. When your hair