Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I am so happy with my hair today, was happy with it yesterday too!!! Why this overwhelming declaration of love you ask? Well fellow locers yesterday I washed my hair and used my coconut oil conditioner that I whipped up last month, yes you read right, I made this conditioner on May 30 kept it in my fridge and yesterday was curious to see if it was still usuable. The conditioner hadn't even changed color! I believe the reason my concotion lasted so long was because of the lemon juice. My mixture was composed of lemon juice that I got from juicing about 2 lemons (if memory serves me right), then I mixed in about a cup of coconut oil, poured in some honey and a splash of almond oil then kept it in a glass jar in the fridge. Now I have used coconut oil before but in store bought products. Since I was more curious about the effects of palm oil, I put my coconut mixture on the back burner. Yesterday I was due for a wash and I wanted yet again to attempt a braid set that would result in cute crinkles when I undid my hair. So I did my deep conditioning using my coconut oil mixture (about 1/2 a cup) smoothed throughout my locs focusing on the ends. The smell was pleasant and unlike the palm oil my hair didn't feel so coated. When I was washing my hair it was also easier to rinse out and I only needed three washes with my diluted castile soap shampoo. My hair felt soft but not greasy, I then spritzed my hair (yes my own recipe, more details on that in a later post) and set it in braids. I was meeting a friend for drinks so I had to do the braids in a way that I would still be cute. I was very pleased with my style, so much so that I wore it to work today! Then because I am impatient I took the braids out after work and....I have the crinkles that I have been lusting for and my hair feels ever, ever so soft and touchable. So if you are looking for a conditioner that leaves your hair soft to the touch without being greasy and no odor ( although I wouldn't have minded a light coconut smell to linger but nothing lingers). I highly recommend coconut oil. I am extremely pleased with the results. I will let the picture speak for themselves.
P.S. Because coconut oil becomes solid in cold temperatures, I simply put the jar in a bowl of hot water and let it sit for about 15min and it was liquid again. The picture is taken of my mixture in its liquid state.


  1. Yes ma'am, coconut oil is the bomb!! I love the stuff.

    Both your styles are cute!

  2. Thank you! It's so much fun having hair I can style myself!

  3. Ohmigoooodness, your hair rocks, lady!! QAnd I love me some coconut oil. It is the truth!