Coconut milk hair recipe
- I love me some coconut oil! DON’T NOBODY better say nothin’ bad about COCONUT OIL. ‘Cuz that’s when Bonita goes OFF!! *teehee*
- The YouTuber’s hair is RIDIC!! I mean, long as all get out and so healthy looking without a broken strand visible to the naked eye (whereas I have a ton from a rough, dry winter)!
Now, I know her hair is not curly, kinky, or coily. However, I have always believed that we can learn things from a variety of sources, different textures and ethnicities as many of the practices that promote healthy hair are the same, regardless of race/texture/hair type (i.e. moisture, protein, protection). Given the benefits of coconut oil and how great it works for me, I figured coconut milk (which has coconut oil in it) might be just as awesome.
Now, though I love the idea of using fresh coconut milk, ain’t nobody got time for that. So, I broke out a can of coconut milk that I had in the cabinet. I had picked up a couple of cans a long time ago for a post-wash avocado/coconut milk/honey deep conditioner that didn’t work out too well. Nevertheless, I was ready to put it to a new use! Before starting, I decided to research a little more to see if I could find naturals who had used coconut milk with success and I just so happened to come across these posts by my virtual curlfriend, Petra/Emily CottonTop: Coconut Milk Deep Condition and Results – Coconut Milk Pre-Poo.
In the posts, Petra shares a pre-poo recipe:
Coconut Milk – 4 tablespoons
Honey -2 tablespoon
3 of Your Favorite oils – 1 tablespoon each
… and with her awesome results. I was sold!
So, I whipped up a batch of coconut milk with Vatika Oil and EVOO, using only two tablespoons of oil instead of three. I heated the mix and applied to my dry dirty hair. Then I donned a plastic cap and my thermal heat turban for about an hour. I will say that the application process was messy and a bit sticky. But, my wash process went very smoothly and my hair felt stronger, moisturized and my twists were so plump, juicy and shiny!
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