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    Default Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    I'm not sure which one to stick too.

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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    Oh gosh. Lots of options! I personally use it mostly on my ends while they're damp after a wash, and as needed in between. If my ends feel dry I spritz them with water and work it a few drop of coconut oil. I've also mixed it with shampoo, and used it on my scalp.

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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    I scoop a little out of the jar, emulsify it between my palms and then apply it dry hair, usually medium to heavy, and leave in for hours or overnight, pre CWC.

    Every now and then I'll apply a little to my ends, but usually my almond oil blends are more convenient, so I reach for them first.
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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    I apply it differently to between hair and scalp. For my scalp I put the coconut oil in a squeeze bottle (the kind for condiments that has a conical nozzle), sit it in a warm water bath until liquid, and squirt it on my scalp in sections, rubbing it throughout with my fingers. For my length, I scoop out coconut oil with my hands and first apply it from the top of my length downward, then I apply it liberally to my ends. This way is easier I find, it's more effective in distributing it throughout the hair. I'm not a heavy oiler so I'm looking for my hair to look very damp, not sopping wet.

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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    I don't use coconut oil. I use baby oil. Just a few drops (about 10) in the rinse-out oil method (link in signature). That's how oil works best for me.
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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    With my hands. :P

    But to actually answer the question, I usually apply it focusing on the ends, before I detangle to smooth and soften my hair, and more liberally throughout the length and ends when I detangle before washing. I don't use it on my scalp.

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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    I usually apply it on dry hair from ears down and leave it overnight. Occasionally I'll dampen my hair first if I want to use it for moisture retention.
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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    Drowning my hair in it before a wash.

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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    Braid my hair, with a longer tassle. Like 2-3 inches long. Scoop some out of the jar with my fingernail, rub it between my fingers and preen my tassle with it.
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    Default Re: Favorite way to apply coconut oil to your hair?

    I prefer overnight oiling before a shower. I don't really oil often...maybe that's why my hair has been so dry lately too.

    I actually prefer olive oil to coconut oil, but I use the same steps for both. Usually, detangle, apply the oil with my hands focusing on the ends, then braiding it for overnight.

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