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    Default R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    I really really wanted coconut oil to work for me. I used it religiously every week for almost three months. Now i am aware that coconut oil causes my hair to feel and look like straw because of all the protein. So my question to all of you is, can i still use coconut oil just less frequently? What are your favorite oils for moisture that do not contain protein. I was in love with the fact that using coconut oil was all natural. I thought it was a fix all. Now that's all over and im extremely lost
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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    Baby oil is a natural product (yes, petrolatum is natural), and was wonderful when I first started using it. I've had to move to coconut oil though, as I think my hair was missing the protein it's feeling far stronger now compared to the cotton wool softness I had with baby oil

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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    my hair didnt like coconut so much either in the beginning, but now its the prefect match,my hair loves it,so dont throw it away,maybe after a while with good care your hair changes and might gonna like it..My all time favourite oils are Amla and Argan,they always work for my hair and scalp/skin
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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    Love your siggy pic, btw, looks like a husky i used to have... oh and i have never tried staight coconut oil, but i HAVE tried organix cocout shampoo, my hair seems to like it but i read one review about someone's hair falling out on one of the websites...i'm a bit scared to continue using it now...
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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    Hmmm. Are you using virgin unrefined oil?
    I'm sorry coconut isn't working. Maybe EVOO would work?
    This really ezplains why my hair loves coconut oil though! Anything with protein my poor bleached hair gobbles up.
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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    Coconut oil contains NO protein. None. It prevents protein loss from the hair shaft. It does not add additional protein to your hair.

    That said, it could cause problems if you are sensitive to proteins simply by allowing them to build up. Clarify and cut back on the coconut oil.

    ETA: You also may want to take a closer look at your 'poo, conditioners and other hair treatments to see if they contain the protein the coconut oil is retaining.

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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    I would only use deep coconut oil treatment and let it sit for 6 hours or so but only once a year or even less. It gave me huge build up. It's what I consider one of those yearly deep conditioners.

    My daily moisturising oils are Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, Moroccan Argan Oil for my ends. And in my roots I use Castor Oil to (well at least try) and promote hairgrowth.
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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    I too use to use coconut oil alot. My hair slowly became dry and felt like straw. I also felt at a lost. I thought coconut oil was the holy grail of all hair products lol. However there are many other alternatives

    My hair likes a tiny drop of extra virgin olive oil. It worked for me 100x better than coconut oil and cheaper too it helps retain moisture in my hair.

    Jojoba oil is a very nice oil, avocado oil and sweet almond oil too. All very good alternatives to coconut oil.

    I'm currently experimenting with Baby oil for moisture and so far it's working better than all the other oils above.

    Some threads on different oils
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ad.php?t=59689
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...highlight=oils
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...highlight=oils
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ad.php?t=86298

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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    oh im sorry. Someone on here told me coconut oil does contain protein. If it does not how often do you think would be safe to use it? I keep hearing so many things from different people so i have no idea. I appreciate all the replies tho
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    Default Re: R.I.P Coconut Oil :(

    I didn't think coconut oil had protein in it. It does stop the loss of protein in your hair though which is why your hair could be feeling like straw.

    Try olive oil, I have coarse hair and my hair loves that stuff

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