The product I am using is Lou Anna 100% pure coconut oil. It was around $6 for the 30fl oz container.
I keep it in my fridge.
I started out with dry, unmanageable, easily tangled hair. I dye my hair, and I've bleached part of it twice in the last three months.
In this picture, my hair is clean and dry. I shampooed two days before the picture was taken. I do not shampoo every day, and this was taken just before I put the warm coconut oil on my hair.
I used two tablespoons of melted coconut oil and one tablespoon of honey. I have one of those nifty turban thingys to put my hair up in while it was sitting. I let it sit for 15 minutes, then started my shower.
To wash it out, I first rinsed my hair in hot water, massaged the mix throughout my hair further than it already was, then added my shampoo. I washed my hair twice, and conditioned once, which is what I do normally, then let it air dry as I normally do. I combed my hair while it was wet, but did not add any product. Again, normal. I don't do much with my hair.
Once it was dry, I noticed that it didn't smell like my shampoo at all. That's the biggest change I notice, and I don't really mind it.
After sleeping on it, my hair still did not smell like anything but hair. I kinda like that. I'm not big on scents.
I did notice that my hair isn't really tangled this morning. Usually, I can brush tangles INTO my hair. Not so this morning. I had barely any tangles even though I didn't brush my hair between my shower yesterday and waking up today. That was pleasant.
I won't be treating my hair today, just wetting it in the shower, like I normally do on a no wash day.
**update** Usually, when I work all day with my hair down, I get a nasty rats nest of tangles at the nape of my neck. I didn't get that today! I'm so excited! In fact, I also realized that brushing my hair this morning was easier. I'm thinking I really really like this already. What an improvement after only ONE application.
Getting a late start of it today. I didn't have time to treat my hair before work, so I'm treating it now at almost 10:30 pm. I'll be washing my hair around 11pm, and update on the texture and feel tomorrow morning when it's dry. This will also give me a chance to go to bed with it damp, which usually makes for an interesting hair day when I wake up. Stay tuned.
My hair is looking better, feeling softer, and being more manageable. Tomorrow, I'll treat it again, but I'm thinking of just doing oil with no honey.
On day two, I treated my hair then went to sleep with it wet. I woke up on day three to a surprise. My hair was only a little crazy, not completely unmanageable. I misted my hair with a spray bottle that had mousse and water in it then combed it out. The tangles were very easy to comb out and i spent the day with very few tangles in general. Again, I say this is turning out to be a very good thing.
Looking good and feeling good! My hair is soft and very easy to brush. It's still a little out of control, and I don't know if that's going to change at all. I treated my hair last night using only oil, and... well I fell asleep with the oil in my hair. Oopse.
Oh well, I took a shower first thing this morning and washed twice, conditioned once, and air dried, just as normal. Here's what I'm ending up with:
Now, I haven't brushed it since it dried, but of course I brushed before I went into the shower.
I think I'll be using only the oil with no honey from now on, and treating twice a week for a few weeks, then decreasing to once a week when I feel my hair is in the "maintain" phase, rather than the "repair" phase.
I think my hair is to the point that I'll need to only treat it once or twice a week, so that's what I'm going to do from now on. This took WAY less time than I was thinking it would. I thought there would be like a month of regular posts and tapering off after like two or three months. Wow! Coconut oil is seriously good stuff. I'm so glad I did this challenge!