I actually put it on "dirty" and dry hair. Just rubbed it between my hands and put it all over, then covered my pillow with a towel, wrapped my head in another towel and shampooed in the morning. It was sooooo nice and I even got a compliment, but the top got a little greasy at night, so I will leave that out next time.
It smelled so good my dog came up to the bed to sniff me a lot LOL.
Yeah I use coconut oil on my hair too instead of shampoo or conditioner. I have also recently discovered that after washing my face at night if I moisturize with coconut oil, my zits look better the next day.
Sami, I've been using coconut oil as a facial and body moisturizer for about a year now. I did this initially because I had a few "scars" on my chin from pimples and I had read that coconut oil helped with acne. Although I didn't have acne and these were just scars, I thought, what the heck, it's worth a try. Lo and behold within a few weeks the scars were gone! I haven't used any commercial facial moisturizer since.
No poo made my hair look like poo. I think mine is just too fine for conditioner only. I need shampoo several times a week or it gets stringy and limp instead of curling nicely.
My curly routine goes:
- wash with Aveda Dry Remedy shampoo and conditioner
- turn head upside down and cold water rinse under the faucet or shower
- do not squeeze the water out
- keeping head upside down comb soaking wet hair into ropey strands using a big-tooth comb
- apply a large blop of DevaCurl Light Defining Gel (formerly AnGel) to the soaking wet strands. Distribute it evenly with your fingers and without messing up the strands too much. Note that this only works with gels meant to be used on very wet hair. I've tried it with regular gels and it doesn't go so well.
- still with your head upside down, gently blot the hair with a couple of Bounty paper towels. Don't scrub it or mess up the ringlets. Blot. The paper towels pull just the right amount of water and don't make frizz the way a bath towel can.
- flip your head right side up, scrunch the ringlets, and use your fingers to arrange the curls. Whatever curly hair is doing wet, that's exactly how it will dry. So you have to make sure your part is ok and you don't have any weird spikes or horns.
- let it air dry. Diffusers make frizz.
I don't take hair supplements. I just eat well most of the time. Lots of real food and good fat. I do take a multi, fish oil, and D.