|My braid out results using conditioner and coconut oil|
Coconut oil can have many benefits for the hair. The one that I was most concerned about was the oil's ability to moisturize the hair. This is because it's made up of tiny molecules that are small enough to penetrate through the cuticle layer. I picked some up at my local natural grocery store, Sprouts, without another thought. It wasn't until I got home that I realized that, in the past, I tried to stay away from coconut oil during the colder months. Why? Well, it was because of the fact that the oil had a tendency to solidify at lower temperatures which could lead to hard hair. This happened to me the first week I started using it again. I tried it as a sealant after spritzing my hair with leave-in conditioner diluted with plain water. I did this for a few days in a row before braiding my hair up into two french braids. When I took my hair down on wash day I noticed that weird, hard feeling. My ends felt like straw.