Deep Conditioning Natural Hair with Coconut Nectar for Moisture

by West Parsons on February 25, 2013 · 11 comments

in hair care

Ever heard of Coconut Nectar? Yea, me neither lol, until I received a newsletter from Hairfinity (see below) on Friday morning. By quitting time that same day I’d already planned my route to beat traffic to get to Whole PayCheck Foods. I figured, I love deep conditioning with coconut oil and cooking with coconut milk, so nectar can’t be too bad. Right?

Raw coconut nectar is an excellent way to infuse your hair with moisture to combat dryness. Coconut nectar is made from coconut tree sap. This sap contains loads of healthy vitamins, amino acids, and vitamins that help to neutralize the pH balance levels in your hair. When coconut nectar is added to your deep conditioning treatments it helps to flatten out the hair cuticles allowing them to lye straight and smooth so, that your hair will become softer, less frizzy and easier to manage.

To use coconut nectar in your deep conditioner simply pour as much as you feel necessary directly into your product and stir it in completely. Depending on your hair length and density will better determine exactly how much you will need. Adding in other natural ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, or whole leaf aloe vera gel will help to further bring forth plenty of moisture and hair manageability.

Divide your hair into 4-8 sections, then distribute your deep conditioning mixture from the top of your roots to the very ends of the strands of your hair. Allow the mixture to sit on your hair from 30-60 minutes with heat or without heat. Using heat will help to maximize the strength of your treatment and yield the best results. Raw coconut nectar can be found in most grocery stores or online.

And so the experimentation began. I chose to mix with Camille Rose Algae Deep Conditioner, which I know works well by itself. I applied  the mixture to 3 sections of my hair. I used the 4th section as my control with plain conditioner, no nectar.  I left the mixture on overnight (as usual).

When rinsing, I noticed a subtle difference in softness, curl pattern and how the hair hung, weirdly enough.  Once the conditioner was completely rinsed from my hair the untreated side felt a bit more rough, as if the cuticles weren’t laying the same.

As I blow dried I noticed my scalp on the untreated portion had a bit of conditioner residue left over. This leads me to believe the coconut nectar assists the conditioner in the rinsing process.  There was no difference in the length of time my hair took to blow dry but there was a slight sheen and smoother strands on the the treated portion of my hair.

Overall, this nectar seems to behave similarly to honey, as they both appear to be humectants. Considering those plastic bear-shaped containers may not actually be honey anymore[+], this is an affordable alternative to purchasing expensive raw/real honey[+].

{ 11 comments }

Zainab1 February 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

Great Post! I ‘m going to give this a go, and see how well it performs on my tresses. It sounds great. thanks for sharing.

westNDNbeauty March 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

You’re very welcome. Thanks for reading!

Cindy February 27, 2013 at 7:06 am

Pleas let me know if I can find the coconut nectar in South Africa?

westNDNbeauty March 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Hi Cindy, I’m not sure. Myabe you can check the site of the creator directly http://www.coconutsecrets.com

Dani April 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Does the raw coconut nectar flattens the hair permanently or temporarily?

westNDNbeauty April 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

The cuticle laying flat is a temporary effect.

Dani April 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Is there any way I can get my edges permanently flat like they were before my hair was permed against my will? Do you think it is possible to get my hair to its original state?

westNDNbeauty April 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Not sure. Hair texture also changes with time. Try gel in the meantime. Best of luck.

Jennifer November 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Hi I was wondering what conditioner you use on your hair and what else was mixed in your coconut nectar concoction.

westNDNbeauty November 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Hi Jennifer, I use many different conditioners, but the one featured in this post happens to be the Camille Rose Algae. I’ve made the link more visible. Check out my review.

tbaby November 5, 2014 at 3:46 am

headed to the store in the morning!!! thanks so much for this post as usual