After my last homemade fiasco, I swore I’d never go down that road again — I lied :-/ This coconut cream treatment was all the rage on YouTube circa 2010. Yes, I know I’m a little late, but I’m also bored lol. After making my own coconut oil, you could say ‘a little obsessed with all things coconut’ is what I’ve been. Naturally I decided to do the coconut cream relaxer. Coconut cream is the concentrated byproduct of coconut milk. It’s used to make coconut oil, thus containing a high concentration of saturated fat. Coconut oil is also known to prevent the loss of protein, providing strengthening properties.
The ingredients I chose sapote oil and coconut nectar to accompany the coconut cream which are quite different from any other tutorial you may have come across. Sapote oil is known to have some detangling properties. From first hand experience I know this oil to impart softness and sheen, quite similarly to castor oil. Coconut nectar is an awesome humectant, which means it draws moisture into your strands. Actually, I add it to my store-bought conditioners regularly to provide an extra kick of moisture and final smoothing, as it helps in flattening the hair’s cuticle. It’s also great in smoothies for natural sweetness.
Many have boasted about this treatment loosening your curl pattern, but I had no interest in that at all. My only concern was the conditioning properties and it turned out that this is a decent protein conditioner. When I rinsed, my hair felt strengthened, similar to other protein treatments. If I wasn’t so tired I may have followed-up with a moisturizing deep conditioner. I didn’t notice my hair to be any looser than what it was previously.
This treatment was super messy too! Five minutes after application, the product started dripping and wouldn’t stop. I rolled up some paper towel to use around the perimeter of my head and had to change it twice. Would I try this again? Nah.
I styled my hair using Eden Body Works Coconut Shea Defining Creme. See my review HERE.
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