Crazy Ish! Coconut Cream Relaxer Treatment + Video Tutorial

by West Parsons on September 22, 2013 · 24 comments

in hair care, product review, recipes

coconut cream relaxer treatment

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.

READ MORE: How To| Make Fresh Homemade Coconut  Oil at Home

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.

My Recipe
1 can coconut cream (try this thicker version)
2 tbsp coconut nectar
1 tbsp sapote oil

READ MORE: Deep Conditioning Natural Hair with Coconut Nectar for Moisture

My Opinion/Results
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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Pamela b. September 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

Hope to win.

AmeeraNakisha September 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

Being extremely mess is the prob I notice with many of these treatments. Sometimes the benefits DONT outweigh the mess

westNDNbeauty September 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Very true!

AmeeraNakisha September 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Ooops please enter me

ladynefertiti bk September 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Thanks for the follow up. I wanted to hear your thoughts on the outcome.

Daffnee September 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Interesting review. I would like to add the nectar to my conditioner and add it to my smoothie. Hope I’m luck enough to win. Thank you West!

milaxx September 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I’d probably use it like I do most coconut related items. I cook with a bit (coconut milk or oil in my rice is a fav), bake with a bit (I love to use instead of butter in cakes/waffles/pancakes) and use it on my hair/body ( I like to use coconut oil to seal my locs after a retwist & coconut milk as facial mask)

mel washington September 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Never heard of sapote oil but will be on the lookout.I love finding new oils,thanks

Candis September 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I plan on using the coconut nectar as a base for my deep conditioner.

iiona September 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I’ve been wanting to try coconut products in some of my homemade concoctions. This looks like a good deal. I’m not for the mess but I’m willing to try somethings

Cindy September 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Love trying new things with my natural hair!!

Shanda J September 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I plan to use it as a moisturizing conditioner add in.

queen September 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm

please enter me

Stephany Winfrey September 23, 2013 at 12:20 am

Looks interesting…hmmm hope I win!!!

J Williams September 23, 2013 at 6:23 am

I would love to try the coconut cream in a smoothie!

Symone September 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I’d use this in everything I can possibly think of. I’ve fallen in love with what coconut oil can do for my hair; so much so that i’ve started incorporating it in everything I use.

AllAbtPURP September 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

You’re hair came out nice, but I def wouldn’t enjoy the mess! I hate when treatments are runny! Hope I win the nectar!!

Alica Ogbonna September 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I plan to use the coconut nectar in a deep conditioning treatment

Dot September 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I want to try it in my deep conditioner to add more moisture.

Rebekah September 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I want to add the coconut nectar to my next deep condition.

Kenesha Broderick September 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I would like to try this in every aspect of my regimen!

Whitney September 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I plan on using it to strengthen my hair.

Tiffany November 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Um… Nvr heard of sapote oil or coconut necture; where do I get it?

westNDNbeauty November 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Hi Tiffany, I went ahead and added links to the ingredients you are searching for.