Coconut Cream… A Nu Found Luv

4 Aug

Well it surely has been some time since my last post! I’ve gotten busier and busier as the weeks go by, getting closer to the start of school! I finally slowed down a little to post…

I’ve been on this YouTube obsession for past few weeks and every time I see something nu or interesting on YouTube, I rush to try my hand at it. So far, I’ve accomplished crocheting weave, achieved a better blowout and have gotten some really cool ideas for makeup. I will of course be posting about all of these things in the days to come, so stay tuned!

One thing I ran across while on YouTube was this concept of a coconut cream relaxer /:) Yea I know what you all are thinking: “RELAXER!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAYYY!!!!!!” and those were my exact sentiments too! I had to investigate though because there were many postings about this and either saying how wonderful it is or how it was a joke. In my experience with relaxed and natural hair, I have never heard of coconut of any form relaxing your tresses. I proceeded  to look further. The recipe is as follows:

2tbs Coconut Oil

1.5 – 2tbs Coconut Cream Concentrate

8- 12 oz. Plain yogurt

You mix all that together to get this thick, creamy consistency and then apply it to the hair.

Let set and then comb through and rinse (how long you let the mix set on hair is entirely up to you)

I found out that coconut cream concentrate is a finely ground form of the coconut meat. As the meat is ground it forms a paste like texture and has a 70% FAT CONTENT!!! Immediately, I’m blown away! 70% fat content is screaming moisture and curl definition. The “relaxer” recipe calls for 2tbs of the concentrate, which can’t be enough to relax your curl pattern. I don’t believe that this actually relaxes your curl pattern at all! Its look more like a deep conditioner to me. Coconut cream concentrate is pure fat content (no water what so ever is in this) and last time I checked, fat does not break the di-sulfide bonds of hair. I don’t see it physically possible for this to relax your hair at all. Even the videos I’ve seen have no evidence of relaxation. Look at it this way, when you apply Aussie conditioner,  for example,  to your hair, when you begin to detangle, you can do so with easy. Why is this so? Conditioners coat your hair, making it slick and easily allowing a comb or brush to run through it. Once you wash that conditioner out, your hair is softer, moisturized, usually manageable to some degree and your curl pattern is STILL INTACT. The YouTube videos I’ve seen produce the same results. Once the coconut cream mixture is applied to the hair, a comb, brush or fingers can easily pass through the hair (just like any other conditioner would do). Once the mixture washed out of the hair, YouTubers reported softer, more defined curls/waves/kinks/coils… the same results you would expect with any conditioner you would buy from the store. No one had relaxed hair, loosened curl pattern or a different texture! Its been deep conditioned at best.


I haven’t done this conditioning treatment on myself yet but I do plan to after I tweak the recipe a little lol 🙂 I think that this conditioning treatment will be excellent for anyone who has dry hair, lives in harsh climates or has damage. Here in GA, the heat is sometimes unbearable and very very very harmful to the hair. I can walk outside for 10 min and my hair is as dry as a desert, like I put no product on! GA heat is literally frying my hair!!! I’m very excited to try this out though! I’m hoping that it will give my dry hair more moisture and prevent that halo effect that I sometimes get (its soooooo annoying).


I hope that this post helps some and educates all. If you give the Coconut Cream Conditioning treatment a try, let me know what your thoughts are and how your hair responded to it.

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3 Responses to “Coconut Cream… A Nu Found Luv”

  1. Crystal Jamison August 7, 2010 at 9:17 AM #

    I started adding coconut oil to my leave in conditioners but I will give this a try soon. I heard it was difficult to find but I got a great size jar (dont remember the ounces) from Whole Foods Market under $10.

    • dollface3 August 7, 2010 at 1:41 PM #

      Its at most whole food/ natural food stores that I’ve been in. I paid under ten for my super large jar as well. Its really great stuff (in my opinion) and it works for everything! When you try the CCC deep conditioner let me know… I want to interview for the blog.

  2. Ashley Brown September 7, 2010 at 3:08 AM #

    girls yes! that is the truth. i use Coconut for my pre-poo. let it soak on dry hair (under plastic cap) the night before I shampoo. i use it to seal my ends (sometimes) but lastly my skin is looking like a baby’s booty. it’s really helped clear up my blemishes.

    SN: Wal-Mart & Vitamin Shoppe sells coconut oil.

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