Living Simple Natural Hair

Olive Oil & Coconut Oil as a Deep Conditioner

I posted this on Instagram and decided to tell what I did. It’s super quick (the explanation that is).
My daughters hair was feeling really dry. I never deep condition her hair. I just wash it and condition it weekly. This labor day, I decided to do something different to add moisture or retain moisture.
The first picture in the top corner is her hair right out of a pony tail from the night before. DRY.
The second picture are the two ingredients I used to deep condition her hair, Olive oil & Coconut oil. I mixed them in a bowl, half and half. The third picture on the top is me applying the oils. I parted her hair in 4 sections and applied the oil from the ends to scalp. I made sure I really got the ends. They are super important because they are the oldest part of your hair. The fourth picture is with the hair bag on. She kept this on for at least an hour while she played around the house. I then rinsed her hair out in the shower. I washed it with Ms. Jessie’s Shampoo and then conditioned it with Shea Moisture Shea Conditioner. It was softer and less tangled. There was a difference in the way her hair felt. I parted it down the middle and applied some Ms. Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls and we were off to celebrate our holiday! I always thought deep conditioning her hair would be a chore, but it was very easy. I will start doing this on hair at least 2x a month. I will try to do it on mines every week.
Olive oil is inexpensive, ranging $2-$7
Coconut oil IS expensive to me, $9 but you don’t need a lot and it last a while.
The cool thing is, you can just use either oil to deep condition. They both [alone] will get the job done and are both great for your hair. I decided to put them together for the added benefit.
Thanks for reading! Do you deep condition?



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  • Katherine Phillips
    September 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I love to deep condition mine and my daughter’s hair. I love the way it feels afterwards.

  • FabEllis
    September 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Cool! I was actually thinking of how I could use this coconut oil I was sent and this seems like a great way. Thank you!

  • Baby Shopaholic
    September 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    She has some beautiful thick hair! I have never mixed any product.

  • Dhalia Rodriguez Edwards
    September 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Wow…I need to give this a try. My hair is super big when it wet and looks more on the dry end. This is something to give a try…thx