No Poo

Coconut Milk for Dry Hair

Tonight's experiment took me on a journey using coconut milk. I have been reading a lot about it, but finally decided to try it.

I went to our local Asian grocery store today and purchased a can of pure coconut milk. My hair is dry, not overly damaged, just dry. The humidity in Florida, the sun just reeks havoc.

I was using Baking Soda to wash my hair (every other wash I have been using Dr Bronner's to get that sudsy feeling) and I was rinsing with Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother, honey, water and cinnamon sticks. It's served me well for the last 6 months. The no poo journey has been phenomenal.

I have been using Argan oil for a few months, 3 drops in damp hair, and recently I started using extra virgin coconut oil but only very lightly, I use that mostly for my skin, but it's nice in the hair in small doses.

Coconut Milk Application:
The coconut milk was a fantastic drink of much needed moisture. I washed my hair and let it get ALMOST dry, then I dampened it again (I probably could have done this before it got to dry, but that's how this transpired) and I mixed about a 1/4 cup of coconut milk and two tablespoons of honey and whisked them together, the started pouring the mixture on my hair concentrating on the length and massaging it thru the rest of my hair, roots and scalp. I left it on for about an hour and a half pulled up in a bun on top of my head.

Time to Rinse:
I thought about leaving it in overnight, but the idea of leaving anything "milk" in my hair sort of grossed me out, so I decided to rinse at 10pm. I rinsed first with warm water, massaging the coconut milk thru one last time. Then I used my Baking Soda and water and massaged the scalp only, then rinsed. Then I finished with one more rinse of Dr Bronner's Lavender Castile soap (the amount the size of a quarter) got the most incredible amount of suds ever, rinsed thoroughly and I was done.

My hair feels amazing. No dry ends, slightly wavy and very shiny. I can honestly say my hair feels . . . Normal. Like normal healthy hair.

I will be trying to use this method again next week, and I will keep you posted on how it's working.

Peace, Love and All things Happy,