I've been happily no-poo since Feb of last year. Well, "happily" except for my occasional little experiments gone awry
Todays experiment : coconut oil.
I bought a jar of it because I read an article that said how great it was and how the high quality oil doesn't taste like anything. Like dh said, I shouldn't believe everything I read :LOL Maybe I didn't get a good brand, I don't know, but it tastes like dish soap and so far everything I've cooked with it has a slight dish soap aftertaste (like the soapy taste of coconut water but more intense).
So the article also mentioned it being good for hair and I remembered a few people saying they used it waaaaaaaaaaay back on an old no poo thread when I first started.
Perhaps I should have asked for instructions first :LOL Nah, that's not me
I slather it on my head and leave it there for about 1/2 an hour. The problems start when I get in the shower. The baking soda won't take it off. I figured I'd need a lot, but after three seperate baking soda washes (LOTS of it!) and rinses, I've still got an oil slick on my head. Out of desperation, I grab my soap (plain old oil of olay). I suds up with that, rinse and I'm STILL oily! Woah. So I suds up again with the soap and this time add baking soda to it. Apparently, that's a mistake because it stripped every drop of oil from my head. My hair was so dry that, not even out of the shower yet, I couldn't get my fingers through it.
I got out, dried off and rubbed some jojoba oil through my head to try and save it. It's better than it was, but it's still pretty dry.
So, how do you use coconut oil? What did I do wrong? How do you get it off when you don't use poo?