Kinky Friday Hair Recipe Review: CurlyNikki’s Coconut Conditioner

By 22 Feb ’13Uncategorized

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I had several cans of coconut milk but didn’t feel like making curry, so I put it to use. I noticed CurlyNikki’s coconut milk conditioner recipe a while ago and decided to give it a try.

Verdict: Fantastic! My hair looks and feels like a big fluffy storm cloud and it’s been reinfused with some much-needed moisture. But the recipe can use modifications.

1. Only use half a can of coconut milk. A full can is way too much and i’m pretty sure it will only keep in the fridge for a few days. With that adjustment, reduce the other measurements by 1/4. Halve the amount of lime. (I skipped the lime once and it came out fine.) My hair is shoulder length stretched and very thick, and using 1/2 can was exactly enough, and a better consistency without adding tons of cornstarch.

2. You can also use coconut cream instead of milk; this will also improve consistency. If you can’t find any, just use coconut milk that has had time to settle in the can — don’t shake it first and spoon the solid cream out, leaving the water behind in the can.

3. Don’t shampoo and condition the treatment out. Just rinse it well.

I’ve seen coconut milk conditioner recipes that also add mashed banana, and I may throw that in the next time just to see how it goes. My hair is currently still flat twisted from last night, but I’ll post pics when I unfurl it.

All told, this treatment will run you $10 at an absolute maximum; significantly less because you probably already have honey, some type of hair oil, and cornstarch at home (you should if you don’t, and plan on making hair and body goodies more than once.) A can of coconut milk is about $1.50.

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