My little experiment with Coconut milk and lemon juice

Smoother air dried edges after coconut milk and scarf

I was browsing the net for natural relaxers and I stumbled on Coconut milk and lemon juice ‘relaxer’. I am currently 8 weeks post-relaxer and my hairline is getting out of hand. I decided that it wouldn’t hurt to try the coconut milk conditioner.

My recipe was:

  • 1 400 ml (About 13.53 Fl Oz) tin of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch

I mixed the ingredients in a saucepan and heated the mixture until it thickened. I cooled it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. I then applied it to my new growth AND relaxed hair.

In the online recipes, the instructions are that you should wash your hair AFTER rinsing out the conditioner. I thought to myself that would be defeating the purpose of the conditioner so I just co-washed my hair. Bad idea!!

After squeezing out the excess water from my hair, I applied my leave-in conditioner, Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Split End Protector, brushed the top of my hair with a boar bristle brush, tied a scarf around the hair line and air dried. After my hair dried, it kept breaking at the least touch. Besides, my hair strands were sticking together. However, my hairline did look smoother than it has been in the last few weeks but the breakage wasn’t worth it. The smoothness might have just been because of the brush and the scarf. Next time (that is if I’m brave enough), I’ll apply the conditioner only to my new growth and I will definitely wash it out! LOL!

Smoother air dried edges after coconut milk and scarf

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About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Paris, France and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
DR FOMSKY'S HAIR TYPE: 'Texlaxed' hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
CURRENT HAIR LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
LONG-TERM PLAN: Grow out the front and crown hair sections to match the length of the back and sides.

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9 Comments to My little experiment with Coconut milk and lemon juice

  1. Wonder says:

    Aww. Sorry about the breaking hair, is it still breaking now or did you wash it out? Speaking of bad wash days, I had mine yesterday.

  2. lolade says:

    thank you for opening up,i’m so sorry too.bad hair day! Did you buy the lemon juice or you did the juicing yourself?

  3. Wonder says:

    Hmmmm. With my trailer load of buildup mostly castor oil and evoo, I washed my hair in 8 plaits (for ease of detangling 15 weeks new growth) with black soap. DCed with my regulars but without oil. By the time I started detangling, ehhh, stickiness is an understatement. I still had my buildup with me! I guess very little got washed away. Chai, I just wasn’t ready to handle more hair, so I cornrowed and just left it there. SLS shampoo coming up next wash day…without plaits!!! Thank God, that will be my last washday before relaxer touch up day.

  4. Wonder says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIZZLING MOMMY. How could we just allow today pass like that?! God bless you, increase you, cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. You have been an inspiration! xoxo

  5. Tonkabelle says:

    Dr. Fomsky sorry for the experience I have heard about this treatment before and have always wanted to try it out.

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