Early in my natural hair journey I experimented with a lot of oils trying to find something which works well for my hair.
So one day I decided to buy coconut oil after seeing many bloggers mentioning its benefits. I looked at the pictures of natural hair bloggers who were using coconut oil and I thought I want my hair to be like that.
That was probably mistake number one. I noticed that some of the naturals used it in both deep conditioning and also applied it on their hair to seal the moisture. Their hair looked so soft and so moisturized and since it was Winter season for me I thought this was perfect.
I heated coconut oil in the microwave until it was melted then mixed it with my deep conditioner. After deep conditioning and washing my hair I then applied coconut oil and then braided my hair.
After my hair was dry I took the braids out to style my hair and I received a shock of my life, my hair was so dry and it looked white. The coconut oil had solidified on my hair and formed a white layer, I looked like I was covered in snowflakes.
I couldn’t go out with my hair like that and funny enough I didn’t think of blow drying my hair because this would have helped to melt some of the oil.
I just panicked because I was new in the natural hair journey and clearly I used way too much on my hair. I ended up re-washing my hair again with some warm water to get the excess oil out.
These days I still use coconut oil and my hair loves it but I only use it sparingly and I never use it in the Winter time.
What hair catastrophes have you had?