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.
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?