According to Pinterest, coconut oil can be used for everything, so I followed someone's instructions for using it as a deep hair conditioner. Basically you warm it up, rub it into your hair, let it sit for a few hours, and then wash it out with shampoo and water. Easy peasy, right? Well, I have fairly thick hair so it took quite a bit of coconut oil to coat my hair, but I wasn't worried because the instructions said that any extra coconut oil would just wash out. Yeah, that did not happen. At all.
I applied the coconut oil in the evening and washed my hair right before I went to bed. When I woke up the next morning my hair was greasy and stringy and a little bit crunchy. I washed it again immediately, thinking maybe I hadn't shampooed vigorously enough the night before to get the oil off. No luck. I waited until it dried completely to reassess and though it was no longer crunchy and stringy, it was still quite greasy. I washed my hair a third(!!!) time, this time leaving the sudsy shampoo in my hair for ten minutes before rinsing it out and that finally did the trick.
Unfortunately three washings in a twelve hour period was a little rough on my hair so after all that work I was left with hair in desperate need of conditioner! What beauty tricks have you tried that turned out to be more trouble than they were worth?