The coconut is actually pretty fascinating. It is, apparently, the only thing you can eat exclusively without becoming malnourished or dehydrated. Coconut water, which has become a new 'energy drink' of sorts, is so similar to human blood plasma it has been used for blood transfusions. Coconut milk also has medium-chain fatty acids, similar to what is found in human breastmilk. Pretty cool, huh?
Anyway. I have spent a lot of time
Coat dry hair with masses of coconut oil. Attempt to wash out with green tea acid rinse.
Result: FAIL. Was a slimeball for days and days. Took several no-poos and the gratituous use of baking soda to get rid.
But once most of it was gone, my hair was Ah-May-Zing. So I tried again.
Mix 1 teaspoon of coconut oil with no-poo (I happened to use the sugar shampoo that day).
Result: FAIL. Took three washes to get it all out.
Mix TINY PATHETIC SMIDGEN OF COCONUT OIL with MASSES OF APPLESAUCE.
Result: Somewhat fail. I didn't melt the coconut oil, so I ended up with mostly nice hair with a couple of bits that were oiler than Saudi Arabia.
EXPERIMENT FOUR: (yes I'm that stubborn.)
Brew tea. Melt honey and coconut oil in tea. Add rice water. Hope for the best.
Result: FINALLY! SUCCESS!!!!!!!!
Worth it? Yes. Am I crazy? Probably.