3. They cause frizz.
When hair is shampooed and sealed with either coconut oil or shea the hair is blocked from absorbing any moisture from the atmosphere. According to Aeleise, “Anything on top of that already closed cuticle seals water in and out.” In the case of coconut oil and shea butter, we are sealing water out of the hair, thus not allowing it to gain entrance to our hair strands.
She further goes on to explain, “Once the water stored in the hair evaporates [after] 4-7 days, the hair reaches out to the atmosphere for water (e.g. dry, rough, frizzy hair).”
4. They do not moisturize the hair.
Water=Moisture. Oil=Sealent. “There’s no need for oils (natural or petroleum based) on the hair but for sealing or lubrication. A healthy scalp contains sebaceous glands that provide a protective layer for the scalp skin. Light oils that form a protective barrier around the hair strand are fine. What’s not okay is an absorbed oil (coconut oil and shea butter) that blocks water out of the hair strand.”
5. You’re using way too much.
You got coconut oil everywhere…it’s on your shirt, in your eye (and it’s burning!), on your man. In fact, you could caress your hands through your hair and still use it to moisturize your entire body. It isn’t necessary for your favorite shirt, eyes or man to suffer through your coconut oil abuse.