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Default Coconut vs Hemp Seed Oil

I am trying to get back into pre-pooing. I used to use wheat germ mixed with olive oil (1:1). Which worked really well. I already have hemp seed and coconut oil, and am trying not to purchase anything new. So which one do you think would work best on dry, brittle, protein sensitive texlaxed hair?
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I'd opt for hempseed oil because coconut oil prevents protein loss, and it may produce a hard feeling on your hair.

Hempseed oil has always worked well for me when I'm battling dry and brittle hair.

Remember, a little goes a long way with hempseed oil because it has a medium-heavy consistency.
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If you texlax I would think that you would suffer protein loss and need protein, so I am a bit confused by the protein sensitivity. Do you already use a lot of protein?

Hemp is sure to be the choice for protein sensitive.
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My hair is not a big fan of protein. The only time I really needed protein was when I had highlights. Although my hair actually likes keratin, but not other proteins.

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good question OP.. I'm not sensitive to protein but I too have both oils and am wondering which is better for pre pooing and oil rinses

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Default Re: Coconut vs Hemp Seed Oil

I like them both depending on what I want for my hair.

Coconut pre-poo gives me really soft hair afterwards. Hempseed oil is ceramide rich (strength), gives me some softness and really nice shine.

Can't you try them both?
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I have a concoction that is 50% each, so my answer is both
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Coconut oil is protein free so even if your protein sensitive its still OK to use. I'd mix them so you can get the benefits of both. Or do a search or Google to find the best oil for your hair needs. Hth
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I'm looking to reduce frizz, retain more moisture, and get soft, SHINY hair.


I've thought about mixing them together, but wondered what actual benefits you guys have received from each. To see which one would be more beneficial for me, or if it would actually be best to mix them.


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I'm looking to reduce frizz, retain more moisture, and get soft, SHINY hair.


I've thought about mixing them together, but wondered what actual benefits you guys have received from each. To see which one would be more beneficial for me, or if it would actually be best to mix them.


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What differences/improvements have you noticed from using the mixture?
Frizz reduction: I'd go with hempseed oil.

Retain more moisture: I'd go with hempseed oil.

Soft, SHINY hair: Both hempseed oil and coconut oil can work for this, but since you emphasized "SHINY", I'd go with coconut oil.
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good question OP.. I'm not sensitive to protein but I too have both oils and am wondering which is better for pre pooing and oil rinses

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Both of them would be great for pre-pooing because of their great properties. When I dry DC with AO GPB, I occasionally apply hempseed oil on top of the conditioner because it gives great shine, and it makes my hair feel good.

I'd recommend coconut oil for oil rinses because it is lighter than hempseed oil, and I think it's good to use an oil with a somewhat light consistency for oil rinses.
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I'm looking to reduce frizz, retain more moisture, and get soft, SHINY hair.


I've thought about mixing them together, but wondered what actual benefits you guys have received from each. To see which one would be more beneficial for me, or if it would actually be best to mix them.


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I would recommend first putting one oil on the left side and the other on the right side to see if your hair likes both oils. If so then you can mix them together. A lot of heads don't like coconut oil. Coconut oil may not be a protein but it binds to the protein in your hair which can prevent your hair from absorbing the water it needs. For some hair that is great for others it can be detrimental and make the hair drier and more brittle.

I wouldn't overthink it too much. Oils need to be tried out on your own hair to see how your hair likes it. The same oil that can make one head of hair feel soft and moisturized will cause another head of hair to feel dry, brittle and break off.
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@golden_goddess, sorry for the delay, my mentions only work when they feel like it, but to answer your question I've always loved EVCO but I did notice that it could contribute to my hair having a stiffer feeling and in the winter it hardens up which can be a pain. So someone recommended that I use hemp seed oil which had similar properties and remained liquid year long so I was using that exclusively for a while, but my hair did thrive using EVCO, so I decided to get the best of both world and use both at once, I've been doing that for 6 months and I'm in love. I agree with @faithVA, you could do a trial one time do one oil per side, the next time try a mixture on one side and one oil on the other side, until you've done every combination, pretty much trial and error to figure out what you like best. I hope that as helpful!
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I like both oils, very effective and efficient.

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I am trying to get back into pre-pooing. I used to use wheat germ mixed with olive oil (1:1). Which worked really well. I already have hemp seed and coconut oil, and am trying not to purchase anything new. So which one do you think would work best on dry, brittle, protein sensitive texlaxed hair?
@golden_goddess, I use both. I slather evco on my hair 24 hours before wash day because it helps prevent hygral fatigue. On wash day, I mix in hemp along with other oils -- evoo and avocado to name a few --with conditioner and let it sit before shampooing.
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Thanks for all the responses ladies. I think I'm going to try the half & half technique and see which one my hair prefers.

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coconut prevents protein loss in hair and mositurizes but hemp has ceramides. i don't pre-poo with oil though i mix my oils in conditioner and use that as a pre-poo.
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Frizz reduction: I'd go with hempseed oil.

Retain more moisture: I'd go with hempseed oil.

Soft, SHINY hair: Both hempseed oil and coconut oil can work for this, but since you emphasized "SHINY", I'd go with coconut oil.
You use hempseed oil and coconut oil for the same reasons. But hempseed oil does contain protein.
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coconut prevents protein loss in hair and mositurizes but hemp has ceramides. i don't pre-poo with oil though i mix my oils in conditioner and use that as a pre-poo.
I read a list of oils which contain ceramides and coconut was on it too...percentage was kind of small but its there.
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coconut prevents protein loss in hair and mositurizes but hemp has ceramides. i don't pre-poo with oil though i mix my oils in conditioner and use that as a pre-poo.
Both oils contain ceramides...coconut oil has a lot less than hemp but it is there...just sayin'
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