Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)
Awesome regimen Beijafor! I love coconut oil (superfood!) and I was always a bit too skittish to use it on my dreads for fear of loosening them up too much (I have really fine straight/wavy hair) but your post encourages me to go ahead and try it - I think I can hear my hair crying for moisture - I'm gonna try it first thing tomorrow. It's so good to know that this is a regimen that has been practiced for years. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks DemeterGray! Just be careful with how much you use, I have naturally dry and very kinky hair and I only use three finger amounts on my hair (literally sticking my finger in the oil andthat'sthe only amount i use), but I also have baby locs. but ill do it a bit at a time to prevent unecessary loosening just in case to find out how much your hair can take or maybe try it on one loc to be on the safe side that way just one loc could possibly loosen instead of all of them.
it depends on how much moisture your locs can take to not unravel. I would start off by taking a a few drops of coconut oil and then rubbing that on your locs , and if thats not sinking in enough than do a little more until your locs feel great to your liking but not over moisturize to the point of unraveling. You usually do this step before the besan wash. And afterwards if you want,you can put a little coconut oil on the ends of your locs.