Ok my new series is called Quick Fire Questions. The idea is that you can get a response in two or three sentences.
This first question comes from Anya who emails, 'My hair really does not seem to like coconut oil on dry hair. I tried your fingertip tip but it still always feels funny. However when I wet my hair to moisturise it and then apply coconut oil, it really seems to work well. Does coconut oil really penetrate better on dry hair or on wet hair?'
A: Actually, coconut oil will always penetrate better on dry hair rather than wet hair. This is because water repels oil (notice how oil will always float on water?) and so dry hair is likely to allow more oil in rather than wet hair. It appears that you like coconut oil as a sealing oil rather than a penetrating pre-treatment.
Lesson : Penetrating oils are good to prevent hygral fatigue but your hair is your ultimate guide and may in fact not like penetrating oils. Trust your hair.