I agree with this. I had been doing some research on something called "shielding lotion" and I think the same concepts apply to oils. Yes, they create a barrier on our hair or skin, but that's the purpose - to moisturize, nourish, and protect them from the things in the environment that cause damage. If we leave them on indefinitely and never washed our hair or face, then yes, they can build up and cause issues. However, we all know that we need to wash our skin/hair and remove any of the yuck that has built up. Any "toxins" (and I would say "dirt" is more appropriate) get cleansed away, and the oils help keep that stuff from penetrating our skin and hair. People may have sensitivities to different oils, so you have to find what works best for you, but as long as you are following a good routine of gentle cleansing and moisturizing, I wouldn't worry about using oils. Just my 2 cents
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My favorite brands are Curl Junkie, Darcy's Botanicals, As I Am, Curly Kinks and Shea Moisture. Also love sealing with oil and styling with jelly products.
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