Questions about using hair oil/moroccan argan oil...

Please curly ladies if you don't mind reading my novel of a post, I need help & guidance through embracing my crazy curls.

I have no idea if I'm type 2a or 2b or c...I have (what it looks like) very curly yet wavy hair in diff areas & I just started using this hair oil I've had for a long time. When dried naturally & not pulled back, my hair is very frizzy & has big volume. It's pretty dry & unruly. In order for it to be manageable, I pull it back tightly so it's smooth against my head & I keep it up until it's nearly dry...which takes ALL day. Then it dries nice & straight & it's not as crazy. I've been fighting my curls for a very long time but now I would like to embrace them. Is the amount of hair oil that I'm applying to my hair going to decrease over time as my hair gets healthier? I am using about 3x as suggested of this oil a couple times a day & my hair just seems to be soaking it up. I don't want to have to go through hair oil like I do hair ties. Today I split my hair in half (like you would with pig tails) when it was partially dry but still pretty wet on top & on each side I used about a dime size amount & the bottle says 2-5 drops...lol My hair is almost completely dry now & I think I'm gonna need to do it a couple more times today. I'm also doing low-poo, I'm trying to stretch it out to shampooing once a week with a sulfate-free shampoo.
If you're referring to the actual Moroccan Oil brand, the oil might be part of the problem, especially if you're not cleansing your hair frequently. Many of the big brand hair oils are loaded with cones, which can build up and cause frizz. I generally pick up oils for my hair from a health food store and just get a pure version of whatever oil I'm trying (right now I'm experimenting with jojoba oil).

I started my CG journey about 4 months ago and prior to that I also loaded up on these products. The thought of switching just to conditioner and gel absolutely terrified me- I thought I would absolutely be walking around with huge poofy hair. Instead, my hair has become less frizzy and more manageable than it's ever been.

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I was wondering the same thing... I just started, 2 days ago to be precise! I did the whole last shampoo, pt/dt and went head first into cg. but I noticed my hair has gone the exact opposite! frizzy, nearly straight and dry when it was so shiny and happy after my treatments.... Then I discovered that my leave-in, and oil have cones in them... GHA!! guess it is back to the drawing board. I do have just condish & gel. Guess that is really all you need though I will be trying some pure coconut oil tomorrow.... I hope things turn out well for us both
Just make sure to wash the cones out again. I definitely think simple is the way to go to start. And keeping track of what you're using and how your hair is responding is going to be a great way to identify what works and doesn't work for you.

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Do you think I should repeat the pt/dt as well? I plan on DT once a week and PT once a month...unless it seems to need more. I can wait til next week and just do a DT then.
Do you think I should repeat the pt/dt as well? I plan on DT once a week and PT once a month...unless it seems to need more. I can wait til next week and just do a DT then.
Originally Posted by mom23angels
My best advice is to see how your hair feels. If your hair feels dry, an extra PT/DT (or just a DT) isn't going to hurt. I do a PT/DT combo once a week, plus use very protein-rich RO at least one other day during the week- my hair loves protein. If your hair texture is fine or if your hair has a higher porosity, more frequent PT might be beneficial.

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I meant the Organix Moroccan Argan Penetrating Extra Strength Oil. Temporarily I am using an oil called Proclaim, it has a bunch of silicones in it & some natural oils. My hair feels very moisterized, not greasy or with build up. Definitely a signifiant change in my hair, I've also only been at this for 2 days. I do not know what "CG" "pt/dt" "RO" means...
I've recently ordered several Organix products that I can't wait to start using. Organix isn't all natural or organic but the products smell amazing & my hair loves them. Inspecting my hair today I'm definitely type 2c.

Corrina, what does all the abreviations mean in your text below your reply?
I'm sorry about that. I usually try to type everything out when I know someone is new, but I forget sometimes. There is a thread in the Newbie forum with a list of abbreviations that are frequently used.
CG- curly girl method, which is what many of us use to take care of our hair, with or without modifications- it involves eliminating silicones and sulfates from hair care routine because sulfates can be very drying and without the use of sulfates (or certain other cleansers) silicones can build up on the hair, preventing more moisture from getting in. It's generally the increased focus on moisture that leads to the really good results (there is a before and after pics thread)
PT- protein treatment- usually very helpful for fine or high porosity hair
DT- deep conditioning treatment
RO- rinse out conditioner
LI- leave-in conditioner
Co-wash- a light conditioner (or cleansing conditioner) used only on scalp/roots to cleanse hair in place of a regular shampoo (part of CG method)
Low-poo- a sulfate-free shampoo

I can't see my signature from my phone, so I'll do the best I can from memory
CJDF- curl junkie daily fix (cleansing conditioner)
GFTN- garnier fructis triple nutrition conditioner
IAGirl's PT- a protein treatment recipe created by IAGirl, another member here (there is a thread in the 2s forum with recipe)

I apologize if I missed anything!

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel

Last edited by Corrina777; 03-02-2012 at 04:50 AM.
The miracle oil (Argan oil) is rich in antioxidants (Vanillic, Ferulic and Syringic acids) with powerful antiseptic properties that help kill bacteria and reduce inflammation (pimples) as well.

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