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Old 05-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #9
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Emu oil largely oleic acid, the same fatty acid in olive and avocado oil, the claims that is similar to skin come from the American Emu Association, ie. a highly biased source. The published studies in skincare are virtually non existent and not exactly impressive, most articles just copy and paste from AEA propaganda or sales sites.

Sebum clogs pores and is implicated in seborrhoeic dermatitis, can't really see the logic in adding a similar oil to the skin. More useful is to mimic or replenish the fats in the skin barrier, the stratus corneum. The closest for that is medical grade lanolin not emu oil.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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