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Old 07-01-2013, 04:46 AM   #12
Firefox7275
 
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Originally Posted by okyouwin View Post
I WAS considering picking up some coconut oil and trying
some in conditioner for a dt. I'm even thinking of switching out my body lotion for coconut oil since it seems to have so many cones in it-that can't be good for my skin either. Thanks!
A product containing medical grade lanolin is the best lipid mix for the skin's horny layer, skin doesn't need the lauric acid in coconut oil, it can utilise the saturated fatty acids and cholesterol in lanolin and does well with the same emollients as hair (fatty alcohols, cationic surfactants). Any occlusives including silicones can have some benefit for skin simply by forming a barrier against harsh sulphate or other anionic surfactants in shower gel.

I went fully sulphate free a couple of years ago, my cuticles and lips are way happier without commercial toothpaste and commercial hand wash respectively.
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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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