Oh I'm definitely not doing so, but the "oils&greases" companies say are good for the scalp typically have petroleum in them, I was just imagining the women trying go do better for by only cowashing but still using petroleum filled grease.
A grease with petroleum
Originally Posted by KiraSavannah
AFAIK conditioner only washing won't shift that, why would you want to put petroleum jelly on your scalp? It won't penetrate, you will get much the same occlusive (barrier/ sealant) benefits from any natural oil or butter and many will shift with conditioner only washing.

If I was to treat my scalp with an oil or butter I'd use something lower in oleic acid (irritant) and higher in stearic and/ or palmitic acids and/ or cholesterol (all strengthen the skin barrier). Unrefined west African shea and lanolin are lovely for skin health, thick tho so would dilute them down/ soften with a lighter oil, perhaps borage for the GLA or whip up some shea-aloe butter. Egg lecithin aids production of ceramides which strengthen skin and hair.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275


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