I exclusively cowash let's say every 4-5 days. I haven't low pooed for a while. That sounds very interesting with all sealing oils!!! So.I assume that MO is simple baby oil right?
Originally Posted by KaZenner1990
If I understood the MO thread correctly: yes, but you have to check whether the baby oil solely contains MO (a.k.a. paraffinum liquidum) and parfum.
I have one from Johnson's, but I'm not sure if the extra ingredient isopropyl palmitate (an ester) is also porous-curl-friendly..?
Originally Posted by Fimu

Hmm...Geek_Chic?
Originally Posted by sheilacurl
I needed to do a bit of research on this before replying. In the end, I'm undecided as to whether isopropyl palmitate would be beneficial for porous curls, but I don't think it would be harmful in and of itself. It is an ester of isopropyl alcohol and palmitic acid, however unlike cetyl esters (a waxy ingredient), isopropyl palmitate is a liquid. It is non-water soluble, and is also comedogenic (potentially pore clogging if used on skin). This webpage is on a site whose "expert" is an herbalist, not a cosmetologist, but it has some good information. Additionally, according to tightlycurly.com's ingredients dictionary (and Paula Begoun's website), it's an OK ingredient to use. It does have anti-static and emollient properties. I don't think I'd rule out using a product simply because it contains isopropyl palmitate.

@KAZenner1990, if you've done overnight oil dt's (such as coconut oil) that you could handle with cowashing, I don't think I'd be concerned about using a few drops of mineral oil (with or without isopropyl palmitate) to seal your hair. If you need a low poo to remove overnight oil dt's, then I still might not be concerned about a few drops as LI, I'd just watch for signs of buildup or dryness and low poo as needed. If "as needed" (for your hair) ends up meaning "every wash" when using mineral oil to seal, you might consider that to be excessive lowpooing, in which case, you might want to choose a different oil to seal. Keep in mind that because mineral oil is completely non-penetrating, you may get unwanted greasy /limp looking hair if you add more of it on second day hair (and beyond).
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel
, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed