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Old 07-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #21
 
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I've been able to find my pure Argan Oil at Sally's. It's like $10 for 2 or 3 oz! As for the products I use, I really like Garnier Fructise Soft Curl Creme, it's almost like a creme and gel mix, but it makes your hair really manageable. I also really like Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly Finishing Touch Cream (it smells AMAZING, and keeps any fly aways down without making hair stiff at all). Like I said before though, I don't think those products would work without the Argan Oil- that stuff really is the bomb lol
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:27 PM   #22
 
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Does anyone know if health food stores would carry argan oil and do you consider it better than sweet almond oil?

Coconut oil was too heavy for me and weighed my hair down.

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Old 08-10-2011, 12:41 PM   #23
 
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thanks for the names of those products. I'll check out those two curl cremes and make sure they're CG friendly, already got my argan oil. I know I used to just to coconut oil and no gel and got great definition, but then once I started using gel, now I'm afraid that if I don't, I won't get the hold. I should just try oil. ANYWAYS. . .. I used to use a lot, do you use a lot of argan oil?? It's so expensive, not like my coconut oil when I'd just smather it on?? Also, I've got LOOB, maybe that will work as a curl creme, and then the oil. Another question for sealers. When you put in your oil, doy ou smooth it on just on the canopy down, or scrunch in, or rake, how?? Just for ends, or no?
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:44 PM   #24
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Hmm, I've tried sealing my hair with coconut oil (a long time ago) and recently with a blend of essential oils I bought at a store but it didn't work. My curls were flat and frizzy, I didn't put much in either. I keep hearing so much about this argan oil, I think I'm sold! Do you know anywhere I could get a sample??
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Just a question. Do you find that sealing makes it harder for you to shampoo? Is a lopoo sufficient? I haven't been sealing for a very long time so I forgot what happens. I'd like to try sweet almond oil.
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I haven't had any 'poo problems. I use LI, seal with sweet almond oil, then FSG and a little dab of BRHG. I love sealing all year round. I rarely poo, mostly co-wash and the oils seem to come right out. I lo poo maybe once a month and do acv about once a month too, no buildup.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:14 AM   #27
 
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Just a question. Do you find that sealing makes it harder for you to shampoo? Is a lopoo sufficient? I haven't been sealing for a very long time so I forgot what happens. I'd like to try sweet almond oil.
I don't use oils, only products that contain oil/butter and don't have issues. I use the natural soap bars to cleanse (which are MUCH gentler than lowpoo, IMHO), CJ Daily Fix every few weeks or lowpoo every few months and never have a problem.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:42 AM   #28
 
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Thanks for responses
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I use grapeseed or coconut oil to seal. I will also use a few drops to sotc or smooth any flyaways.

Garden of Wisdom sells pure argan oil. Never seen it in the store.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #30
 
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The dewpoints where I live have been close or at 70. My 2nd day hair is a mess and my first day dies after being out a lot.

I'm still working on this. Eyeing silicones for this dreadful weather
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #31
 
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This is a great thread! I've been wanting to try "sealing" and this has kind of giving me the ol' kick in the butt to finally give it a whirl! I'm not using a leave-in right now (I have a couple of swaps on the way), will this work if I'm not using a leave-in? Is Flaxseed gel considered a leave-in if I top things off with SS FHG?

I'd like to try the sweet almond oil then I'll give the jojoba oil a shot if it doesn't work out. My hair is really fine so I've been leery about having my hair weighed down even more than it already is. I've stopped using my heavier CJ conditioners and the last 2 times I've washed my hair I've used my cheap Suave coconut as a rinse out and it's been doing better, or so I think, lol, my hair is so much more touchable. Still a bit frizzy though, that's why I'd like to try sealing.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #32
 
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I'm loooooving this. Never heard about this before and after reading all your posts I decided to give it a try on my second day hair. I scrunched little bit of coconut oil in my hair and followed with Deva curl AnGel and it turn out amazing. It defined my curls, no frizz at all and my curls are crazy shiny! Thank you so much for this thread.

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