Which oil do you prefer? OLIVE, JOJOBA or COCONUT

All 3 are really good. Jojoba I use after washes on the scalp and ends of hair, Olive Oil in deep conditioners, and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil whenever I feel like it, mostly after leave-ins when I don't use a gel, except for in winter when we just can't use Coconut Oil as it gets hard in cold. I actually like Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sesame Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Rice Bran Oil more than Olive Oil and all of those except Sesame Oil more than Jojoba Oil. Jojoba and Coconut are great when I think my hair needs that extra protein fix, as Coconut has affinity for proteins in hair and Jojoba reportedly has protein content.
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Holy Grails: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner, AVG, EVO Coconut Oil, Amla Oil, KC Spiral Spritz, Brahmi Oil, Tea Tree eo, Rosemary eo, Distilled H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, Neem Oil, ACV, Dr. Bonner's Skikakai Castile Soap, Avocado Oil

Sometimes: AOMM Jelly, KCNT, KCCC

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I like olive oil but vitamin E gel capulses are the best for my hair for great moisturing and get your hair a healthy beautiful gloss/shine. I buy a bottle of vitamin E (I like to get the long capsules and bust the gel capulses and apply to my hair when I do braidsets or loose curls.
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This is a fab idea, I'm def going to try this!!

Butterfly thanks. Its something wrong if Im using the same stuff on my hair, that my grandpa used to 'lubricate' his booty. lol
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I used to use baby oil on my (relaxed) hair for years, cos i loved the smell too, then I found nc.com and switched to coconut oil. My relaxed hair loved it but now I'm natural I'm not so sureÖ when I use it on my hair when itís wet it instantly makes it hard and crispy L My dry curly hair isnít impressed with it either, it doesnít even look shiny! My hair used to love EVOO with a passion but that isnít working as great as it used to eitherÖ. I used to be the oil queen so I donít know whatís going on! Grapeseed oil was good for a while but it left my hair too fluffy. I tried jojoba when I was relaxed and it was a disasterÖ my hair hated it! So maybe it will work for me now Iím natural?! Iíll give it a go!

Iím intrigued by all the fruit oils Anita Grant doesÖ but there are so many I wouldnít know where to start!
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I like olive oil in winter but I think it's going to be too heavy in spring and summer. I'm thinking about switching to coconut (I LOVE the smell) or Vitamin E capsules because it's easier for me to get those locally.


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None of those three.I heart Castor Oil.It keeps my hair moisturized until I wash it.I only wash my hair once a week,and only apply the Castor Oil and other products to my hair once a week.The Castor Oil stays in my hair and that can be from 5-10 days.Castor Oil is a keeper for me.
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My hair loves them ALL!... Jojoba, olive, coconut, grapeseed, avocado, vitamin E, almond, lavender, orange.... And I have all of these and more in my stash, too! (Needless to say, smoking is prohibited around me or my bathroom!)

However, jojoba wins because, not only is it the lightest, but it also has a nice, mild scent.

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Actually my hair prefers sweet almond oil I use it on my ends when I dc. I'm currently using aura cacia.
I just came back to say that I just started EVOO and I think that I'm in love. Definitely the best oil I've tried so far.
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Update: while I use Coconut Oil the most, Camellia Seed Oil is likely now my favorite as it seems to mositurize as well as Castor Seed Oil but is not as heavy and doesn't attract lint or dirt (like Castor Oil did for us).
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Holy Grails: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner, AVG, EVO Coconut Oil, Amla Oil, KC Spiral Spritz, Brahmi Oil, Tea Tree eo, Rosemary eo, Distilled H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, Neem Oil, ACV, Dr. Bonner's Skikakai Castile Soap, Avocado Oil

Sometimes: AOMM Jelly, KCNT, KCCC
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I haven't tried anything but olive
I'm using coconut oil now and loving it. Before it was whipped unrefined shea (not an oil, technically, I know), but the shea doesn't hold a candle to ccno results for me.
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So far I've tried jojoba (too light), olive (too heavy), coconut oil (caused too much frizz), and KemiOyl (smells divine) and ORS Itchy scalp oil (I mix this with water and so far so good). I also just bought Africa's Best oil and it seems to be made entirely of natural oils but I haven't used it yet. I hope it's good.. the ingredients look pretty healthy:

Soy Bean Oil , Walnut Seed Oil , Kiwi Fruit Extract , Olive Fruit Oil , Castor Seed Oil , Sesame Seed Oil , Jojoba Seed Oil , Carrot Seed Oil , Sweet Almond Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate , Safflower Oil , Calendula Extract , Yarrow Extract , Cucumber Extract , Carrageenan Extract , Ginseng Extract , Sage Extract , Comfrey Extract , Aloe Extract , Fragrance
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I prefer jojoba, it absorbs nicely in the skin, scalp and hair, imo.
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My hair doesn't like oil.. but i want to try the jojoba oil products usually mixed with it work good on my hair...
UCamellia Seed Oil is likely now my favorite as it seems to mositurize as well as Castor Seed Oil
Originally Posted by madhuri_dixit_fan
I'm really liking Camellia too.

I primarily use Jojoba but I laso like Sunflower seed oil as well.
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I have been reading all of your posts and they are great. I have a question. I have 3a hair and my dd has 3c my hair is loving the nc but my dd hair is so dry. I have been applying olive oil for the past two days in hopes that it will look beautiful like it should be it is just so frizzy that she hates it. My question is how often do you add oil to your hair and if it is so frizzy (dry) how often do I do a deep treatment (I have done the olive oil, honey and conditioner)? Thank you for your responses I really need help before I cave and go back to cones!!!!!!
I'm a huge fan of Jojoba oil. I like to add it in with my Fantasia IC gel.
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coconut oil all the way! i can put this in my hair every day and it doesnt get greasy. i add some sandalwood eo for a nice, sexy scent.

jojoba left me greasy. havent tried olive oil...
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I like different oils for different purposes:

Olive Oil: mixed with conditioners for a deep treatment, but too greasy for a leave-in.

Jojoba Oil: seems to help with detangling and fly away hair after my hair is dry but doesn't have as much bling shine as coconut oil.

Coconut Oil: I use this one the most as a pre-poo treatment and after washing/drying. My hair seems to like it the most and smell is soooo yummy!!!

For commercial oils - Kemi is pretty nice and smells good but after a while it smells weird in my hair. Wonder 8 Ginseng Oil is great for hot oil treatments and to mix with conditioners for deep treatments. Jamaican Mango & Lime smells YUMMY! but it's kinda light and greasy.
I have been reading all of your posts and they are great. I have a question. I have 3a hair and my dd has 3c my hair is loving the nc but my dd hair is so dry. I have been applying olive oil for the past two days in hopes that it will look beautiful like it should be it is just so frizzy that she hates it. My question is how often do you add oil to your hair and if it is so frizzy (dry) how often do I do a deep treatment (I have done the olive oil, honey and conditioner)? Thank you for your responses I really need help before I cave and go back to cones!!!!!!
Originally Posted by happyreva_2000
I deep condition my hair at least once a week and do a protein treatment once a month. I add oil to my conditioners and on my ends each night. Since oil does not provide moisture but seals in the mositure that is already present I would personally look for other options in combatting the FRIZZ. I've found that establishing a routine that can be done consistently, keeping the hair in protective styles for the majority of the week and sleeping with a silk pillowcase has helped TREMENDOUSLY in reducing frizz.

HTH

As for my oils... I LOVE Castor oil!!! But out of the three listed I would say olive oil is my favorite. Jojoba oil is a little too light and coconut oil just never absorbs in my hair for some reason???




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