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Old 07-22-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
 
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I am using olive oil today as a leave in since my hair seems to only be getting drier and drier. Anyone else do this?

I've used it as a deep conditioner mixed with my Tresseme condish, but never alone. So far I like it, even though my neck is a little oily. I figure if I do this again I can always wear the hair up to avoid the oily neck.
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I have it in my hair right now! I put in some honey with olive oil and put it under a heated cap. I don't usually do this but I just added some grapeseed oil slicked it all into a small bun and I'm heading to work now.
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Well, I spray it (actually olive oil/safflower oil or coconut or jojoba) in my hair daily (for the most part) while wet and rinse it out, leaving a little residue of it out and then add a little conditioner. I've had the oily neck at times, but not too much. It does really help soften the hair.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:55 AM   #4
 
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Most def it does soften.. much more so than any conditioner.

So when it's in a spray bottle it doesn't get all clogged?
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Oils can soften the cuticle of the hair but they don't moisturize. If your hair is dry a great leave in is Giovanni direct, Sheamoisture, Salerm 21, or Neutrogena Silk touch leave in. HTH
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
 
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Leave ins don't do a whole lot for me. Even regular rinse out conditioners and butters get absorbed into my hair within hours. The olive oil has immensely improved the softness and my hair seems to really love it.

This is all new to me too, I'm still in the learning process.
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Leave-ins help me, but nothing helps me more than some oil. Gotta have it!

Bekka, to answer your about the spray bottle...it has never clogged due to the oils.
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I sometimes use EVOO alone, when "damp" styling on day 2....and love it!
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I used it once but it seamed so heavy for my hair.
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I am using olive oil today as a leave in since my hair seems to only be getting drier and drier. Anyone else do this?

I've used it as a deep conditioner mixed with my Tresseme condish, but never alone. So far I like it, even though my neck is a little oily. I figure if I do this again I can always wear the hair up to avoid the oily neck.
it could just be my personal body chemistry, but olive oil, which is a wonderful rinse-out conditioner for my hair, gets rancid if i use it as a leave-in. a couple of days later, my hair smells stale and in need of a good shampoo. avocado oil does the same thing. jojoba oil is the best unoffensive leave-in conditioner for my hair.
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I am using olive oil today as a leave in since my hair seems to only be getting drier and drier. Anyone else do this?

I've used it as a deep conditioner mixed with my Tresseme condish, but never alone. So far I like it, even though my neck is a little oily. I figure if I do this again I can always wear the hair up to avoid the oily neck.
it could just be my personal body chemistry, but olive oil, which is a wonderful rinse-out conditioner for my hair, gets rancid if i use it as a leave-in. a couple of days later, my hair smells stale and in need of a good shampoo. avocado oil does the same thing. jojoba oil is the best unoffensive leave-in conditioner for my hair.
Guess it just goes to show how we are all different and react to ingredients in such an individual way..
This week I also rinsed my hair, once with just water and another time doing a co-wash, and both times the oil still remained in my hair and still left it very soft and moisturized.. I didn't get any rancid smell yet either. I guess for me, I can continue to use it.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:29 PM   #12
 
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I use EVOO as an oil rinse and mixed in with my deep conditioner. However, I can't use it as my leave in conditioner. It would leave my hair dry. I use use SheaMoisture Leave In and my hair is very soft and shiny.

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Old 08-07-2008, 06:29 PM   #13
 
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Yeah - I love Olive Oil
Whenever I do wash-n-gos I leave in some of my conditioner, then I put some olive oil in my hair for shine and softness, then I use herbal essence he set me up gel for hold. This is the only routine that gives me decent wash-n-go. I originally tried jojoba oil because I heard so many good things about it but it was horrible in my hair. My hair hates jojoba - it left it so tangled so I decided to switch oils and my hair absolutely loves Olive Oil.
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Just don't forget...olive oil doesn't moisturize (no oils do) ! If you need moisture apply a leave-in then seal with olive oil.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:17 PM   #15
 
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Bekka,

I have dry hair too ad ive used olive oil for yeas on my hair, but nickfish and the others are right, olive oil will not moisturize, just coat the hair and seal in whatever moisturizer you use beforehand. there is a link to a very informative website discussing moisture-protein balance (ill try to find it). there is an entire section on oils ad how they can actually prevent moisture in the long run because it seals in whats already on the shaft and blocks further moisturizers from permeating into the cuticle.

cassia and evoo/yogurt/honey/banana dt's weekly hve helped my hair feel pretty soft and manageable. although, the very dry and damaged area still needs tlc, i can definitely see the difference
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I can't leave oil in my hair, it dries it out. Have you tried butters? They are great on dry and wet hair. I leave in JC Nourish & Shine or Qhemet Burdock cream on wet hair. On dry hair I use either of those 2 or Jessicurl WDT (as a butter); The Jessicurl followed by the Jane Carter is a 1-2 punch of hydration and brings elasticity back.
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I can't leave oil in my hair, it dries it out. Have you tried butters? They are great on dry and wet hair. I leave in JC Nourish & Shine or Qhemet Burdock cream on wet hair. On dry hair I use either of those 2 or Jessicurl WDT (as a butter); The Jessicurl followed by the Jane Carter is a 1-2 punch of hydration and brings elasticity back.
My hair hates oil too!!! Anytime I add any other than to my ends it just sits there! My hair never absorbs it. But your right SBB, butters are great! I'm using the Blended Beauty styling butter for my ends when I rollerset and I use it when I pull my hair back in a bun. It's very moisturizing and never leaves my hair greasy. I'm dying to try Qhemet products, but my inner pj is on strict orders from my fiancee not to buy "another damn thing!" LOLOL
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Just don't forget...olive oil doesn't moisturize (no oils do) ! If you need moisture apply a leave-in then seal with olive oil.
How have i never known this before?!!!! I've been using oil (originally coconut, then I discovered EVOO) to moisturise my hair and nothing else for years. I always wondered why it felt rough and dry after only a few days, but just reapplied the oil... have i been destroying my hair?

The only time i dont use oil as a leave in is when i wash it and leave it to airdry, then i use Blended Beauty butter, but i have even mixed EVOO in with this! I am really worried I have been depriving my hair all these years!

I am waiting on my first bottle of SheaM... hopefully it wil be as amazing as ive heard and i can start moisturizing my hair properly.

Seriously i am astounded to hear this!!!! Thank you so much ppl!
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olive oil will not moisturize, just coat the hair and seal in whatever moisturizer you use beforehand. there is a link to a very informative website discussing moisture-protein balance (ill try to find it).
I can't wait to read this.
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as a guy i'm all about the wash-and-go. sorry ladies, but the three-to-five minutes i spend on my hair these days is still a lot more time than most guys even THINK about theirs.

Anyway based on past experiences and after reading this I thought I'd give EVOO a try as a rinse-out today. I'm quite happy so far:

- it kept moisture in better than anything else i've ever tried. even better than pomades, and the petrolum in those tends to have some nasty side-effects including making the curls tighter.

- it added weight to the clumps in my hair that i've only ever gotten with a wax. this helps prevent the tendency to afro (or anglo-fro if you will) and loosen the base a bit, so is another plus in my book.

haven't found any negatives yet, i'm assuming i'll have to deal with build up at some point, but i'll cross that bridge when i come to it.
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