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Old 03-06-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
 
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Try adding a couple of drops of Jojoba Oil to your damp hair after conditioning it, wringing and blotting out excess moisture (and maybe applying a leave in) but before applying gel. I put off trying this because I was scared that it would make my hair greasy, but using a tiny amount of lightweight jojoba oil doesn't do that and the long lasting moisture and shine is INCREDIBLE
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
 
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I was pondering adding some oil to my hair for styling, but hadn't done it yet... hrm.
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I was pondering adding some oil to my hair for styling, but hadn't done it yet... hrm.
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I felt the same way when I saw it! I'm going to replace it soon.
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Try it and then post your results on this thread You too Kindred!

I am now doing this everyday and LOVING it! I may try coconut, avocado or sweet almond oil at some point, but for now love the jojoba. I would not try this with a heavier oil like olive or castor, though, since that would be too heavy and coating.
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Oh yes I'm a big fan of this method.
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Dude, I've been doing this for years!
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Dude, I've been doing this for years!
Well, dayum, girl..... why didn't you say something about this to me before?? You too curlilocs!

This method works best for me under all kinds of gel and also my beloved Jojoba Jelly. I didn't like it so much under Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Cream, maybe because that product is already so uber moisturizing. Anyway, I do it almost everyday now. I've noticed that my hair doesn't tangle as much at night and my hair stays softer and moister for longer, resulting in less need of overnight conditioning treatments, although I still do them. In a word, applying small amounts of a lightweight oil under gel is HEAVEN.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:25 PM   #9
 
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I gotta have my oil!!! I've been experimenting with different types over the past year. For me, jojoba is horrible on my curly hair (although works ok smoothed lightly over straightened hair). Because of reading about how heavy olive oil is, I was afraid to try it for a long time, but it has really done wonders for my hair. It feels soft and moisturized and fuller somehow when I use EVOO, especially after doing a DT with heat. You do have to be careful not to apply too much if not rinsing out. I also like pure coconut oil and avocado oil (which is lighter).

I always mix a few drops of oil in with my leave-in under gel (when I use gel).
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:25 PM   #10
 
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Olive oil is way too heavy for me - I don't even like to use it for DTs, but will sometimes use a little on the ends of my hair overnight after braiding in 1 or 2 braids - same goes for ultra heavy castor oil. But I'm glad it works for you!

Turns out that Amneris was right all along with her AHS principle #1 USE OIL!
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:33 AM   #11
 
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Dude, I've been doing this for years!
Well, dayum, girl..... why didn't you say something about this to me before??
I thought jojoba was passť, if you will. Jojoba was popular here back in 1999 / 2000, but the buzz seemed to wear off thereafter.

I've been using the jojoba with Abba's Nourishing leave-in since 1999!
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:24 PM   #12
 
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Hmmmmm, I guess that was before my time here on NC.
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:42 PM   #13
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I tried using Jojoba oil after applying my leave in(Elucence) and styler (Karite Nut Curl Cream). I had read that the oil would provide sheen and seal in the moisture but it does neither for me. I just purchased some amla oil and will try it this week for the same purpose.

My question to you all is - Are you all applying only oil after you leave-in and then styling? I wondered, because I need curl creme or some product to define my curls or else I just have a series of waves. Does the oil help define curls at all in anway or justs provide the shine and maintain the moisture?


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Old 03-23-2006, 07:38 AM   #14
 
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C--Do you know if I can use such an oil while doing CG? I wonder if the No Poo can get it out, since I'm assuming the oil will build up after awhile?
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Are you all applying only oil after you leave-in and then styling?
My current regime consists of the following:

1. A blob of leave-in on damp hair.
2. A few blobs of leave-in with a couple drops of molasses on lightly coated (with the leave-in from #1) hair.
3. Comb through leave-in / molasses.
4. A SMALL puddle of jojoba (7 - 10 drops perhaps) mixed with a small amount of leave-in. (I found the jojoba hard to distribute evenly before I suspended it in the leave-in - I was soaking bits with oil, and not even covering others.) Concentrated on the under layer, canopy, and ends (my hair is most dry in those areas). I try not to let the jojoba get on my scalp, so that's why I do not comb it through - just with my fingers.

I just started the molasses thing a couple of weeks ago, so that's just new. The leave-in / oil combo has been a staple since 1999, or 6+ years ago.

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Does the oil help define curls at all in anway or justs provide the shine and maintain the moisture?
I don't think it helps much with definition... I use it more for moisture and protection.
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SDL - Yes, I apply oil after my leave in (or after my gel). I rake product through my hair, so the oil either gets raked in before the gel or smoothed over hair that already has gel in it. IMO oil does NOT define curls, it provides shine and helps to lock in moisture.

Medussa - I am on a modified CG program and have never noticed build up with oils. What I did notice was that using too much oil overnight made my hair slick, but a coffee rinse or low poo fixed that. I've never seen any posts on the compabitibility of oils with CG. That might be a good topic for the main hair board that gets more traffic than this board.

ETA: I can't wait to try Sisa's routine Thanks for sharing!!!
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I can't wait to try Sisa's routine Thanks for sharing!!!
No problem!

I will warn you that this may not produce the *best hair ever*... I can get "nicer" curls with products designed to hold (gel, etc.), diffusers, and other such tools and whatnot.

What is has enabled me to do, however, is have very healthy hair that looks not too bad at all.

I save the torture devices (sticky / crunchy products and blow dryers) for "special occasions", and I believe my hair is better for it.
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I save the torture devices (sticky / crunchy products and blow dryers) for "special occasions", and I believe my hair is better for it.
Your hair is glorious as is, so that other stuff is unnecessary, in my view
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Your hair is glorious as is, so that other stuff is unnecessary, in my view
I like yer view.


Seriously, though. Thanks for the nice words.
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I've never seen any posts on the compabitibility of oils with CG. That might be a good topic for the main hair board that gets more traffic than this board.
That might have been a leap that I made. I don't think of the No Poo as having the right chemicals (not sure if that's the word I want to use) to remove oil. It's like when washing my plates, the oil only comes off with the detergents in dish soap. KWIM? No Poo doesn't lather, so I don't think of it as a soap.

Maybe I'll ask someone with the CG book to look it up for me.

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