Using Vaseline on hair...

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I know under the rule book of all things curly & holy that it's a "no"... but...I couldn't resist. After seeing a girl on another forum with healthy thigh length hair I thought that I'll give it a shot (she only uses melted Vaseline). So, I put 2tsp of Vaseline in a cup and warmed it up in the microwave, then I lightly put it on my hair and myyy. My hair looks really good! I think I probably need to use 1tsp next time but I like it. Anyone ever used Vase on hair? I'm going to try it for a month.
did you put it on wet or dry hair, did you add anything else or just that?
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did you put it on wet or dry hair, did you add anything else or just that?
Originally Posted by millie_(A)TCK
I put it on wet hair. I only used Vaseline.
Vaseline makes my hair heavy and sticky, even when it's just a small amount . . . I can't use it
That's old school. We used it when we were kids, also on our skin. I prefer shea butter, and other butters and oils.
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never used it and personally i wouldnt start. there are so many other things out there that are actually good for your hair that can give you the same results. plus i doubt the vaseline has anything to do with the woman having thigh length hair.
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never used it and personally i wouldnt start. there are so many other things out there that are actually good for your hair that can give you the same results. plus i doubt the vaseline has anything to do with the woman having thigh length hair.
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well i think suburbanwas right on target when she suggested butters or oils. i dont have any personal experience using butters, but im a big fan of oils (olive, sweet almond, grapeseed, jojoba, etc.). they add shine and allow moisture to get into your hair as well as sealing moisture in.
When i used vaseline my scalp itched like crazy. Just like the others have said there are other products out there that can give you the same results without clogging up your scalp. plus vaseline attracts dirt and lint so quickly, i would find myself using shampoo more often.
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I know the lady (although I think she's a teen) u are refering to and she does have BEAUTIFUL thigh length 3c/4a hair (i think its 4a but cause of the length has streched out a bit...i dunno)...but I think her length is due to genetics AND the fact that she only wears buns, twists, braids and ponytails.

You can give the vaseoline a try. I mean as a kid, my mother would "grease" my scalp and hair 2-3 a week and it was down my back when I graduated high school...so I'm not gonna knock it.

I think the thing that most people are pointing to is that the very thing that makes vaseoline appealing (it locks in moisture when your hair is wet) is the very thing that makes it bad for you (blocks OUT moisture when your hair is dry). Its a gamble to use, cause you run the risk of making already dry hair even MORE dry and brittle.

Using natural oils (olive, sweet almond, grapeseed, rice bran) is better because while they seal in moisture, they still allow moisture from the air to penatrate the hair shaft as well. Mixed with a butter like shea, mango, or even some of the exotic butters (olive, aweet almond, ect.) will be a much healther route for your hair.

hope this explains a bit better
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I know the lady (although I think she's a teen) u are refering to and she does have BEAUTIFUL thigh length 3c/4a hair (i think its 4a but cause of the length has streched out a bit...i dunno)...but I think her length is due to genetics AND the fact that she only wears buns, twists, braids and ponytails.

You can give the vaseoline a try. I mean as a kid, my mother would "grease" my scalp and hair 2-3 a week and it was down my back when I graduated high school...so I'm not gonna knock it.

I think the thing that most people are pointing to is that the very thing that makes vaseoline appealing (it locks in moisture when your hair is wet) is the very thing that makes it bad for you (blocks OUT moisture when your hair is dry). Its a gamble to use, cause you run the risk of making already dry hair even MORE dry and brittle.

Using natural oils (olive, sweet almond, grapeseed, rice bran) is better because while they seal in moisture, they still allow moisture from the air to penatrate the hair shaft as well. Mixed with a butter like shea, mango, or even some of the exotic butters (olive, aweet almond, ect.) will be a much healther route for your hair.

hope this explains a bit better
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
Thanks! I already use Olive Oil but I was looking for something else. Where can I buy shea butter?
Vaseline just sounds like it would clog your hair pores. I wouldn't try it; vaseline isn't natural.
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I used to love me some Vaseline, LOL. It was one of my HG's (for both skin and hair) before I discovered the dangers of petrolatum. Now, I use Carols Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey, which works just as good. Now I just need to find something to used on my body that wil give me that long lasting shine.
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