What oils do you use for your hair?

Hey everyone! I've been CG for about 6 months now and I was thinking about jumping onto the oils bandwagon. CG has done WONDERS for my hair and I figured the oils could help as well. I was on LHC last night and alot of people on there told me that Coconut Oil is really good for your hair and very moisturizing. I was wondering how does everyone apply the oil to their hair? Also does anyone use any special oil for growth? My hair grows ALOT during the summer (Anywhere from 4-5inches from June-August) so I wanted to maximize my growth as much as I can with oils. Any suggestions?
CG Since Nov 2008 and Currently using:
Co-wash: VO5 strawberries and cream
Conditioner: Suave Fresh Mountain Strawberries
Gel:Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparklites(only use when pulling my hair back in slick ponytail)

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hi there! i've been on this board for ages, and i haven't really been around in a while, but i have been back since getting a short (shoulder-length) haircut for summer. like you, i saw a HUGE difference in my hair when i cut back on sulfate shampoos. i didn't stop using shampoo completely, but just watched my ingredients and started co-washing more frequently. the other thing that made a huge difference in my hair was using OIL! my personal favorite is jojoba oil. it's available at a health food store or you can buy it online. i mix it in with my leave in conditioner. you don't have to do it every day, and i only use a couple of drops, but believe me, it works wonders. i can tell if i've gone a month or so without it. from my understanding it helps to seal in the moisture that your leave-in puts in your hair. i have very fine 3b/c hair but i have a lot of it. hope this is of some help to you.
I second the jojoba I've also been randomly experimenting with tea tree oil lately. I found it at Walmart of all places and put roughly an ounce in a spray bottle with 8 oz of water. It's a good mister on day 1 and beyond, scrunching in, and works surprisingly well at taming frizz. With any oil I put on my hair, I put a little in my palms and scrunch throughout, and a little goes a long way.
Thanks y'all. Yeah everyone is raving about the Jojoba Oil..I've used it in the past before and I mixed it with my conditioner (Aussie Moist) before I went cg and seriously it was absolutely AWESOME!! But then I went CG and pretty much threw out everything that i had previously used, including the oil. I wasn't sure at the time if it was water soluble since i knew mineral oil wasn't so i didn't want to take any chances.

You actually found some Tea Tree Oil at WALMART? I'm beginning to hate Walmart because they never have hair products that I need, not even my VO5 cowash!! lol. I'm sure if i went looking for some oil at my Walmart they would claim they don't have any lol. But I did go to our local health food store (Manna Grocery & Deli) and they had alot of oils and I pretty much went crazy..I think i grabbed a huge bottle of tea tree, coconut, jojoba AND rosemary! lol..also some giovanni conditioner too lol. This should get interesting!!!
CG Since Nov 2008 and Currently using:
Co-wash: VO5 strawberries and cream
Conditioner: Suave Fresh Mountain Strawberries
Gel:Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparklites(only use when pulling my hair back in slick ponytail)

Follow Me on Twitter~~~~~>www.twitter.com/CourtneyAllenW
Coconut oil was not good for my hair, it just stayed on the outside of the straw, but it smelled good...

I use lots of different oils but my favourites are avocado oil and camelia oil. But jojoba oil and sweet almond oil are good too.
Fine 3a/3b

co wash: Vo5 Sun Kissed Raspberry Herbal conditioner

leave in : Garnier Ultra Doux ŕ l'huile d'avocat et beurre de karité, Garnier ultra doux ŕ la nacre et cerisier

style: Vivelle Dop Invisible, glycerin, almond oil

The Jessicurl Oil Blend For Softer Hair is nice.
3a/b medium/coarse but mostly moderately coarse, dense, strong strands
Komaza analysis current: medium to thick/ strands(mostly coarse), very strong elasticity, low porosity(some is), healthy strong hair
Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal
Hmm i don't use much as of now (just EVOO mixed with my leave in), but i want to try some...like coconut oil and definitely jajoba oil +D

CO-wash:Suave Tropical Coconut
Rinse-out:using same as about;currently looking for a thicker rinse out
Leave in:mixture of my suave coconut and EVOO
Styling: Fantasia IC gel
LIMITED SULFATES. NO CONES. NO PLOPPING



These are the results of using the oils...i have to say i'm in love! lol


Brushed out lol


CG Since Nov 2008 and Currently using:
Co-wash: VO5 strawberries and cream
Conditioner: Suave Fresh Mountain Strawberries
Gel:Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparklites(only use when pulling my hair back in slick ponytail)

Follow Me on Twitter~~~~~>www.twitter.com/CourtneyAllenW
Rosemary is for growth only.

Don't try and seal your ends with this because you will be in a complete stinky green oily mess!

My mom uses a rosemary rinse in the shower since her hair fell out after chemo and her spots have filled in very quickly. I'd say about 2 months with 1.5-2 in. of growth. I myself hate the smell but it really does work!


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Your hair looks gorgeous with the oils!

I use different oils for different things.

Olive Oil: mixed with honey and conditioner for a deep treatment. It's too heavy and greasy for my hair as a leave-in by itself. It just sits on top.

Jojoba Oil: good as a light glosser, it tends to make my hair easier to detangle after it's dry and I especially like it if I blow dry my hair straight. It gives it more shine and keeps it from tangling.

Coconut Oil: I tend to use this one the most as my hair seems to like it the most. My hair is really fine and it makes it feel stronger and smoother when I put it on while it's still damp. I also use it as a pre-poo(especially when I wash with shikakai powder) and afterwards as a leave-in. Plus I LOVE the smell.
Has anyone tried Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil.
I love this stuff it leaves hair silky and I really love the smell of it. I got it at Walmart for 2.49 for 8 oz.
I use it for hair and body.
Very Thick dry 3b BSL.
Fine, medium porosity
Right now I am using GVP conditioning balm for cowash and RO,
my hair loves protein.
for styling my base is BRHG I can use it alone but prefer with Curl Keeper. I sulphate poo once a month or so as needed.
http://public.fotki.com/CurlyHaze/
Also, I like sweet almond oil.
3a/b medium/coarse but mostly moderately coarse, dense, strong strands
Komaza analysis current: medium to thick/ strands(mostly coarse), very strong elasticity, low porosity(some is), healthy strong hair
Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal

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