My Hair Hate Olive Oil help

So i am a new transitioner ( for the last 5 months). And all I ever see is people rave about olive oil. MY HAIR HATES IT. Its makes it dry and causes my scalp to itch uncontrollably, that I have to wash it out. others tell me it just my hair healing from being processed but I hate the stuff
So, exactly what help are you looking for? If it causes such a reaction don't use olive oil. There are plenty of natural oils out there to experiment with.
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You'll find many people "jumping on the wagon" about certain products, methods, and ingredients. Just do and use what's best for you. Otherwise, you'll waste money and time, and be tempted to relax or perm your hair again.
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SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!


You'll find many people "jumping on the wagon" about certain products, methods, and ingredients. Just do and use what's best for you. Otherwise, you'll waste money and time, and be tempted to relax or perm your hair again.
Originally Posted by Greatcurls
Well said.
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My hair hates Olive oil too! It doesn't like Coconut oil and Shea butter as leave-ins either.

You should keep on experimenting with different oils to see what your hair likes. Every head of hair is different so what works for one person does not always work for someone else.

The following article has some good information about hair oils: Understanding Hair Oils and Butters | NaturallyCurly.com
Also try using oils in very small amounts, such as three drops only! It will spread easily in both hands and might work better on your hair.

My hair can't tolerate oils or butters in large or even medium amounts. I have to use 3-4 drops only. If oils and butters are used as a pre-shampoo treatment, it's no problem.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!


I just need suggestions of different oils. Because besides olive oil, I have tried Shea butter and Coconut oil. Not the results I expected.
So, exactly what help are you looking for? If it causes such a reaction don't use olive oil. There are plenty of natural oils out there to experiment with.
Originally Posted by sagehen
I just need suggestions of different oils. Because besides olive oil, I have tried Shea butter and Coconut oil. Not the results I expected.
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I just need suggestions of different oils. Because besides olive oil, I have tried Shea butter and Coconut oil. Not the results I expected.
Originally Posted by shay8916
Your hair seems to dislike the same oils as mine.

Olive Oil, Shea butter and Coconut oil all penetrate too deeply into the strands of my hair leaving my fine, porous strands feeling hard and dry.

I have had good results with Avocado butter.

I currently use a blend of several oils, but prior to that I had good results blending Jojoba oil with Sesame oil. According to Cosing (CosIng - Cosmetics - Health and Consumers - European Commission) both of those oils are hair conditioners, skin conditioners and emollients (they soften and smooth).

Jojoba oil is more expensive than Sesame oil but it has a longer shelf life which helps to prevent other oils from going rancid. When I tried Jojoba oil by itself it didn't work very well, however, it works great when I blend it with the right oils for my hair type.

Once again, it's all about experimenting to see what works for you.



IF you still want to experiment with oils, maybe try mixing them with conditioner?

Otherwise, if your hair dislikes oil, you don't have to use them. There are other products out there that will help keep your hair moisturized.
Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



How do you avoid putting on too much oil. I never used to have this problem, but now whenever i put evoo in my hair, its super greasy!



oil:coconut oil and olive oil
everything else: in need of suggestions!
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If its coconut oil , I start with finger tip , with a viscous oil I'd say use an applicator bottle to control the amount
My hair hated olive oil as well. I finally gave up and used it for cooking! I have sweet almond and jojoba, that are so-so, but I have discovered that my hair really likes castor oil. While other oils seem to leave my hair dry and greasy, the castor leaves it curly and moisturized, and not greasy at all. Will have to check some of the threads suggested by the other posters to see why....but I agree that this is a trial and error type of process. I also mix the castor with the lighter oils with good results. Any oil that doesn't work on my hair gets cooked with, or mixed with lotion, and applied to my skin! HTH!
Hair type-BC: 2/2011-mix of kinks+ coils
Wash-Bobeam Poo bars, As I Am Cleansing Pudding and Coconut Cowash cleansing condish
LI/RO-Curl Junkie rehab, Shescentit Avocado condish, Oyin Hair dew
DT-KBB Luscious Locks, Curl Junkie ANYthing, Shescentit Avocado condish
Style- UFD, As I Am Curling Gelly,
Sealant- Castor, sweet almond oil,Hairveda Vegetal soya oil KBB hair cream
Will try any CG product at least once.
Proud to be a PJ!

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My hair hated olive oil as well. I finally gave up and used it for cooking! I have sweet almond and jojoba, that are so-so, but I have discovered that my hair really likes castor oil. While other oils seem to leave my hair dry and greasy, the castor leaves it curly and moisturized, and not greasy at all. Will have to check some of the threads suggested by the other posters to see why....but I agree that this is a trial and error type of process. I also mix the castor with the lighter oils with good results. Any oil that doesn't work on my hair gets cooked with, or mixed with lotion, and applied to my skin! HTH!
Originally Posted by pjjosephgiss
I really like Castor Oil too!

I occassionally use Castor Oil in an oil blend at 10%. But ever since I started using it I've started to get small bumps on my forehead. I did some research and I found that Castor Oil can cause spots. That's the reason why I didn't mention Castor Oil in my previous post. I don't mind the little bumps on my forehead but other people may not like it if it happens to them.

Other than the small bumps on my forehead Castor Oil is a great oil for hair.

The following article has more information: Castor Oil and Its Derivatives | NaturallyCurly.com

According to Cosing, Castor oil is one of the few oils that moisturise: CosIng - Cosmetics - Health and Consumers - European Commission: Ingredient/Substance Details

Even though Castor Oil is described as a 'moisturising' oil it shouldn't be used to moisturise dry hair. Like every other oil it should be used to lock in moisture after the hair has been moisturised with a water based moisturiser.
Ita w/the other posters that its really about trial & error & LISTENING TO YOUR HAIR! Some products you know immediately that this is not for your hair while others may take a few uses.

My hair hated olive oil as well & I too got the whole "its your scalp adjusting". The h*ll if it was! LOL. I tried a few more times to use EVOO & my hair itched like crazy so I gave it up.

I try very hard not to be a PJ so I keep my reggie consistent & simple & if I am switching products I only switch one product at a time & give about two weeks use (if there is no immediate negative reaction) so that if I notice a positive and/or negative change in my hair I know exactly what product caused that result.

So experiement a little but don't go overboard & like others said don't just use something because it worked for someone elses hair...theres no guarantee it will work for your hair too.
I have been on my HHJ for almost a yr now & I have finally gotten a consistent reggie that I as well as my hair agree with. It will come in time & practice!
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







My hair hated olive oil as well. I finally gave up and used it for cooking! I have sweet almond and jojoba, that are so-so, but I have discovered that my hair really likes castor oil. While other oils seem to leave my hair dry and greasy, the castor leaves it curly and moisturized, and not greasy at all. Will have to check some of the threads suggested by the other posters to see why....but I agree that this is a trial and error type of process. I also mix the castor with the lighter oils with good results. Any oil that doesn't work on my hair gets cooked with, or mixed with lotion, and applied to my skin! HTH!
Originally Posted by pjjosephgiss
I really like Castor Oil too!

I occassionally use Castor Oil in an oil blend at 10%. But ever since I started using it I've started to get small bumps on my forehead. I did some research and I found that Castor Oil can cause spots. That's the reason why I didn't mention Castor Oil in my previous post. I don't mind the little bumps on my forehead but other people may not like it if it happens to them.

Other than the small bumps on my forehead Castor Oil is a great oil for hair.

The following article has more information: Castor Oil and Its Derivatives | NaturallyCurly.com

According to Cosing, Castor oil is one of the few oils that moisturise: CosIng - Cosmetics - Health and Consumers - European Commission: Ingredient/Substance Details

Even though Castor Oil is described as a 'moisturising' oil it shouldn't be used to moisturise dry hair. Like every other oil it should be used to lock in moisture after the hair has been moisturised with a water based moisturiser.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
Thanks so much for the info...I will check those threads out. The castor oil is the last thing i put on my hair before leaving the house...prior to that, I use a moisturizer (hair milk/pudding, etc) steam while in the shower, and add the oil when I come out.
Hair type-BC: 2/2011-mix of kinks+ coils
Wash-Bobeam Poo bars, As I Am Cleansing Pudding and Coconut Cowash cleansing condish
LI/RO-Curl Junkie rehab, Shescentit Avocado condish, Oyin Hair dew
DT-KBB Luscious Locks, Curl Junkie ANYthing, Shescentit Avocado condish
Style- UFD, As I Am Curling Gelly,
Sealant- Castor, sweet almond oil,Hairveda Vegetal soya oil KBB hair cream
Will try any CG product at least once.
Proud to be a PJ!

@JaylensMami10. I thought I was the only one who people told this to. @ everyone thanks for your help I think trying different this until I get it right is the best thing for me. The more I use coconut oil the more I like it.
]@JaylensMami10. I thought I was the only one who people told this to.[/B] @ everyone thanks for your help I think trying different this until I get it right is the best thing for me. The more I use coconut oil the more I like it.
Originally Posted by shay8916;1677855[B

No...you're definitely not the only one. I mean I love the advice and support I get from others but thats why I'm very leary about trying anything just because a new thread popped up or it appears to have a good amount of positive reviews...just because it works for you it doesn't mean it will work for me & vice versa! Words to live by.

Also I'm totally loving coconut oil too. Again heard great reviews for the longest but was afraid to try it until one of my others oils just wasn't doing the job anymore. Now I use it every week as a pre-poo for 2hrs (except when I'm doing my protein treatment) & also as an overnight oil treatment...which I actually get to do again come Saturday...its soooo sad that I'm looking forward to Saturday just because of this! LOL
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







shay: do you use a leave in underneath? olive oil used to make my hair feel crispy but now that i use it with a leave in, it soaks in and leaves my hair shiny and moisturized.
Style: Twists as protective style for winter, occassional bantu twist outs.
Weekly: Preepoo w/ rosemary water, honey, coco oil and castor oil. Wash w/ KBB conditioning poo, condition with KBB moisturizing conditioner. Twist with KBB Sweet Ambrosia, Shea and dab of castor oil.
Monthly:KBB Luscious Locks DT. Terressentials detox left hair significantly softer and shinier, now use to wash once every 2 months.

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