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Old 10-24-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Alrighty, so a few months ago I decided to revisit using grease to seal moisture into my hair as it had been suggested to me by a few people. It was something I'd been on the fence about since the beginning of the year since my naturally porous hair has always had issues with retaining moisture. I finally caved and bought a jar of Blue Magic. After a wash, dc, and some leave-in, I put a small amount of grease on detangled sections of hair & layered gel over it. My hair dried soft and shiny. One of the best wash & gos I'd ever had and I didn't need to remoisturize my hair at all before wash day (which was 5 days later). I continued to use the grease and discovered my hair loved it. It was time for the ultimate test: A twist out. My twistouts fail 98% of the time, but my grease twist out was AMAZING! Great definition, shine, softness... I was too excited about it.

I stopped using grease a few weeks ago to give oil a chance. Oil works a little better than it has in the past, but it pales in comparison to grease. I think it is going to be my staple sealer.

Anyway, I was wondering who else here is using the grease, how you are using it, and how you like it compared to other methods of sealing.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
 
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What grease do you use?
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SOOOO I just tried grease, royal crown, for the 1st time since chopping last week. I was pleasantly surprised my hair stayed soft for the whole time I did the twist out, super defined, and just all around bomb! I will have to try it on a WnG next. I did a vid about the TO.
On that Grease Ish.. (Twist Out with Royal Crown) - YouTube
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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After I use up this Blue Magic, I will be trying Royal Crown... followed by Dax. LoL I was going to buy some regular Vaseline but it is like $5! Even store brand petroleum jelly is priced around $4. The Blue Magic was only $2.50 and the same size.
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Between this and Curly Nikki's blog post today, I may try this. My twist outs usually shrink up my midday. It's annoying!
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Y'all bout to have me on the grease tip too...
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SOOOO I just tried grease, royal crown, for the 1st time since chopping last week. I was pleasantly surprised my hair stayed soft for the whole time I did the twist out, super defined, and just all around bomb! I will have to try it on a WnG next. I did a vid about the TO.
On that Grease Ish.. (Twist Out with Royal Crown) - YouTube
i read this wrong. i thought u were saying you chopped your hair last week. i went to the bss store yesterday to get barrettes for my daughter and my eyes glazed over at all the 'grease'

if i wasnt able to get moisture from sealing with shea butter, i'd def try it
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I use to use this a couple of years ago.


It's basically grease but marketed toward Caucasians. I liked it a lot at first but it stopped working I think because of build-up. I think I'll revisit.
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I use to use this a couple of years ago.


It's basically grease but marketed toward Caucasians. I liked it a lot at first but it stopped working I think because of build-up. I think I'll revisit.
A couple of years ago I borrowed this in a pinch from a friend of mine and was surprised at how soft it made my hair feel, for several days. I think I am going to convince myself that it will help seal out the dry winter air here and try it again. Y'all have me rethinking this hardcore.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:29 PM   #10
 
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I make my own grease using pure lanolin, jojoba butter, mango butter, and almond oil (fragrance). All ordered from Camden-Grey. 


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Old 10-24-2011, 06:52 PM   #11
 
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Foxyyyyyyyyyy!!!! Thank you for starting this thread! I'm tired of lurkin on LHCF! lol don't judge me. OK SOOOOO,

I've tried the blue Blue Magic

I've tried straight Vaseline.

I have not tried Royal Crown (I really want to)

Does anyone else find it odd that these products work differently even though their ingredients only vary a tiny bit. Some are soft, some are harder almost like a pomade. Some are kinda gooey. Some look solid. It's weird.

Anyway, Vaseline sucked hahahaha for ME.

The blue magic was eh.

BUT, my hair is heat damaged. My kinky roots will probably love this stuff once it grows out. When I was little I got grease and water before the press n curl became the routine.

My hair loves Miss Jessie's Babybuttercreme though, and it's water, petrolatum, mineral oil, glycerin, etc.

I wanna try the blue magic coconut. There's fewer ingredients so I feel like it would be less gooey. I think the blue blue magic was gooey.

I also wanna try the softee mango.
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Lawddd lemme find out I'm about to extend my junkie-ism to hair greases as well. Haha.
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After I use up this Blue Magic, I will be trying Royal Crown... followed by Dax. LoL I was going to buy some regular Vaseline but it is like $5! Even store brand petroleum jelly is priced around $4. The Blue Magic was only $2.50 and the same size.
$5 for some vaseline?! That's preposterous!
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:30 PM   #14
 
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I have the same moisture issues..
So, I got the Blue Magic coconut oil and the Royal Crown...I hope one of them works.
I put tons of leave in conditioner on wet hair and then sealed w/ the Royal Crown *crossing fingers*
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I use to use this a couple of years ago.


It's basically grease but marketed toward Caucasians. I liked it a lot at first but it stopped working I think because of build-up. I think I'll revisit.
This is what my grandmother used, that and vitapointe. Theyre on my list to revisit.. I got a small jar of the blue ultra sheen to test out, ive been sniffing it all day lol.
I picked up the blue magic w castor oil, it smelled GOOD.. but I resisted!

Its funny how everyone has their favorite grease from back in the day, mine were the ultra sheen & african pride w all the herbs in it
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:18 PM   #16
 
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My aunt used to use the blue ultra sheen on me, and my grandmother pressed it with the yellow. And then my aunt used the green for dry hair on her own. I would sit there sniffin and sniffin to my heart's content.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:40 AM   #17
 
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I use "grease" but not traditional petrolatum grease. I currently use:

Oyin - Burnt Sugar
Koils by Nature - Hair & Body Butter
Alba - Un Petroleum Jelly
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:35 AM   #18
 
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Fantasia mskes one that i used all the time when i was relaxed. I used to air dry then use it to smooth my hair into a ponytail to stretch and straighten. The one thing i noticed when using it is that my hair grew like crazy. And the smell was fantastic. It gave great shine softness and slicking. Heres a link: http://www.beautyofnewyork.com/shopp...0107KI0209.htm


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I'm with greenandchic...my "grease" use in in the form of pomades and butters.

I used to only use them on my ends because I was afraid that if I used it on the entire section I was twisting/braiding it would be way too greasy but after giving it a try with Oyin BSP I was kicking myself in the behind.

My hair was sparkly, felt extra soft, and it stayed moisturized for more days. This also worked for me using oils. I haven't had a greasy head full of hair yet. My favs...

Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade
Komaza Moku Hair Butter
Carol's Daughter Tui Oil
HairVeda Almond Glaze

I am so late on actually "sealing in the moisture."
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SOOOO I just tried grease, royal crown, for the 1st time since chopping last week. I was pleasantly surprised my hair stayed soft for the whole time I did the twist out, super defined, and just all around bomb! I will have to try it on a WnG next. I did a vid about the TO.
On that Grease Ish.. (Twist Out with Royal Crown) - YouTube

Geeze your hair looks good in that vid!
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