Oil Sheen...Anyone using it?

I have been using ORS Olive oil hair sheen on 2nd and 3rd day hair in hopes of "moisturizing" when I dont cowash. I know it has mineral oil but the rest of the ingredients aren't bad. I have not been able to tell if this is good nor bad for my hair.

Anyone uses, used, oil sheen in the past on natural hair?

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Hi foxycus02

I used to use this when I was relaxed and it gave my hai rsome reallly great shine. My mom uses this on my 7 year old cousin's hair, and she has very similar texture to my hair and it works great on her. She gets periodic shampoos and i've never seen it have an adverse reaction on her hair.
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oil sheen is a waste of time and money. it doesnt moisturize your hair because its not heavy enough to penetrate the shaft and the amount that is dispensed is next to nothing. it gives you temporary shine, but its usually very temporary (a few hours if youre lucky).
I find oil on my dry hair makes it drier. On my dry days I prefer to scrunch in a moisturizing humectant (moisture-attracting) lotion like Devacurl Set it Free or even a bit of Jessicurl weekly deep treatment. If I need more I use a pure butter cream, Jane Carter Nourish & Shine. It doesn't take much.

Another thing I've been doing is brushing sheabutter mixed with a tiny bit of oil into lightly damp hair, twisting in sections, sleeping on this, then I wash my hair in the morning. I dampen hair (very lightly) with a mixture of mostly water plus a glycerin/oil/herb mix. And I brush the sheabutter in. I know brushing on curly hair is counter-intuitive but my hair and scalp love this, and the brush is gentle.
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I tried it twice on my hair, but it just sat on top of it. My mother loves it, but she has relaxed hair.

If it's working for you so far, then I say continue to use it and see how it works in the long-term. It's not expensive so @ least you don't have to break the bank!

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I have used it because I used to love it when I was relaxed, but I don't use it to moisturize. I only use it when I'm going to wash my hair the next day or that same day and my hair is looking a little dull.

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Thanks for the replies:

Subbrock I can see what you're saying because while it might be shiny one day, the next is pretty dull. Real oil is so annoying it messes with my curl shape and I hate that.

SBB as always great tips. I guess I'm looking for a magic bullet because I'd want something w/o having to manipulate my hair alot.

...back to experimenting w hair oils.

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SBB...I actually dug out my Jane Carter nourish and shine and applied it on a section of dry hair. Talk about softness. So I cowashed and applied it on top of leave in before mousse. Why is this so hard to apply on wet hair?

Have you used it on wet hair with success? share your tips please!!

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I know you're asking SBB, but I used JC Nourish and Shine on wet hair with great success...it kept my hair moisturized for days, but application was a pain. I replaced it with Qhemet's Heavy Cream.

I don't like to disturb my hair on the 2nd and 3rd day either and the only solution I've found is applying Deva Curl Set it Free and Jessicurl WDT to the ends of each curl...individually, lol. I spray the SIF on my fingers and dab a little WDT- I then slick a little on the end of each curl. It actually sounds more time consuming than it is. This has been the only routine that keeps my ends moisturized, and my hair bouncy, shiny and frizz free.


ETA: Slicking just the SIF on the ends will probably suffice...I have yet to see a huge difference now that I've started adding WDT to my dry ends. The SIF does a great job at keeping my delicate ends from bending and snapping.
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Last edited by curlynikki; 08-24-2008 at 03:03 PM.
I know you're asking SBB, but I used JC Nourish and Shine on wet hair with great success...it kept my hair moisturized for days, but application was a pain. I replaced it with Qhemet's Heavy Cream.

I don't like to disturb my hair on the 2nd and 3rd day either and the only solution I've found is applying Deva Curl Set it Free and Jessicurl WDT to the ends of each curl...individually, lol. I spray the SIF on my fingers and dab a little WDT- I then slick a little on the end of each curl. It actually sounds more time consuming than it is. This has been the only routine that keeps my ends moisturized, and my hair bouncy, shiny and frizz free.


ETA: Slicking just the SIF on the ends will probably suffice...I have yet to see a huge difference now that I've started adding WDT to my dry ends. The SIF does a great job at keeping my delicate ends from bending and snapping.
Originally Posted by curlynikki

Each individual curl though??

lol

I have been debating on the qhemet heavy cream for a while though.

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lol, yes girl...what I do to maintain length!! Its working though...i promise!

The AOHC is too heavy to apply to my dry hair, but its great on wet hair. Let me know if you decide to try it. You should definitely check out the SIF- its a LIFE SAVER!
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