Natural Hair Oil/Moisturizer

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I'm a mixed Black female; I've decided to go all natural, and I'm only in my second month of transitioning. My hair is very short (it used to be in the Rihanna pixie cut about a month or so ago) and it's dry and damaged (from what, I'm not sure).

I really need help finding an all natural (meaning no mineral oil, petroleum, etc.) oil/moisturizer that I can put in my hair daily or every few days or so. I already use Dove Daily Moisture Therapy Replenishing Mist everyday, but it's not an oil.

Do you have any recommendations? I live in Baltimore, Maryland and I can't order anything online, so please don't give me anything that you have to order from a website to get. I would also like for it to be of a reasonable price, since I'll be buying this myself, but I'm seventeen so my expenses are limited.
Wish I could be of more help... I think that with dry hair, oil will just coat it, but a cream will absorb into the hair and moisturize. The inexpensive natural oils might work on your hair: coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, olive oil, and a lot of the other oils people mention here are pretty inexpensive and available at health food stores or supermarkets. I'm not sure about inexpensive, all-natural moisturizers though.

I've read that oil is not used to moisturize, it seals in moisture so you could try using some condish as a leave in followed with an oil. Try your local GNC as they sell some natural shampoos and conditioners. Whole foods also carry various lines of natural products. You can also try making a spritz with some water, condish and oils.
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I like coconut oil. Definately seems to have had a good moisturizing effect on my hair. It does seem to sink in too rather than just coat it. I use it as a treatment on dry hair, overnight. It should be fairly cheap to buy and you find it in health food shops, grocery stores. It is the oil you cook with!
Hi SummerRuby, congratulations on your transition!

Oils that i can highly recommend are coconut oil as Feralcurls has mentioned, and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) if your hair like heavier things. Also shea butter is amazing! It can be difficult to find in its pure form, but there are lots of natural hair products that contain it. I also want to try avocado oil (availabe in supermarkets) as ive heard good things about it here at nc.com. HTH!!! xxxx
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My hair is not damaged, but it is very dry. The best oil I have ever tried for my hair is Karen's Body Beautiful hair oil mix. It works better than anything I have ever used before.

Other good ones I have used are My Honey Child oil mix and plain peach kernel oil or hemp oil.
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What Essence and a couple of others said is right on target. Since your funds are limited, go to WalMart or DT and get a spray bottle and some distilled water. Then you want to get some virgin coconut oil or almond oil (which you can get from an Indian grocery store) or even virgin olive oil. You can get all three of these (spray bottle, distilled water, and extra virgin olive oil) from Walmart for under $10.00.

First mist your hair with the water (and don't worry if you can't get the distilled water. I just said to get it in case you have very hard water where you are). Then pour the coconut, almond or olive oil in your hand and run it through your hair. Give your scalp a nice massage too. I have very dry hair so I know the frustration. You may have to mist through out the day but there is no cheaper or better moisturizer than water and the oil will seal it in.

Also for the first or second night you may want to do this and sleep with a plastic shower cap. This will speed up the process.

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[qu%ote=Feralcurls;745845]I like coconut oil. Definately seems to have had a good moisturizing effect on my hair. It does seem to sink in too rather than just coat it. I use it as a treatment on dry hair, overnight. It should be fairly cheap to buy and you find it in health food shops, grocery stores. It is the oil you cook with![/quote]


Yeah but make sure it's the 100% UNREFINED Coconut Oil..I had to learn that the hard way. I'm not sure WHY when we're given advice to use this..it's not really mentioned.
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If your applying a product daily make sure it has no cones or the cones are really low on the list, they will coat and dry out your hair.

if your limited to whats in stores, try to water down a rise out conditioner:
HHHE ( everywhere)
yes to cucumber, tomatoes, carrots (walgreens)
GVP Conditioning Blam (sally's)

Seal with oil, sunflower, safflower, soy, grapseed, coconut, there are cheap an in grocery stores.

Look into Honey & aloe vera juice/gel/ the plant gelly, to mix in your conditioners, leave-ins, and deep conditioners, because they really help boost moisture and are cheap.
I've tried some heavy creams or lotions that is used on the skin. It does work, especially if you use heat to deep condition.
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Pre-treat:various oils

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Since you live in Baltimore, I would suggest you go to the Oyin Handmade store. They sell some great all natural hair and skin products. You can go to their website (www.oyinhandmade.com) and take a look at their products. They list their street address on their site if you're interested in checking out their store.

Best two oils for moisturizing hair are coconut oil and olive oil.
Usually olive oil is found in every kitchen , so you might want to start with it. You might already have it at home , in that case it would cost you nothing. Coconut oil smells better though.
Just use about one tablespoon , apply to wet hair. It does wonders in strengthening the hair and giving it shine.

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I have some not so usual oil recs.

I use oil as a smoother more so than a moisturizer. I do like coconut oil as a moisturizer. I use straight argan oil and straight camellia oil though and my hair loves it.

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I just bought Shea Butter and Coconut oil but I guess I shouldn't get the ones that are in the store? In the little jars? I'm looking for something to moisturize my hair as well but from what I'm reading you don't want the stuff that has other things in it? I noticed they are greasy and sometimes coat my hair but are there any coconut/shea jars that are okay to use? And is there a way to "warm them" so they aren't as hard to apply to your hair?
I just bought Shea Butter and Coconut oil but I guess I shouldn't get the ones that are in the store? In the little jars? I'm looking for something to moisturize my hair as well but from what I'm reading you don't want the stuff that has other things in it? I noticed they are greasy and sometimes coat my hair but are there any coconut/shea jars that are okay to use? And is there a way to "warm them" so they aren't as hard to apply to your hair?
Originally Posted by Drawingwithwords
if you just rub them in your hands, that's usually all you need. they melt at body temp.
I just bought Shea Butter and Coconut oil but I guess I shouldn't get the ones that are in the store? In the little jars? I'm looking for something to moisturize my hair as well but from what I'm reading you don't want the stuff that has other things in it? I noticed they are greasy and sometimes coat my hair but are there any coconut/shea jars that are okay to use? And is there a way to "warm them" so they aren't as hard to apply to your hair?
Originally Posted by Drawingwithwords
You can melt them in a microwave in about 20-30 seconds.






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Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
Hi nice information is given here... many many thanks for sharing it.
thanks for it.
Try olive oil, or coconut oil;
avocado butter is also known as a good moisturizer;
try Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Pre - Shampoo Hair Treatment ;

Natural Hair Care: Avocado Butter For Dry Hair

Natural Hair Care: Coconut Oil For Hair !

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Last edited by SharonD; 07-25-2011 at 12:05 AM.
Since you live in Baltimore, I would suggest you go to the Oyin Handmade store. They sell some great all natural hair and skin products. You can go to their website (www.oyinhandmade.com) and take a look at their products. They list their street address on their site if you're interested in checking out their store.
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Try their Hair Dew.
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Coconut oil, Olive oil, and Avocado oil have been proven to penetrate the hair strand and essentially moisturize the hair. Coconut oil can penetrate all three levels of the hair strand, so I suggest this one, but use lightly. A little goes a LONG way. If you section your hair into 4-6 sections, I'd say about a finger tip of coconut oil per section. Too much and your hair will feel dry.

Also camellia oil is great for penetration as well but I'm not sure if you'll be able to find that in a store.

Shea butter is a sealant, not a moisturizer. It will lock moisture in.

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