View Poll Results: Use of Petroleum-Based Hair Products
I use petroleum-based hair products regularly. 1 5.88%
I use petroleum-based hair products when I can't afford the natural hair products. 0 0%
I NEVER use petroleum-based hair products. 16 94.12%
The hair results are the same, so I use both. 0 0%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

"I Use Petroleum-Based Products"

I've spoken with several natural ladies who LOVE petroleum based hair care products more than the natural hair care products. I was surprised since they have a "natural" lifestyle. They claim that the petroleum based products not only work better, but is easy on the wallet.

I'm curious as to how many ladies here use petroleum-based products as well.
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!


Not me.. my hair HATES petroleum and mineral oil..and I do mean HATE. And even if my hair liked them.. I'm not going through the drama with the build up. LOL!
The only one i use is included in my processed beeswax. It worked very well while transitioning; but i've avoided it so far (3 months) but i used it on the end of my twists 2 weeks ago, the results were perfect. All things considered, it might become a staple when doing my twists.
I do make a concerted effort not to use petroleum-based products; by this I mean that the product has the actual names, petroleum and mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum). However, I'm surprised that my scalp and hair can handle petroleum derivatives.
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've used the Silk Elements conditioner as a leave-in which contains mineral oil, but it's not a staple product for me. I didn't have any ill effects when using it though, so although I'm all out now, I would revisit this product.
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My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
A couple of weeks ago when I was BRAND new to this, I went to Sally's and bought some of their Coconut Oil and didn't realize that there was a diff between the Sally brand and the health food "real deal" until I started reading about it on this site. Sally's is full of petrolatum but I was actually quite loving it on my hair and then when I did my reading, I thought to myself, if I love the Sally's brand then the health-food store stuff is gonna be even better. I bought the virgin coconut oil from the health food store and ditched the petrolatum version. I was surprised that I did actually like the Sally brand better but I was feeling like I should use the non-petro kind and it was too late to snag it from the trash can . So, I'm consoling myself with the fact that the virgin kind must be better for my hair?!
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Style with: Curl Keeper/AG Re:coil; KCCC, Jane Carter's Nourish & Shine, KC Gloss Pomade, Coconut Oil

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I didn't answer the poll cause my answer option wasn't there: I use petroleum products very rarely now. Just in the Joico protein reconstruct I use maybe a couple times a year. And if they made it without, I'd use it.

I don't believe any other product I have has petroleum based.

I don't think the people who eschew it do so mostly for natural reasons (though some do). I suspect it's because it does not agree with their hair, builds up, is harder to wash out, etc.

If my hair loved it, I don't care if it's not 100% natural, though I do think we do well to cut back where we can on petroleum products. I think enemy nations get enough of our moolah as is....
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