05-30-2010, 06:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Olive oil is tricky because it has conditioning as well as sealing (or moisturizing) properties. It penetrates the hair shaft and once absorption reaches it max it acts as a sealant. It's a non-occlusive because of that so adding heat would speed up its already short half-life in the hair as a sealant.
I dont advise heat, but to use heat and gain protection you need a TRUE occlusive agent-- like silicones, mineral oil, shea butter, etc. These only sit on top of the hair and lock moisture in and serve as a barrier between the shaft and heat.
Though no barrier is perfect.
3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
No rules, just happy hair
Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather