Mineral oil-what will remove it?

Ok so mineral oil and petrolatum- I know they are bad but out of curiousity, what does it take to remove them? I know cones require sulfates but I've never heard of min. oil or petrolatum requiring cones to remove. Will coca betaine remove them or other CG friendly low poos? They're good for when I need my hair to be REALLY tame, slightly elongated, and just...what's the word...prim. For example, job interviews. I have a job interview coming up, and I HATE using heat on my hair. Number 1, it doesn't work, all I get is a frizzy mess of what looks like a wilted perm, and number 2, frying my hair with heat for an hour or two is worse than shampoo, much as I hate shampoo. I like the look that Miss Jessie's products give me in terms of calming down my thick (but fine in diameter- hello frizz) wild 3a/b, heavy on the b curls. Don't get me wrong, I love my curls, I think wild curls are sexy, but sexy is not what I want to look like for my job interview. So anyways, back to the point, if I use these products will a co wash get them out? Or atleast a low poo like shea moisture, CJ gentle poo, or curls cleansing cream? Thanks so much in advance!!
3a
medium/thick
Loves protein and oils

Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
LI: ^^^
DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
Well, I'm no mineral oil expert. I try to stay away from it/I've never come into contact with it. But, I think it depends on how much your hair hates mineral oil or how well it "bonded" to your hair. Some people just have hair that doesn't want to get rid of mineral oil. I think those that hate mineral oil will tell you that it took a couple of washes to go away, but those washes had to be with sulfates or a strong low poo.

But, I've never used mineral oil or had any dealings with it, so hopefully someone with more experience with mineral oil will respond. I think it just really depends on whether your hair likes it or not or wants to get rid of it or not. It sounds like a real pain when your hair hates it.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
For the record, anyone who wants to tell me how bad mineral oil is can come here and try to do this head of hair without it! Mineral oil is my BFF in the winter to preventing knots at the end of my hair, NOTHING else works (and believe me, I've tried).

Now, for myself I've found that thorough rinsing under the shower combined with a low-poo is sufficient to remove it. Not everyone will agree, and it's certainly head of hair dependent. Regardless of what people say, I do not believe that mineral oil is so strong as to prevent moisture from getting through (else our natural curl pattern would never come back). Your hair MAY need something stronger, but try the lesser strength stuff first and see how that works.
Thanks!! I've never really experienced build up even when I did use cones (although I only did this for about 2 weeks before realizing my conditioner had cones in it!) but mineral oil has always worked well for taming my hair. It's the only thing that in the winter can give me polished, professional looking curls. And my reasoning prior was that even if I do get some build up and have to shampoo it still beats heat frying my hair by a longshot!
3a
medium/thick
Loves protein and oils

Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
LI: ^^^
DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
For the record, anyone who wants to tell me how bad mineral oil is can come here and try to do this head of hair without it! Mineral oil is my BFF in the winter to preventing knots at the end of my hair, NOTHING else works (and believe me, I've tried).
Originally Posted by Ronnieaj
It doesn't matter what anyone else says. If mineral oil works for your hair then that's all that matters.
Mineral Oil is terrible for my hair. I had to use a sulphate shampoo or clarifying shampoo to get rid of it. I would use a silicone on my hair before mineral oil. Everyone's hair is unique, but for my har, mineral oil is one of the worst things I can use.
Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
Mineral Oil is terrible for my hair. I had to use a sulphate shampoo or clarifying shampoo to get rid of it. I would use a silicone on my hair before mineral oil. Everyone's hair is unique, but for my har, mineral oil is one of the worst things I can use.
Originally Posted by FrizzBgone
+1. For me, castor oil is the same. When I made that mistake in the past, it's taken several shampoos to remove it and a week to ten days to get my hair back to normal.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
My problem with mo isnt buildup. It is the lint and dirt that it attracts that sticks in my hair causing me to have to shampoo more often.
My problem with mo isnt buildup. It is the lint and dirt that it attracts that sticks in my hair causing me to have to shampoo more often.
Originally Posted by adthomas
If you're using products that contain mineral, that may be the culprit. Think of Vaseline (petroleum jelly.) Imagine putting a tiny bit of that in your hair--don't you think that's what the dirt and lint is sticking to??
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
My problem with mo isnt buildup. It is the lint and dirt that it attracts that sticks in my hair causing me to have to shampoo more often.
Originally Posted by adthomas
If you're using products that contain mineral, that may be the culprit. Think of Vaseline (petroleum jelly.) Imagine putting a tiny bit of that in your hair--don't you think that's what the dirt and lint is sticking to??
Originally Posted by kathymack
Oh it is definitely the culprit. That why avoid mineral oil. I might as well have fly paper in my hair.
Sorry to interrupt but Am curious now , does vasline hair tonic contains mineral oil



I bought it n there's no ingredients on the back nor on the Internet...?
Any idea ladies
Sorry to interrupt but Am curious now , does vasline hair tonic contains mineral oil



I bought it n there's no ingredients on the back nor on the Internet...?
Any idea ladies
Originally Posted by Sayoon
I did a quick search and couldn't find the ingredients, either. It's hard to know what's in it. It's really cheap and made by Vaseline--so one could assume that's what's in it. Most of what I read said that it's really popular with 80 year old men to add shine and keep hair in place, LOL!

Personally, I won't buy products that don't list their ingredients. It's not worth taking a chance.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
Sorry to interrupt but Am curious now , does vasline hair tonic contains mineral oil



I bought it n there's no ingredients on the back nor on the Internet...?
Any idea ladies
Originally Posted by Sayoon
I did a quick search and couldn't find the ingredients, either. It's hard to know what's in it. It's really cheap and made by Vaseline--so one could assume that's what's in it. Most of what I read said that it's really popular with 80 year old men to add shine and keep hair in place, LOL!

Personally, I won't buy products that don't list their ingredients. It's not worth taking a chance.
Originally Posted by kathymack
I agree. If you think about it, there must be a reason why they dont list their ingredients. Many boutique hair lines that use natural ingredients make their ingredients lists so in your face because well... they are good!
3a
medium/thick
Loves protein and oils

Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
LI: ^^^
DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
Trust me you really don't need mineral oil. Whenever I use it, it takes a drying sulfate shampoo to get it out. Now I use things without mineral oil or petroleum but with olive oil, tea tree oil, rosemary and horsetail radish I think it's called lol. Or just things that come in a blend of oils excluding mineral.
Sorry to interrupt but Am curious now , does vasline hair tonic contains mineral oil



I bought it n there's no ingredients on the back nor on the Internet...?
Any idea ladies
Originally Posted by Sayoon
I did a quick search and couldn't find the ingredients, either. It's hard to know what's in it. It's really cheap and made by Vaseline--so one could assume that's what's in it. Most of what I read said that it's really popular with 80 year old men to add shine and keep hair in place, LOL!

Personally, I won't buy products that don't list their ingredients. It's not worth taking a chance.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Lol thanks I came across the 80 years old thingy but thanks anyways

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