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Old 04-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
 
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Default I find this extremely odd...

You know how they say don't is petroleum on your hair. My mom said when she was young that's all her mom put on her and her sisters hair. And they all had gorgeous long locks. Peculiar...

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Yeah actually when I was younger, my mother put that on my braids and I maintained long (waist+) hair. I'm actually thinking about going back to doing that when my hair grows back out. But in general, it seals hair very well since its so thick so it's great for length retention; of course making sure the hair underneath is well-moisturized is key since petroleum can have the opposite effect too.


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Old 04-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
 
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doesn't petroleum attract lots of dust? I'd be afraid that it would get dirty really fast (especially living in a dusty desert!)
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It certainly could attract dust especially if you're living in such an environment.


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Old 04-13-2012, 07:03 AM   #5
 
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Do you guys mean like.... like vaseline? Like petroleum jelly? Haha obviously you don't mean the fuel but I'm just wondering if this is something else
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #6
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
 
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Yea like vasiline. My mom has such gorgeous hair. I'm confused about this research now

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I used to use it a lot and can honestly say at the time was the best hair I ever had.

I recently read on a hair health website that it is the best way to quickly add moisture back to hair.

My routine involved immediately using Pantene clarifying shampoo after letting it sit on my hair for a couple minutes. But that was also years back when I used products with cones.

I'm supposed to do a Vaseline treatment this weekend for the "Curly Men" side of the forum. I will have a post regarding how it turned out.


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Old 04-13-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
 
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Vaseline is just an oil... It's not likely to make anybody's skin have an allergic reaction and I use it on all kinds of skin injuries to keep them soft so they'll heal quickly. Things like skinned knees and elbows heal fast and hurt far less that way... There really is nothing like it. I can't put it on my hair or it would go limp, but I can definitely see how good it would be on hair that needed extra pliability and very effective sealing.

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
 
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I didn't know that

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Yup, yup. It works wonders(:


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Vaseline is just an oil... Made from really old plants and other things. It's not likely to make anybody's skin have an allergic reaction and I use it on all kinds of skin injuries to keep them soft so they'll heal quickly. Things like skinned knees and elbows heal fast and hurt far less that way... There really is nothing like it. I can't put it on my hair or it would go limp, but I can definitely see how good it would be on hair that needed extra pliability and very effective sealing.
Well it's a by-product of crude oil. Not made from plants [more like long dead animals]. But everything else you say is true!
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Vaseline is just an oil... Made from really old plants and other things. It's not likely to make anybody's skin have an allergic reaction and I use it on all kinds of skin injuries to keep them soft so they'll heal quickly. Things like skinned knees and elbows heal fast and hurt far less that way... There really is nothing like it. I can't put it on my hair or it would go limp, but I can definitely see how good it would be on hair that needed extra pliability and very effective sealing.
Well it's a by-product of crude oil. Not made from plants [more like long dead animals]. But everything else you say is true!
Yep.

Petroleum is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties.

Its folkloric medicinal value as a "cure-all" has since been limited by better scientific understanding of appropriate and inappropriate uses. However, it is recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an approved over-the-counter (OTC) skin protectant, and remains widely used in cosmetic skin care. It is insoluble in water.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
 
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I wonder if it would help retain growtj

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:13 PM   #15
 
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I've heard of elderly women with really nice skin at their age swear by applying PJ to their faces. The thought kind of creeps me out, and who knows if it actually works, but if anyone is willing to experiment you let me know!
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