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Old 05-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
 
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Default Sealant reccomendations?

What are good sealants to help with frizz, and how do you apply them? I haven't really looked into sealants before and I saw so many different oils when I searched for it... I had no idea what would be best.

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
 
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My hair really doesn't care for straight oil or butter. I like to use really rich products. My new favorite line is Curly Kinks. Today, the dew point was in the 70's, I used the Curlycue ReNew under KCCC--my hair looks really good, even after being out most of the day. Since I only let myself use any one product once in five days (if that), I have to use other things, like the Marie Dean creams, leave ins, puddings, styling cream, etc. I used one of them 5 or 6 days a week for 18 months and liked them a lot. I have some other things in my rotation, but still use them a few times a week.
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What are good sealants to help with frizz, and how do you apply them? I haven't really looked into sealants before and I saw so many different oils when I searched for it... I had no idea what would be best.

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Low-normal porosity, low elasticity, thick, medium coarseness. 2c-3a I think.
have you used oils before? if you havent i would try just a light one first, use it with a light hand n when you know your hair can handle it use a bit more. after my shower, i mix conditioner and oil in my palm and work it through my hair. i dont get it on my roots, (i got somthing else for that) but the conditioner conditions my hair and the oil seals it. im careful to make sure i really get the ends.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
 
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I like castor oil after my leave in and before my gel.


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I searched for castor oil at the local drugstore an it came up as a laxative. Is that what I'd use for my hair?
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Same stuff. I get it at Whole Foods.


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I like coconut oil, really light and dries non oily.
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Hmmm...
Coconut oil is an awesome prepoo, but as a sealant, even the smallest amount greased me up!
I like argan and apricot kernel oils (: They aren't nearly as greasy but help with frizz. They work for me, and I'm 2c/3a also.
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Hmmm...
Coconut oil is an awesome prepoo, but as a sealant, even the smallest amount greased me up!
I like argan and apricot kernel oils (: They aren't nearly as greasy but help with frizz. They work for me, and I'm 2c/3a also.
Yeah see argan oil gets super greasy on me and it's not even that moisturizing. Weird.

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Hmmm...
Coconut oil is an awesome prepoo, but as a sealant, even the smallest amount greased me up!
I like argan and apricot kernel oils (: They aren't nearly as greasy but help with frizz. They work for me, and I'm 2c/3a also.
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Yeah see argan oil gets super greasy on me and it's not even that moisturizing. Weird.
Both argan and coconut oil get greasy on me =/
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I searched for castor oil at the local drugstore an it came up as a laxative. Is that what I'd use for my hair?
I laughed at this so hard. I bought the castor oil and the Epsom salts together which is also a laxative. The clerk probably thought I had some problems hahaha
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #12
 
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I love Argan Oil! Its the only oil that does well on my 3c/4a hair. Plus my hair is fine/ thin, this oil is light but not greasy and helps keep frizz at bay. Olive oil is too heavy for my hair. Coconut is ok, maybe i need to try a different brand like go more organic. Jojoba oil works well with Argan oil on my hair. I use Argan first on my damp hair then a leave in. Sometimes i'll mix the Argan with Jojoba. At this time i'm sealing with Shea Butter.

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:23 AM   #13
 
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I just switched from Argan to Macadamia oils! I love the smell and it's less heavy than the argan One 'N Only LI I have. I can use liberal amounts(don't though, haha) and my hair would still feel like I had barely put product in it!

My dream product line would be brand called Macadamia, but those are very pricey So instead I picked up Organix Macadamia oil at Walmart for about 7 bucks and I love it!
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:27 PM   #14
 
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I just switched from Argan to Macadamia oils! I love the smell and it's less heavy than the argan One 'N Only LI I have. I can use liberal amounts(don't though, haha) and my hair would still feel like I had barely put product in it!

My dream product line would be brand called Macadamia, but those are very pricey So instead I picked up Organix Macadamia oil at Walmart for about 7 bucks and I love it!
How heavy would you say it is? I have grapeseed oil and I can tell my hair doesn't like heavy oils that would make it too greasy
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[/QUOTE]

I laughed at this so hard. I bought the castor oil and the Epsom salts together which is also a laxative. The clerk probably thought I had some problems hahaha[/QUOTE]

I was going to try a hair recipe and went to buy glycerin, couldn't find it, and asked a worker for help. She took me to the aisle of laxatives and I made some dumb comment like "I'm not quite sure if thats right..." haha I'm sure she thought I was nuts
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:48 PM   #16
 
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You can get good castor oil, vegetable glyerin, many other oils and what not like that at www.vitacost.com. Palma Christi Heritage Castor oil is awesome! I like to cut it with another oil though..like olive oil.

Vitacost ships everything for a flat fee of $4.99 no matter how much you order if you live in the USA..not sure about other countries.
Macadamia nut oil is great too.
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I will be trying some of these.., I got a grapeseed oil but it just sat on my hair. Maybe I used a bit too much since my hairs low porosity, so I will have to try that again, but I didn't feel like I used much at all. Ill have to experiment with different ones. I'm thinking I'll try some castor or coconut oil before I'm ready to order more product online.
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