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Old 06-04-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
 
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Does anyone mix oil into their styler as a way to seal? I've heard of people adding oil to their leave-in before applying gel, and also of people applying a sealant after the styler to scrunch the crunch. I've tried both of these methods and didn't really like them. so I started putting my leave-in on, and then mixing oil with my gel and applying that as usual.

Is this a weird or ineffective way to go about sealing my hair?

Another reason I use oil is to protect my hair from heat (I diffuse pretty much every time I wash). The oil mixture that I use has a lot of grape-seed oil which is supposedly a good heat protector , but am I using it in the right way?

Any opinions would be very appreciated
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i only really use condish and oil as a styler, i mix the oil and condish in the palm of my hand and just work it through. it seems to work really really good. only down side is that i take over 3 hours to dry :/
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I use oil and put it on my hair after my leave in and a little plop (I plop with no styler). It goes first before the curl creme and gel, and a little bit after scrunched in. My hair seems to like it. I never thought of mixing with a styler, you should try it, see what happens!
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i only really use condish and oil as a styler, i mix the oil and condish in the palm of my hand and just work it through. it seems to work really really good. only down side is that i take over 3 hours to dry :/
I want to try this on a day when I'm not doing anything because I keep hearing about it! My concern is that I have really frizz-prone, tight curls and waves (4a mostly), so I worry that there wouldn't be enough hold and I would poof.

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I use oil and put it on my hair after my leave in and a little plop (I plop with no styler). It goes first before the curl creme and gel, and a little bit after scrunched in. My hair seems to like it. I never thought of mixing with a styler, you should try it, see what happens!
I've done it for about for almost two weeks now. haven't noticed any negatives. I think my hair is maybe more shiny the first day. Not sure how to tell if it's really "working" though.

I don't like putting straight oil in my hair because it's hair to distribute it through all the strands if I'm only using a few drops....that's why I like to mix it with something usually.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
 
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well i wet my hair first, then i mix condish and oil in the palm of my hair and do one side first then the other. then i rake a bit more water through it. this really seems to help with the fizz
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i only really use condish and oil as a styler, i mix the oil and condish in the palm of my hand and just work it through. it seems to work really really good. only down side is that i take over 3 hours to dry :/
This what I have been doing too, it seems to work better without so many products.
When I first BC'ed I was using everything gel lotions butters, and whatever else.
Now I use Herbal Essence Hello Hydration co-wash, then rinse out, apply SM Restorative conditioner and coconut oil. Thats it.
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i only really use condish and oil as a styler, i mix the oil and condish in the palm of my hand and just work it through. it seems to work really really good. only down side is that i take over 3 hours to dry :/
This what I have been doing too, it seems to work better without so many products.
When I first BC'ed I was using everything gel lotions butters, and whatever else.
Now I use Herbal Essence Hello Hydration co-wash, then rinse out, apply SM Restorative conditioner and coconut oil. Thats it.
i also find that it keeps the hair healtier and you can go longer with out washing. and my curls seem to curl better when they nice and healthy.
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