Mineral oil: don't knock it 'til you try it!!

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Me, too! And I hope I can hide it from my husband.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Me, too! And I hope I can hide it from my husband.
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
Lol! I don't even bother. He hasn't made any comments, but I know he notices all the products and such. (Tho I don't think I'm as bad as some, I must say... At least I hope...maybe? Lol!)

I fully realize he thinks I'm half crazy. Lol! But he's a guy, and has short, straight hair. HE COULD NEVER UNDERSTAND!!! Lol!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I've been using MO as a sealer for a couple of months on my med-fine/normal/normal hair. After LI, I blot my hair, then use a few drops of MO. I put it on the ends first, then canopy, then scrunch it through the rest. I think it gives me curl enhancement, flyaway control and a healthy shine, Hope I continue to like it in higher dews.
I tried the mineral oil for the first time today. my hair is still wet, but I wondered how much you use? I only put it on the ends and the bottom where my hair is 3bish, hoping the weight would pull it out a little bit. Anyways, do you put it on the length of your hair? I need some towards the top, i think.
we'll see hwo we turn out.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
ALL HAIL JAS, THE KNOWER OF ALL THINGS GOOD AND CURLY! hail, hail!

Girl, you would not believe the SHINE and the clump! Ahhhhhhh! HG! I don't know why I ever doubt you...I thought to myself, baby oil? In my hair?! Hck no! I will never doubt you again!
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Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I use 5-10 drops on very wet hair over LI. I smoothe it onto the nape sections (where I matt easily), then into the ends, and scrunch it upward into my hair.

I don't find it has any weight, tho, but if you use LI and a cream of sorts you may have some luck there.

Today I rinsed my RO until there was maybe 15% left, then did SM smoothie, mixed with a tiny bit of LI and the MO. SM soufflé over that, scrunched with a MF towel, then added a little AIF on the ends before plopping.

Out of plop and drying now... Curls look GREAT!!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
ALL HAIL JAS, THE KNOWER OF ALL THINGS GOOD AND CURLY! hail, hail!

Girl, you would not believe the SHINE and the clump! Ahhhhhhh! HG! I don't know why I ever doubt you...I thought to myself, baby oil? In my hair?! Hck no! I will never doubt you again!
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
OMG!! Look at your curls!!!!

And I know!!! I said the exact same thing. I thought it would not only not work, but would be a disaster. But it's been an HG ever since!!! Year round!!!

I'm so glad it worked for you!!!!
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2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Ps - how do you do your part? It looks really cute!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Ps - how do you do your part? It looks really cute!!
Originally Posted by Jas76
I rinse upside down, apply everything in my hair upside down, then plop, there is no "doing" my part. It does me. I can never decide where it ends up.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Ah. I thought that might be it. That has never worked for me, though maybe that's my fault as much as the method's, idk.

But your hair looks SO CUTE!! Love it!! Hope the success continues!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
ALL HAIL JAS, THE KNOWER OF ALL THINGS GOOD AND CURLY! hail, hail!

Girl, you would not believe the SHINE and the clump! Ahhhhhhh! HG! I don't know why I ever doubt you...I thought to myself, baby oil? In my hair?! Hck no! I will never doubt you again!
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
Haha, I thought the same! Well I've been using the mineral oil under my home made fsg these past two days and OMG this is it!! HG combination for me! I can't believe the amount of shine and great clumping I'm getting!

Ps - how are you liking that SM co-wash??
Originally Posted by Jas76
I really like it....dont know if I love it but I love that it makes my morning routine so much shorter....sm cowash, kckt mixed/MO, fsg, a touch of aussie instant freeze, diffuse, done!!
ALL HAIL JAS, THE KNOWER OF ALL THINGS GOOD AND CURLY! hail, hail!

Girl, you would not believe the SHINE and the clump! Ahhhhhhh! HG! I don't know why I ever doubt you...I thought to myself, baby oil? In my hair?! Hck no! I will never doubt you again!
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
Wow!looks gorgeous!I think both you and Jas are my hair twins. We have similar curls and hair properties!
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I co-washed today and ha almost forgotten how much quicker it makes things. Might have to pick up that SM co-wash at some point...
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I'm still loving sealing with a mix of 50/50 mineral oil and another oil..this is now a staple.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
now that I figured out that the curl trigger was my issue, I'm going to give MO a try again. it was SO good that time, and that was the only time I didn't use them both. Maybe they hate each other?
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I do a 50/50 mix with jojoba and MO sometimes, usually when my hair feels a little dry!

HoC, sounds like maybe they didnt play nice - not sure why, tho! It's not the mag sulf, bc I've used straight Epsom and products with mag sulf and never had a conflict. I'm guessing it a different ingredient in there. So weird how that works, isn't it??
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I also do a 50/50 mix (4-5 drops each) of MO + either EVOO, EVCO, Argan or EO's oil blend. This is just enough, not too much or too little for me. Been loving how my hair turns out.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
Yet another example of how different everyone's hair is. My hair is awful with mineral oil. I would use silicones before I use it and I don't use silicones either. Mineral oil builds up so badly on my hair that I have to use a clarifying shampoo at least twice to get it out.
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 !!!
I tried 5-6 drops of Johnson's baby oil with Shea and cocoa butter. I actually liked the results.
3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel

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