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Old 02-24-2013, 08:54 AM   #101
 
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Yay! The key is just a few drops, pure mineral oil, and soaking wet hair!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #102
 
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I mean Johnson's makes a baby oil with Shea and cocoa butter. I had good results with 5-6 drops of that. May just be me though
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #103
 
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I think it's definitely possible (obviously!) to have good results with blended MO like that! I think more commonly when people do have issues it's because it's blended with something that makes it build up more. That's just what I gleaned from the article on NC.
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RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #104
 
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Yeah, I probably wouldn't use any other kind out there. Since Shea and cocoa butter gets used in so many Curlies hairs anyway, I figured why not try it. I didn't use as much as I may have with pure MO. I'll probably keep experimenting with it :-)
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #105
 
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Well keep us posted!!!
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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
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #106
 
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Will do!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #107
 
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I'm seeing a theme here of mostly high porosity curls liking mineral oil...are there any low porosity curlies who can share their experience with this oil?

Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #108
 
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I'm seeing a theme here of mostly high porosity curls liking mineral oil...are there any low porosity curlies who can share their experience with this oil?

Thanks!
I have fine to medium hair that might (MIGHT, MIGHT, MIGHT) be bra-strap-length. I'm way too lazy to actually style my hair (the reason I don't know my exact length) and all my hair products are at my place and I'm stuck at my parents place because I'm not supposed to drive because of a seizure (another story entirely). Anywho...I just bought some hair products so I can start wearing my hair curly again (YESSSSSS...). BUT the whole time I haven't been styling my hair, I have been putting argan and food grade mineral oil in my hair. Couple drops (5-ish each?) and it works wonderfully. My hair has never grown beyond like an inch past my shoulders...so something must be working!

Keep in mind I'm not CG, though. I wash my hair 1-2 times per week. And hair products can have whatever they want in it as long as they work. But the oil helps keep products that would normally be drying from drying out my hair. It's fabulous. Love it to death. And it gets better the longer I go without washing!
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #109
 
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I have really porous hair, apparently (just learned this!), and I'm having trouble with a lot of wilting throughout the day. I cannot get second-day hair for the LIFE of me anymore (used to have it all the dang time!). So this caught my eye... But do you add the mineral oil to wet hair before or after other styling products? And what kind of mineral oil is best? Are there different brands? I'm such a n00b, sorry!
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #110
 
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Hi! I use plain old Johnson's baby oil. It's just mineral oil and fragrance. (I have the travel size bottle and it lasts ages.)

Yes, you just put a few drops on very wet hair, from the ends working upward. I rinse most of my condish (but not all), get out of the shower, then put a dime more of condish in my palm and mix my drops of oil with that. (Just "thickens" it and makes it easier to distribute.). I smooth it over the nape section, then scrunch it into my ends and upward.

Then I add my stylers, etc!
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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
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:33 AM   #111
 
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I'm seeing a theme here of mostly high porosity curls liking mineral oil...are there any low porosity curlies who can share their experience with this oil?

Thanks!
I'm normal porosity, and suspect my newer growth might be closer to a low-normal. I am a huge fan of MO. I think the key with lower porosity hair would be to blend it with another product (LI if you use one, or possibly try with a styling product). Low porosity hair typically doesn't require sealing the way that higher porosity hair does, and oils in general tend to just sit on top of low porosity hair, rather than being absorbed.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:45 AM   #112
 
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Hey ladies! What's the word? Are you still doing well with sealing your hair with mineral/baby oil? Does anyone have problems with buildup or the affect of it sealing too well that your hair can't receive any conditioning?
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:12 AM   #113
 
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I haven't participated in the thread before, but I have been using MO and petrolatum in my hair for years without problems.
I have tried other types of oils but always ran into problems. The ones that are light enough to not cause problems with my eczema aren't heavy enough for my hair. MO and petrolatum I've never had a problem with.

I can't honestly say I can remember any build up. I'll keep a closer eye on it for a while to see.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:06 PM   #114
 
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I'm going the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" approach to this. My current routine is working so well I don't want to mess with it.
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