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Old 02-04-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default fine & porous + oil = stringy

I thought porous hair was supposed to like oil. Not mine!! I have tried a variety of oils in various methods but I always end up with stringy greasy weighed down curls. Gross. My hair cannot get enough moisture - so I tried an oil rinse this morning. Yuk. I had to wash and style again. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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I can only use oil a few drops at a time. I use it to seal, and I'll use lighter oils to refresh dry hair. But it's always a few drops rubbed into my palms and then smoothed onto the hair.

What oils are you using? Penetrating oils like coconut or EVOO will only work in DT's and pre-poos. I can use jojoba, or SM's elixir, or Grapeseed oil for sealing or refreshing. I use mineral oil for sealing. I've yet to try castor oil, but I hear good things.

Be sure to have a good protein and moisture balance - my hair can't get enough of either, and I'm fine and porous!

Hope that helps some!
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Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
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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
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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Oil doesn't really provide moisture...use a water-based product and then try the oil to seal.

In general I feel you though, I dislike sealing with oil. When I pre-poo I use EVOO and I'm quite happy when it's time to wash that sucker out, lol. Oils aren't mandatory though, you can also seal with non-water based creams/butters (and those can contain the oils.)
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