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Old 07-23-2013, 04:11 AM   #1
 
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When I do a hot oil treatment (coconut oil and almond oil), I blow wave it. I don't have a steam cap - So my theory has been that it keeps the oil hotter for longer and helps absorption. However my mum thinks this could be doing more harm the good.


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What do you mean by blow wave, you use a brush or concentrated high heat? Depends on your technique: a modest amount of diffuse heat will aid penetration, but brushing causes mechanical damage, too much or concentrated heat dehydrates or 'melts' the hair. You can just use body heat, wrap in a shower cap and towel overnight.

Coconut oil should penetrate better than sweet almond, AFAIK almond oil has not been studied tho it may penetrate in a similar way to olive, being largely oleic acid.

http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2...283-p00295.pdf
http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2...175-p00192.pdf
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Blow Drying Reduces Moisture in Hair (even with low heat!)
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What do you mean by blow wave, you use a brush or concentrated high heat? Depends on your technique: a modest amount of diffuse heat will aid penetration, but brushing causes mechanical damage, too much or concentrated heat dehydrates or 'melts' the hair. You can just use body heat, wrap in a shower cap and towel overnight.

Coconut oil should penetrate better than sweet almond, AFAIK almond oil has not been studied tho it may penetrate in a similar way to olive, being largely oleic acid.

http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2...283-p00295.pdf
http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2...175-p00192.pdf
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Blow Drying Reduces Moisture in Hair (even with low heat!)
After I have coated my hair and scalp I use non defused heat on to my hair while its tied up in a bun.

Firefox thank you so much for the links!!!
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Firefox, can I also ask why you use sugar syrup in your coconut oil. I've not heard of that before
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Firefox, can I also ask why you use sugar syrup in your coconut oil. I've not heard of that before
Instead of the more commonly used honey, I already had it in the house! Sugar is a humectant, regardless of the form of the sugar.
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Firefox, can I also ask why you use sugar syrup in your coconut oil. I've not heard of that before
Instead of the more commonly used honey, I already had it in the house! Sugar is a humectant, regardless of the form of the sugar.
Thats super handy to know! Thankyou so much!
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