Looking for healthy oil to help with frizzies

I have very curly--sometimes frizzy layered hair. I don't know how to post my picture, but it is under my info under "attachment". I use AG ReCoil (just 1 1/2 pumps). I smear it in both hands & scrunch through hair. Sometimes I need to add a tiny bit more on the top (flatter) to make the curls more defined & higher & on the back of my head--where I have a natural part that wants to keep going down the back of my head. Normally this works well. I have finally figured out how to use it without feeling/looking too crusty & crunchy. In the more humidity--I used to use an oil (the same way I apply the Recoil--putting on both hands & smearing through hair). I used Macadamia Oil, but heard it had those horrible buildup ingredients. Then I was told Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Can anyone tell me which oil would be healthiest (without buildup)? These are the ingredients I was told to steer clear from:
1. Trimethylsilylamodimethicone
2. Amodimethicone
3. Cyclopentasiloxane
4. Cyclomethicone
The Worst
The worst silicones are the ones that cause build-up quickly and are difficult to remove. Avoid these if at all possible:
1. Dimethicone
2. Cetyl Dimethicone
3. Cetearyl Methicone
4. Dimethiconol
5. Stearyl imethicone
Thanks for any help/direction !!! Let me know if you can see what my curls look like by my attachment.
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Welcome!

AFAIK all natural oils can easily be removed with conditioner only washing, it's butters that are more challenging. Which oil you choose depends on issues like porosity and personal taste.

Amodimethicone resists building up. 'Curl chemist' Tonya McKay (a polymer scientist) has written about seven articles on silicones, here are a few
What's the Scoop on Silicones?
The Real Scoop on Silicones
Amodimethicone and other Amine-functionalized Silicones
Water Soluble Silicones

And quite a few on oils and butters, again here are some
Understanding Hair Oils and Butters
Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
Argan Oil and Ximenia Oil
Castor Oil and Its Derivatives
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

Last edited by Firefox7275; 10-11-2013 at 02:57 PM.
Thank you Firefox. I read, especially on the Castor oil; a couple of the articles so far. I'm thinking--since I have fine hair, but a lot of it---castor oil would be greasy & weigh my hair down. Could you or anyone recommend a hair oil (they do help with the frizz) that doesn't have build up ingredients in them that they like? Puleeezzz? I was using the Macadamia Healing Oil, but I think it had that Dimethicone in it. I went on their website, and they do not list the ingredients (other than Macadamia oil).
Plus all these articles say what to avoid, what is better, but do not give you products one can look into.
Thank you Firefox. I read, especially on the Castor oil; a couple of the articles so far. I'm thinking--since I have fine hair, but a lot of it---castor oil would be greasy & weigh my hair down. Could you or anyone recommend a hair oil (they do help with the frizz) that doesn't have build up ingredients in them that they like? Puleeezzz? I was using the Macadamia Healing Oil, but I think it had that Dimethicone in it. I went on their website, and they do not list the ingredients (other than Macadamia oil).
Originally Posted by crickett
You don't need a pricey branded product - most of those are laden with silicones - just purchase straight up/ pure natural oil from a health food store or an online cosmetics supplier or a couple of oils and blend your own.

Again which oil you choose depends on issues like porosity and personal taste. I use pure coconut oil as a pre-wash because I colour treat.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I'm sure that there are several natural oils that would help. But I'm having very good luck Ouidad Mongongo Oil, which contains Mongongo oil along with a few other ingredients. It has no silicones.

Check out the reviews on naturally.curly:

Ouidad Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Hair Treatment - NaturallyCurly
If you're buying pure oils, you don't need to worry about silicones etc. I have fine hair too and had good luck with sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil.
I use coconut oil on my hair the night before I am going to wash, which for me is most nights. I just bought some grapeseed oil to use for sealing.
Olive oil is a light oil. I have fine hair in the back of my hair near my neck & around my ears. Olive oil doesn't weigh it down. But amount of it I use is crucial. If I use too much it weigh it down.
I use a little almond oil 💕
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
You may want to use a non-greasy oil like almond, argan, grapeseed, or jojoba. I would avoid heavier oils like castor and olive.

I personally love Shea Moisture's Reconstructive Elixir. 2 or 3 sprays on my hand to spread over dry hair works great.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo

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