WHAT OIL DOES YOUR HAIR LOVE???

Halfwavy- It just hit me, I meant mineral oils. I guess my brain printed vegetable. I think I have been eating so healthy that I know eating vegetable oil is bad, oops wrong subject internal instead of external.

Wow, this is awesome. Suburban- thank you for that info. on the exotic oil, sounds great. Well there are about 10 new oils I am going to stock up on. I am finding that sometimes it is better to just condish. with oils for me, so tick tock it takes time to learn.

CelticCurls- Love the new pic. I found a great pic of a girl with Irish curls absolutely a spitting image of mine except I could not download it because it was 130 pixels, argh!!! Well in time I will have pics of mine.

Take care all. I am newly resolved to my curls today. Embarassed to say that I am going out in a pony with sort of straight hair, but with some dt and oil in it. It needs some love today.

Red
3B, CG,Corkscrew
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Irish-American Curly
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
RedheadCurly
Ah! You know, I really suspected all along it was a slip , Heaven knows my little old mind betrays me often enough, sometimes I catch myself in time but others...
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC
LOL What is that called Freudian slip? Hey, on another totally non-hair subject, have you heard of the Secret? Just wondering. I have been incorporating these ways into my life and getting so many blessings. Just wondering.

Freaked out and cut my little bangs. I was so tired of them sitting there lifeless...all straight and dry. No matter how much condish, or gel I put on it they would not do anything, can you say damage? So I cut this little block. Looks kind of funny but I like it better than dead lifeless straight hair. Later.

Happy Oiling.
Red
3B, CG,Corkscrew
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Irish-American Curly
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
RedheadCurly
Mode and Lady- What type coconut oils do you use? I like it but it sometimes goes bad. How do you make sure it stays fresh and all? Thanks.

Red
3B, CG,Corkscrew
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Irish-American Curly
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
RedheadCurly
Ok, so this might be a really stupid question, or two:

1) Where do you find these oils? Do you mean the EVOO my mom has in her cabinet?

2) Whats the best way to use them?
Hi all,
What's EVOO? Sounds interesting! Thanks!
3B, with oodles and oodles of curly hair!
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Hi all,
What's EVOO? Sounds interesting! Thanks!
Originally Posted by tooj68
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, I believe.

I don't use olive oil for anything but cooking but I get my other oils from Whole Foods/ Earth Fare/ Greenlife/ etc usually. They're sold in the beauty/skincare section. For almond oil, I saved a bit of money by buying a bigger bottle from the food section rather than the smaller one in the beauty section though. You can find almond oil at many grocery stores too. You can find coconut oil in the foods section of the health food store and some groceries as well.

When I do an oil DT I apply a bit from the ears down (to dry hair), braid my hair in two braids, Add a little extra to my dry ends, sleep on it, then either wash it out in the morning or keep it braided and wait until later in the day, depending on what I have going on. That way it has plenty of time to soak in as much as possible.

I also use a drop or two of jojoba oil as a leave in before diffusing or/and for shine after it's dry sometimes.
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Thank you! Guess I'm stopping at Whole Foods later
Mine loves Sesame seed oil. Since it stinks I wait til evening to semi-lightly coat my hair with it and keep it on over night. Then I wash it out with my morning cleansing.
Gloria
I did an almond oil DT about two weeks ago. I had to get rid of a-cone buildup anyway so I left it in overnight (made my scalp terribly itchy!) and washed it out in the morning. My hair was really shiny and defined afterwards, so I might do it again
Natural blonde 3b with some 3c & 3a, thick and coarse
modified CG since September '06
I mix coconut oil with jojoba oil and avocado oil and then apply it to dry hair. I then use a boar bristle brush to brush it through...my hair gets huge and frizzy...looks terrifying. I leave it in for a while and then wash it...with conditioner, not shampoo, of course. It leaves my hair feeling soft and so defined! I love it! I bought all these at HEB Pantry Foods...they have everything under the sun...but its only this particular HEB, I guess cause I live in a "nicer" area. When I go to HEB's in other parts of town I cant find anything.
LOL What is that called Freudian slip? Hey, on another totally non-hair subject, have you heard of the Secret? Just wondering. I have been incorporating these ways into my life and getting so many blessings. Just wondering.
Originally Posted by RedheadCurly2007
Funny you asked! I even joined a local Meetup group but was unable to attend right away and since the group had started months before, now that it's more advanced I don't feel like going anymore . I saw something about on MSNBC (TV) probably a couple of months ago and then caught the 2nd part of Oprah's show about it and it resonated with me because it's really not a "new" concept. I had already read about "The Law of Attraction" in books such as those by Wayne Dyer and even heard about it maybe a little differently years ago in Charismatic Christian churches. Still, I'm very interested in reading this book because I definitely need to get reconnected with things like this so I'll try to remember to look it up next time I go to the public library. Please feel free to PM to comment further so we don't keep guanoing this thread.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC
The only oils I've tried straight is olive, coconut & jojoba. The first two are too heavy for my hair, though I "smothered" my hair with them to do a deep treatment. Shampooing three times is what it took to get the oil out of my hair. I didn't try just a few drops of olive oil like the jojoba...

I recently bought another bottle of jojoba to try again. I guess I was using too much the last time. Three drops rubbed on my palms & spread throughout the lower part of my hair is okay, maybe a bit on the light side, & 6 drops is a bit on the heavy side, so I probably need to try 4 or 5 drops.

It's also hard to determine where the ends are with layers growing out. And I'll be getting layers cut back in, maybe just long versus medium, as soon as I can find a new stylist.

I haven't tried any other oils straight. ETA: Yes I have, shea butter. I just remembered I tried this a few years ago. It too was heavy for my hair.

I've used conditioners that contain oils & for the most part my hair doesn't go limper than usual when I use those.

Last edited by lazy loops; 09-21-2010 at 08:48 PM.
over the years i have tried several oils (coconut, EVOO, better botanicals, etc) on my long, fine, lightened blonde hair. i would slather my hair in oil, then shampoo like crazy to get it out. but the results werent good -most oils make my hair more dry or really straggly. so i have given up on all oils, buuuuut
maybe i was doing it all wrong? i will try again bc i want to make it work. next time i will apply a small amount of jojoba from the ears down the night before a shampoo.

EDIT: i think i like jojoba. i applied it to my ends last night and CO washed today. it seems to have easily washed out and softened my hair -without weird dryness. although i am not going to get too excited. i liked other oils at first too -then they turned on me and left my hair dry and crunchy.

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