LOOB question

Would you say loob is drying, moisturizing, or neither? I got some recently, and can't seem to get it work for me. I had dry frizz both times. Maybe I wasn't using enough leave-in?
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Theres a long thread about LOOB in the product reviews forum.
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To me LOOB felt like it sucked the moisture right out of my hair.
To me LOOB felt like it sucked the moisture right out of my hair.
Originally Posted by lazy loops
Same. I used it again today, and my hair looked like crap. I redid it, and now it looks a lot beter. I guess LOOB just isn't for me.
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Definitely drying- I only use it with a good leave-in condish underneath, and I rotate it with other products, especially because I find it works very well when I blow- dry, which sucks more moisture away from my hair.
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Although I got great curls and clumps, I also found it very drying. But I wasn't using a leave in at the time. Maybe I'll give it another try with a leave in.
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Isn't it kind of ironic that it's drying? You would think it would be moisturizing becaue of the castor oil in it.
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Very drying. oooh but I love it soooo LOL

Yeh, it has the castor oil but also has denatured alcohol high on the list.

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But then again, too few to mention...
I picked some of this up today - I'll give it a go tomorrow and let you know how I get on with it. Think I'll try some B&B leave in underneath.
Very drying. oooh but I love it soooo LOL

Yeh, it has the castor oil but also has denatured alcohol high on the list.

Liz x
Originally Posted by zeldagoblin
What? It took me a while to process that I read that right; yeah, a couple days. Wow. I bought something for once without reading the ingredients (not worrying about silicones) & look where it got me.

Eh, oh well. Live & learn.
Very drying. oooh but I love it soooo LOL

Yeh, it has the castor oil but also has denatured alcohol high on the list.

Liz x
Originally Posted by zeldagoblin
What? It took me a while to process that I read that right; yeah, a couple days. Wow. I bought something for once without reading the ingredients (not worrying about silicones) & look where it got me.

Eh, oh well. Live & learn.
Originally Posted by lazy loops
Mine has no denatured alcohol. There is a discussion in another thread that a European version in a light blue container has denatured alcohol, but mine is in a black tub and has no alcohol.

I think I'm neutral on the moisturizing vs. drying question.
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Then I'm going to check the ingredients on my tub. If I can find it.

ETA: Huh. You're right! Now I wonder why it's so darn drying?

It should have been a good sunscreen I see; benzophenone 4 towards the middle of the list. I think some people have problems with that. I don't though. It has me puzzled.
Does it have magnesium sulfate in it? I have problems using Re:Coil - or any other products with this ingredient -- is just too drying for my hair.
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I have the black tub and it doesnt have magnesium sulfate in it
Does it have magnesium sulfate in it?
Originally Posted by msgiblet
I have the black tub and it doesnt have magnesium sulfate in it
Originally Posted by missy60
Ditto.
I tried it again today for the first time in months with some leave in underneath. Curls look nice and defined and boingy but feel somewhat dry. I wonder what is in it that is drying? I have the black tub too.
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Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
so it DOES have alcohol in it? even the one in the black tub?

i thought perhaps i'd picked up the wrong one, bc i'm using the one in the blue tub
so it DOES have alcohol in it? even the one in the black tub?

i thought perhaps i'd picked up the wrong one, bc i'm using the one in the blue tub
Originally Posted by curls_abound
No. I have black the tub and it has no denat. alcohol.
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I posted my reply/question to another thread. At the time I thought it was this one!

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...277867#1277867

For others getting dryness from this, did you try using an oil like jojoba or a leave-in conditioner under the LOOB?

I haven't, but then the LOOB just wasn't working as I'd hoped, so I stopped using it.

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