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Old 09-09-2007, 06:53 AM   #1
 
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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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Old 09-09-2007, 07:29 AM   #2
 
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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.
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To me LOOB felt like it sucked the moisture right out of my hair.
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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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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Old 09-09-2007, 12:01 PM   #8
 
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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.
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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
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Does it have magnesium sulfate in it?
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I have the black tub and it doesnt have magnesium sulfate in it
Ditto.
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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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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
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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
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

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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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