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Old 01-21-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
 
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Do any of the oils you're supposed to rub on the scalp actually help growth? Or is that just for people with dry scalps?

I see those a bit and I'm always wondering if I should try them
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:01 PM   #2
 
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There are people who swear by them. I think it's the massage more than the oil but it's just a personal opinion. I have nothing to back that up with. I don't personally do scalp massages unless it's winter and living in forced air heating is drying my skin out like crazy. Then it's the only way to stop my scalp from itching. I don't notice it affecting growth but my hair grows fast anyway.
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I think it's the massage more than the oil but it's just a personal opinion.
I agree. I heard that giving yourself a scalp massage increases bloodflow, thus making hair grow faster and easier.
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I think it's the massage more than the oil but it's just a personal opinion.
I agree. I heard that giving yourself a scalp massage increases bloodflow, thus making hair grow faster and easier.
hmmm. Maybe I need to start doing this. But I like to think I get good stimulation from CO washing everyday. I scrub my scalp for like 5 minutes everyday. Does that count?
When people do scalp massages, how long should it last? And is it an everyday thing?
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There are people who swear by them. I think it's the massage more than the oil but it's just a personal opinion. I have nothing to back that up with. I don't personally do scalp massages unless it's winter and living in forced air heating is drying my skin out like crazy. Then it's the only way to stop my scalp from itching. I don't notice it affecting growth but my hair grows fast anyway.
ITA, I think it's the massage and increased blood flow to the scalp and follicles. If an oil stimulates that it's a good thing. Ojon (with Central American palm kernel oil) does that for me, makes my scalp itch in a really good way so that I end up rubbing and massaging it. My entire body gets so dry in this hyper-cold weather.
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I do the massages, but not with oil. I've heard they stimulate growth and also, with me having such a dry scalp, I'm hoping they will help with sebum production. But I've read on a long hair board that you have to be careful about what oils you leave on your scalp. I used to leave jojoba oil on my scalp, but was told I should leave it on for a few hours at most. I don't know why - maybe it's comparable to leaving certain oils on your face.

I've always been curious about the hair growth oils, but they're for African-American hair so think they could be too heavy for my hair. I douct they do anything for growth, but I'd like to do a hot oil massage once a week, to see if it will help my scalp.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:51 AM   #7
 
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That jessicurl kind makes the scalp tingle. But then peppermint does that to my skin in general in soaps and my arms aren't hairier I guess

I wish I knew a way besides brushing to move the sebum down. I have about 2 inches of hair coated with it all the way around until bottom underneath and that's about four inches. My hair curls so well at the roots most times but after it hits non coated hair it goes back to looser curl.
I tried sort of grabbing my hair lightly and trying to move it with my fingers but I don't think I'm doing anything but yanking some hairs out.

I didn't know you weren't supposed to leave even jojoba on thanks for the tip
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:59 PM   #8
 
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I personally add oils to the ends of my hair to help out were sebum falls short. Whatevers handy; jojoba, emu or oil blends for hair. Since I've been doing CG for awhile my hair still doesn't get too oily. I just go a bit lighter on the CO or rinse longer in the shower.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:47 PM   #9
 
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I LOVE this hairoil:

http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...ategoryId=4138

I'ts awesome & CG!!
My theory is that since we dont brush as much as straighties do, we have to "exfoliate" the scalp somehow, so I give myself weekly massages with this one. After that I wash with sulfate poo (my hair likes sulfates), & my hair feels so clean.
I also like Phyto Huile D'Ales, (it has protein), I think sephora has it, but it's so expensive for me to use weekly.
This one, even if its an oil, rinses clean with just water.
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