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Old 07-09-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
 
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Default Good alternative to Mineraloil/petro

My sister is 5 y/o. She has long fine 2B-3B hair. My mom has been using Dudley (afro-american) line of products and almost every product contains mineral oil, petroleum, and lanolin. She uses the moisturizer and grease on my sister's hair. My sister's hair is responding by being dry and very tangled. My mom responds by adding more greasy products (it's a cycle). How can I convince my mom that these products are bad for any kind of hair and what can I use as an alternative leave-in moisturizer (I was considering Circle of Friends Maya Papaya, Curls moist curls, or tigi moisture maniac). My mom has been using these products for over 10 years and finds them as her holy grail , but I HATE them!
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
 
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i have blue magic but i didn't know they dry out my hair.. oh well i hardly use it. i'm not sure what's good and bad anymore..
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:09 PM   #3
 
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I don't think you can convince her.I suggest clarifying her hair to get all that stuff out and I agree the Moisture Maniac or Maya Papaya would be good. THe MM will make her hiar easier to comb than the maya P. Also braid her hair before bed to cut down on the tangles. I hate the Curls line, so you'll get no love from me there...........

Maybe also try Paul Mitchell the conditioner.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:53 PM   #4
 
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Thanx for the reply. I will definitely purchase MM this week, since tangles are a current problem.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:08 PM   #5
 
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Default Re: Good alternative to Mineraloil/petro

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My sister is 5 y/o. She has long fine 2B-3B hair. My mom has been using Dudley (afro-american) line of products and almost every product contains mineral oil, petroleum, and lanolin. She uses the moisturizer and grease on my sister's hair. My sister's hair is responding by being dry and very tangled. My mom responds by adding more greasy products (it's a cycle). How can I convince my mom that these products are bad for any kind of hair and what can I use as an alternative leave-in moisturizer (I was considering Circle of Friends Maya Papaya, Curls moist curls, or tigi moisture maniac). My mom has been using these products for over 10 years and finds them as her holy grail , but I HATE them!
When I was relaxed, I used Dudley relaxers and products and I loved them! I think that Dudley is pretty good, and maybe your mom is useing too much product for your sisters hair.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:18 PM   #6
 
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My mom has relaxed hair and they work fine on her hair, too. But it is a whole different story for my sister and my curly hair. Also it gives me bumps on my forehead and I have enough teen acne to worry about!
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Old 07-18-2006, 06:56 PM   #7
 
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You might not be successful in convincing your mom to quit her staunch favorites, but I think it is a good idea that you are purchasing the Moisutre Maniac for your sister.

Maybe if you make a little gift pack of shampoo, conditioner and a leave in for your little sis, your mom might feel obligated to put the Dudley aside for a while. If they work out well for your sister's hair, who know, maybe your mom will leave the old stuff behind, at least for your sister.

Good luck, either way
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:48 PM   #8
 
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That is a great idea! Can't wait to try that out. :P
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