Can i change my old unusable hair care by adding oils to them?

G'Day All,Carlsruhe here from Down Under and i have a question for all you long time n/curlies. I have a lot of unusable hair products that i have not used mostly because they do not have enough slip. Would adding oils i.e. coconut oil or olive oil remedy this problem? Can i use shea butter oil -i love shea products-if so what is a good brand of this oil? I just cannot throw all these products out without trying something. I know one of my conditioners make my hair feel like straw-i don't know what to do with this one. I would greatly appreciate some expert advice please? Can you do the same thing to shampoo? Cannot wait to hear from you all. Thanks Again               Hooroo from Carlsruhe.

2 Answers

I'm not sure if there is a way to fix shampoo, and I am in no way an expert, but I do know that adding oils to anything can make them better! The best way to figure out what works is to experiment with small amounts of products and oils to find which works the best for you!Awhile ago I came across a post detailing how to fix unusable products; it explained exactly what to add and why. I have no idea where that post is, who wrote, or even how to begin to try to find it- but its out there somewhere! I'm sure! You should experiment by adding yogurt, honey, avocado, bananas, cassia/henna, baking soda, or even ACV to the unusable products. A combo of oils plus one of the aforementioned might help it work even better.Happy mixing!
Hey curly from the other side of the world! Now I do believe adding oils to a e.g. a leave in will help to add moisture to your hair, but the reason a product makes your hair feel like straw could be because there are some ingredients in it which your hair can't handle. Have you checked them for sulfates, silicones and/or proteines?Some fruits are great for a masque but I would not recommend adding them or anything that might rot in something you won't rinse out. Since you have type 2c hair you can experiment with the oils but do not use too much as that might weigh your hair down or make it feel greasy, unless your hair loves oil ofcourse! Good luck