Does your wet hair absorb butters and rich oils

CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
Does your wet/damp hair absorb butters and rich oils easily ?


Can you reply yes or no and list your porosity?

If no , does your dry hair absorb butters and oils better?

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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For some reason, I cant answer that question. I guess for me, it depends on the oil and butters. My dry hair soaks up pure shea butter, jojoba and castor oil like a sponge. My wet hair does OK with it, but there is a limit. Other oils sort of sit on my hair either wet or dry.

    I think my hair is mixed when it comes to porosity.
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  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    :wave:

    No, my wet hair does not absorb butters/oils.

    My porosity is annoyingly LOW

    My dry hair will absorb castor oil.


    **all other oils/butters have to be part of a water based emulsion**
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    Green , when you say
    your dry hair soaks up pure shea butter, jojoba and castor oil like a sponge
    , how does your hair feel? Does it feel really soft and moist or is it a slight dry( but not hard) feel to your hair?


    :wave:Jessica, you said your wet hair doesnt absorb butters or oils but
    My dry hair will absorb castor oil
    , will your dry hair absorb butters and oils or no to that as well?
  • BambiFirebrookBambiFirebrook Posts: 33Registered Users
    I believe my porosity is normal to high.

    I stopped using raw shea because as the day continued my hair would feel dry... which made me think it wasn't absorbing. By the end of the day it felt like dry grass.

    Coconut and Olive oil do very well on my wet hair. It feels much better now as the day continues.
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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Green , when you say
    your dry hair soaks up pure shea butter, jojoba and castor oil like a sponge
    , how does your hair feel? Does it feel really soft and moist or is it a slight dry( but not hard) feel to your hair?

    My hair feels soft, moist and fluffy, but dry and not greasy. I know its strange because you would think shea butter would just make my hair feel greasy and heavy...it's like my hair eats it up. This is why I prefer shea butter to gels for slicking down my edges.
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    Ok thanks for Replying Green and everyone else.This thread was started because I was reading KBB Butter Love instructions.

    She states that it works best on dry hair. There isnt a speck of water in this and I know for myself , I would wind up with greasy hair. I would have to put something wet under this first and then add the butter. It actually says works best on dry hair since wet hair generally doesnt absorb butters and richs oils readily


    I can never just add a nonwater based butter to my hair , no more how light it is to my dry hair is. Hmmm
  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    :mrgreen:

    Only castor oil will absorb into my dry hair. Everything else just sits there creating an oil slick type of situation or makes my hair hard n crunchy lol
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My porosity is high.

    My hair absorbs light oils very well. Heavier oils like olive & coconut used straight are not absorbed easily but in a water based emulsion it does better.
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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My porosity is high.

    My hair absorbs light oils very well. Heavier oils like olive & coconut used straight are not absorbed easily but in a water based emulsion it does better.

    My hair does not absorb olive and coconut oil either.
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  • LanishaLanisha Posts: 467Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No. Nor does my dry hair. I'm not sure of my porosity. I think it may be high, odds are it probably is high because I'm growing out heat damage.
  • SailaSaila Posts: 1,212Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair absorbs oils (coconut, jojoba) just fine, whether wet or dry. My porosity is normal to low. If I use it on wet hair, it's to seal in moisture after a shower. It makes my hair extremely soft. My hair is fine though, so I can't use too much or else it will weigh my hair down. If I use it on dry hair, it's as a DC or pre-shampoo treatment.

    ETA: Actually, now that I think of it, as a pre-shampoo treatment on dry hair it mostly just sits on my hair, which is just fine for that purpose. As a DC, I put on a cap so I think the heat is what makes my hair absorb it.
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, but only if hempseed or avocado oil are in the formulation. If the butters have aloe in them, then I get partial, but it takes hours.

    Low porosity

    def not my dry hair. I have to train my hands to add this on dry hair. I think its better on my wet hair bc I rinse with almost hot water to open my cuticle for whatever I want to put on it. This is why I prefer applying moisture rich stuff in the shower right away. It has a better chance of doing what it needs to do.
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    My damp hair absorbs oils and butters better than if they were applied to dry hair. If it's a water based moisturizer that has rich/thick butters and oils in it, then I can use it on my dry hair just fine. The only exception seems to be the QB AOHC, which is based in castor oil. I can use that on wet, damp or dry hair and my hair likes it all ways.
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i have high porosity. my wet/damp hair sucks up butters but not oils. oils sit on my hair looking like water droplets. they don't absorb readily, except for jbco. my hair is uber soft from shea butter that's why it's my absolute fave.

    nothing absorbs into my dry hair. it just looks like a grease bucket.
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  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    My wet hair absorbs butters and oils. I've never tried any on dry hair. But I would think it would be greasy if it did. I think my porosity is normal to low.
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    NO! Not at all and it's so annoying! It definitely needs to be water based. I can do a light oil, like jojoba or argan, over my leave-in and before a styler, but if I try to apply just oil it just sits there! Like, I can SEE it on my strands just chillin. Heavy products like Qhemet AOHC turn my hair white and refuse to dry after 12+ hours. I like them on dry hair though when I straighten - yea, it may make my hair greasy, but I want it oily to keep friction from jacking my hair up and I want to retain all the moisture I can since I can't moisturize for like a week. If I lightly go over my canopy using it on dry hair for a wng, it doesn't get greasy.

    I'm low porosity.
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  • FireFlowerFireFlower Posts: 137Registered Users
    My hair is LOOOOW porosity. It takes its sweet time to get wet and it takes its time to dry. So most oils and butters? No. No chance.

    I'm recalling that maybe lighter oils, e.g., jojoba seem to absorb decently when I have twisted my damp hair. Same for very small dashes of castor oil as well.

    I've learned that if I want my hair to absorb anything, e.g., a pre-wash deep conditioner like AO Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, I need to get it damp, at least.

    I'm grateful that I've finally figured this much out about my hair.
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  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    Nothing works on my hair unless it is damp, no oils nor butters I just get a greasy head but with dry hair. I can use a water based moisturizer on dry hair with positive results, but oil just lays there.

    Not sure about my porosity I think henna tends to mask it.
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  • kinkycurlyDTkinkycurlyDT Posts: 380Registered Users
    Ive got extremely LOW porosity, and my hair drinks up Unrefined shea butter, Castor oil, Coconut oil, and jojoba oil!:mrgreen::mrgreen:

    I use them mainly in the winter tho, and try to keep a light mixture of oils on my hair in the spring and summer.
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    My hair absorbs oils and butters when wet or dry. But it absorbs best when my hair is damp but not soaking wet. Exception would be almond oil which my hair does not like, it seems.

    Shea butter, from what I can tell, leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized but dry-to-the-touch (but not dry as in "damaged dry"). Liquid oils leave my hair feeling soft, moisturized, and with a bit of a "wet look".

    I believe I have medium porosity. Sometimes conditioners do not absorb well into my hair. Sometimes when I mix conditioners with oils, I get little white beads.
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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    on damp hair (idk about soaking wet) yes.

    i have high porosity in the back, and super duper, epically high porosity in the front. (well, really just on the hairline)

    and the section (in the front) that i colored last year is even more porous.
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  • lajoliefillelajoliefille Posts: 350Registered Users
    My hair drinks up oils and butters. I have very porous hair.
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  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users Curl Novice
    I have high porosity. My hair absorbs oils/butters best when they are in a water-based emulsions. I love when these products work on dry hair, because that's when I need the moisture the most, not necessarily on day 1 or 2. Straight butters and oils don't absorb on my hair damp or dry, they sit on top, which I expect, but my hair can feel dry if I don't have an adequate moisturizer underneath. So...sealing isn't a priority for me. I can take it or leave it.

    A little off subject, but conditioners heavy in oils/butters (i.e. Aubreys) don't seem to do much for my hair, even as pre-poos on dry hair. I prefer not to add oils to my conditioners.
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  • SoulfulSistaSoulfulSista Posts: 159Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair absorbs coconut oil when wet and mango butter when wet. Everything else just sits on top of my hair (shea butter, castor oil, olive oil). I don't know what I'm doing wrong when it comes to those, but I've had no sucess with them.
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  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Posts: 1,014Registered Users
    My hair has low porosity (just learned this the other day :mrgreen: ) and it absorbs oils and butters very well when it's damp/dry.
    4, fine, low-medium density, low porosity


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