Castor oil has rendered my KCCC almost crunchless

redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
As some of you know, I'm an oil sealer. I use oil over my leave in and under my styler. This helps protect my porous hair from environmental influence.

I had been using mango oil, and it worked well for sealing. Very well. KCCC had the same crunch whether I used mango oil or not.

My mango oil vendor no longer sells my mango oil. I decided to try for something I could find locally. I read about castor oil on the 4 boards, and saw that people were having success with it. Since castor oil is available in most grocery stores and pharmacies in the US, this seemed an easier option.

I'm still tweaking the oil to KCCC ratio. It's easier to overdo this oil than it was for my mango oil.

But, when the ratio is correct, my KCCC dries with almost no crunch. It is also very soft with the castor oil, softer than it was with the mango oil.

I still scrunch a bit if I feel as if my hair has dried flat. It also hadn't changed that wet look that happens pre scrunch. But, it is far less crunchy.

I thought that was interesting and wondered if anyone else noticed it.
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  • JillH410JillH410 Posts: 594Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm sorry, I can't really reply to your specific questions, BUT I wanted to say that I've been using oil on top of my styler, which is on top of my leave in... but your way seems like it might work better so I'm going to try it in between my leave in and styler and see if there is any difference. Thanks! :thumright:
    cowash: Tresemme Naturals
    rinse out: Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Leave in: Suave naturals, whichever scent I'm into at the moment
    gel: Garnier Fructis or LA Looks

    3a-3b - high porosity
  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I use my castor oil in the same way and I've found that it makes my hair crunchless too when I use KCCC.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use my castor oil in the same way and I've found that it makes my hair crunchless too when I use KCCC.

    Maybe we're on to something. :)
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • Mimi2010Mimi2010 Posts: 189Registered Users
    I use oyin hair dew then olive oil once my hair fully dries from my styler. This has helped tremendously with the crunch factor. The JC LI wasn't doing it for me anymore.
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I used Cocasta oil today on top of CJ AFG (bc of the high dew) and I think my hair looks the best ever with this gel. My hair also has a tad more weight to it which I like. I think im going to do this more often with my heavier gels.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That's interesting about using the oil over styler. I wouldn't have thought pf that.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I used Cocasta oil today on top of CJ AFG (bc of the high dew) and I think my hair looks the best ever with this gel. My hair also has a tad more weight to it which I like. I think im going to do this more often with my heavier gels.

    I've been using coconut oil when my hair is still damp after styling & love it. It gets rid of crunch & also seems to give me a little more hold. Whenever I've SOTC in the past with a butter or just my hands it compromised my hold :p I also was sealing on wet hair with it during the Summer on real humid days without a LI. Not sure if it would be too much during ideal dews, haven't tried it because it seems like an unnecessary step.
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    DEL2C wrote: »
    I've been using coconut oil when my hair is still damp after styling & love it. It gets rid of crunch & also seems to give me a little more hold. Whenever I've SOTC in the past with a butter or just my hands it compromised my hold :p I also was sealing on wet hair with it during the Summer on real humid days without a LI. Not sure if it would be too much during ideal dews, haven't tried it because it seems like an unnecessary step.

    Del -- I tried using coconut oil over my gel while my hair was damp once (because it felt so dry for some reason), too, and my hair came out AMAZING! It was *so* curly, even when I airdried. I never tried doing that again for some reason. (Another big DUH!!! :)) But I do love my coconut oil. ;)
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • NYCgirlNYCgirl Posts: 236Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Coconut oil to seal my LI + KCCC = NO CRUNCH and at least 5 DAY HAIR!

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    • Oils: EVOO,JBCO, Almond Oil
    • Cleanse: SM JBCO Replenishing Shampoo, Jane Carter's Conditioning and Cleansing Co-Wash
    • Pre-poo: Trader Joe's Coconut Oil, Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
    • LI: CRN The Leave-in Collection,
    • DC: LUSH Deep Conditioning Treatment by Miche Beauty, Cantu Deep Treatment Masque
    • PT: CJ Repair Me, Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner
    • Style: CRN Curl Maker, KCCC, WetLine Xtreme Gel, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    As some of you know, I'm an oil sealer. I use oil over my leave in and under my styler. This helps protect my porous hair from environmental influence.

    I had been using mango oil, and it worked well for sealing. Very well. KCCC had the same crunch whether I used mango oil or not.

    My mango oil vendor no longer sells my mango oil. I decided to try for something I could find locally. I read about castor oil on the 4 boards, and saw that people were having success with it. Since castor oil is available in most grocery stores and pharmacies in the US, this seemed an easier option.

    I'm still tweaking the oil to KCCC ratio. It's easier to overdo this oil than it was for my mango oil.

    But, when the ratio is correct, my KCCC dries with almost no crunch. It is also very soft with the castor oil, softer than it was with the mango oil.

    I still scrunch a bit if I feel as if my hair has dried flat. It also hadn't changed that wet look that happens pre scrunch. But, it is far less crunchy.

    I thought that was interesting and wondered if anyone else noticed it.

    This is exactly what I do when I use gel. LI, Castor Oil, then gel. Makes my hair super shiny. On my castor oil bottle it says it makes the hair soft if you add it to your shampoo but I've never done this.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    How much coconut oil are you gals using to seal? I love coconut oil for face cleansing and other things. I'd like to try sealing with it. It's already in the spray I use on top of my conditioner that I leave in. :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition and Deva Heaven In Hair
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 668Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use coconut oil to SOTC. I know Its a very thin line from my SOTC and frizz.
    I will try your method to see if it helps.

    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo, Cantu Quinoa Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, Decadence No Poo
    Co-wash: Nourish Conditioner, Suave, Aussie Moist, Clairol Natural Blends Coconut
    Deep Conditioner: Loreal Total Repair Balm, Cantu Masque
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's), Decadence Conditioner
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Homemade Flax Seed Gel, Devacurl Ultradefining Gel, Coconut Oil
    Methods: Sleep with extra large satin bonnet. Able to get 7 day hair. Prior to getting 7 day:Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.

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