We’d like your help getting CurlTalk back on its feet!

By participating on CurlTalk — posting, commenting, liking — in the next few weeks, you will automatically be entered to win amazing prizes.

Our latest winner is Savagegirl!

CurlyCanadian, Bomega and EllaJ have also won wonderful prizes! Will you be next? Post, like, comment, GET ACTIVE and help us get CurlTalk ENERGIZED again!

Learn more!

A tip from Dr. Oz

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I saw this Dr. Oz show about aging and what he showed about aging hair was how much oil is naturally lost as we age. It was dramatic. So I gooped on a lot of oil (in my siggie), much more than I usually do. Really coated my dripping hair which also had a little regular condition (Mop Top) left in and scrunched it in before using curl creme and gel and diffusing.

Dried shiineeyyy! Soft fluffy curls - best hair day in weeks. I'm on to something - thought I'd share. Any of you over 40 curlies using oil?
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

Comments

  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    I do! I started oil rinsing a couple months ago and I loooove it.

    I use jojoba oil. After I shampoo, I work about 2 tablespoons in and let it sit for a minute or so. Then I rinse in warm water. Then I condition. When I rinse [cool water] it feels a little heavier than normal, which is a good sign.

    My hair is definitely shinier and smoother for it. Love oil!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Interesting! I'm going to try your method. :flower:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for the tip, cp!
    2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

    Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
    Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
    Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
    Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c
    SOTC: JC N&S (LOVE)
    http://public.fotki.com/wavyblonde/hair-2010/
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,643Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I use oils in my deep treatments and I will run a few drops through when it's feeling dry or flyaway, but otherwise my hair does not like a large amount of oils left in it. I have small stringy curls as it is, and oil just makes them stringier.

    But aint it great to find new stuff that works for you!
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • FEMBOTFEMBOT Banned Posts: 72Banned Users
  • curlygoinggraycurlygoinggray Posts: 69Registered Users
    I love the coconut oil. I slept in it, haven't washed it out. My hair didn't look too bad this am except the back of head (where I layed on it, sleeping). So I put more oil there and added some extra, learning to run it thru the strands not just the canopy. Result, very fine curls. May just leave it in for now. Like how it makes my low porosity hair look moisturized!!!

    Okay, just looked in the mirror... Will cowash it if I leave the house.

    Still learning, "less is more?"...

    Sorry I'm no help. But I am learning from all of you. You are all awesome!!! Thanks!!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    DevaCurl NoPoo, One Condition & AnGel
    Occasionally: KCCC, KCKT & KCCC
    Last Dye 1/4/12
    Started Curlygirl Method 6/2012
    Final cut to remove dye 3/30/13
    Avi & Sig Pics 1/18/16
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Your hair is gorgeous!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • curlygoinggraycurlygoinggray Posts: 69Registered Users
    :oops: Thank you Curlypearl!

    Was examining my hairline (forhead) today. More new growth. I haven't noticed any breakage. I know my hair was thinning last year. Looked at a picture today and realized my hairline was higher than it is now. I sure hope I am doing the right things to my hair as to not damage the new growth.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    DevaCurl NoPoo, One Condition & AnGel
    Occasionally: KCCC, KCKT & KCCC
    Last Dye 1/4/12
    Started Curlygirl Method 6/2012
    Final cut to remove dye 3/30/13
    Avi & Sig Pics 1/18/16

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file