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Does anyone here use honey or Grapeseed oil?

I went to the store yesterday and bought Thrifty Bee Honey, Pompeian Grapeseed Oil, and Organic Coconut Oil. I'm really excited to use the coconut oil, but I'm a bit confused on the right way to use the other two.

Does anyone else use any of these products? How do you use them? What does honey do for your hair (or your skin)? I usually just use olive oil, so coconut oil and grapeseed oil are very new to me. What are the benefits of each of these oils? Which oil do you like to use best on your hair?

Sorry for all the questions ^___^;;
TYPE 4 FINE/COARSE LOW POROSITY HIGH DENSITY
TRANSITIONED: Since Dec 23, 2010 (I think...)
BC DATE: July 23, 2013 (about 31 months)
7/23/13 :: SL
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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,257Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't regularly use honey, other than in my pt every couple of weeks. It's moisturizing, a humectant, and helps increase shine. Used in flaxseed gel, it increases hold. You can add a bit to your conditioner as well, for a little increased moisture, or do the same and add an oil or other moisturizing ingredients for a homemade dt. Mixed with water, it does produce a small amount of natural peroxide, so if you decide to use it regularly and are worried about lightening your hair, zap it in the microwave for a few seconds. Warming it up neutralizes the peroxide.

    Coconut oil is one type of oil that can absorb into the hair cuticle. Though it isn't a protein itself, it does increase the hair's ability to retain protein. So, if you're protein sensitive, it can mimic the effect of a protein.

    My hair seems to hate straight oils, so I haven't used grapeseed. However, it's a lighter oil that many like to use to seal. It works for some finer haired people where heavier oils weigh them down.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    I like to mix honey, coconut oil, and a conditioner to make a deep conditioner.
    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond