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Favorite oils?

I've been sealing with a few drops of apricot kernel oil and like it a lot! Do you have any favorites? Apricot is good...but is there any oil that is great and has had a huge impact on your hair?

Thanks!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

:love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
:pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing

Comments

  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Camellia oil, olive oil, and my new love :love5:, Argan oil....I bought it here. I will definitely repurchase. It's also fantastic on my face. It's not "greasy". It soaks in really well and doesn't take much. I use 4 pumps (drops) for my tailbone length hair and my hair LOVES it!
  • BellaCaramellaBellaCaramella Posts: 51Registered Users
    My new favorite is coconut oil, and my fall-back next favorite is olive oil, followed by Vitamin E oil.
  • barcemadisbarcemadis Posts: 25Registered Users
    I second the coconut oil! It's the only oil I've tried so far my low porosity hair actually absorbs, and my hair doesn't get weighed down if I only use a couple drops (very fine hair). My hair is so much better moisturized since I started sealing with this oil and using it occaisionally on dry hair as an overnight prepoo.
  • tariwatetariwate Posts: 36Registered Users
    Argan oil is great, for the whole body as well as for hair. Another favourite is fig oil (Barbary Fig). Has similar qualities as argan, but feels slightly "thicker" on hair. These are the two oils I find hard to live without. Highly recommendable! :)
    3 a / low porosity / medium texture and density

    Two daughters:
    3 c / low porosity / fine texture / medium density
    4 a / low porosity / fine texture / high density
  • dianemary126dianemary126 Posts: 184Registered Users
    my hair LOVES coconut oil! i use it as a pre poo treatment overnight, sometimes as a sealer or to add shine/help my ends on dry hair.

    also lately i have been using the new ouidad mongongo oil. it has castor oil in it too. my hair is drinking that up. ive been sealing with that on days i dont seal with coconut.
    Diane
    NYC/NJ
    2c/3a..fine/regular texture..normal porosity..low elasticity..high density..cherub curls

    MONAT all natural hair products are the absolute BEST
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    goals: grow out bad breakage cut and artificial hair color1
    last softener: Sept 2010
    last color: 2.14.15
    last cut/trim: 4.7.15

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  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    I actually just wrote a blog on oils.
    My favs are:
    - Coconut, although I don't like having to melt it before I put it on my hair.
    -Hemp seed oil is something I have just started using and I like it thus far. It is also doing wonders for my skin.
    -Argan oil
    I sometimes do oil treatments with a combination of oils including grape seed which makes my hair feel very soft
    -Avocado oil is another one I like, it is more expensive than the other oils I have tried but it is great for my hair.
    -Jojoba oil
    -Almond oil
    - Macadamia oil

    I've tried more than these, but these are my favs.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    i just love using oils for my hair and body and have ended up with a massive collection, all tried and tested.
    these are my favs:
    coconut oil,
    argan oil,
    macadamia nut oil,
    aprecot oil
    eveing primrose oil
    vit E oil
    rosemary and pepperment

    hemp is good as well, though i use it for when my hair is dry and misbehaving
    i dont use olive oil, they i used to use it alot, now my hair hates it.
    i use the oils for sealing, for oil treatments, for DT's, to mix with my condish, when i shampoo somtimes i mix same with my low poo, or ill prepoo......
    while my hair is rather thick, i can get away with using it everyday, i dont always wash it out, depends what im doing with the oil.
    my favs are coconut and argan, cause i cant seem to over dose on them, doesnt matter how much i use, my hair seems to soak it up.
    i hope i helped someone :D

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    Thank you, everybody, for your input! I actually just got some argan oil today and am trying it out!
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    I love argan in my shmapoo and coconut in my DT :) also love anything with sunflower, grapeseed or olive oil in it. My low-porosity, protein-hating fine hair drinks oil :D and loooooves it!
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
    BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
  • naturaljourni26naturaljourni26 Posts: 10Registered Users
    Grapeseed oil ,evoo ,vitamin e,argan oil ,jbco

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  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    My top three are in no particular order: Coconut, Camellia and Argan.

    Camellia oil has three different varieties, but I use Camellia Japonica. I get it on Amazon, as well as my Argan oil. My coconut oil I get from Tropical Traditions. I have a number of other oils that I like a lot, but none as much as these.

    I have a little dropper on my sink of a half and half mix of Camellia and Argan and it's my absolute fave.
    Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
    Low poo: looking
    COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
    RO: varies
    Protein: CJCF or CJRM
    DT: CJHBDF, CJCR, DBPC
    LI: varies, usually KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

    Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
    Fotki updated 10/12/10 Password: wavy
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • curlislandcurlisland Posts: 85Registered Users
    Grapeseed is one of my favorites since its so light
    Avocado I love for sealing
    Coconut is amazingas a prepoo
    And I love adding olive oil to my DT
    [PHP][/PHP]High porosity. 3C.
    Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo.
    Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist.
    Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu.
    Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
    Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein.
    Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein.
    Hair hates: Plopping.
  • lady_mlady_m Posts: 254Registered Users
    Coconut! It's so light and all purpose and inexpensive. Omg, hempseed! That one is great for sealing in deep conditioners right before steaming. I'm also liking argan and my most recent purchase, baobab oil!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I love oils!

    I use EVCO - mainly for pre-poos, but sometimes on dry hair. Once in a while on soaking wet hair mixed with LI. Mostly I find it works in combination with other stuff, or if I'm going to wash it out. On its own it tends to make my hair stiff if the temps aren't high enough to keep it from solidifying. That being said, it's good in the summer, and even has some natural SPF.

    EVOO - I use it in my DT's!

    Jojoba - it's a good sealer and refresher oil.

    Burt's Bees nourishing baby oil - its gt a great mix of oils and I find it really moisturizing, by too heavy, and keeps the crunch at bay a bit. I use it mixed with LI on soaking wet hair.

    SM elixir - I use this as a refresher, to SOTC, and on wet hair for moisture and sealing. Love it!

    Mineral Oil - this is BY FAR the best thing I've found for sealing my porous hair. It doesn't weigh me down, it doesn't give me build-up (even when I co-wash), and it keeps moisture in, and excess moisture out. It's somewhat "controversial", but once I read a few articles on NC, I decided to give it a try. It's now become a complete HG for me! I dont use it EVERY time (especially when I'm not leaving the house that day), but I use it most of the time. Just a few drops over LI and under gel.

    I'm sure I'll try more oils! Argan is on my radar for sure! (though that's ingredient #2 in SM's elixir)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Love Grapeseed as a sealer. Evoo works for the occasional oil rinse and as an additive to DC's. Nut oils break out my face, so I'm limited, but apricot, fig and cherry kernel sound so luxurious! These are on my wish list:)


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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • sakiohmasakiohma Posts: 104Registered Users
    My all time favorite would have to be coconut oil- love, love, love it :)
    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
    1/9/14 :: CBL
    5/13/14 :: APL

    I :love1:Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage, Camille Rose!
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I used coconut oil for years, but now.... And y'all gonna think I'm crazy.... I'm using vegetable oil. The kind you cook with. I use to use peanut oil, but we haven't bought that in awhile, so I just gave it a shot. And it was great! I seal with it nightly. I love it! It smells funky, so I added a little vanilla scent to it and now it smells all fancy. :p

    I still use coconut oil on my face and body though.
    :afro:FroZen:afro:
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't think vegetable oil makes u crazy:) I think it makes u practical...oh...and awesome! cuz I would love to b able to use this! Only fruit oils in my future........
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • 4c_ash4c_ash Posts: 6Registered Users
    Macadamia, aargan, and jojoba are my faves!

    Elasta QP's mango butter and olive oil blend has been working wonders on my hair! And it smells so good
    I highly recommend

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