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My porous hair's HG

Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
Believe it or not, sealing with mineral oil. In the winter I'll sometimes mix vo5's hairdressing with some MO, even.

I thought there was NO way this would work. I fully expected to have to wash it out the same day.

To my surprise, my hair was fabulous. Very little wilt or frizz through humid days outside. It seems to hold the moisture in, like any sealer oil does, but it lasts longer and can make it through the whole day and then some! I got 2nd day hair a lot more often after using it!

In the winter it seems to hold the moisture in, and perhaps give a bit of a protective barrier from the cold.


Another tip I've found for the winter is use a humidifier beside your bed in the winter (or if you deal with low dews) when you want 2nd day hair.
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

Comments

  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Lol! Thanks, RCC! I wanted to link to that but ran out of time early, and was coming back just now to do so! So thanks! :)
    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
  • MeeraMeera Posts: 105Registered Users
    How do you wash mineral oil out?
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I don't do anything special. It low-poo's or co-washes out with no problem.
    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
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I know this thread is old as hell, but i have a couple of questions that hopefully won't languish unanswered for eternity....

    --Can i seal with mineral oil if I use conditioner as my styler? Say, for instance, apply my leave in/an oil/mineral oil, in that order?

    --I used straight baby oil on my natural hair many moons ago and it made my hair a horrible mess. But back then I was probably still relaxing, and I had used the baby oil as the sole styler. I do note that my hair seems to tolerate mineral oil and 'cones w/out problems.

    Hmm, actually that was only one question. I'm about to read the other thread now....

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Hello! :)

    Ok, so for your first question - yes, I think you can use it if you do conditioner only. I would probably do that first mixed with a little condish, then add more condish over. Simply because I would be scrunching in the condish, and might scrunch out too much extra moisture.

    We are talking just a few drops on very wet hair, so I don't think it should give you the same issues you had before with MO.

    As with anything new, maybe try it when you have a free day, in case there are any issues and you have to start over! Hopefully it will work for you!!
    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
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Okay....just a little bit of the MO. I am definitely trying this! I'm hoping it will kill the end-of-the-day fuzz I get. I mean, the oils just don't DO it and then when I use too much, it just gets all greasy.

    Also, many products just go hard/stiff/crispy on my hair. I think the MO could make a huge improvement in making my condish-as-styler (Cantu leave-in Shea Butter in the big jar, btw) go the distance without going frizzy.

    I will let you know how it works...thanks!!


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  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Believe it or not, sealing with mineral oil.

    Jas, you need to update your signature, lol! MO isn't on there!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    OMG! Really??? Hahaha! Thanks! I'll do that! (99% of the time I'm on my phone using the app so I don't see it!)
    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Oh geez. Well, I can't get to my sig from the app, and i can't get the page to load on my computer. So it seems my sig may stay as is. (And this is honestly why it hasn't even edited in forever.)

    Will try a different browser, and if that doesn't work it's just staying as is forever!
    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
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hi Jas, Your sig now shows "MO!" under oils, lol. :colors:

    I tried MO the past 3 days and I've had a HUGE reduction in frizz! Although, I have also tried two new products (SS CEJ + FHG) all three days. I don't want to say anything prematurely, but I have never used products 3 days in a row. Same results all 3 days. Think I may have found my HGs!!!!!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    YAY!!! So glad you found a good combo!!

    And yes - lol! I FINALLY got to edit my sig! It took a lot of work, a phone app, 4 attempts on my computer and 2 different web browsers. But I was committed. Lol!!
    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
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Yeah the MO really, really works. Of course I overlooked it about a zillion times in Walmart (since when did they change from clear to white opaque bottles?) and dropped the bottle in the bathroom (mineral oil is SO hard to clean up)...........but overall it is extremely effective.

    I still need a better styler than the Cantu for humid days....but without too much hold. If I can find a styler that will hold up better in humidity, then use the MO to seal, I will be in hair heaven.

    Thanks for this awesome tip. I also learned that a little bit goes a LOOOOING way.....


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  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    In the early 90s, I used to always put baby oil in my hair before my gel. Worked wonders then but then I became CG and tried everything else under the sun. I'm going to get some straight mineral oil and try this out to see if it still works some magic. I have some seriously porous hair and live in a subtropical climate where it has been raining frequently. I have been living with fairly consistent poof since being here. Glad to have read this today.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    sariroo wrote: »
    In the early 90s, I used to always put baby oil in my hair before my gel. Worked wonders then but then I became CG and tried everything else under the sun. I'm going to get some straight mineral oil and try this out to see if it still works some magic. I have some seriously porous hair and live in a subtropical climate where it has been raining frequently. I have been living with fairly consistent poof since being here. Glad to have read this today.

    ......my only drawback is that my hair takes longer to dry.

    BUT, as a counterbalance, I can now use my diffuser with better results. Before, I was strictly air-dry-only because blowdrying--even with diffuser--disturbed things too much and caused frizz. But with the MO added, I get round bouncy curls when I blowdry. So it's still win-win.

    I'm going to try the MO under Ecostyler today, to see what happens. I usually hate gels and prefer creams, but the MO just makes everything work better so I'ma try it. The MO makes my hair really soft, too.

    OP, we seem to share almost identical hair properties!



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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Did the MO under the Ecostyler. Clearly the best thing to happen this past weekend :-)

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I'm so glad this has helped you guys as much as me!!! It's definitely my #1 HG product!! Year round!!
    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
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have high porous hair.

    My hair always feels dry and brittle after I moisturize it and I don't know why. I've come to realize that my hair is naturally porous because when I was young my hair was normal, but now I when I wash my hair it finishes drying in like 3-5 hour.

    When I apply moisturizers it dries out the next morning. What should I do?
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Try sealing with mineral oil! Use a moisturizing condish, a leave-in, and then a few drops of MO. Then scrunch out excess water and style as usual.
    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
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My mom, right after I washed my hair, would apply Pink Lotion to my hair and then mineral oil. That kept my hair really moisturized. I'm tempted to go back to it but I don't know.
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Do you find a difference between MO and other oils, such as jojoba?
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Bumping because I'm considering trying MO. Interested in everyone's experiences with it.
    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:
  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    For me Curl Junkie deep fix is a really HG conditioner for the summer. I use it as a RO and as a leave-in.
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Hairveda Busy Izzy gets buttered up
    Botanical Spirits Hydrating spritz
    NBD Cosmetics Nectar leave-in conditioner (on my 3rd bottle)
    Brown Butter Beauty sweet detangling milk with added AVJ to adjust the pH.
    NBD Cosmetics Miracle moisture hair cream.


    Still looking for a deep conditioner that doesn't make my hair feel like I rinsed it in bleach. Yep, that's a pH problem with my hair.

    Off to buy NBD avocado/honey damage repair conditioner

    I find that my highly porous hair loves sodium lactate, lactic acid, sodium pca and keratin. If products have at least one of those ingredients in them, 1/2 the battle is won in maintaining moisture.
    _______________
    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • KarimaKarima Posts: 36Registered Users
    I personally love to put just plain old coconut ook underneath my leavein and stylers, i put quite a bit so it feels a little greasy when just applied, but my hair seems to drink it, cos after 2 hours or so, there's no greasy feel left, just soft and shiny curls. If my hair starts to feel dry on second or third day hair, I just reapply but add less than first day because it seems to not "get in" the hair as good when applied on top of other stuff some how. But maybe that's because of the products I use
  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    I wonder about mineral oil as well. I use castor oil on the ends of my hair and it works great. Havent had any buildup but I only scrunch it on the ends.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    This may sound stupid...but what section is the mineral oil in? I can't seem to find it.

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  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    Baby oil is mineral oil

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