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Looking for healthy oil to help with frizzies

I have very curly--sometimes frizzy layered hair. I don't know how to post my picture, but it is under my info under "attachment". I use AG ReCoil (just 1 1/2 pumps). I smear it in both hands & scrunch through hair. Sometimes I need to add a tiny bit more on the top (flatter) to make the curls more defined & higher & on the back of my head--where I have a natural part that wants to keep going down the back of my head. Normally this works well. I have finally figured out how to use it without feeling/looking too crusty & crunchy. In the more humidity--I used to use an oil (the same way I apply the Recoil--putting on both hands & smearing through hair). I used Macadamia Oil, but heard it had those horrible buildup ingredients. Then I was told Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Can anyone tell me which oil would be healthiest (without buildup)? These are the ingredients I was told to steer clear from:
1. Trimethylsilylamodimethicone
2. Amodimethicone
3. Cyclopentasiloxane
4. Cyclomethicone
The Worst
The worst silicones are the ones that cause build-up quickly and are difficult to remove. Avoid these if at all possible:
1. Dimethicone
2. Cetyl Dimethicone
3. Cetearyl Methicone
4. Dimethiconol
5. Stearyl imethicone
Thanks for any help/direction !!! Let me know if you can see what my curls look like by my attachment.

Comments

  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Welcome!

    AFAIK all natural oils can easily be removed with conditioner only washing, it's butters that are more challenging. Which oil you choose depends on issues like porosity and personal taste.

    Amodimethicone resists building up. 'Curl chemist' Tonya McKay (a polymer scientist) has written about seven articles on silicones, here are a few
    What's the Scoop on Silicones?
    The Real Scoop on Silicones
    Amodimethicone and other Amine-functionalized Silicones
    Water Soluble Silicones

    And quite a few on oils and butters, again here are some
    Understanding Hair Oils and Butters
    Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
    Argan Oil and Ximenia Oil
    Castor Oil and Its Derivatives
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • crickettcrickett Posts: 16Registered Users
    Thank you Firefox. I read, especially on the Castor oil; a couple of the articles so far. I'm thinking--since I have fine hair, but a lot of it---castor oil would be greasy & weigh my hair down. Could you or anyone recommend a hair oil (they do help with the frizz) that doesn't have build up ingredients in them that they like? Puleeezzz? I was using the Macadamia Healing Oil, but I think it had that Dimethicone in it. I went on their website, and they do not list the ingredients (other than Macadamia oil).
  • crickettcrickett Posts: 16Registered Users
    Plus all these articles say what to avoid, what is better, but do not give you products one can look into.:salut:
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    crickett wrote: »
    Thank you Firefox. I read, especially on the Castor oil; a couple of the articles so far. I'm thinking--since I have fine hair, but a lot of it---castor oil would be greasy & weigh my hair down. Could you or anyone recommend a hair oil (they do help with the frizz) that doesn't have build up ingredients in them that they like? Puleeezzz? I was using the Macadamia Healing Oil, but I think it had that Dimethicone in it. I went on their website, and they do not list the ingredients (other than Macadamia oil).

    You don't need a pricey branded product - most of those are laden with silicones - just purchase straight up/ pure natural oil from a health food store or an online cosmetics supplier or a couple of oils and blend your own.

    Again which oil you choose depends on issues like porosity and personal taste. I use pure coconut oil as a pre-wash because I colour treat.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • SuzyQ3SuzyQ3 Posts: 52Registered Users
    I'm sure that there are several natural oils that would help. But I'm having very good luck Ouidad Mongongo Oil, which contains Mongongo oil along with a few other ingredients. It has no silicones.

    Check out the reviews on naturally.curly:

    Ouidad Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Hair Treatment - NaturallyCurly
  • sarahthegeminisarahthegemini Posts: 73Registered Users
    If you're buying pure oils, you don't need to worry about silicones etc. I have fine hair too and had good luck with sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil.
  • JhtdrtJhtdrt Posts: 56Registered Users
    I use coconut oil on my hair the night before I am going to wash, which for me is most nights. I just bought some grapeseed oil to use for sealing.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Olive oil is a light oil. I have fine hair in the back of my hair near my neck & around my ears. Olive oil doesn't weigh it down. But amount of it I use is crucial. If I use too much it weigh it down.
  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Posts: 428Registered Users
    I use a little almond oil 💕
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You may want to use a non-greasy oil like almond, argan, grapeseed, or jojoba. I would avoid heavier oils like castor and olive.

    I personally love Shea Moisture's Reconstructive Elixir. 2 or 3 sprays on my hand to spread over dry hair works great.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens