Best Oils to Use Instead of Butters - Low Porosity

africanaafricana Registered Users Posts: 65 Curl Neophyte
I am trying to stop using butters in my hair to reduce build up (team low porosity). Since I don't use styling products in my hair, I need something to help seal in the moisture (water + leave in). I find that Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, or Jojoba oil leave my hair feeling oily AND crunchy. Any other oils that are light and good and sealing in moisture.


Current Routine:
Drench hair with water, add coconut oil, then detangle and place in twists
Wash with Deva No Poo
Rinse hair
Add leave in + oil/butter
Twist hair ... wear twists or twist outs till next wash day


- Type 4 hair
- Trying CG life, again !

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  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Maybe try argan oil or broccoli seed oil?
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    I just love Camellia Seed oil as a sealing oil, but I've never tried Argan Oil or Broccoli Seed Oil (and I've heard great things about Broccoli Seed Oil.)
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

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  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Another lesser-known oil that I think is supposed to be light is meadowfoam seed.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • africanaafricana Registered Users Posts: 65 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, I'll check these out.


    - Type 4 hair
    - Trying CG life, again !

  • africanaafricana Registered Users Posts: 65 Curl Neophyte
    Also, could the crunchiness be related to PH? I heard something about ph related to coconut oil, but I am not really a curly chemist.


    - Type 4 hair
    - Trying CG life, again !

  • WavycatWavycat Registered Users Posts: 326 Curl Connoisseur
    If coconut oil is giving you crunchy hair then I would stop using it. I think your hair is trying to tell you it doesn't like it. I like Africa's Best. It's contains a bunch of beneficial oils. I got mine at Wal-Mart but I've seen it since n CVS and others. Now my DH decides the scent is too strong in the summer so I'm using it as a pre-poo. It was less than $2 for a decent size bottle.
    SE PA
    2C/3A med, med density,med elasticity, high porosity color-treated
    No Poo: various VO5s testing Gliss Volumizing (keratin) for summer
    Citric acid rinse or vinegar
    RO: SM Honey Mask with agave
    Conditioner only styling with water, water and more water, or jojoba + SM Superfruit
    Styler: KCCC or Ecostyler Olive Oil occasionally
    Love most oils but can't use CO in winter
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    I think that the crunchiness comes from the triglycerides in coconut oil.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    My go to source for oil and hair is Science-y Hair Blog

    Here is her post about oils:
    Science-y Hair Blog: Oils – Which Ones Soak In vs. Coat the Hair?

    Here is a post about Low Porosity Hair:
    Science-y Hair Blog: Moisturizing Low Porosity Hair
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold

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