Article about Wavies Using Oil

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  • FLsmidgetFLsmidget Posts: 30Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks @Gretchen. Great article.
     I use grapeseed oil to seal my ends, its nice and light and helps keep the frizz away. I use avocoado and coconut oil as prepoo treatments, the penetrate nicely and provide great moisture.
    2c fine, medium density, high porosity

    Humid FL

    Co Wash: Sauve Tropical Coconut Conditioner
    Conditioner: Biolage HydraSource, SM JBC0
    Deep Conditioner: SM Manuka Honey, SM JBCO
    Leave In: SM JBCO, AG Fast Food Moisture 
    Stylers: CK, Deva Arc Angel, Eden Coconut Defining Cream, Cantu Curl Activator

  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Good article!  
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey -
  • WildberryWildberry Posts: 90Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
     Interesting! I'll put this aside as "advanced CG" at this point. ;)
  • Sirenfox82Sirenfox82 Posts: 8Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    edited January 2018
    I use Beautiful Curls Hydrating Curling Oil as a pre-poo. I got terrible, greasy results using it as a styler, but as a pre-poo it's fantastic for me! Its top ingredients are sesame oil, sunflower oil, shea butter, coconut oil, baobab oil, lavender oil, and ylang ylang oil. Wait, that's ALL the ingredients!

    Actually, sometimes (but not often) I'll scrunch in a VERY TINY amount on dry hair if my waves aren't quite curly enough.
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    @Sirenfox82 : Thanks for the tip about the Alaffia oil. Will give it try.
    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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