NO oil routine

msamuelsmsamuels Posts: 113Registered Users
I wanted to know if any of you have tried the no oil routine? I've seen on other sites were women are just using (ie: Pro line comb thru softner or moisturizer, care free curl, wave nouveau products). I wanted to know what your perspective or experience with these products, and this routine?
Michelle. 4a/4b,3c
"I am more than the limits of my body...because Christ is my soul. The soul outlives the body and certainly is more powerful and impactful."

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Those products are glycerin heavy. Glycerin works for some heads, not for mine. Whereas oil and water/water-rich emulsifire products work better fo rme. As I type I am sitting under a conditioning cap with Surge 14 (watery) on my roots and a homemade murumuru butter/castor oil/jojoba oil whipped blend on the rest.
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  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    Glycerin can be very finicky. My hair does not necessarily like butters and oils. It takes quite some time for my hair to soak them in. So, I have to sneak it in conditioner and DT's. I use glycerin on a fairly regular basis. I add this and AVG to my conditioner as well to boost the moisture content for me, since oils are not readily accepted. This had helped tremendously. But too much glycerin and you will not like the results. It will feel sticky and will not seem as if your hair is totally dry when it is....moist (Yuck). So you will have to see what works for your hair. Since I have been using it, my hair is much more moisturized.

    However those products contain way more than what my hair can handle and what I like. And if you aren't careful, it can have the opposite effect and be very drying. So, use with a little caution especially in the colder months as far as styling goes.

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  • msamuelsmsamuels Posts: 113Registered Users
    Thanks for your statement Lovemylocks. One questioin. Whats AVG? I've been trying castor oil, particularly black castor oil. I may use a braid spary as a spritz. I'm telling you, it gets confusing on what works affectively. What "momma use to use" when we were kids, or even when I first went natural 13 years ago, what I use to use in my hair then, since I started using more natural products on my hair and in my body, it won't take those old petroleum or mineral based products as well. I guess once it's gotten the taste of the "high quality stuff", it's become finiky :wink:
    Michelle. 4a/4b,3c
    "I am more than the limits of my body...because Christ is my soul. The soul outlives the body and certainly is more powerful and impactful."
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    AVG is Aloe Vera Gel. Some have said that using it alone has dried out their hair. I think it is how it dries that can be an issue. And if your hair is already parched, this is not going to be much help, if that is a primary issue.

    I do like some of those glycerin products, but you will have to try to see which one you like the most. A lot of curlies report a love affair with the Sta Sof Fro one in the brown/beige spray bottle.

    I don't like the ones for extra dry hair. They have a very high glycerin content and will leave your hair very sticky. I like the ones for normal hair and contains the Aloe Vera Gel, like Long Aids with the blue label. I use very sparingly and will add it to either AVG, Eco Styler (any gel of your choice), or a creamy leave-in to cut into some of the glycerin for me. It helps my curls to dry softly and defined. It is something you will have to play around with to get the right fix for your hair.

    I started mixing it with my gel when I wanted to wear my hair many years ago. It would leave my hair soft and defined. So, I like that affect.

    One last thing....some curlies use IC Fantasia. It has lots of glycerin in it, but is more like a gel as far as hold goes. It dries less crunchy than your average gel. The most popular one that gets the raves is the blue one for color treated hair.

    HTH

    -Nicki :afro:
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    TIGI MM, QB AOHC, KCCC, MJ CM, MJ BBC, JC WDT, CD HM, CD MHH, DC OneC, Veg Glyc, and Jojoba oil.

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