What To Use For Shine That Won't Weigh Hair Down?

beaniesmombeaniesmom Registered Users Posts: 40
Just wondering--

What do some of you use to give your hair some shine without the product "weighing" your hair down, making it go stringy or flat?
Hair Type: 3C/4A
Prematurely Gray, Baby-fine/Thin
Use Clairol Textures & Tones to Color
*Pantene Relaxed & Natural Intensive Moisturizing Conditioner for Conditioning/Co-Wash & Leave-In
*Garnier Fructis Fortifying Triple Nutrition Shampoo
*Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine


  • subbrocksubbrock Registered Users Posts: 8,212
    veggie glycerine
  • KynnibKynnib Registered Users Posts: 999
    4a hair. MOD CG routine.

    Present Loves
    -Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
    -KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
    -Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent
  • KymbeevaKymbeeva Registered Users Posts: 32
    coconut oil--greasy at first but once absorbed into the hair, its great.
  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,118
    Air drying, if you're not already doing that.
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Registered Users Posts: 3,861 Curl Neophyte
    I've read rinsing curly hair with cold water helps with shine.. The theory is that the cold water closes the hair cuticle so it appears to be smoother. When the cuticle is open it appears to be drier.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ara88bara88b Registered Users Posts: 5
    You should condition your hair and oil sheen it while it is wet.... and let i dry naturally... that should work
  • greengrlgreengrl Registered Users Posts: 129
    Most, if not all, oil sheen contain mineral oil &/or petrolatum which are bad for the hair & scalp, not to mention they cause really bad build-up.
  • mariag002mariag002 Registered Users Posts: 3,557 Curl Neophyte
    Kymbeeva wrote: »
    coconut oil--greasy at first but once absorbed into the hair, its great.

    Don't you love that? I can never seem to put too much coconut oil in my hair, it just absorbs it all up.
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • KymbeevaKymbeeva Registered Users Posts: 32
    Yes I love coconut oil...I quickly found that if I put it on without giving enough time to absorb, I go out looking like I have curl juice dripping down my neck!!
  • IVYCURLS1908IVYCURLS1908 Registered Users Posts: 16
    I use a bit of Jane Carter Nourish & Shine once my hair dries. I get a nice shine and moisture and it doesn't weigh down my hair.
    100% natural
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Registered Users Posts: 5,400 Curl Connoisseur
    jojoba oil or Burt's Bees Apricot baby oil
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

  • orangeorange Registered Users Posts: 176
    I love honeylove pomade - makes it shiny but soft; also a little apricot kernel oil - it's very light (I can't use coconut oil - think my hair's too fine).

  • stellaBabystellaBaby Registered Users Posts: 237
    I use the no-shampoo method, basically washing my hair with conditioner but then again i have added minute ingredients like honey and glycerin to my conditioner so that kind of helps. But, then again there are some days that it looks dry no matter what. That might just mean that i need to either clarify with ACV (apple cider vinegar) or deep condition.
    strickly CG.
    BCed Jan 27,07
    I think my hair type is :pain10: 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
    My hair survives on;
    Suave naturals
    Herbal essences set me up gel
    Amla powder
    Other lovies; :laughing8:
    [Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]

    Taken Feb 21,09

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