Oooooh!! Has anyone tried this mink oil gel? Is it CG?

internetchickinternetchick Registered Users Posts: 6,191
Mink oil is supposed to make your hair soft. I found this gel online but couldn't find the ingredients. It is pretty cheap. Has anyone seen this locally?

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  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    I looked up some other African Royale products, and they all contain paraffin (wax) or a cone (usually cyclomethicone). So going by that pattern, I'd guess that it isn't appropriate for CG.

    According to the Wikipedia, that unfailing source of truth :roll: :

    Mink oil does, indeed, come from a mink's layer of fat (I must admit, I was hoping it didn't). It's used in cosmetics because it contains palmitoleic acid, which is similar to human sebum. Apparently, macadamia nut oil has a higher concentration of palmitoleic acid. Jojoba would probably make a decent alternative, as well.
  • internetchickinternetchick Registered Users Posts: 6,191
    So, do they kill the minks to get it? :shock:
  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    Yup. It's animal blubbler, basically--the fat that's just under the skin :shock:
  • internetchickinternetchick Registered Users Posts: 6,191
    Oh. Well scrap that then :shock:
  • tooj68tooj68 Registered Users Posts: 471
    I second that!
    3B, with oodles and oodles of curly hair! :toothy7:
    Summer Faves: Devacare NoPoo & OneC, CF High Humidity Gel.
    2nd day hair: Deva Set Me Up pomade & Mr. Right
    DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair
    Been CG since 2005 and never looked back!

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