Asian Hair

pitgirlpitgirl Posts: 162Registered Users
Hey curlies,

I have noticed that the vast majority of asian girls have beautiful hair. I spoke to a friend of mine today who is Sikh and asked him which oils are used in his culture to condition hair and he told me Mustard oil, but also mentioned it is bright green. :?

Obviously I dont want to put anything with lots of pigment on my red hair (predicting a disaster there). :shock:

So does anyone know of any other oils which are traditionally used and how to use them???

Ta xxx
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  • dumplings_of_doomdumplings_of_doom Posts: 65Registered Users
    One of my friends uses baby oil. Her hair is always very soft and shiny
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  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    pitgirl wrote:
    Hey curlies,

    I have noticed that the vast majority of asian girls have beautiful hair. I spoke to a friend of mine today who is Sikh and asked him which oils are used in his culture to condition hair and he told me Mustard oil, but also mentioned it is bright green. :?

    Obviously I dont want to put anything with lots of pigment on my red hair (predicting a disaster there). :shock:

    So does anyone know of any other oils which are traditionally used and how to use them???

    Ta xxx

    i know in india and other countries in that region people traditionally used coconut oil - there is a paper on this

    really it might depend on what type of asian hair you are referring to..... it can be anything from type 4-curls hair to the really coarse strong straight and shiny hair that a significant portion from eastern asia (eg china) might have - to be honest i don't know what they use

    i know a chinese friend told me that she never used to use shampoo on her hair before coming to US - just the regular soap (NB this was someone who moved to the US approximately 1989/1990) maybe everyone's into shampoo now.....
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  • esmeraldaesmeralda Posts: 187Registered Users
    I am Indian & here is what I know:
    a lot of women use coconutoil in their hair, a lot of NCmembers do that to.
    My hair doesnt like it.
    Also, they use oil with amla, I think its a herb & it helps with hairgrowth.
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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    I am Indian too, (50%) and like esmeralda said, a lot of women use coconut oil. Neem oil is another one. Monoi oil is good too.
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    One of my friends uses baby oil. Her hair is always very soft and shiny

    FYI- There's something in this- mineral oil if I'm not mistaken- that isn't CG friendly.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yup, baby oil isn't CG friendly.

    I think hair type could make a difference. The coarse, straight hair that a lot of East Asian people have is much stronger than curly hair.

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