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Red
02-12-2004, 05:17 AM
I started my locs 4 weeks ago and everything is going great except my hair is really dry. What is a good oil to moisturize them that will not cause a buildup?

Mskey001
02-12-2004, 12:58 PM
I normally just use pure Coconut Oil, Its very light and leaves a nice sheen. HTH

babylocs
02-12-2004, 03:00 PM
Where do you purchase your Coconut oil Mskey001?

Sunchild
02-12-2004, 04:40 PM
Kemi Oil

or Infusium 23

ChocolatChaud
02-12-2004, 04:49 PM
Olive oil

Edited to add: It is good to use your oil right after shampooing or spritzing for better absorption into your hair.

alma2254
02-12-2004, 05:02 PM
I liked almond oil because it was light and absorbed quickly.

Onelove25
02-12-2004, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by babylocs@Feb 12 2004, 03:00 PM
Where do you purchase your Coconut oil Mskey001?
Any health food store sells pure coconut oil.

marissasensei
02-12-2004, 06:55 PM
Hot oil treatments (using a heat cap) w/ olive oil make my hair soft, but it doesn't really add moisture per se. For that, I'll spritz my hair w/ a mixture of water and moisturizer.

blacque_gurl
02-12-2004, 07:23 PM
First off, oils do not moisturize. They lock in the moisture that is already in your hair. You must, must, must water your hair. I am a big fan of spritzing so i usually just add the oil(s) to my spray bottle. I use olive oil or coconut oil regularly. I just got a bottle of oil from the $0.99 store, it has safflower, Vit E, chamomile and one more that i can't recall right now. I like it.

nottyfreedom
02-12-2004, 07:23 PM
E V olive oil

azabintu
02-12-2004, 11:25 PM
I live by Taliah Waajid botifier, I use it every other day I gives my locs a lively look It also make your locs feel smooth. Her entire line is great.

Beryl
02-13-2004, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by marissasensei@Feb 12 2004, 12:55 PM
Hot oil treatments (using a heat cap) w/ olive oil make my hair soft, but it doesn't really add moisture per se. For that, I'll spritz my hair w/ a mixture of water and moisturizer.
I agree. Once a year I experience a level of dryness that a shot of Kemi Oyl seems to cure though. After that, I don't need anything but water for another year. I don't understand why it works but it does.

Red
02-13-2004, 02:06 AM
Thanks for the advice everyone. It has been really helpful.

imani0217
02-13-2004, 08:34 AM
:doh Hi I am new on this site, and would like to know what is the no poo method? Does that mean no shampooing?

marissasensei
02-13-2004, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by azabintu@Feb 12 2004, 03:25 PM
I live by Taliah Waajid botifier, I use it every other day I gives my locs a lively look It also make your locs feel smooth. Her entire line is great.
Yep. This is good stuff.

Mskey001
02-13-2004, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by babylocs@Feb 12 2004, 03:00 PM
Where do you purchase your Coconut oil Mskey001?



Sorry for the late response, but yes, any health food store. I Live in Atlanta and usually go to either Sevanandas or Whole foods.

ShekinahSoul
02-13-2004, 03:21 PM
Water is always the best way to add moisture to the hair. But follow that with some kind of light oil. I like a blend of avocado, olive, jojoba and almond. If I had to choose just one of the oils I would choose avocado. It's expensive but really good on the locs.

tdhayes
02-13-2004, 05:22 PM
bump

MsHardaway
02-13-2004, 07:35 PM
I have used Olive Oil as a hot oil treatment and I find it all over my pillows when I wake up in the morning. What am I doing wrong? It seems like it is not being absorbed into my hair.

kaoticcoil
02-16-2004, 04:55 AM
bump

FreshStart
02-17-2004, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by MsHardaway@Feb 13 2004, 02:35 PM
I have used Olive Oil as a hot oil treatment and I find it all over my pillows when I wake up in the morning. What am I doing wrong? It seems like it is not being absorbed into my hair.
Try using a lighter oil if you don't think it's absorbing. I've switched from using olive oil to safflower oil & prefer the lighter oil. Also, you could try doing it before you shampoo so you don't have the excess oil. I always do my hot oils before I shampoo (wet my hair, apply oil, put on cap, sit under dryer, shampoo as usual) & it conditions & softens my hair just fine.

As for moisturizing..

Water is best. After I shampoo I use a mixture of FOTE aloe gel, water, & lavendar EO (for fragrance). The mix is more water than gel (maybe 60/40 or more). And after I apply that I use a small amount of oil + EO mix.

paulicia
02-21-2004, 01:41 AM
:pop After washing my locs, I spritz them with pure olive oil while they are still damp (but not dripping wet). After they are dry, which I let them do naturally, I use carrot oil to moisturize the scalp, then I tie my hair up with a satin scarf and go to bed. (I usually wash my locs at night) In the morning, they are soft with a healthy sheen and do not feel greasy at all.
Between washings to touch up any dryness, I rub alittle dime-sized amount of carrot oil in my palms and apply it gently to my locs, then tie them up for awhile w/ a satin scarf. After about an 30 minutes to an hour, I'll remove the scarf and they are ready to go.
I had problems w/ dryness before like crazy. Thru. trial and error, I discovered what worked best for me. Before long, you will too. :razz

kaoticcoil
02-21-2004, 03:57 AM
@Paulicia...Trial and error is the key. Not all hair textures respond the same to products. My hair may look dry sometimes, but when you touch it, it is far from dry. I spritz too, like a lot of other members. I use a mixture of jojoba (sp) and almond, with either a rosemary & lavendar mix or tangerine & grapefruit mix. I like to have the smell goods in my mane too 8)

Kaoticcoil

BlakStaar
02-21-2004, 03:50 PM
I would also like to suggest Jojoba Oil. This oil is one of the few that is closest to the makeup of the natural oils on our scalp (which is good).

Red
02-23-2004, 02:24 AM
I have started using the olive oil and water spritz every morning and it has been working very well for me. I tried the carrot oil but I did not care for the smell of it.