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    Default moisturizing the scalp: jojoba oil vs coconut vs castor oil vs shea butter

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    I am on the saturday hairwash for my 2 little ones. so I wanted some input for scalp moisturizers. As I am still learning and had been raised using pomades with petroleum, i am wanting to know besides trial and error does anyone have any knowledge/opinion of which might be better or worst for the scalp? I have been using coconut oil as a hair sealant, but am wondering if jojoba is better for the scalp. From what I have read J-oil is better for the scalp as it is most like our natural oils but coconut oil may be best for hair as it absorbs better. Waddya think?

    What about shea and castor?

    thanks for the input.

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    If you must oil the scalp I would say jojoba oil, because it's the lightest.
    I stopped oiling my scalp years ago. I really don't think it's necessary.

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    Haven't tried jojoba oil or shea butter. Coconut oil didn't do anything for me (I'm thinking about trying again though) but castor oil worked well. I think I used it more on my hair for moisture than on my scalp or as a sealer.

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    Yeah, is it important to do anything to your scalp but clean it? lol

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    I know for me, and for a lot of other people, oiling the scalp minimizes dryness or even itchiness. If I were going to use something on my scalp, it would be Jojoba oil. Shea butter would probably clog your pores, IMO. I think it would be too heavy to use on the scalp. Just using it on your strands should be fine. As far as castor, I think that used lightly, and in moderation it should be fine. I wouldn't use too much just because IMO it's a pretty heavy oil. I know of some who have used it on their edges and other places to thicken their hair, so it does have it's benefits. As far as coconut oil, Idk about use on the scalp, but on the hair it should be fine. I personally don't like using it on my hair because it doesn't do anything for me. But my SO's hair seems to like it. If I'm not mistaken, coconut oil is one of the few penetrating oils, so I would at least give it a try on your strands. HTH
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    what kind of oil do you recommended for color treated hair

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    Quote Originally Posted by steam10 View Post
    what kind of oil do you recommended for color treated hair
    My favorites are organic raw coconut, organic argan, jojoba, sunflower, safflower, walnut, monoi de Tahiti, and pomegranate seed oil.

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    Castor Oil does my hair right. For my children I use better braids growth oil. It is all natural and leaves their hair fluffy soft!

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    Okay, I just used shea butter on my hair (new at this) and I put a little on my scalp.

    I'll let you guys know how it went.

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    Jojoba oil Nourishes
    Coconut oil adds shine
    EVOO / / castor oil Moisturizes
    not sure about shea butter

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