Hola from LA, Ladies...
This has been ruminating in my head for the past week or so, mainly due to @Leanna's blog post on foam rollers, which has her hair gorgeously shiny, not frizzy or wispy, and smooth and soft looking. In talking to her, she mentioned that she uses Moroccan oil at the end of her styling. I have been eying the argan oil that is uberpopular right now, and in looking for the Moroccan oil, I noticed that there is also olive oil and avocado oil for the hair (and almost all of these can be found in the ethnic hair section of a drugstore, in case ya'll decide to look; most major lines have a version of argan or Moroccan oil also). Leanna told me what her routine is; what I'd like to know is who else has tried one or more of these products and what kind of success you've had (or haven't had) with them (argan oil, Moroccan oil, olive oil, avocado oil). Right now, I'm fortunate: I wash my hair twice a week (three times at most), pincurl and set it while it's wet (usually for two days), then I have 3 awesome (usually, again, not always, lol) hair days where I go from curly to brushed out curl. Regardless of the amount of brushing or the style, I usually end up with some frizz or wispiness (you know that halo of hair that forms??) regardless of using pomade (rubbed and heated up in my hands before applying) or hairspray (tried spraying then brushing, and spraying the actual brush then brushing). When I set it, right now I'm using Suave curl mousse which allows for softness, a couple of spritzes of Garnier Fructis' Wonder Waves and a root booster (also by Garnier). I will be switching out the Suave and Wonder Waves for Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls (tried a sample and LOVE this stuff!! just waiting for it to arrive!), but will probably still use the root booster. I'd like to try one of the oils to help smooth out my look and enhance my style, so any help would be awesome. Thank you in advance!!
<3 x <3 x Desilu
Thanks for the clarifications!! Much appreciated!! :)
I found that pure oils would weigh down my hair too much (I have fine hair but a lot of it) and just a tiny too much will make it greasy. Nowadays I use shine sprays. My "holy grail" is Paul Mitchell's awapuhi ginger shine spray because no matter how much you use, it doesn't leave your hair greasy! I know this because one morning I accidentally used that instead of dry shampoo on my bangs haha. Another good one is Chi's shine spray. Both are aerosol
I just did a little post on my curl routine over here (including how I help the frizz): http://www.pinupgirlstyle.com/group/vintage-hair/forum/topics/i-m-f...
PS- I love coconut oil. I use it as a deep conditioner in my hair. I use it as lotion. I slather it on after a shower. I put it on my face and it has really cleared up my skin. I also use it in cooking, popping popcorn, and in my smoothies. :-)
Not a quick fix but I have been taking coconut oil vitamins and my hair has been WAY healthier and shiny! Its been much easier to work with for all the damage I put it through :) all of our bodies and hair react to things differently so I don't know how long it would take to show results for you, but it took them for about a month until I really noticed it. I bought source naturals extra virgin coconut gel caps.