View Full Version : Oils that attract less dust?
December 10th, 2010, 12:17 PM
I have been using coconut oil to oil the length of my hair and it really seems to improve the moisture level but.... I have noticed recently that my hair seems to attract all dust particles, lint, etc which I don't like (and would cause me to have to wash more... kinda defeating the purpose!) :rolleyes:
Are there any oils that seem to attract less particles? or a method of oiling I am unaware of?
December 10th, 2010, 12:30 PM
My hair attracts particles regardless of what I put in it. The only things that seem to reduce them is combing with a fine tooth comb, using cones an to a lesser extent lighter oils like jojoba or sweet almond. Unfortunatly those oils don't seem to moisturize as well :(.
December 10th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Not all oils penetrate; I would simply use less coconut oil since you seem to like the results other than attracting particles. Any oil will help attract them, unfortunately :(
I found in my experience that oils are best applied a tiny little bit at first, (like a few drops or half-nail sized chunk of coconut oil), and add more slowly. I used to have the tendency ot over oil, and once I started applying the 'less is more' technique, I almost never have residue a couple hours after a light oiling. As far as heavy oilings go, the point is to saturtate so of course we will get more things stuck in the hair :)
December 10th, 2010, 01:12 PM
I use coconut. I put a little bit on each day so that it soaks in and doesn't get greasy or attract lint. Or maybe I have lint and just have never noticed....
December 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
I don't think one oil is likely to be better than another, until it has absorbed at least.
You can use less/no oil.
You can remove the dust and lint by rinsing or carefully BBBing.
You can apply your oil as a pre-wash treatment, rather than as a leave-in.
You can avoid linty clothes (chenille is particularly bad!).
You can use something that will dry and not leave a liquidy layer for dust to stick to. (I know Spidermom goes this route using a silicone serum. Works well if your hair likes silicones, not so well if your hair hates them. Or try a leave-in conditioner or aloe gel, perhaps.)
December 10th, 2010, 03:09 PM
I had problems with oils in general (no matter how tiny amount I use). If I leave the oil it doesn't work (my hair gets dirty and terrible). But instead of giving up with oils, I used them as a hot oil treatment pre-wash.
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