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Eirinn
August 25th, 2008, 08:20 AM
... really moisturized, silky and shiny?? I've just discovered it! It's cosmetic paraffin sold in drug stores - there are those with vitamin A & E and those with castor oil. I use it this way: I do pre-wash oiling, leave it for about 20 minutes and wash with claryfing shampoo/ Then I only do an ACV rinse. And I'm soooooo in love with the effect:p Even my mom asked 'What did you do to your hair?!'

lora410
August 25th, 2008, 08:23 AM
ok, im confused. You dipped your hair in paraffin wax? If so considering how hot that stuff is I would think after awhile it may have ill effects on your hair, plus it leaves a small coating of wax behind correct?

Silver & Gold
August 25th, 2008, 08:38 AM
I Googled this out of curiosity and it seems that liquid paraffin wax is mineral oil. Although I'm certain this gives you a wonderful sheen I certainly wouldn't use this on my skin and I would probably be sure to clarify on occasion if I used it on my hair just as one would do when using cones on the hair.

berr
August 25th, 2008, 08:45 AM
I believe paraffin oil is basically mineral oil.

ETA: I think we were posting at the same time silver & gold.

Eirinn
August 25th, 2008, 08:45 AM
ok, im confused. You dipped your hair in paraffin wax? If so considering how hot that stuff is I would think after awhile it may have ill effects on your hair, plus it leaves a small coating of wax behind correct?

No, it's liquid. Here is an example:D:

http://www.apte.pl/imgprod/nafta_kosmetyczna_26160141.jpg

Don't you have anything like that?

mira-chan
August 25th, 2008, 08:50 AM
No, it's liquid. Here is an example:D:

http://www.apte.pl/imgprod/nafta_kosmetyczna_26160141.jpg

Don't you have anything like that?

It's called mineral oil here. What is called paraffin here is generally solid or cream consistency.

Many people avoid it as it requires a sulfate shampoo to remove. If it works for you then that's great. ^_^

Eirinn
August 25th, 2008, 10:20 AM
It's called mineral oil here. What is called paraffin here is generally solid or cream consistency.

Many people avoid it as it requires a sulfate shampoo to remove. If it works for you then that's great. ^_^

Oh, I wondered that... Dictionary said 'paraffin' though:shrug: But still can work great for those who use sulfate shampoos:bigtongue:

lora410
August 25th, 2008, 10:57 AM
No, it's liquid. Here is an example:D:

http://www.apte.pl/imgprod/nafta_kosmetyczna_26160141.jpg

Don't you have anything like that?

lmao :rollin: I am used to hearing parafin for like hands and such. I have never heard of liquid stuff.

lidapida
August 7th, 2012, 04:20 AM
Just bought jasmine scented liquid paraffin for hair and I searched the forums and found this. Anyone else have more information about this? And sulfate shampoos being needed to remove it? Thanks!

lmfbs
August 7th, 2012, 04:48 AM
Just bought jasmine scented liquid paraffin for hair and I searched the forums and found this. Anyone else have more information about this? And sulfate shampoos being needed to remove it? Thanks!

Seems like it's just mineral oil. I'm sure there's a mineral oil thread on here....hang on, I'll find it.


EDIT - here's some threads that might interest you - I found them helpful when I was researching mineral oil.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=86298&highlight=mineral+oil
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=94146&highlight=mineral+oil
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=86404&highlight=mineral+oil
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=47541&highlight=mineral+oil