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Daydreamer.
February 15th, 2016, 04:00 AM
Have you used peanut oil to oil your hair? What kind of effect did it have on your hair? What are some benefits of using peanut oil? Thanks in advance~!

Nique1202
February 15th, 2016, 05:17 AM
Peanut oil is close to olive or avocado oil in its consistency, I think? It probably doesn't have any specific benefits (few oils do) but I wouldn't recommend it for use on hair unless peanut allergies are virtually unknown where you live. Even if it seems scentless to you, it still probably contains some of the proteins people can be allergic to, and it's very common with peanut allergies that even smelling peanuts can set them off. If you were sitting next to someone on a bus, or standing next to someone in a crowded elevator... I wouldn't take the risk.

Obsidian
February 15th, 2016, 05:28 AM
I've used it a couple times and like it quite well. Its lighter than OO and my hair seemed to soak it up better and it washed out easily. Its nice to use on the skin too. If you use refined oil, it has virtually no allergens left in it. I get louann's from walmart.

http://www.peanut-institute.org/eating-well/allergy/peanut-oil-no-allergens.asp

Nique1202
February 15th, 2016, 05:44 AM
I've used it a couple times and like it quite well. Its lighter than OO and my hair seemed to soak it up better and it washed out easily. Its nice to use on the skin too. If you use refined oil, it has virtually no allergens left in it. I get louann's from walmart.

http://www.peanut-institute.org/eating-well/allergy/peanut-oil-no-allergens.asp

As someone who has a peanut allergy, if I learned that someone was using peanut oil on their hair or skin because "it has virtually no allergens left in it" I would stay at least a room away from that person at all times, honestly. Peanut allergies are unpredictable and for many people it takes almost nothing (a whiff of an open bag of peanuts across the room, I've seen it happen) to trigger anaphylaxis. It's unfortunate that we haven't figured out an effective way to stop and reverse peanut allergies but until we do, I don't think it's worth the risk involved. There are plenty of other oils that are much safer.

Daydreamer.
February 16th, 2016, 08:46 AM
I've used it a couple times and like it quite well. Its lighter than OO and my hair seemed to soak it up better and it washed out easily. Its nice to use on the skin too. If you use refined oil, it has virtually no allergens left in it. I get louann's from walmart. http://www.peanut-institute.org/eating-well/allergy/peanut-oil-no-allergens.asp It sounds like a nice oil.

Daydreamer.
February 16th, 2016, 08:47 AM
As someone who has a peanut allergy, if I learned that someone was using peanut oil on their hair or skin because "it has virtually no allergens left in it" I would stay at least a room away from that person at all times, honestly. Peanut allergies are unpredictable and for many people it takes almost nothing (a whiff of an open bag of peanuts across the room, I've seen it happen) to trigger anaphylaxis. It's unfortunate that we haven't figured out an effective way to stop and reverse peanut allergies but until we do, I don't think it's worth the risk involved. There are plenty of other oils that are much safer. I see. Are there any other oils with similar properties?

Obsidian
February 16th, 2016, 10:24 AM
You could always try high oleic safflower oil, this brand is the HO version. I've used it too, it a bit lighter weigh then even the peanut.

http://static.caloriecount.about.com/images/medium/saffola-percent-safflower-oil-84728.jpg

Anje
February 16th, 2016, 11:18 AM
Well, currently I've been using avocado oil quite a bit. I'm guessing it's a similar weight, lighter than olive oil and it absorbs into my hair a bit over the next couple of days if I initially overdo it. My old standby is sesame oil (not the roasted dark variety, which works but is pretty smelly) which is lighter still and which my hair seems to drink up.

If you want to go really light, camellia is nice stuff, and you'd be hard-pressed to find people allergic to tea.

Nadine <3
February 16th, 2016, 11:38 AM
I thought about trying it, but one of my best friends has a peanut allergy so I didn't want to risk it. I have lots of other great oils I can choose from that won't potentially harm her or anyone else. I work with a lot of youth at church so better safe than sorry.

llamacat
February 22nd, 2016, 09:18 AM
I have never thought about putting peanut oil into my hair because in my family it is always used for fry our vegetables & meat & seafood & everything...
I might try peanut someday after I finish my jojoba oil though

jrmviola
February 25th, 2016, 07:50 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=10971&highlight=tree