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    Default ahh..... sometimes you just gotta oil!

    Just had to post the luscious ahhh moment of it. Hair feeling icky and not happy, slathered with my favorite V7 Carrot oil, and the whole head of hair seems to sigh happy LOL.

    Sometimes it just takes so little to make it like me again ::glee::
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirin View Post
    Just had to post the luscious ahhh moment of it. Hair feeling icky and not happy, slathered with my favorite V7 Carrot oil, and the whole head of hair seems to sigh happy LOL.

    Sometimes it just takes so little to make it like me again ::glee::
    Ah i can really relate! I almost think of my oils as bottles of hope! When i'm not happy with my hair and i smother the oil on it feels lovely and my focus goes from moody to thinking about the good the oil is doing.
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    Yupp! I've got oil on my hair right now. On the inside it's driving me nuts because I can't stand looking at myself with this hair, but it's all good.
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    Yes! I love my oil too! I dipped my ends in water and then coconut oil today and it feels SO soft and silky tonight! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

    Combing only when wet with CO, Suave conditioner, AG Re:Coil, LA Looks sports gel, EVOO and coconut oil


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    I have had mixed results with oiling, so I'm curious as to the details of application. Do you apply it to dry or wet hair, before or after washing? How much oil do you use? I am having a lot of trouble with the frizz/halo effect...does oiling help with that? How often you apply oils?

    Thanks for any and all specific information you might share.
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    I apply my oil after washing when it's a bit damp.When I do heavy oiling I leave it in for 12-24 hours and wash it out with cwc.I don't know how many light oilings that turned heavy instead.

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    When i oil i use one single drop, rubbed through my hands and smooth it through my dry hair at night, then bbb through. Feels soooooooo good, and i wash it out in the morning. I had to play with a lot of oils to find one that worked. the ONLY oil i found to work on my fine baby hair, was carrot oil. Others, even coconut seemed to just "sit on" my hair, carrot seems to get "sucked in", its a beautiful thing.

    I also add a drop to my bottle of shampoo and shake. Makes the shampoo lovely.
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    I oil everyday. After washing while my hair is damp I oil the ends with Jojoba oil. And again at night I mist from my ears down and oil again. Days I dont wash I mist and oil.
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    I have recently discovered that my hair responds beautifully to a heavy olive oiling the day before washing it. It seems to absorb a lot of the oil, and after washing it's so smooth and silky and spiral-curly. Until discovering this, I would only very lightly coconut-oil the length while damp after washing and the ends every night or so before bed. Now I do both.

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    My biggest concern with oiling the night before a wash is that I can't always predict that I'm going to have time to wash that day. I am totally in love with doing it when I can pull it off though.

    Me, I use Kimberlily's Hair Butter (which is mostly coconut oil, with a little jojoba, shea and EOs) and I use just a fingertip's worth rubbed into the ends, before I comb my wet hair out after Conditioner-Only washing. The trouble with that is, I have to comb out the "bottom half" and then let it wait for a bit for most of the oils to absorb before I comb out the "head half" of my hair. or it can look a bit stringy around my temples. Usually I comb out the bottom half before I get dressed and then comb out the rest (with a different comb) on the morning train, and that's enough time. Hair is still damp but most of the oil has sucked into the damaged ends, where I want it, and very little is going up the healthy roots toward my scalp.

    Hope that wasn't too confusing!

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