View Full Version : Do Oils Make Your Hair Crunchy?
October 6th, 2003, 11:50 AM
I'm curious about whether your hair being colored or not has an effect on whether your hair likes oils or not. If you answer, please specify if your hair is colored or not, how your hair handles oils, and whether essential oils are different than regular oils on your hair. Also specify if your hair is hennaed... since I feel there is a difference. Thanks! :)
October 6th, 2003, 12:18 PM
I can now only use Monoi on wet hair. Jojoba makes my hair super crunchy.
October 6th, 2003, 12:20 PM
I voted no, and my hair is not colored, but all oils make my hair oily, so I avoid them anyway!
October 6th, 2003, 12:42 PM
My hair didn't particularly seem to care for oils. The bottom 1/2 has highlighting in it from several years ago.
I don't know if essential oils are different are not; I haven't used them enough to be able to say.
October 6th, 2003, 02:53 PM
I use Ginseng Miracle Wonder 8 Oil on my hair and I don't know what I would do without it. It has helped decrease the damage greatly and it has helped the moisture content of my hair greatly as well. I used to oil daily but my hair is getting to the point now that I don't have to oil daily any more.
October 7th, 2003, 07:28 PM
My hair loves oil and it is not colored. Really any oil works well with my hair except any type of coconut oil(virgin, monoi, etc). I've read on some soapmaking sites that coconut oil is moisturizing when it is diluted with another oil, but if you use too much coconut oil it can be drying. I haven't tried using it with any other oils, and I probably won't anytime soon. There are too many other oils that work well with my hair. Currently I have EVOO and meadowfoam. I'm looking to try some shea oil in the future.
October 8th, 2003, 04:33 AM
Oil makes my colored hair crunchy, and it made it crunchy years ago when it was not colored. I have coarse, curly hair.
October 8th, 2003, 04:37 AM
Interesting. So far, the poll seems to indicate that, in general, hair that is not colored is more likely to like oil than hair that is colored.
October 8th, 2003, 07:45 AM
I have used almond,avocado,monoi and jojoba and no crunchies yet my hair is not coloured at the moment but I was using apricot oil when I was blonde a while ago and it seemed to do really well :D This oil thing is really confusing
October 8th, 2003, 09:17 AM
No, and my hair is not coloured or treated in any way. I just don't like the greasy feeling I get, and prefer to stick to using conditioners. :D
I've read on some soapmaking sites that coconut oil is moisturizing when it is diluted with another oil, but if you use too much coconut oil it can be drying.
That happens when coconut oil is reacted with sodium hydroxide to make soap, and not when the oil is used just on its own. Soap made from coconut oil can be drying / irritating, but not the oil itself.
October 8th, 2003, 11:34 AM
My hair is colored... and hennaed. It also likes oils. I have used EVOO and currently I am using jojoba oil. I like the jojoba better so far, though EVOO was fine too... My hair has yet to be crunchy.
October 11th, 2003, 06:55 AM
My hair is colored, and has been continually for 30 years. Yes, I have been coloring my hair continually since I was 13. :oops:
I really like Monoi oil. Jojoba is too heavy for my hair, even after shampooing it leaves a residue. But..........
I have discovered sweet almond oil in the Latino haircare section at a large metropolitan supermarket that is just slightly out of my way home from work, and it is GREAT on my hair, I LOVE it.
I have never had the crunchies unless I used ALL of the following one right after the other in one session, deep conditioner, leave in and oil. That was overkill, I think. So I just use one or two of the above at one session and I am fine. :D
October 12th, 2003, 10:39 AM
I voted for the second option. Oils just absolutely don't work for my fine but thick hair. It takes away all the shine, my hair gets staticky and tangly.
October 12th, 2003, 10:16 PM
I used to oil frequently, until I decided to do an intensive overnight hot oil treatment, using coconut oil... it was a complete and total disaster. My hair became frizzy, super-dry, and the ends were so, so crunchy. :x It was only the bottom half (the colour-damaged part) that was REALLY bad, but I'm pretty sure my natural hair didn't take to it either (not that I really noticed, I was too busy stressing about my ends).
Misting with distilled water is what works for me!