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    As my locs and scalp seems to hate oils in general, I thought if I use extra virgin olive oil as a conditioner and rinse well, it might just work out...

    And it did :-) Semms to be working better than most conditioners I've used in the past -plus it doesn't come out to have that oily feeling, just leaves my locs very soft. It doesn't have a smell so my locs still smell of my black soap.

    I shampoo'ed as usual, rinse, applied all the oil on my my locs only -a small amount (avoiding the scalp) and finishing off my shower -before rinsing extra well. I'll try it again the next time I wash my locs.

    As this is my first try, I'm still not sure if it is for me yet -but I'd like to know if anyone else has used it on their locs as a conditioner?

    Thanks!

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    Hi alma!! been A long time my computer is broken right now!!! Yes I do an olive oil conditioner a lot!!! leaves my locks look great!!!

    These days I am mixing the aloe juice you recommend with amla oil ( I do not know if you Know amla.
    iT DOES MIRACLES FOR MY LOCKS

    bLESSSSSSS

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    jessica67 -good to see that you're back!

    Amla oil? Never heard of it... but you know me lol, I'll have to give that a try!

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    Hi Alma!!!
    Yes tha amla oil!!
    Its an indian oil , which is said to make you hair grow really fast!!
    you can check these websites
    http://www.maricoindia.com/shanti.htm

    http://www.kalyx.com/store/proddetail.cfm/.../780.0/file.htm

    this is teh one I am using!! It has a stong fragance. but I dilute it with aloe or another oil!!!!

    Blesssss

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    http://www.ighoosen.co.za/images/Herbal_Me...on/Amla_oil.jpg

    oepssss this is the one I am using!!!!!
    Greetingzzzzz

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    SandycareerF -thank you!

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    Hey Alma,
    I use extra virgin olive oil as a conditioner too and I love it!

    Queen,
    Thanks for the link!

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    i just bought some extra virgin olive oil. gonna go try it!

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    Natem23 - another happy EVOO user!

    sweetnsourloc - let us know how it goes!

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    There is a woman by the name daysrnew or something like that (I apologize if I messed up your name) who has an olive oil routine. I dont know if she uses EVOO or just regular OO, but her locs are beeeauuutiful btw, so are yours, FivepeasinapodI

    PeaceLily

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    There is a woman by the name daysrnew or...

    Hey Peacelily. Thanks for the shoutout and the compliment. Yes I use EVOO as a pre shampoo oil treatment and mixed with loc butter for twisting. My brother turned me on to this earlier in the summer as he lives in Florida and is always out in the sun. My locs are shinier, softer and I never have to use additional oils in between shampoos.

    Good stuff

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    Thank you ladies!

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    ok ok so tell me hwo exactly do you condition with the extra virgin oo?? Just want to make sure I understand the process before doing it.

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    Hi joeygirl - I just used the EVOO staright from the bottle... I bought it at the nearest food store. After my shampoo and rinse session, I added it through my locs -left it for about 2 mins and washed out well. Towel dried and done!

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    Sounds good.
    I washed my hair this morning so Ill guess Ill have to try it next week. Sounds like something that will help the dry hair. I usually put it on after washing. Im trying to keep the moisture in. Tell me, do you think it is lighter than regular olive oil?(might be stupid question)) but I dont want to created buildup.
    trying to use minimal product in my hair. When its clean its shimmers and feels so light. Trying to keep that feeling.

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    joeygirl
    I personally feel its lighter that regular Olive oil, and it also feels lighter now that I rinse it out... In the past, it was too heavy for my locs if I used it on dry hair or without a rinse. Especially in this heat I need things to be as light as possible!

    My locs get really dry easily so this seems to be working out good so far- it definately has a sheen to it and the colour comes out more when it feels moisturised.

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    I think that may work for me.
    You have long locs so how much do you use when adding the evoo to your hair. Mine are just past my ears so how much would you reccomend I use?

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    joeygirl

    I used very little, I cut my head of locs into 2 halves...one each side. And I poured a small hand full into my palms and massaged it through... one handful for each side.

    I don't think it really matters how much you use -a handful should be good I think.

    Let us know how it goes!

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    sweet.
    keep ya posted.

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    I use extra virgin olive oil as a pre shampoo conditioner: I leave it in my hair for 1/2 an hour to an hour,wrap with a plastic bag, then I proceed to wash as usual. In the winter (winter in Montreal can be a killer on your hair!), I will do that and add a small amount of EVOO to my locs after the wash. That way I will have enough moisture locked in...and the cold won't dry out my hair as much. I always put the oil while my hair is wet, I get better results then if I put it on dry locs.

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    I've done it in the past and loved the results....I'm just so lazy so I haven't done it in over a year.... I desperately need to though becuase my last color has made my hair sooo dry....

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    Does it matter if it is done pre or post wash or are the results the same either way?

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    For me it's better when I do it pre-wash, because I get all the excess oil out of my locs once I wash. I did it once the oppsite way(post-wash), and I had an oily feeling for a couple of days. With the pre-wash treatment your hair absorbs what is needed and the excess is washed out with the shampoo that follows. That's for me, others may say differently...Try it out and you'll know what's best for you! Let me know!

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    Is this like a hot oil treatment?

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    I used it after my shampoo and my hair is still oily and hard.
    -sigh-

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    -sigh-...

    I think you'd get better results if you use it as a preshampoo treatment then wash it out. Also you might want to try a lighter oil such as grapeseed or safflower oil and don't use too much. You only need about one tablespoon - two of your locks are long.

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    Thanks, that's what I was thinking, a preshampoo thingy. I'll try out a couple lighter oils, I'm not sure about coconut oil but if possible I'll try grapeseed oil. Hopefully it won't just sit in my hair.
    Thanks a lot! ^_^

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    Olive oil is a good conditioning treatment, but it's better used pre-wash than post-wash. I like to add honey to mine. Infact I did deep a conditioning with honey+olive oil with plastic cap on my head for 1hr and then washed, 4 days ago. My locs still feel soft.

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    -sigh-...

    Maybe your locks don't like oils?! I know that mine don't. I can only do oil in a pomade form (currently QB's Amla Oil Pomade), but putting straight oil on my locks, whether I do it preshampoo or post shampoo makes my locks extremely hard. It doesn't matter what oil I use, just makes my locks hard. I've noticed you've been unhappy with how your locks feel lately and I'm thinking maybe you just need to clarify and see what your locks feel like without any product. Maybe trying to find the perfect product is giving your locks an overload?!? I'd probably just try a water spritz w/a couple of drops of eo's and see how that works out. If you're still not satisfied with how your locks feel, I'd just try one product at a time and if that didn't work, I'd be sure to clarify (w/ACV, baking soda, or shampoo) before I introduced a new product to my locks.

    HTH

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    Yeah... the thing is, I've been using a lot of water and I feel guilty. That's a lot of rinsing. Um... I think I will try an ACV rinse. I went straight from the relaxed hair to my locs, and I'm still learning how to take care of my hair. Maybe I'll try some shampoo without any sulfates and put in Long46et Biologics Olive Honey Hydrating Balm. I have some ACV, I will use that. I wasted money on gels and stuff, so I have to be a bit frugal. I'll just give all the shampoos and stuff to my mom.

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