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    I buy oil to put in scalp and massage it in 2-3 times a week. I heard it's bad for your scalp. Is that true?

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    You say you heard it was bad for your scalp..but what is it that is supposedly bad about oil for your scalp?
    Please explain further..

    I can provide you with my humble opinion but I want to know what it is that makes it so bad for the scalp.

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    If you have oily skin you might want to lose it sparingly. It can lead to breakouts on your face as the oil might migrate.

    I think it depends on the oil as well. Scalp is skin. Do other regions of skin respond well to oil? This should be your guage.

    I think of the scalp as the soil for my hair. I do oil my scalp and sometimes I get heavyhanded. I like using that bottle tip to oil in between my twists or braids. I think its fun for some reason. (My life is pretty dry right now LOL!)

    So use nourishing oils. I like olive oil, grapeseed, coconut, etc. on my scalp.

    ~mc~

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    I use jojoba oil on my scalp and I think it's good because it's the closest oil that is produced by our own skin.

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    This was a quote from another thread on the Napptural Hair Discussion forum

    post Apr 26 2005, 02:02 PMthe scalp is just skin...

    Question:
    Reastyloles
    I want to know what it is that is bad about oils on the scalp?
    What did you hear about it being so bad?

    Scalp is skin, you really need to try out a variety of oils, in different ways to see what works for you.
    I know that some don't agree with Olive Oil or Sweet Almond but there are a WHOLE HEAP of different oils out there to try.

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    WoW ProhormonesH, you are the best seriously. i'm gonna have to print this one out and head down to the health food shop

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    You're welcome me dear!
    ...but I still would like to what Reastyloles heard that was so bad about oils on the scalp.

    I have tried more oils than those listed above:
    - Buriti
    - Albarraka
    - Seabuckthorn
    - Rose Hip
    - Hemp
    - Grapeseed
    - Watermelon
    - Papaya
    - Marula
    and about 30 more that I have in my lab.

    I am very keen to hear about what you have heard so please share what you know, Reastyloles..

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    I wanted to know if i could use anything on my scalp too. I've heard that by putting anything on your scalp you are blocking the follicles and that oil is not a moisturiser that it is more like a seal, it locks moisture in if your hair/scalp is moisturised but locks it out if your hair/scalp isn't moisturised. ( i hope this made sense)

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    Yes it does make sense and I can see what you mean but it depends on the ingredient that you place on your scalp and the condition of your scalp, not to mention the time of year.

    Oils you use in summer will be different to those used in winter or dry heat or humid heat or moist cold or rainy seasons etc.....

    1. "Oiling your scalp is an absoKennyT necessity." Your scalp...

    Taken from http://www.gobelle.com/p/articles/mi_m1264..._32/ai_77557273

    So if you oil your scalp do so once a week and choose oils that are light for YOU...
    There are no miracle oils out there just nutrient rich oils and a few that are similar to the sebum that we secrete.

    Experiment, choose wisely & don't forget to moisturise yourself from the inside and the outside too. Drink loads of water and spritz your hair with water.

    Remember the oils used will need to be beneficial to the stratum corneum layer so that when it reaches the dermal layer it provides the nutrients to the dermal papilla (deep down hair root).

    HTH

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    Make sure the oil you use doesn't smell rancid or else it will do you more harm than good. Y'all know what I mean by rancid smelling oil.

    If and when you oil your scalp make sure that your scalp is totally clean, no residue, no buildup of products on the scalp.

    Clarify with:
    Baking Soda, Water and Lavendar EO (Tea Tree EO or EO of choice)
    OR
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey mixed with water & 1 EO of choice
    OR
    Plain old ACV, Water & EO of choice

    Make sure the oil you use has been warmed before you apply to scalp.

    Use finger tips to message into scalp.

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    Thanks for the advice ProhormonesH! I suffer from dry scalp so i wasn't sure what to do!

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    is it okay to use shea butter on my scalp. i have also mixed it with glycerin, jojoba, ylang ylang, lavender, coconut, castor oil and aloe vera juice. i was trying to make the hair close to my scalp moisturised and soft and the only way i can do that is by oiling my scalp. so is my mixture okay to use on my scalp

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    glad I could be of some help

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    bump

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    Shea Butter OIL is ok but Shea Butter is way too heavy for the scalp to drink. The top layer (stratum corneum) will just not take it in. Whereas the oil will be ok to use.
    IMHO you have to many ingredients for your scalp take.. go easy and mix, say, Shea Butter OIL with a very very light oil and an EO - simple is best.

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    how about castor oil?

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    Different strokes for different folks I guess.I never oil or butter my scalp. I hardly ever apply anything to it (I used to spray mmy scalp with rosemary tea before) I stopped putting stuff on my scalp and realized my scalp was fine and I had less dandruff. Lotta times we do things cause we think we are supposed to but in actuality they are not absoKennyTly necessary for every one who is nappy to do it. ProhormonesH gave you some real good tips and info. Why don't you try not oiling your scalp for a week and see if you can notice a difference, good or bad or maybe not at all

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    EXACTLY!
    YOU have to choose what works best for YOU!
    Experiment - I know that some natural's scalp don't like oils but some do..
    Please experiment that is the only way you will find out what works for you.

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    agreeing with ProhormonesH and thighs. You have to find what works for you. I never oil or butter my scalp either because I find that water from regular rinsing and washing is the best for giving me the moisture I need.

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    Is it okay to apply grease to your scalp???

    I use Frenchee Super Gro Scalp and Temple Ointment Hair Conditioner and Hair Dress, and it has the following ingredients:

    White petrolatum, lanolin, microcristalline wax, fragrance, vitamin e acetate, hydrolyzed collagen, methyl paraben, vitamin A & D, Yellow dye #11, FD&C Green #6

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    Quote:Essence: Eight Myths That Stand Between You And Great Hair1....

    Taken from http://www.gobelle.com/p/articles/mi_m1264..._32/ai_77557273

    900402

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    Quote:Essence: Eight Myths That Stand Between You And Great Hair1....

    <_< Can someone please explain how petrolatum, mineral oil, and lanolin clog your pores??? I always hear \"they clog pores and stunt follicle growth\" but I never hear HOW... especially since I know so many people whose hair has grown long hair from using grease and other products containing these ingredients.

    901144

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    * 901144to put it short petrolatum, mineral oil, and lanolin...

    So how did I and several other ladies grow long hair with the use of products with these ingredients to grow long hair in the past???

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    I've been reading through this thread and I've got to give it to you ProhormonesH...you are the best when it comes to scalp stuff

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    when i used those oils my hair always felt icky, sticky and heavy.

    now with plant oils my hair absorbs what it needs and the rest i blot off.

    in my permie days it was easier to see growth because the hair was straight. you remember how often you needed to touch up your roots? that was nappy hair. and my hair is still growing just as quickly.

    i don't think plant oils are bad for the scalp.

    i make my own coconut and rosemary pomade to tingle my scalp. i add rosemary, peppermint and sage EO to cocnut oil, and about once a week i grease my scalp with it.

    i also use olive oil when i condition wash. i do this every day.

    i love plant oils.

    for me olive oil works best as a conditioner treatment that i can rinse out.

    and coconut oil keeps my scalp healthy.

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    Quote:Quote: Jun 26 2005, 06:45 AMà‚* 901144to put it short petrolatum,...

    they arent going to fully stunt growth...its not like grease=NO hair growth at all...but they don't have the benefits you would get from natural oils...i, personally, don't put anything at all on my scalp...but when i do i use jojoba oil because it so closely imitates our own natural scalp oils...

    why would you want to put plastic on your hair when you can use a natural alternative that has more benefits than products with these ingredients?

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    cheers BerlygirlD
    I feel it is important to know about natural alternatives for my skin & scalp.

    I choose my oils, butters, etc.. like I select my fruit and veg from the market - carefully & I ask lots of questions.

    nieruserj595 - ITA!

    Blackstar - Yummy scrummy mix ya got there!

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    i meant bad like clogging the pores in your scalp. i heard u shouldn't put anything on your scalp because it produces it's own oils.

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    i meant bad like clogging the pores in your scalp....

    Oh ok now I see - thanks for the explanation.

    Yes, each person does secrete sebum but it depends on how much you produce and whether it is enough, too much or just right. This is the basic indicator of whether you should oil your scalp and how often, IF at all.

    CloggedPores:

    If you secrete enough sebum you'll know about it, you'll most likely be a water & EOs type of natural, lotiony happy natural who lives for water & water based products 99.5% of the time and finds 100% oil based products difficult to use.

    All you'll need to add to your scalp is water & EOs mixture of choice or spritz mixture of water, EOs & a light oil like fractionated coconut oil OR sweet almond oil OR organic non roasted sesame seed oil for example.

    You may also get your semi oily-water moisture from seed or herbal mucilage (blue malva, fenugreek, flax, okra, plantain, chaDeanstifflerXle, irish moss etc..)
    ie: Non 100% oil using natural

    If your sebum production is not enough, then extra oil(s) should be added at least once a week OR once every 2 weeks.

    This is me, after I wash my hair I clarify with ACV or Baking Soda mixed with herbal tea.
    Air dry my hair, then grease my scalp with a light oil(s) - only once a week or once every 2 weeks depending on the environment/weather/climate that I am in.

    If I don't do this I wake up the next morning with such a dry scalp - no flakes just feeling really dry & scaly. I must add the oils to a wet scalp.
    My scalp does not take to oils on a dry scalp. It makes my scalp feel coated & heavy like syrup on dry rye bread.

    If your sebum production varies then you will need to use an oil or combination of oils that will work with your scalp. I would say 90% water 8% very light oil and 2% EOs (citrus or mint EOs at 1.5%)

    If you have excessive sebum production (seborrhea capitos) you may be experiencing dandruff flakes or itchiness, then don't use oils instead look at the ingredients of the products you use and make some changes.

    1. Wash hair once a week with a MSM organic sulfur based soap or change your products and make sure to use an MSM organic sulfur hairdress.
    OR use a hairdress that is made of Black Willow Bark.
    BUT use the hairdress on your hair not scalp - by doing this the oil will gently seep into your stratum corneum & hair shaft.

    MSM organic sulfur provides collagen and keratin to our hair.
    Below the hair shaft is hard keratin and on the scalp below the top layer (stratum corneum) is soft keratin which is nourished by MSM being topically applied to the hair.

    Black Willow Bark gently exfoliates the scalp and clears the pores. It's an antioxidant, antiseptic and reduces any inflammation caused by over active sebum production.

    2. Avoid products that contain alcohol because it dries out the scalp causing driness and itchiness.

    3. Reduce the use of hair dryers which will also dry the scalp and add to the problem of an over productive sebum scalp. When you hair/blow dry your hair it makes the scalp dry and sebum starts to produces more to replace what has been dried away.

    ...but this is just my humble opinion based on the experience of 20 of my testers...

    poohbear
    ITA with nieruserj595, yourself and your friend and many others may find that crude oils work for your scalp and your hair may have grown to it's fullest this is great!

    Personally, I prefer to use natural oils out of choice because there are more nutritional benefits with natural oils than there is with crude oils.

    60% of what we put on on skin and scalp enters our blood stream thru the stratum corneum & the dermal layer.

    Knowing that, I personally, would rather it be vegetable rather than crude.

    I do HTH and makes sense.

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    i used to hear that grease would block the pores on your scalp... i think this may have been products with mineral oils and petrolium. i personally have found it best to just spray my scalp with some infusium 23 and SCurl and it works just fine! i find my scalps doesn't flake as much now but that might also have to do with the fact that i wash my hair more...

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    thanks ProhormonesH and nieruserj595 for your responses to my questions.

    i also read this article--> http://www.gatewaytobeauty.com/potpourri/a...ch_frizzies.htm which convinced me not to use these products as well. i will now be doing this no product routine where i will only use a non-harsh shampoo, a light conditioner, and water.

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