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    A girlfriend of mine told me that she put vaseline on the ends of her hair after she fininshes washing her hair to keep her ends moist? Is that a good idea? Does anyone else do that? ;-)

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    I've done it, and it worked for me. even after a trim, my ends get really dry and crunchy sometimes, but when i put vaseline on them they stay moist for days.

    I make sure it only gets on my ends though, I don't put it near my scalp.

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    yea i use it on my ends sometimes

    and a lot of people then put it in a bag and bun

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    Everyone's different, I suppose.

    I never use any type of petroleum based product (or vaseline) because I find that it actually weakens MY hair. Some people have a thicker hair shaft and can get away with it.

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    joysinegar,
    I thought that i had read somewhere on this forum that petroleum was bad for your hair, like you eluded to . That's why I am surprised to hear that people use this method. But apparently it works. I never knew that...

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    Contrary to common belief, Vaseline does NOT give moisture or make anything 'moist'. It acts a barrier to either keep moisture IN or keep moisture OUT depending on the condition of one's hair.

    One must be careful using it. If your hair is dry, putting petrolatum on it will only keep moisture from getting to where it's desperately needed. If your hair is sufficiently moisturized, petrolatum will help hold that in. You can find much better methods of adding moisture than resorting to "grease", IMO.

    Me? I don't touch the stuff. It's greasy, attracts dust/dirt like nobody's business, clogs the pores (inhibiting growth), and weighs down the hair. Plus you have to use shampoo when you use petroleum products, and that just dries the hair out even more. Sounds like a damaging, never-ending cycle to me.

    But hey, try it. It might work for you.

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    faerieshadow525,
    well when you put it that way, i think i'll pass on the vaseline and stick to my elasta qp mango butter. thanks for the information..

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    I've read about this method on another site, but I can't see putting Vaseline in my hair. Perhaps I will try it with a natural vaseline alternative.

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    a lot of people then put it in a...

    what is this all about? Explain please

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    a lot of people then put it in a...

    what is this all about? Explain please
    according to the site, they put vaseline on wet hair and then put it into a bun and cover with a plastic bag. then, most of them put a "phony pony" or fake bun on top of that.
    thier point is to keep the moisture in, "protect their ends," and prevent split ends. of course, they are also keeping moisture out.
    the majority of them are permies. [dunno if that matters or not]

    i prefer to oil my ends every now and then instead of slapping petroleum and mineral oil over them.

    as for it being bad for your hair: whatever floats your boat.

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    Contrary to common belief, Vaseline does NOT give moisture...

    exactly

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    I use vasaline on my ends all the time and I must say that it protects them and makes them moist for days! This is a regular part of my regimin now.

    The trick is to use it on wet hair. The vaseline "locks in" moisture and protects your ends. I felt weird the first time I used vaseline on my ends but believe me, it WORKS! I haven't had to trim in MONTHS b/c of it. My ends look just as healthy and thick as they did on the day of my last trim.

    No harm in trying it right?! I don't think you'll be dTeenagersandToddlepointed.

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    I use shea butter or CD Healthy Hair butter on my ends...the same as I do for the rest of my hair.

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    I use shea butter or CD Healthy Hair butter on my ends...the same as I do for the rest of my hair.

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    Contrary to common belief, Vaseline does NOT give moisture...

    exactly

    anyway, if you decide to use vaseline, don't let this stuff touch your scalp!

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    I have heard of this, and I say if it works for you then go for it. But, I don't use anything on my hair that I won't use on my face because what I put in my hair affects my facial skin. I'll stick with my shea butter.

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    I don't know.

    Vaseline is really heavy and contains some of the same properties as motor oil. I have hear it can clog your hair follicles and stun growth. Although, again, I am just basing this all on bias. I just don't like the feel of it on my hair. My hair is much stronger without it. Even when I was getting my hair pressed with it, it just didn't seem to keep my hair from breaking.

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    I've use around my sides its actually pretty good. But I wipe it off later.

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    Just Say No to Petroleum Products.

    I don't recommend using this stuff on your skin OR your hair. There is an article about why I feel this way in the Articles Section.

    I am careful with what I put on my skin because whatever I put on my skin is inevitably absorbed into my body. And I don't want my hair coated in grease. Yuck. I want my hair and skin to breathe.

    Basically, using Vaseline, you may as well put motor oil on your skin.

    ~Molly~

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    Yes, I feel the same about it.
    Why not just use an Unpetroleum Jelly or better yet make your own Unpetroleum Jelly.

    All it takes is a few minutes:

    Melt & mix your fav. natural oil (ie: Jojoba, Olive, Coconut, Soya or Aloe Vera oil)
    with a little Vegetable Emulsifying Wax .. DONE!!!

    It comes out the same texture as the (pertol) Vaseline but it is much better for the ends of your hair!

    That is just my humble opinion.

    Peace & Napptural Blessings

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    I have never heard of that. I think I will stick to putting vasaline on my face and body only.

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    Unpetroleum jelly..
    Carol's Daughter makes and sells it but I make my own because I like to experiment with different oils, waxes, fragrances & essential oils (there are so many natural waxes).
    HTH

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    I like that homemade recipe! What is the effectof emulsifying wax on the hair?

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    i think i will stick to my shea butter

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    joanna39
    one of my mates asked me to make it for her and uses it all the time on her little one's hair. Especially now that it's getting colder.
    The Vege Wax washes out just as easy as Shea with no build up.

    I did do an experiment with the hair from my pick and I found that Vaseline took at least 3 attempts to wash out and still had a slip to it, shea washed out straight away so did the Vege wax mixture.

    Use what is best for you - but personally I would not use vaseline - just the thought of rubbing petrol on my skin or hair.

    I have seen vaseline being made and it is a stinky, skunky method I can tell ya.

    NOT GOOD!!!

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    I tried this with the baggie method that I learned about LHCF. I so wanted it to work for my hair since I saw that so many people get good results with it...but it just ended up making my ends look frizzy...and left them super greasy. I went right back to my coconut oil and shea butter.

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    never was any good on my hair and body.
    I refuse to touch the stuff.

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    No no! I used to looooooove some vaseline, oh my word. I used to put it on my hair all the time before I learned what it can do to your body as well as your hair. It is not good for your hair or scalp. It is petroleum, a petrol product.

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    Just Say No to Petroleum Products.I don't recommend using...

    amen. just a little somethin i learned at a skin care party. take 2 ritz crackers...put on in a glass of water - and the other in mineral oil (baby oil will do just fine). walk away and come back to the crackers in an hour - oh heck - make it 8...

    pick up the cracker that's in the water.

    now pick up the cracker that is in the mineral oil - and crack it open and listen VERY carefully.

    hear that snap crackle and pop? lovely, huh?

    anything you DON'T want water to get in - dip it in some mineral oil and some other petro. or vaseline based product and you'll achieve your purpose...

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    I'm almost as adamant that Black people give up vaseline as I am about relaxers.

    Don't get me started on the "baby oil", I cringe everytimse I see a mother slather that on a baby. I don't know how we all have lived so long.

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