Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oily little secrets...

I was just replying to my hermana Brittany @ CoM and remembered to post one of my latest discoveries (cut me some slack, I am slow) for deep hair conditioning.

First. My hair is long. As in really, really long. Say 3 more months and I could be the Lady Godiva of C-@-TL. I rarely use product, and only occasionally do I blow dry or straighten the mane. As you might know or guess; keeping hair this long shinny and healthy is not easy-peasy. Unless you have always wanted to look like Janis Joplin on a bad-bad hair day (imagine that!). I refuse to pay bucks and more bucks for so called deep conditioners (except for Aussie 3 Minute Miracle). So I use oils. Yup, oils.

Coconut oil is my personal fave. Rojo does not mind the smell so I sleep with my hair oiled in. A tiny bit goes a long way. It looks like white wax, dissolves in your hands and then on the hair it goes. I pass a comb all over to make sure it gets all the strands. Mi madre (who turns out knew about this coconut gift from heaven all along.... kthx mom) says one should be careful not to get too close to the scalp or it will get greasy in the morning. Advice confirmed hermanas.

Coconut oil should be the only ingredient in the label hermanas, because others have mineral oils and other stuff we do not want in our cabezas.

Jojoba oil is my BFF Legally Smart's weapon of choice. She also has long locks that are always shiny and soft. She dabs a tiny bit of jojoba oil after showering and looks like a million bucks. I sometimes use it on the weekends; but mostly I use jojoba oil to take my eye make up off at night, and it works like a charm, you need about 2 drops of it -I'm serious-; and it is the perfect base for my next oily little secret.....

Castor Oil. Yup, and don't begin a freak out session because you have heard it is poisonous. Mi madre used to smother our eyelashes with it every night. For years. She also used Talika, which I luv but it cracks at 30USD. The result is I have fab eyelashes. No need to curl them or anything of the sort. My brother is the guy whose eyelashes you love to hate. So, do it. I do it still every night after the cleanup routine (which I admit to hate) - a bit on the eyelashes, some on the eyebrows.

NOTE: DO NOT use castor oil if you are pregnant. NEVER.

Now go home and oil away!!


  1. LOL! I'm "BFF Legally Smart"!!!

    I am also the jojoba oil queen. It makes a great facial moisturizer, so long as you don't use too much. We're talking 3 drops for your whole face. Helps reduce acne. Nice as a lip moisturizer too. Also, when my cat got a bad case of flaky skin from sleeping on the heater too much, I rubbed a little jojoba oil into her coat and it did miracles. She hated it though!!! Oooh, I got the look of death from her that time! LOL!

  2. Is this the oil you were telling me about? I found something similar at Wal-Mart but didn't like the smell much.
    I like the comment you made about the Aussie deep conditioner, I might try that because my hair is a bit on the dry side these days. =)

  3. It is hermana. I recomend you get it at a health store -- and make sure it is 100% coconut oil.
    If you are in super dry mode; Aussie is awesome.

  4. Oooo, i will have to try this! My hair is shorter now, but it's still long by all standards.. it looks fine but I keep thinking it could always look better, right? Right? Always room for looking better!


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