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  1. #1 Oil and oiliness 
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    Hello!

    I believe this question belongs to this category.

    I want to make a nutritious hair mask composed of several types of oil. However, it is really oily and I have to wash my hair twice or thrice to get rid of the oiliness.

    My question is - is there a natural ingredience /e. g. fruit, vegetable, some hair friendly substance/ that when mixed into the oil makes the oil less oily but the oil maintains its nutritional values?

    Lush cosmetics makes hair masks with natural oil and they are not oily at all, they might add something into it which normal people can not get.

    Thank you very much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by toxiphobia View Post
    Hello!

    I believe this question belongs to this category.

    I want to make a nutritious hair mask composed of several types of oil. However, it is really oily and I have to wash my hair twice or thrice to get rid of the oiliness.

    My question is - is there a natural ingredience /e. g. fruit, vegetable, some hair friendly substance/ that when mixed into the oil makes the oil less oily but the oil maintains its nutritional values?

    Lush cosmetics makes hair masks with natural oil and they are not oily at all, they might add something into it which normal people can not get.

    Thank you very much.
    Nutritious? Are you going to eat this "hair mask", whatever that may be? I'm totally baffled, I'm afraid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by toxiphobia View Post
    Hello!

    I believe this question belongs to this category.

    I want to make a nutritious hair mask composed of several types of oil. However, it is really oily and I have to wash my hair twice or thrice to get rid of the oiliness.

    My question is - is there a natural ingredience /e. g. fruit, vegetable, some hair friendly substance/ that when mixed into the oil makes the oil less oily but the oil maintains its nutritional values?

    Lush cosmetics makes hair masks with natural oil and they are not oily at all, they might add something into it which normal people can not get.

    Thank you very much.
    Only rarely does the Forum get posts of this quality!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halliday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by toxiphobia View Post
    Hello!

    I believe this question belongs to this category.

    I want to make a nutritious hair mask composed of several types of oil. However, it is really oily and I have to wash my hair twice or thrice to get rid of the oiliness.

    My question is - is there a natural ingredience /e. g. fruit, vegetable, some hair friendly substance/ that when mixed into the oil makes the oil less oily but the oil maintains its nutritional values?

    Lush cosmetics makes hair masks with natural oil and they are not oily at all, they might add something into it which normal people can not get.

    Thank you very much.
    Only rarely does the Forum get posts of this quality!
    Yeah!

    Having looked it up, I think a "hair mask" means some kind of restorative treatment of hair, in which gunk is spread all over it and after a while washed off again. Sounds both horrible and absurd to me, but I then I am a man with very little hair left, so I may not be the best judge.

    I suspect oily preparations that wash off easily will contain some polar chemicals, for example fatty acids or their salts (i.e. soaps) that emulsify the oils and disperse them as droplets in water. But the enquiry is too vague for me to do any more than speculate.
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    Toxi, there are a number of problems with your post. You seem to have been taken in by advertizing language. Cosmetic makers like to talk about topical products "nurishing" the hair or skin. This is pure hog wash. Nurishment does not happen unless something is eaten and digested. Human skin and hair are naturally water proofed by the secreation of oils from the skin. The amount of oil secreated varies from person to person and also varies by age. The oil traps dirt on the skin and hair and makes us 'dirty". Soap allows the oils to dissolve in water and be washed away. If a person has dry hair or skin, that is hair or skin that does not produce much oil, the action of soap may make the skin and hair significantly dry. Hair will look dull and "life less". "Life less" is more advertizing speak, hair is not actually alive. Your homemade hair product feels oily because it contains oil. You could try just using less of it. Another approach is to reduce the amount of soap you expose your hair to. If you shower daily and wash your hair with shampoo everytime you shower, try only using shampoo every other day.
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