Monday, September 5, 2011

Oh no, I ran out of my beloved Shea Butter. I will place an order this Thursday, but that will take a week or more to reach me. So here I am without anything to use as a sealant. What am I going to use to lock in the moisture in my hair? My roommate told me about a product called Nature's Blessings a long while ago. However, I was instantly turned off when I saw mineral jelly as one of the ingredients. Fast forward to reading Grow It By Chicoro, where she admits to only sealing with vaseline, and other petroleum based products. I was in shock, but I figured Chicoro was an exception to the rule, and petroleum wouldn't be good for my hair. During the time I was reading Chicoro's book, the unofficial Natural Hair scientist drops this BOMB on me. She says mineral oil is the BEST oil for sealing in moisture, because it lets nothing out. She suggest we take a chance and use mineral oil to seal. Only if we haven't had any luck with retain moisture from other oils. Even then I wasn't grabbing any mineral oil based product, because I owned none. Now that my Shea Butter has run out, and I need to seal the moisture in, I have a good reason to try this. Ladies you all know I clean my hair (in plaits) every other day, so product build up isn't something I think I have to worry about. I do not intend to rub any of this product on my scalp. I never did that with the Shea Butter. I will use the pomade/grease on my ends to seal in moisture.

Read The Natural Haven's post on mineral oil for your self HERE.

Ingredients: Nettle,Rosemary,Sage,Peppermint, Thyme, Alfalfa (which is an herb), Pure Virgin Olive Oil, Pure Coconut Oil, Sage Oil, Rosemary Oil, Bergamot Oil, Chlorophyll (from nettle and spinach), Pure Mineral Jelly(also known as petroleum jelly), Natural Fragrance and Good Intention.

How many of you think I am crazy? Do any of you use petroleum/mineral oil in your natural hair regimen?

Update: After using it for three months, I wrote my thoughts about it HERE.