Lately, I’ve been experimenting with the effects of different oils on my braid-outs. Here’s what I found:
Coconut Oil– Leaves my hair less defined, but very soft, fluffy, and LARGE. It has no hold, but I love the result! I learned a while ago that my curls hate coconut oil when applied wet…but my dry hair adores it. I usually have to re-braid every night when using coconut oil only, due to the lack of definition. Non-greasy.
Castor Oil-I’ve been using Oyin’s Burnt Sugar with great success, and the main ingredient is castor oil. It leaves me with the most defined, thick looking braid-outs. My hair appears (totally an illusion) heavy and thick, but feels light, and non-greasy to the touch. This has become my favorite, and the set holds for two days! Castor oil really is magical 😉
Shea Butter– You all know that shea butter was a main stay in my wet styling routine. Now that I do dry braid-outs, it’s a bit too heavy. I’ve been using Oyin’s Whipped Shea Butter, and it leaves my hair greasy and stringy. I hate greasy braid-outs because I can’t fluff them without causing the ugly kind of frizz. Plus, greasy hair is not a good look.