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Sunday, May 22, 2011

~THE RELATION OF GREASE TO WATER.... PLUS MORE~.....



Hello Fabulous Fellow Naturals!

I hope everyone had a productive and fabulous weekend!:)).  I would like to share with you ladies another very helpful and great tip from our friend the fabulous Chicoro.  As you ladies know I am a huge fan of Chicoro, her tips have yet to let me down they continue to educate me while on my natural hair journey.  Below I will share a bit of what she says in relation to...... "The relation of grease to water is the same as that of lubricating to moisturizing" :

Grease or water does not easily mix or bind with water.  In cosmetic preparations or in hair products, grease and water are bound together to form a cream, with wax, guar, gum, or some other binder.  A more scientific name for this type of substance is "emulsion" .  Grease and oils, in general, do not add moisture to the hair. However, they do impact the moisture in our hair.

Oils and grease tend to be occlusive on hair, that means they form a seal over the hair strand or scalp.  If you spray your hair with water , then place oil or some  emulsion type of product over the hair strand, the impact is that the water in the hair strand will stay longer.  The oil is not providing water or moisture to the hair.  The oil is keeping the hair moist longer It works much like plastic seal over a bowl of food.  The plastic keeps the food fresher longer.  The oil is keeping the moisture in the hair longer.  Oils can provide nutrients to the hair and scalp.

Lubricating and moisturizing are like grease and water they are two different processes , using two very different substances.  Water or water based products add moisture to the hair.  Oily, waxy, or greasy products add lubrication to the hair.  Natural oils, silicones, Glycerin, are considered lubricants.   Below is a quick reference chart .  This is not an exhaustive list:

MOISTURE- WATER, WATER BASED SUBSTANCE:

Water
Aloe Vera
Water Mixes
Aloe Vera Mixes

LUBRICANT-OIL, WAX, SILICONE BASED SUBSTANCE:

Pomades, waxes
Creams
oils, oily feeling silicones
Glycerin

Chicoro also adds "I am not a huge fan of Silicone's, but I will say you need both moisture and some kind of lubricant.

Chicoro

Many thanks to the lovely Chicoro for sharing yet more great tips with the Natural hair community.

Thanks for stopping by ladies! and remember to stay.....Naturally Fabulous!

            ENJOY & TAKE CARE  !:))

6 comments:

ChocolateOrchid said...

Great informative post!
And love that picture. It's precious.

zainab1 said...

@Chocolateorchid...Thanks!...Isn't that precious!:))

Thanks a bunch for stopping by CO, take care:))

Tinuke said...

I love that picture too!!
Great Info. Thanks for the reminder!!

zainab1 said...

@Tinuke... sure!, you are quite welcome:))

Thanks for stopping by Tinuke, take care:))

Tiffany said...

this article is true true and true. in the morning, i put a lil coconut oil on my side part in the front yesterday and the oil also touched a few strands of hair. no lie, i could see it on those strands when i got home from work. crazy.

zainab1 said...

@tiffany....get out!, great hair observation. Thanks for stopping by Tiffany, take care :))