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Going To Try Sunflower Oil To Condition My Hair. Bad Idea For Someone With Oily Skin?

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A friend of mine has really pretty, healthy-looking hair, and my dried out mop needs some love and attention (not to mention my scalp), so I asked her about her hair regimen. Like me, she just uses a simple, non-harsh shampoo (Head & Shoulders Classic Clean for me, Tesco Value store brand for her).

The bit where it gets interesting is her "pre-conditioner": she massages sunflower oil into her scalp and hair and then rinses it off before shampooing (3 times a week). So I thought, "hey, why not?" It certainly seems to work for her, and I've got some in the pantry, so I'll give it a try!

...But then I remembered that my face has oily skin issues and I should perhaps proceed with caution. I tried searching this board for the word "sunflower", but got nothing. ...Perhaps I should stop being such a wuss and just try it already? I just figured I'd ask if anybody else had any experience with it.

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A friend of mine has really pretty, healthy-looking hair, and my dried out mop needs some love and attention (not to mention my scalp), so I asked her about her hair regimen. Like me, she just uses a simple, non-harsh shampoo (Head & Shoulders Classic Clean for me, Tesco Value store brand for her).

The bit where it gets interesting is her "pre-conditioner": she massages sunflower oil into her scalp and hair and then rinses it off before shampooing (3 times a week). So I thought, "hey, why not?" It certainly seems to work for her, and I've got some in the pantry, so I'll give it a try!

...But then I remembered that my face has oily skin issues and I should perhaps proceed with caution. I tried searching this board for the word "sunflower", but got nothing. ...Perhaps I should stop being such a wuss and just try it already? I just figured I'd ask if anybody else had any experience with it.

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I used extra virgin olive oil on my hair this week, and it didn't give me any issues related to acne. Washing it out on the other hand... I used it wednesday, washed my hair with baking soda everyday since then, and today the oil is all finally gone. My hair is super soft and shiny though at least.

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Thanks for the responses, peeps!

I think I will stop being a wuss and just give it a go. I can always stop if it doesn't work out, after all.

I've actually heard, both from my sunflower-using friend and from checking online, that the real premier oil for your hair is coconut oil. Unfortunately, it's a little on the expensive side compared to stuff like sunflower, vegetable or olive oil, so that's why she recommended I try sunflower as a cheap alternative first, as it works fine for her.

When my financial situation's a bit better, I'd love to try out other treatments (like coconut oil or that black soap) for my skin and hair. But, for now, I just need to make sure I save enough money for food and bills!

As for sorting out my oily skin, the first thing I'm going to try on it is sticking to a good diet and getting plenty of exercise. Once I can afford it, of course. Right now, I'm just stuck eating the bare essentials. Thankfully, those bare essentials include sunflower oil for cooking with. How convenient!

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