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To Oil or not to Oil that is the Question

by Tracy Riggs Master Hair Stylist and Creator of Bye Bye Parabens Hair Care Products

I had a client sit in my chair and as I was giving her a consultation I smelled something in her hair that reeked of baby vomit. I asked her what she was putting on her hair and she said olive oil, I asked her why? And told her, her hair smelled like baby vomit! (I’m very honest with my clients) so I went on to say her hair smelled HORRIBLE!  

After shampooing her hair 3 times, conditioning and blow drying as I began curling her hair a ball of smoke filled gases came flying back at me !! choking me!as I continued curling,coughing and dodging the smoke I  knew something had to be terribly wrong with using food grade cooking oils on your hair if something don’t smell right then it ain’t right! so I began my investigation. 

Here’s why you should NOT use cooking oils on your hair!

Beyond the un-natural levels of polyunsaturated fats and Omega-6 fatty acids, there are all the additives, pesticides, and chemicals involved in the processing methods of cooking oils.

Many vegetable oils contain BHA and BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene). These artificial antioxidants keep the food from spoiling too quickly, but they have also been shown to produce potential cancer compounds in the body. 

They have been linked to things like:

immune system issues


behavioral problems

and liver and kidney damage.

Low birth rate 

Hormonal issues 

Mental decline 


> Avoid putting Coconut Olive and Vegetable cooking oil or ANY OIL MADE FOR COOKING on your hair and scalp: Though these oils seem to be beneficial for those who struggle with dandruff dry hair and scalp these food grade oils have a fungal component, people may see negative effects from using these oils directly on the scalp. Food grade cooking oils may clog pores and cause irritation for some hair and scalp types (just as it does on certain skin types), and is best used internally rather than topically.

>Eat the ORGANIC oils for maximum benefit! Organic  coconut ,olive and Almond oils because hair doesn’t have the ability to metabolize or digest these oils like your digestive system does.

Tracy Riggs

TracyRiggsSalon.com Salon is in Charlotte, NC

ByeByeParabens.com Natural Hair Care Products made for Natural Curly Hair.

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