Oil Sheen? What Am I Supposed to Do With This?

Adrienne May 16, 2012 4
Oil Sheen? What Am I Supposed to Do With This?

During my relaxed days oil sheen was a huge staple in my hair care arsenal. A day wouldn’t go by without me creating a cloud of shine, before I walked out of the door, around my head.

Now that I have natural hair, the one can of oil sheen I have has been placed in deep dark part of my hair cabinet, never to be seen or used again.

At this point I’m a little perplexed by what I should do with it? :)

I was under the impression that I was holding on to by beloved can of sheen for sentimental purposes. But, who would have known, we natural girls can use “the good stuff” too!

Cantu Shea Butter shares some helpful tips below on how naturalistas can put oil sheen to good use:


“Curls call for lots of moisture. To get picture perfect curls without frizz, use oil sheen, [check out Cantu’s Shea Butter Oil Sheen here] to moisturize and detangle. The deep penetrating oil and emollients hydrate and add shine for crave-worthy ringlets every time. Let air dry and don’t touch; fussing with your locks causes just as much frizz as dryness.

Tip: Tight curls without frizz call for a cut that supports your hair’s curl pattern. Talk to your stylist about how you wear your hair naturally to get the cut you need without the flyaways.”


“Braid locks are notoriously dry, seeking moisture whenever possible. Give them the daily dose of hydration they need with oil sheen.

Lightly spray – holding the can 8-10” from the hair – then gently rub the oil into your scalp. Cantu’s lightweight oil sheen has shea butter and jojoba oil that imparts shine and conditions with no greasiness or build up.”

Are you a fan of oil sheen? How do you use the product?


  1. Simply Care May 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I like to use oil sheen still as a natural. Sometimes I will spray my head with it and baggy while I go and work out. Or sometimes on top of a deep conditioner treatment !

  2. Rashidah May 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Oil sheen just makes your hair shiny. It’s a coating. Try moisturizer for a beneficial, healthy shine.

  3. saniel May 17, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    swap it out at product swap party, donate to a shelter or toss it out. very harmful to the environment aerosol can.

  4. Mel May 18, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    This post was very timely for me.I did my big chop almost 3 weeks ago. My stylist told me to use a leave in AND and oil sheen… I’ve been using cantu as well.

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