Oil rinsing is adding oil to your hair after you shampoo either before or after you condition. I oil rinsed after I shampooed because to me it makes more logical sense. If shampoo has just stripped my hair of moisture it makes more sense to oil rinse after I've restored the moisture through deep conditioning. It's simple all you need is your favourite oil/oils.
Soft, Smooth Hair
Reduction of Frizz
Hairveda CoCasta Shikakai Oil
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
(I used what I had. Remember to use coconut oil in its liquid form)
I tried oil rinsing for the first time last night and I LOVED it. My hair felt amazing as soon as I applied the oil. I rinsed the excess oil out with a mild acv rinse and t-shirt dried as usual. My hair felt so good that I was tempted not to apply my leave-in conditioner. My hair was soft, moisturised, more defined and had a natural shine. Why hadn't I tried it sooner? If I'm honest the reason I hadn't tried it sooner is because I was being cheap... I didn't want to use my oils to rinse my hair *covers face*. I shall definitely be adding this to my wash routine and I encourage you to do so also. If you lose a lot of moisture when washing your hair, this is for you! The recommended oils are Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil and Avocado Oil. You can use one oil or multiple oils, play around and see what works for you. There's a before and after photo below... the proof is in the pudding.
|Before (left) and After (Right)|
This is the same coil of hair, it's easy to find because
it's one of the few pieces I've snipped during my transition
Have you tried oil rinsing before?