Sunday 2 March 2014

Oil Rinsing

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.

Moisture Retention
Soft, Smooth Hair 
Easier Detangling
Natural Shine
Reduction of Frizz

I used: 
Hairveda CoCasta Shikakai Oil
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Peppermint 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?


  1. Hi Takara, I love the result. I do that with EVOO. Kisses!

    1. Hey Nerline, I'm glad you love the results. I'm going to try EVOO. x

  2. OMG! Your curls are so beautiful. I'm totally a believer of using oil in almost every step of my wash day process. Which is your fave oil to use?

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. Awww thanks :). I need to start incorporating oils into my wash days again. I think my favourite oil to use would have to be coconut oil.

  3. Your curls look so pretty! I can't remember why I stopped doing oil rinses, but you have reminded me of why I need to return.

    1. Thanks :). Glad, I could be a reminder.

      Thanks for stopping by


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