HOW TO: OIL RINSE FOR NATURAL HAIR

QUESTION FROM READER

Q: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is great! I didn’t realize how so until I ran out of Coconut oil. I think my hair prefers it to coconut oil. I currently use EVOO to seal, pre-poo and deep condition (by hot oil treatment or mixing it into my DC)

How does one do an oil rinse please?
 

olive-oil_sq-e4b656991b973d6de22fb74a05922bb0650e9e5a-s6-c10The Advantages of Oil Rinsing

  • Aiding with moisture retention by ensuring that moisture remains locked into the hair;
  • Allowing the hair to remain supple, smooth and soft by improving its overall texture;
  • Aiding with detangling;
  • Improving the manageability of the hair and giving it a natural shine.
  •  Olive oil strengthens hair and makes it more flexible.
  • Olive oil moisturizes and revitalizes hair, and it brings back hair elasticity and health lost due to pollutants, sun damage, stress, medication and unhealthy foods.

Three Basics Ways to Olive Oil for a Hair Rinse

1. Applying oil to your hair before deep conditioning: After your hair has been washed and towel dried, simply apply some oil to your entire head of hair. You can do so in sections or not depending on the technique you choose to use and the thickness and length of your hair. Ensure that your hair is properly saturated with oil; again depending on your natural hair you can determine yourself on how much you need for each section of hair. The longer your hair is the more you need for that section. 

Use a plastic Cap or sit under the dryer for 15 min to 1 hour. 30 Min is the average amount of time to sit under the dryer with an oil.

2. Applying oil to your hair after a deep conditioner: After washing your hair and applying your deep conditioner (at this point you may detangle your hair in sections with a wide tooth comb) apply oil over the conditioner. This method is using the oil as more of a Applying oil to your hair after a deep conditioner: After washing your hair and applying your deep conditioner (at this point you may detangle your hair in sections with a wide tooth comb) as per usual, apply oil over the conditioner penetrating conditioner rather than a regular deep conditioner. Ensure that your hair is properly saturated with oil. Cover hair with a plastic cap with or without external heat and leave on for the required time and then rinse with cool water.

3. Applying oil before and after a deep conditioner: After your hair has been washed, apply the right amount of oil on your hair ensuring that the hair shaft and tips are adequately coated with the oil. Then apply your deep conditioner (at this point you may detangle your hair in sections with a wide tooth comb) and follow up with another table spoon of oil over the conditioner. Cover hair with a plastic cap with or without external heat and leave on for the required time and then rinse with cool water.

NOTE: adding a deep conditioner to the oil will help rinse the oil out better.

The most POPULAR Oils to use for an OIL Rinse

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Coconut Oil —— The BEST
  3. Almond Oil
  4. Grape-seed Oil
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