Monday, November 16, 2009

Review of Oil Rinse

Excuse me and my messiness because i just can't seem to find the paper that i printed the directions on. oh well...let's continue.

So I saw a blogger talking about oil rinse. I stopped what I was reading to research exactly what this was and see its benefits etc. Since I was planning on washing my hair this weekend anyway I decided to try it out- a test run of sorts.  Basically if my memory serves me correctly, the procedure goes like this:
  • Use shampoo (I used almond castille soap) wash with warm water
  • Add favorite oil (I used one by DooGro) to hair especially on the ends, the focus is not the scalp . Rinse again with warm water
  • Use conditioner- a dollop or two- (I used Hair One's Tea Tree) 
  • Rinse with cool water to close in moisture and wash out some of the oil
I was having problems with my hair feeling really dry for a few days prior and my ends were feeling frizzy. Well let me tell you after I was done with this oil rinse, my hair was feeling good! And the problems with my ends were non existent. It was very moisturized, and i think it would feel great for a wash n' go too! (It's too cold for that of course)

When my cousin went to comb out my hair, some time after, had no problem. She put my hair in twists using the fantasia ic olive oil styling gel dry hair formula. I sealed the ends with a tea tree blend (had tree tree, castor oil things like that) by mega care--just rubbed a little bit of oil in my figures and rubbed the ends. and i oiled my actual scalp with...oops can't remember LOL.

My twists seem a little longer than the last time and I like that they curl in some places on their own :) Let's see if I can make it to a good 7 days with them (on day 2 now, last time lasted a good 5 but left it till day 6).

So over all I think the oil rinse would be something great either on a monthly basis or biweekly. I feel it is beneficial if your hair is feeling a little dry or unloved. Almost an additional treatment of sorts. Woot! Woot!