Is your natural hair extremely dry? Does it tangle easily? Have you tried everything to keep moisture in your hair and nothing works? Then you want to pay close attention to Oil Rinsing.
An oil rinse is a hair treatment used primarily on kinky, coily, afro textured hair. Oil Rinsing is the step between co-washing/shampooing and conditioning, that keeps the hair moisturized longer, makes detangling a cinch, soften hair follicles, promotes growth, and prevents tangles and knots.
Using an oil rinse of one or more oils together is effective at smoothing the cuticle layers and greatly improving the appearance of your hair. Oils are applied from the root to the ends of the hair shaft after co-washing/shampooing and before conditioning. The oil adds extra slip during the wash which may help the hair strands slide past each other instead of tangling and forming knots.
This is how it is done:
1. CO-WASH: Co-wash your hair using really warm water or as warm/hot as you can bear, it helps to open the pores. Remember, the purpose of this step is to help remove some of the scalp of build-up from your products which is very important!
2. OIL: Apply Rescue Me Oil Rinse (1-3 tablespoons) depending on the thickness of your hair. Work it through the hair from root to ends. Detangle your hair during this step which helps to make sure the oil has been applied liberally. Rinse hair with very warm water.
3. CONDITIONER: Apply your choice of a moisturizing conditioner to your hair generously and rinse with cool water or as cold you can bear to close the cuticle. Cold water rinses help to seal in moisture, prevent knots, and add shine to the hair. You will definitely notice a difference in your hair.
Experiment...use more or less oil depending on what works best for your hair. BTW: Oil rinsing is great for children!
Try "Rescue Me Oil Rinse" by Terra Veda Organix it's a hair treatment that nourishes the hair, adds shine and softness, and promotes growth while adding that extra slip which helps the hair strands slide past each other instead of tangling and forming knots. Formulated with "Ceramide Rich Oils" which create a protective barrier around the hair to lock in moisture and protein. www.terravedaorganix.com
Have you tried oil rinsing? How did it work for you?