What is an Oil Rinse?
An oil rinse has been compared to a hot oil treatment done in the shower between shampooing and conditioning. This is something that I do year round. It has changed the way I moisturize my hair.
What Does It Do?
We all know the LOC Method is one of the best ways to moisturize even the driest of hair. [Read More about the LOC Method] But did you know the oil you use and in what order, in which you use it, really makes a difference.
Penetrative oils have the molecular structure that allows them to enter the hair. Since penetrating oils can enter the hair shaft they can also bind to water inside the hair. There are only 3 oils that have been proven to absorb or penetrate into hair. These oils are coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. (Read more about Why These Are the 3 Best Oils for Hair.) You can mix all three together, just two or use them separately. I like to mix olive oil and coconut oil for my hair.
Applying one of these three oils can help your hair hold on to water. It’s guaranteed to leave your hair soft and moisturize, without a weighed down feel.
Oil Rinse Directions
After shampooing, you apply a liberal amount of hair penetrating oils like olive, avocado, or coconut oil, followed by conditioner. Let it sit for about 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with cool water. Repeat as frequently as needed.
More Benefits of Oil Rinse
- moisture retention
- easier detangling
- less single strand knots
- eliminates frizz
- leaves hair smoother & softer
- natural shine