Ladies! I am SO excited to share this with you all. On Twitter, @KinkyKurlyQueen provided a link for this... and yesterday I spoke with my friend Alex about it. Oil Rinses for natural hair. I thought... What the heck IS an oil rinse? How does it work? Here is what I did following the directions in the link I checked out.
Since I shampooed my hair 2-3 days ago, I didn't shampoo again (you can if you'd like, and that would be the 1st step.)
Whether you shampoo initially or not, on your soaking wet hair you want to apply 1/2 cup of oil to your hair (I used extra virgin olive oil. I've heard you can use castor oil or other oils of your choice, but olive oil is already my fave so I used that). Massage it in. I also massaged into my scalp because it tends to get really dry especially now that it's so cold.
Rinse with very warm (almost hot) water.
Apply your fave conditioner (I used Koils by Nature Hydrating Conditioner). Rinse with cool water.
Style as usual.
I must say, after rinsing out my conditioner my curls were POPPIN'! My hair gets frizzy (from dryness) so when I saw how curly my hair was after washing I was quite surprised and pleased.
Benefits: Intense moisturization, decrease in single strand knots, and ease in detangling.
Definitely try this! I may do this every other week!! Love it.
Tomorrow I will post a review on Koils by Nature. Today was my first day using the product line and I am in love!