Have I told you how much I love applying oils to my hair :D ? When I first started oiling my hair way back when I used to use the Dabur Vatika Hair Oils which I liked by the way, I stopped using them due to realising that the main carrier in that was liquid petroleum and or liquid paraffin. Although those ingredients didn't cause me any harm and still left my hair in good condition I didn't want to use such low grade ingredients on my hair and scalp in case something went wrong in the future. I much prefer mixing my own oils, that way I know exactly what's in them. If you use them and love them then carry on :) This post is regarding to how I wash my hair after my hair oiling routine.
I used to have to shampoo my hair at least 3 times to get the oil residue out of my hair, which sort of defied the point overall, as I used to use sulphate/sulfate containing shampoos which are a bit harsh when you're having to shampoo your hair 3/4 times in a row!
This little concoction will get all the oils out of your hair, in one shampoo. PERFECT! It is inspired by Lush's Big Shampoo (which is incidentally one of my favourite sulphate/sulfate containing shampoos). So if you're too lazy and don't mind sulphates/sulfates then you can pick up the Lush one instead as that works equally as well. You will literally need 2 ingredients and a tub.
1.Coarse Sea Salt / Rock Sea Salt
(no fine salt please as it doesn't wash out well)
2. A Shampoo of your choice
(I'm using the Matrix Biolage Delicate Care Shampoo
here but I don't recommend this as it's really watery
and I'm just using it to finish off the bottle)
3. A tub to store your concoction
(using an old Lush tub here)
4. A spoon
(I normally use my finger as I typically mix this in the bathroom)
1. Fill half the tub with your shampoo
2. Fill the remaining half with the sea salt
3. Give it a twirl
4. Ready for use :)
You'll get a fair few applications from this. The longer you keep it the more the water separates from the shampoo. There's a few of us who uses it in my house so it gets used up pretty quick. You can always mix less if that's an issue.
How to use this shampoo to wash oil out of your hair:
1. Wet your hair under warm/hot water for as long as you possibly can. This will help to get a lot of the oil out.
2. Take a dollop of shampoo and start massaging from the roots. Massage well. It will feel weird at first using the salt but you get used to it :)
3. Your hair will lather and feel kinda big (this shampoo adds volume)
4. When you feel like the shampoo has lathered to its' maximum then start shampooing the ends of your hair.
5. Rinse out well and follow with conditioner.
With my hair this entire hair washing routine takes 5 minutes from when I step into the shower to when I leave. So even for the busy bodies out there, there's no reason why you can't oil your hair :)
What's favourite oils to use? and do you have a secret way of quickly getting the oil out of your hair?
Have a great hair day :)