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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 :) 


  1. Really nice tip! Just one question- Isn't salt bad for hair? It is usually said that salt aids in hair fall, so wouldn't it be harmful?

    1. Hey thanks for the comment. I've never heard of salt causing hair loss but if that worries you then don't use this tip :)
      I have personally been doing this for years and have not had an issue. Prior to this I used to use the Lush Shampoo which contains sea salt as the main ingredient.
      I did a quick Google search and nothing credible turned up, so if you know why salt would be bad for hair I would love to know!

  2. I just heard it from someone!
    If using salt for shampoo hasn't been harmful for you, then this is one of the most amazing tip ever! :) I also oil my hair regularly and washing out oil becomes a real pain. I am gonna try your suggestion for sure. :)

    In between, I really love your blog. It is one of the very few blogs which are realistic! Please don't stop blogging ever! :p
    I am pretty sure you guys have a lot of silent readers! :)
    And thanks again for such an awesome suggestion!

    1. Funny thing is I met someone today who told me they've heard the exact same thing! I imagine that maybe salt water (as in sea water) would be really drying for the hair and thus regularly being in sea water would cause breakage. You should be fine with the salt/shampoo mix as it washes out easily and doesn't stay in your hair.

      And yes by looking at out stats it does appear we have a lot of silent readers. You guys shouldn't feel shy to talk to us! Thank you Yami, Have a great day :)

    2. Yeah,putting salt in one's head might be a problem if one uses it quite frequently. I know a lot of people who complain that using Lush's Big shampoo more than once a week dries off their hair. So, i guess as long as we stick to this cleansing/exfoliating salt routine once a week, it is not going to be bothersome at all! :)
      Trust me, I have been looking out for ways to wash out oil from my hair in one go for so many years and now your suggestion/tip is like an angel's message to me!:) ;)

      And, one more thing, do you guys know any plausible way to avoid shoe bites esp on ankles? My skin around ankles is very sensitive and coz of that i have never been able to wear pumps. So is there any tried and tested way of avoiding these painful bites?

      Anyways, it was a pleasure talking to you and keep writing such awesome stuff! :)

    3. Hey Yami I missed your comment! I don't wear pumps, I get a lot of foot/knee pain so have to be really sensible about my shoe options. When I do wear new shoes I tend to spray my feet with anti-antiperspirant which helps prevent blisters. other than that I can only recommend putting plasters around the area where you get the shoe bite and then put your shoes on.

    4. Don't know how true these tips are but have a read and let me know if any of them work!

  3. Great post dear..i dnt like matrix shampoo doesnt suit my hair..

    but loved the DIY..will try definitely..nice review..
    following you dear :)

    my recent one :

    1. I really liked the matrix shampoo at first (this is my 3rd bottle ) then they went and changed the formula! and it's not pants. Thanks for the follow :)

  4. Hi! It seems like a good concoction but I have a question. I've heard washing your hair with hot/warm water causes dandruff. Will this tip work with cold water too?

    1. Hey Prernia, I personally use warm water (but Nigar uses hot as she likes to burn in the shower) and neither of us have dandruff. The warm water causes the oil to breakdown faster, however this should also work with cold water, it might just take longer to wash the oil out of your hair? try it and let us know, then we'll add an update in the post. I can't try it for you as it's never hot enough in England to shower with cold water lol :D

  5. Yeah, will do! :) Even I love a super hot shower but that is possible only when I don't wash my hair. And I have tried it. :) It is possible to rinse your hair with cold water, it just takes longer. So what I do in winters is use warm water but I make sure it isn't too hard on the scalp, you know?

    PS: I don't remember if it was you or Nigar, but I read a post about mixing different oils rather than applying just one type of oil. Done that. Loved it. <3

  6. What a fantabulous post this has been. Never seen this kind of useful post. I am grateful to you and expect more number of posts like these. Thank you very much. kalonji oil for hair


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