Thursday, March 11, 2010


African American hair is at its healthiest when it contains the right amount of moisturizers and oils. Without oils and moisture, the hair can become really dry and brittle. Also, African American hair is course and the cuticle shaft is raised, which makes it easy to lose oils. It’s amazing how the right products can help change the appearance of your hair, but sometimes, daily styling is not enough to achieve the look and feel you want. If you’re suffering from dry, brittle hair, you may want to do an oil rinse. Oil rinses are great treatments for natural hair and can help soften follicles and promote hair growth.

Things You'll Need:

Wide-toothed comb (optional)


1. Begin by washing your hair with your favorite shampoo. Use warm water to open pores and really get your scalp clean.

2.  Next, generously apply your hair oil, making sure to apply it to the hair, not the scalp. Do this with warm water, so the hair can soak up the oil. If needed, finger comb your hair in the shower to get rid of tangles. Also, you can use your hands to divide hair into sections and apply oil throughout.

3.  Rinse hair with warm water, making sure to thoroughly massage hair and scalp, while letting the water glide through. At this point, hair should be extremely soft to the touch and tangles will be easier to manage.

4.  Now, apply about two quarter-sized dollops of conditioner. Gently massage hair, making sure to really work in conditioner. If you want, use a wide-toothed comb to distribute conditioner throughout. The objective is to treat your hair; so do not spend too much time on your scalp. Concentrate on your hair and pay even more attention to your ends.

5.  Use cool water when rinsing out your conditioner. This will help remove some of the oil residue. Also, the cool water will help smooth your hair cuticles, resulting in lots of shine.

Tips & Warnings

Do an oil rinse once a week to start. Depending on your hair type, you can adjust the frequency of your oil rinses.

Since oil rinses coat the hair, be careful not to over do it with other products. If you do, this can result in build up on the hair.

I apply oil rinses to my hair , using either ( castor oil, olive oil or coconut oil)  when needed and my hair loves them !



ChocolateOrchid said...

Loves it!! You work it, Zainab!!