Oil Rinsing

What is Oil Rinsing?

Oil Rinsing is a technique used to lock moisture in ones hair while in the process of washing and conditioning. It is very similar to the LOC method, except it is only done in the shower. It is usually done with one of three oils—olive, coconut or avocado—because they penetrate the hair shaft.

 

1. What hair type responds most favorably to oil rinsing?

I think that any type of hair can respond well to oil rinsing. It’s especially helpful if your hair is prone to frizz or if you have high porosity hair that has difficulty holding onto moisture this would benefit you very well.

 

5. What is the regimen?

After shampooing, apply oil mix to hair in four sections and leave it on for about five minutes. Then, rinse it out and apply conditioner. 

 
 
Oil rinsing is great for reducing friction between strands, which results in less single strand knots, breakage and shedding. Ultimately, it supports length retention. It also eases detangling and can reduce frizz.
 
You can oil rinse as often as you’d like. 1x a week is fine or every time you refresh your curls which can be every 3-4 days.