Oil treatment done more harm than good?

Hi Guys!

I have type 2b hair, yesterday I used a warm olive oil treatment on my hair for the first time - washed with a gentle shampoo, applied the oil for 25 minutes and rinsed it out - straight away my hair felt more rough and coarse, and after having another wash and air dry it's still flatter at the top, frizzy and nowhere near as defined as before!

I'm starting to panic, I followed some pretty basic instructions and the oil was new from the shop and was definitely not too hot because I put it on my fingers first and it was just right, will it improve? Any tips?
"Oil from the shop?" Was it pure olive oil or an olive oil product?


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Is your hair porous and needs a penetrating oil treatment? What do you mean you 'rinsed' it out, you didn't wash? Oil and water do not mix without an emulsifier, you can't just rinse it away. Olive oil can be a pain to remove in full, try a couple of conditioner only washes. No need to panic, you can't permanently damage your hair with oil, just need to wash out the excess.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
It was pure olive oil, and I read that it would just rinse out on it's own with a bit of shampoo, I guess i was wrong!

I wanted the treatment because my hair thins a little toward the bottom mostly from a lot of split ends and so thought this would help prevent any further damage, it just seems to have thinned my hair even further!

Thanks for the replies, good to know I haven't permanently damaged my curls, I'll try a few conditioner-only washes.
It was pure olive oil, and I read that it would just rinse out on it's own with a bit of shampoo, I guess i was wrong!

I wanted the treatment because my hair thins a little toward the bottom mostly from a lot of split ends and so thought this would help prevent any further damage, it just seems to have thinned my hair even further!

Thanks for the replies, good to know I haven't permanently damaged my curls, I'll try a few conditioner-only washes.
Originally Posted by RoobyLooby
Split ends and breaks/ white dots needs to be cut off, you cannot salvage them unfortunately. Proven beneficial ingredients for damaged hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol. The scientific research showing certain oils can penetrate applied them to dry hair, for between about twelve and to twenty four hours before washing out. I wouldn't really say twenty five minutes was long enough.

Commercial shampoo itself is often damaging as is wetting your hair generally, so ideally deep treatments will be based on ingredients proven to patch repair or penetrate. You might consider switching to conditioner only washing or a super gentle shampoo at pH 4.5 to 5.5 based on a betaine or glucoside surfactant.

HTH!
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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