I'm really interested in this: in the CG book you use the oils mixed with CO (I'm trying it out now as a DT, but with honey added, thanks Muñequita) and then rinse out with a lemon, vinegar and co wash --but doing it after an ACV rince sounds more sensible.
Once, in my pre-curly days I tried baby oil in my hair... it certainly stopped all the frizz, but it was pretty greasy looking --jojoba or coconut oil sounds like a much better idea!
Okay, I tried it out, and my thoughts:
The lemon and vinegar and co wash was too strong, it left my hair REALLY clean, but not very soft, and it smelled like a really strong salad dressing. So I had to put more co in my hair after, which kind of defeated the object!
However, my hair is soft, the highlights have come out in it, and there's pretty good root lift. So I'd do it again, but next time, ACV rinse first. 3 tbsp OO, 3 honey, 1 or so co (to bind), leave in. Rinse out with 1 lemon's worth of juice and lots of co.
next time, ACV rinse first. 3 tbsp OO, 3 honey, 1 or so co (to bind), leave in. Rinse out with 1 lemon's worth of juice and lots of co.
Hey Katrina! I would definitely try an ACV rinse first BEFORE doing the honey, CO and oil mix in ur hair. I would leave the lemon juice rinse out after though. That might be stripping the moisture that you are putting in with the mix. I just completely rinse out the mix with water then add a bit of conditioner as leave-in and put on gel as usual, and I'm done.
If olive oil is too heavy for your hair (if it weighs it down or leaves it too greasy) and that is why u are doing the lemon rinse after, I would suggest that you try using a lighter oil instead, like coconut oil. I've done this with the mix and it is good too, just a bit lighter.
Also another thing I have been doing in my hair that you may like to try is a honey mask. I put honey, coconut oil and liquid shea butter in DRY hair BEFORE I shampoo it. I leave it on for an hour or so. I put a head wrap on my head and then use a hair dryer to warm this mix in my hair right before I wash my hair. I only 'wash' with conditioner on days I do this and I LOVE the results I get from this.
I hope you hear some angels in your bathroom soon!!!
I've been wondering if there isn't some reason that you could keep some OO,honey,co premixed in a bottle to use whenever? Do you make it up everytime or could you premix it? It seems like it would be a lot less messy to keep it mixed.
Thanks for the tip: I'll try that next time. Because my hair was so happy after the OO&honey, and a bit dry after. I'm using a bit of cocnut oil on the dry hair afterwards, because it is dry, so I'll take out the lemon.
I can't see why you couldn't have OO, honey and co pre-mixed and stored, since both OO and honey act as preservatives, and can be stored at air temp once opened, as long as they stayed emulsified. I tend to mix on the day looking at my hair and working out what it wants right then.