How to get castor oil out of hair?

Hi I am new and I have 3a/ 2c hair. I have been using castor oil with coconut oil on scalp for hair growth. I have been using diluted shampoo to get it out once a week.
What else can you use to get castor oil out of hair? Will it co-wash it out?

Any suggestions

Thanks
steelmagnoliamb
My hair hates castor oil and I have a real problem removing it. It takes me a few lowpoos to remove it. You may have to try that. If it doesn't work, you may have to do a SLS shampoo.
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Ok, thanks.

Will a baking soda rinse remove it? What is the difference in baking soda/ water mixture and baking soda/ condtioner mixture?
If it does remove it is it ok to use it once a week?

Thanks
Baking soda is another ingredient that my hair hates! 1/4 t in a recipe will make it hard and dry, so it's not something I would do. If you like it, it's something you can try. Someone else will have to weigh in on how often you can use it.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Actually, I washed my hair with baking soda mixed in with conditioner instead of doing a "final sulfate shampooing" when I first decided to go naturally curly. I followed it up with an ACV rinse to bring my hair back into the correct ph balance and to close the hair cuticles. It seems to have worked very well, so I plan to keep bs washes with AVC rinses as a haircare option if ever I feel there's a buildup of product on my hair and I want to get rid of it.

I imagine there are people who've successfully used baking soda mixed with water as a wash, but I opted to use it with conditioner because I felt it might make the baking powder less gritty (i.e in my mind 'less harsh') on my hair while not rendering it ineffective.

It's my opinion that a bs wash might help get rid of the castor oil. Keep in mind that livecurlylivefree.com says a bs wash should ALWAYS be followed up with an AVC rinse. My hair definitely felt softer immediately after doing the AVC rinse.

HTH. Good luck!
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
What products do you use kathymack and Devushka and what is your routine?

I love both of ya'll hair (excuse the southern accent, lol)!

Thanks
steelmagnoliamb
What products do you use kathymack and Devushka and what is your routine?

I love both of ya'll hair (excuse the southern accent, lol)!

Thanks
steelmagnoliamb
Originally Posted by Steelmagnoliamb
Thanks, steelmagnoliamb. Actually, I'm still figuring out what products work best for me. So far I'm just using some of the typical stuff others who are doing CG are using -- DC No-poo, GF Triple Nutrition condish or VO5 Moisture Milks condish to co-wash; either of those conditioners or DC OneC as LI; GF Style Curl Shaping Spray, DC Angel, or LA Looks Sport for styling gel. As I said, I"m still working out what products work best for me, so some of the stuff listed may change.

What I'm pretty sure I'll be sticking with are PT from time to time (my hair is pretty fine) and coconut oil rinses (LOVE those!). Those treatments I feel have really made a difference in how my hair is coming along. If you want to know the routine I"m using at this point, I have a post about it from earlier this evening (Too long to repeat here). Scrunching and plopping were hit or miss for me, but skip curling and "curl dividing" (don't know what to call it) are just as easy, and I like the resutls better for getting the kind of curl I'm going for, so I'm doing those instead.

HTH
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
What products do you use kathymack and Devushka and what is your routine?

I love both of ya'll hair (excuse the southern accent, lol)!

Thanks
steelmagnoliamb
Originally Posted by Steelmagnoliamb
I'm a really pj, so have A LOT of products. I rotate them, seldom using any one product more then twice a week, although I wet, rinse out and style every day.

My hair prefers the more natural products from the online, boutique type companies. You can see a lot of my favorites in my signature.

I remembered this article on castor oil, thought it might help you with the original question: Castor Oil and Its Derivatives
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
I use castor oil, and CJ Daily Fix removes it very easily. I read on another board that conditioners seem to work better at this than shampoos do, for some reason.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Thanks for the suggestions, I will try them
I've read that Lorraine Massey says it's not CG, because she basically says that it's pointless because all it does it sit on hair, but does that mean you can't cowash it out ever? Or that it's really hard, but possible?
Whew, really long run-on sentence. Sorry, I confused you.
I've read that Lorraine Massey says it's not CG, because she basically says that it's pointless because all it does it sit on hair, but does that mean you can't cowash it out ever? Or that it's really hard, but possible?
Whew, really long run-on sentence. Sorry, I confused you.
Originally Posted by Keihs
I think that all depends on your hair. My hair hates it and I have a lot of issues whenever I've used it. I can't cowash it out. It took several washings for me to remove it. At this point, I never use any product without knowing the ingredients--so no mistakes anymore.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Oh thanks, maybe I'll try it a bit and see if my hair likes it, if it doesn't, will I need to shampoo it out or will baking soda and acv work? I've heard brown sugar with conditioner helps with buildup.. Is that ok?
Oops sorry, I just repeated what someone else asked. Should've have reread it..

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