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unicyclist 03-08-2012 03:40 PM

Oil + shampoo = soft hair!
 
Usually I shampoo, condition, style, frizz serum, t-shirt turban for 15 min, then air dry. Lately, though, my hair has been super frizzy and barely curling.

So I did something different last night...
I shampooed but added some coconut oil so it wouldn't strip my hair and because I needed more moisture. Come Clean lathers, so the coconut oil was able to spread well. Next, I conditioned with KCKT and detangled. After that, I scrunch n pumped some KCCC in and a little Sprial Sprtiz to help with frizz. I scrunched with a t-shirt then just put my hair over my pillown and went to sleep.

Awesome hair day today! Didn't know if it was the oil + shampoo or something else, but I would definitely recommend adding oil to your shampoo.

wavynwild16 03-08-2012 04:03 PM

I love oiling my hair and then washing with a stronger shampoo! It seems counter-intuitive (I always wondered why it wouldn't work the same if you just used a very mild low poo and didn't add any oil), but there's something about the combo that makes my hair super soft and happy, but clean, light, and refreshed. :)

BTW, I don't think I could ever get decent hair just "plopping" it on top of my pillow, like you described! ;) I will forever be envious of those who can go to bed with wet hair and wake up with great curls.

Fmasuhr 03-09-2012 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by unicyclist (Post 1903256)
Usually I shampoo, condition, style, frizz serum, t-shirt turban for 15 min, then air dry. Lately, though, my hair has been super frizzy and barely curling.

So I did something different last night...
I shampooed but added some coconut oil so it wouldn't strip my hair and because I needed more moisture. Come Clean lathers, so the coconut oil was able to spread well. Next, I conditioned with KCKT and detangled. After that, I scrunch n pumped some KCCC in and a little Sprial Sprtiz to help with frizz. I scrunched with a t-shirt then just put my hair over my pillown and went to sleep.

Awesome hair day today! Didn't know if it was the oil + shampoo or something else, but I would definitely recommend adding oil to your shampoo.


woow that is interesting! so you just added the oil to your other hand with the poo, or did you add the oil to your hair first then poo'd after? im intereested in trying this :)

Mec1976 03-10-2012 06:04 PM

My hair seems to love oil so I'm really interested in this as well! :)

unicyclist 03-10-2012 06:41 PM

Yep! I just mixed it right in with my shampoo and got super soft hair instead of dry, brittle hair. :)

Fmasuhr 03-11-2012 06:41 AM

i am sooo going to try this!! my hair LOVES oil, so im hoping itll work with me as good as it does with you. :)

Pheebie 03-11-2012 12:29 PM

I'm absolutely going to try this method tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Ketchup 03-12-2012 03:03 AM

Oil + Conditioner = even softer hair!

Fmasuhr 03-12-2012 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Ketchup (Post 1905601)
Oil + Conditioner = even softer hair!

i did this today, and oooh my good!! best DT ever! i mixed two condioners together, mac nut oil, evening primrose oil and a few drops of rosemary. i wet my hair, put a bit in, n use it to detangle, which was super easy, then put it all in and left it in for 45 mins. i used a low poo to wash it all out then i put a bit of the left overs in as a leave in. :) :blob4:

wavynwild16 03-12-2012 05:26 PM

Oh, I totally get it now!! Sorry, "duuhhh" moment. ;) I realize now that you meant mixing oil straight into your shampoo and washing with that. :) I actually kind of stole this idea yesterday when I was washing my hair and loved it! My scalp starts to get dry and not feel good sometimes (my sensitive scalp gets broken out when I wash with something too harsh too often), so I added some apricot kernel oil to my low poo (Organix Tea Tree Mint) and washed with that. I probably used about/more than 10 drops of the stuff by the time I was done low pooing. And it was GREAT! Thanks for the idea!! I loved it. My scalp was happy, and I don't feel at all greasy or anything like that. Awesome idea!

Cubanwavy 03-12-2012 05:29 PM

Coconut oil? Where do you buy it? Thanks

Kilajo 03-12-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by isabella (Post 1906051)
Coconut oil? Where do you buy it? Thanks

I've found coconut oil in the organic section at my regular grocer or with the regular cooking oils at walmart...

ETA I've also found it at GNC.

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unicyclist 03-12-2012 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by wavynwild16 (Post 1906048)
Oh, I totally get it now!! Sorry, "duuhhh" moment. ;) I realize now that you meant mixing oil straight into your shampoo and washing with that. :) I actually kind of stole this idea yesterday when I was washing my hair and loved it! My scalp starts to get dry and not feel good sometimes (my sensitive scalp gets broken out when I wash with something too harsh too often), so I added some apricot kernel oil to my low poo (Organix Tea Tree Mint) and washed with that. I probably used about/more than 10 drops of the stuff by the time I was done low pooing. And it was GREAT! Thanks for the idea!! I loved it. My scalp was happy, and I don't feel at all greasy or anything like that. Awesome idea!

Yay! I am so glad it worked for you :)

JRock 03-12-2012 09:02 PM

Oh I love oil & shampoo! I've been doing a honey & olive oil mask before I shampoo & my hair has never been softer. It's the best thing I've done yet for my hair. I'm so happy it works for you too!


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Cubanwavy 03-12-2012 10:13 PM

Thanks, Kilajo for the where to buy.

BekkaPoo 03-13-2012 06:44 AM

I do this too. I usually oil my hair with coconut oil about 20 min before washing and let it sit. Then I wash with shampoo on my scalp only, and then condition the ends, and finally I rinse everything out. The result is super soft hair.

unicyclist 03-13-2012 07:53 PM

Today, I got some shea butter because I needed something for my skin. I figured what the hell and mixed about 1/2 cup of Shea butter with 1/3 cup of coconut oil and some vanilla extract for fragrance. Gonna try it tonight with my hair too, to mix with the shampoo :)

curlypearl 03-13-2012 08:02 PM

Wow - what a terrific idea! I'm trying it tomorrow a.m. :blob7:

curlypearl 03-16-2012 08:13 PM

I love this. I'm going to do it all the time!

I'm getting my haircut tomorrow, but today, after putting oil in my shampoo (I always mix my shampoo in water so I poured some oil in - the oil in my siggie) I tried it and I loved the results. Much improvement! This is revolutionary.

luvscurlz 03-16-2012 08:58 PM

I'll have to try this. I've been rubbing coconut oil into hair on nights before I plan on washing it to help avoid stripping it. Putting it right into the shampoo sounds like it might work better.


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