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Old 04-04-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
 
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I went a little crazy this afternoon and decided to make my own experimental DT with Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. Well....after rinsing and co-washing and co-washing and rinsing.....and asking the oils to please leave my hair....and the water going cold in the shower....there is still oil in my hair. I have to get it out. I haven't shampooed in months...I hate to shampoo now. Is there anything else I can do to get this oil out of my hair? It is gross, and it's starting to itch. Help?! Please......
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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I did a DT like that last weekend only I added bananas to it. It took a few times of shampooing to get most of the oil out. That was the only way I could. My scalp was itchy as heck. I'm sorry you're going through this. Shampooing may be the only way.
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Oh dear I hate to agree. You could TRY a low poo but in my experience (when I've gotten Oil build up) the only thing that gets it out is a regular old shampoo. Because of the amt of oil that you have in your hair you may not feel stripped afterwards. I would just bite the bullet if I were you, you can try putting it on your scalp only and let it rinse through but it may not be enough. I'll tell you too that coconut oil by itself makes a fab DT overnight. I did it the other night and have been doing it for a while now once a week. It works great so don't let it scare you, just melt the oil in your hands work it t through and let it sit overnight. Next day a co-wash or low poo should be just fine to wash it out. Olive oil is a lot thicker though...
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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I find a DT with oil is best if you can mix the oil with a bit of conditioner. It goes in easier and comes out easier.
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I would try using as hot as water as you can stand, and try low-pooing. My hair HATES oils, and personally oil is a ***** to get out of your hair. So either I would low poo, or take a very small drop of shampoo and just work that through. You just need something to start breaking the oil down.
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I would try using as hot as water as you can stand, and try low-pooing. My hair HATES oils, and personally oil is a ***** to get out of your hair. So either I would low poo, or take a very small drop of shampoo and just work that through. You just need something to start breaking the oil down.
The poor thing RAN OUT OF HOT WATER!!! TexasCurl let us know how it turns out!
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I would try using as hot as water as you can stand, and try low-pooing. My hair HATES oils, and personally oil is a ***** to get out of your hair. So either I would low poo, or take a very small drop of shampoo and just work that through. You just need something to start breaking the oil down.
The poor thing RAN OUT OF HOT WATER!!! TexasCurl let us know how it turns out!
Haha Delll this was an hour ago. She should have SOME by now.
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Nope, ran out of hot water about 5pm. Gave up....went to the barn and brought the horses in. Ate dinner. Then thought, well, I'd best ask before I do ANYTHING else. So I did....

I guess I'll low-poo. I have California Baby for my kiddo that is low. This is *SO* icky!! But if it weren't all oily my curls look great. *sigh*

Thanks for the help...I'll go do it now and report back.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:01 PM   #9
 
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Im so sorry its come down tot his I can tell how much you really didnt want to wash yoru hair, unfortuantely with the thicker oils its a must. I hope this doesnt dissuade you on oils, some can be super nourishing, and less of a pain.
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You're right, I didn't want to shampoo it. But, I tried the low poo and the oils just laughed at it. So, I went for the 'real' shampoo. Had to do it twice. The second time I coated the length of my hair with conditioner and just poo'd the top/scalp. I think it is all out. I put some co in and rinsed it all out. I think all the oil is out now.

In the future I will not go off the deep end and just think this stuff up on my own.

I had some grape seed oil that I thought of using instead of the olive - would that have been better?

Although, I think it will be some time before I venture down this road again.....

Thanks again ya'll for the help - I feel pretty foolish tonight.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:40 PM   #11
 
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Aww sweety dont feel foolish. The first time I ever did a DT I tried Olive Oil. I put it on and left it on for the alotted time. I got into the shower, and started to rinse it out and my hair was like one complete solid knot. It was horrible. It took me sulphate shampoo, and a ton of conditioner and 45 minutes to get the knots out. My hair officially hates straight oils, and its a lesson I had to learn the hard way.
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The trend I think I'm seeing is that a high dose of oil in a DT is especially hard for people with porous hair to remove??? My hair is low to medium porosity and I don't have that problem--cowash removes it. But I never did an oil only DT.

When I DT'ed on a weekly basis, my favorite one was 4-6oz coconut milk, 1/4c cheap conditioner, 3T honey and 2-3T coconut oil. You can find coconut milk at the grocery store. I used to freeze the left overs in appropriate
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Cornstarch removes oil from hair. I would then follow with at least a lo poo.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:24 AM   #14
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How much oil did you use? That really makes all the difference. I added handfuls the first time and it was awful. Next time I added less than 1 tbs for shoulder length hair and kept a processing cap on for about an hour and then shampoo with a mild 'poo and my hair was great. This time I used 2 tbs of honey, 2 tbs of olive oil, and 1 small jar of babyfood bananas - my hair is 1/2 between APL and BSL when dry. It was the honey for me and not the olive oil. Olive oil is one of the few oils that my hair likes.

I'm sorry, I thought you use olive oil and honey - I re-read and saw the coconut oil. Did you shampoo last night? Let us know how it went. You will have fabulous hair once you get the excess oil out - I promise. Each time I felt like a grease pit but then my hair was so soft and shiney for days afterwards.

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I used about 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup coconut oil and applied it after co washing and a ACV rinse with honey. I think it was just too much straight oil.

It came out last night. My hair is very unhappy today. Not soft at all - but dry and pissed off. I'm not sure if it is protein reaction or a sulfate poo issue.

My hair is not porous - it is normal. Normal texture, normal porosity, very dense (thick) 3a & 3b mix. I think it was just way too much thick, heavy oil.

What can I do now to bring it back to normalcy? Any suggestions?
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I would suggest just regular co washing. I had to low poo a month ago and it took about a week of regular routine before I was back to normal. An acv rinse helps.
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I used about 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup coconut oil and applied it after co washing and a ACV rinse with honey. I think it was just too much straight oil.

It came out last night. My hair is very unhappy today. Not soft at all - but dry and pissed off. I'm not sure if it is protein reaction or a sulfate poo issue.

My hair is not porous - it is normal. Normal texture, normal porosity, very dense (thick) 3a & 3b mix. I think it was just way too much thick, heavy oil.

What can I do now to bring it back to normalcy? Any suggestions?
Lots of moisturizing conditioners. Daily cowashing and a good leave-in.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:52 PM   #18
 
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Another DT. is my recommendation. Something different. I used Lustrasilk Shea Mango I got at Sally's and its amazing. I just put it in and left it on for an hour and its amazing. It's like 3 dollars for a huge jar.
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Cara - You think I'm crazy!! he he he I love the lustrasilk, I use it as a leave in lots of days. Maybe I'll slick it in and sleep in it tonight.

Thanks for the help and support guys. Really, it means a lot. I've been a member for a long time; but I'm more of a lurker and learner than a poster. Then I got in trouble.....eep!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:42 PM   #20
 
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Hahaha, yeah I LOVE that stuff. Im hoping to get the Olive Oil one soon as supposedly I've been told its for low porosity hair, and I defintely have that. Come back and tell me how it works out.
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