Why You Should Rinse Your Curls With Oil
Have you ever wished for shiny, healthy curls that are easy to style? Most curly girls have. One of the major issues standing between you and the curls of your dreams is moisture retention. Curls are naturally more dry due to their coiled shape, which makes it difficult for moisture and oil to travel down the shaft. Without that lubricant, curls dry out.
To help prevent this, you can utilize oil in your curl care routine. Here's why you should rinse your curls with oil, and how to do it.
What are the benefits?
There are a lot of benefits to rinsing your curls with oil before shampooing or cleansing. For started, oils will help your curls retain any natural moisture they may have. The oil can also help create more slip, which means much easier detangling for you during and after your shower. You'll find your curls have less single knots as well, which means less breakage. Finally, your curls will be softer, shinier, and easier to manage.
What oils to use:
Select the oil that works best for you and your curl type. For example, if you have wavy, fine curls you won't want to use a heavy oil as it could weigh your strands down. Some oils you could consider utilizing include coconut, avocado, olive, and castor oils.
How to do an oil rinse:
Under a lukewarm stream, wet curls until completely saturated to the scalp. Cleanse with a mild, sulfate free shampoo, or your cowash.
Apply oil from midshaft to tips. You're going to want to make sure every strand is covered, so be generous with the amount of oil that you use.
Apply conditioner. Many curlies also choose to detangle during this time, as the oil and conditioner creates a great amount of slip.
Allow to sit for 5-15 minutes and then rinse completely using cool water.