View Full Version : Problem after oiling w/ Bringraj. help please!
March 17th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Hi everyone! My first post here, although I've been reading the board on/off for about three months & I love it.
Here's my question.
I put Bhringraj Oil on my scalp & throughout the hair yesterday for 10 minutes before washing. I though it wouldn't be too long, but my extra-fine hair proved me otherwise. I followed with Aritha wash, & put Amla for 40 minutes- which i hoped would dry up a lil bit (Powders always do that for me.) But nope. I have ugly, streaky, greasy hair today. I'm used to non-presentable hair, but this is a nightmare!
What should I do? Is there any non-aggressive way to strip hair of the remains of the oil? I can't go out of the house like that :)
March 17th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Which oil with bhringraj did you use? Some are made with just coconut oil (pune mahabhringaraj oil, hesh bhringraj oil) but others can have other oils like mineral oil, castor, almond, sesame... Hesh Mahabhringraj oil contains mineral oil which some find difficult to remove from the hair.
I usually find that a CO wash is a good backup if a herb wash doesn't remove it, though to be fair that's not often, and if it is then i don't mind anyway
ETA Sorry, welcome to LHC, i hope you like it as much as i do! :flower:
March 17th, 2009, 12:22 PM
I did use the one from Hesh....
would a lemon juice rinse help...?
March 17th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Sometimes doing an egg wash can help remove oil. You could also try a long conditioner-only soak or diluted shampoo for a less aggressive approach than straight shampoo.
When I put on oil before washing, it either has to be a light application on the length only or I have to apply it at least 30 minutes (or preferably longer, even days) before washing. You might also find you need to use a lighter oil, for the scalp especially, to ensure it will wash out easily.
ETA: If you did use something containing mineral oil, you may very well have to resort to shampoo.
March 17th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Update: i just checked the ingredients. coconut oil. no mineral oil in sight.
March 17th, 2009, 01:04 PM
If you have some normal conditioner (like VO5 or Suave), you can smear it heavily into your hair (for trying to get oils out, it's probably better on fairly dry hair). Cover it and let it sit for a while (perhaps 30 minutes). Add a little water, and massage your hair and scalp a bit, which may get the conditioner to form a few fine bubbles. Rinse it out really well. Hopefully that should remove all the excess oil.
March 17th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Hi, I'm new here too. And I'm very very sorry if my english isn't the most preferable.
I just saw the title of this thread, and wanted to say that last week I made an oil treatment (but I used olive oil) in my hair that I leaved in for all night. Just in the lenghts though, not the scalp. So next morning I was going to wash it all out and found out it didn't want to go away so easily :)
I washed my hair with Conditioner and after the first wash, the oil had spread into the scalp too, and all my hair was just oily. I washed with conditioner 4 times more and then I made another treatment without oil and after that my hair wasn't oily anymore.
March 17th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Thanks so much everyone for the tips!
March 17th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Conditioner washing should get most of the oil out, if not all of it. However, i've found that smoothing my hair with an absorbent cloth, like a bath towel or even a paper towel will help get excess oils out.
March 17th, 2009, 06:53 PM
i agree with the above posters - it is MUCH easier to get any oil out with a CO only wash than any poo.
i also have had very good luck using egg yolks to wash out oil.
for me oil tends to stick in my hair if my hair is very dry versus if it is more normal or not dry.
also it seems to be easier to wash out the longer i leave it in. i think this is because it has already started to break down.
if i do a heavy virgin coconut oil on dry hair and leave it on at least overnight then i can actually wash it out with water only - it takes several WO washing - but it will come out.
on the other hand if i try and wash it out with soap or poo bars it will take approx. the same number of washings. so i think poo doesn't doo much for oil - but i can get all the oil out with one CO wash.
btw - i never had much luck getting oil out with indian herbs - even if i left them on for hours! i have no idea why ;)
when i used to use indian herbs i would do a shikakai pack and leave it on for 30 minutes and then follow it with a shikakai rinse. that was the only way i could get out the oil.
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