View Full Version : getting EVOO out of hair
December 8th, 2010, 02:12 PM
So last night in my shower I put some EVOO in my hair. It made the ends nice and soft but I guess I shouldn't have put it on my scalp because now it's greasy and icky. so I was wondering- oil and water don't mix, so it seems like a rinse wouldn't get if off. What kind of wash (Shampoo only, CWC, CO) would work best to get the excess oil out of my hair?
December 8th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Whenever I do a EVOO treatment, I usually do it with honey, so I always shampoo right away. The honey will trap in the moisturizing effects of the EVOO and the shampoo helps with the greasiness. :)
December 8th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Any shampoo should remove it.
December 8th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Conditioner massage and soak and warm water. Works way better than any bottle/bar shampoo, and is much gentler. I can get castor oil out with conditioner.
Some CWC, too.
December 8th, 2010, 06:04 PM
SLS shampoo is definatly the best and fastest way to get oil out but if you don't want to use SLS then a non SLS shampoo on the scalp followed by a hefty amount of conditioner to break down the excess oil should do the trick.
December 8th, 2010, 06:51 PM
when I soak my hair over night in EVOO I use condish on dry hair (10mins), then shampoo , the condish is how I get the best results from EVOO..
December 8th, 2010, 07:01 PM
A CO wash with a cheapie conditioner like White Rain or VO5 works every time for me.
December 8th, 2010, 11:30 PM
CO with Suave conditioner. I've been trying to do weekly oil treatments (overnight ones) and I slather it on my scalp and length. CO always gets it out. Massage in (make sure to get length. Sometimes I forget the length and it stays oily) let sit for a couple minutes, rinse out. To make sure I've got it, I put a table spoon or so of shampoo in a bottle with conditioner and add some water and rinse my hair with that, massage some more, and then final rinse.
But usually a good massage with conditioner is more than good enough to get the oil out.
December 9th, 2010, 07:13 AM
CO wash works best for most folks. (Assuming you're still dealing with this a day later.) If it's really oily, go a bit heavy-handed with the conditioner, let it sit a bit longer, rinse really well.
Cheap conditioners like Suave should work best. I wouldn't put money on some of the organic ones that already list a bunch of oils in the ingredients.
December 9th, 2010, 07:31 AM
Another vote for CO. When I overdid it with the coconut oil a couple times, I used Suave to get it out. It was very effective. Another good conditioner for CO is Magic Botanicals Oil Free Conditioner, if you're into organic stuff. Make sure to get a good amount of conditioner on all layers of your hair (including the bottom layers) if you use this method though. If you only pile on the conditioner on top of your hair, then the bottom will remain oily. I've done that before.
December 9th, 2010, 08:13 AM
I too use CO when removing oil from my hair. For me it works best if i donīt wet my hair first, but put the conditioner directly on my dry, oily hair, massage it in and let it sit for a while. Good luck!:)
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