View Full Version : WO rinses between washes?

October 21st, 2011, 09:27 AM
I CO and I have manage to stretch washes from once a day to three times a week. I'd like to eventually go down to once a week. I've tried dry shampoo, but I'd like to go without this time. I was wondering if any of you had experience with doing WO rinses (maybe followed with a vinegar rinse and a teensy bit of conditioner on the ends) between regular washes?

Will it help, or will it make my hair feel drier, more tangly, etc? I know I'll ultimately have to try it for myself, but wanted to know if it would be worth it.

October 21st, 2011, 12:28 PM
WO rinses are awesome for my hair. I massage lots, do a vinegar rinse, then oil my damp ends (I tried with a bit of conditioner on the ends, but it was better without).

WO rinses, for me, did do an excellent job of refreshing my hair between washes.

October 21st, 2011, 02:28 PM
There's also the option of WO scalp washes..

October 21st, 2011, 03:40 PM
I can't wo unless I want a mass of tangles. It just doesn't agree with my hair. Kind of amuses me because my hair is generally extremely low tangle and pretty easy care.

October 21st, 2011, 04:22 PM
WO just makes my hair look greasier. I have even tried a vinegar rinse and it just doesn't work for me. The only way to know is to give it a try.

October 21st, 2011, 04:22 PM
I do this if I get sweaty or if I'm overheating and want to cool off. Once it's totally fine. Twice is usually fine too. Any more than twice and I start getting tangles. I suspect it's because I oil shampoo and the coconut oil that's doing my conditioning gets washed out.

EDIT: Forgot to say, I usually finish up with a vinegar rinse if/when I remember ... which is not too often for WO.

October 21st, 2011, 04:47 PM
i CO washed for 3-4 months, and for me WO rinses in between washes worked well. i just made sure to really massage my scalp during the WO rinse, and i never felt any greasier. my hair is usually pretty tangly if i mess with it while its wet, but if i just left it alone till it was dry i had no problems.

and i know you're CO washing now, but you might want to look into shampoo bars. they're super gentle (at least the all-natural ones i get from Chagrin Valley are), and have made it sooooo much easier for me to stretch washes, even with no WO in between. and i love that the ones from Chagrin Valley come in soooooo many varieties, and all(?) have oils in them too. just a thought :)