can you talk a bit more about using castor oil + olive oil as shampoo? i'm kind of wary since you recommended it for bearded folk and i'm a lady. also because i'm down with using the baking soda/acv method but the idea of oils cleansing is still hard for me to wrap my head around. thank you!
I hear ya, we’re kind of trained to think of oily as inherently dirty, which is just not the case! And the realm of bearded folk extends to ladies, but Oil is great for hair on the head as well as the face, the only difference is it’s a lot more easy to distribute the oils on shorter hair (like facial hair). BUT YEAH there are a few ways you can go about it:
Firstly, apply the half and half mixture to your roots, massage into scalp, and rub throughout your hair. Start out with a few tablespoons and go up from there. Let it sit for a good 5 minutes, longer if you have the time.
At this point you can do a few things:
- Rinse it out with really warm water. Massage while you rinse because you will need a little help to get the excess out.
- Add an egg, literally crack it over your head and massage in until it foams, then rinse out.
- Shampoo as normal. Just shampoo the oils out with a gentle shampoo. You can absolutely follow up with the BS/ACV method and use it as you normally would. Or you can use a “regular” shampoo if that’s your thing. Again, I recommend a Castile soap like Dr. Bronner’s. You can also forgo the first step and just add a tablespoon of the oils directly to your liquid shampoo.
I typically use the oils for a hot oil treatment, where I just warm up the oils, add a little lavender and apply to my hair, put on a shower cap and let it sit for an hour or two before washing out. Feel free to substitute other oils too! Coconut oil is awesome for hair as well! :)
Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! <3