That is when I remembered this article I read on MopTopMaven's blog on incorporation oil rinsing into a regimen to help minimize knots and tangles. The article states in part
"If you have highly textured hair and you are looking for ways to help eliminate excess tangles and matting on wash day, try an oil rinse. Not only is oil rinsing great for cutting down [and in some cases eliminating] single strand knots, but it also helps replenish moisture lost from shampooing; leaving your hair soft, shiny and extremely manageable."So, upon recommending it to T, she now does it religiously once a week and the knots/balls/tangle thingys are no more! How awesome is that? So, if you have an overabundance of SSKs or your hair is prone to tangling especially when wearing a WNG, by all means give oil rinsing a try.
The basic steps according to the article by moptopmaven are:
- Shampoo your hair
- Add about 1/4 cup of your favorite oil liberally throughout your hair
- Leave in for about 2-3 minutes
- Rinse out thoroughly with warm water [don't use cool for this process, as the warm water ensures that all traces of oil are removed]
- Condition hair as usual
That's it curlies, until next time, stay tangle and knot free!