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Too much olive oil
rapistbanana wrote in no_poo

I'm in my 3rd week of no poo method now and i'm very happy with the results. I'm using only water. But yesterday i tried an olive oil and egg mask and i rinsed it thoroughly but i still didn't get rid of it. My hair is ectremely greasy, from root to tip, I tried washing it with with mint tea as well since i read that it balances the ph of your scalp but it still looks like it has never been washed in its entire life!


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My own experiments with oiling my hair taught me that the only thing that will remove oil from my hair is shampoo. I used nettle tea rinses for a while but they worked best on hair that wasn't too greasy and were useless on oiled hair.

If I were you I'd have a good lather and start again. :)

Oh dear - it's easily done. The user info for the community says

"second, please don't put a tablespoon of olive oil in your hair if you don't use shampoo. it doesn't come out. yes, it works for people who use shampoo, but that's because they use shampoo, and can get the excess out when they wash. you, however, don't use any type of surfactant, so oils (especially olive) won't come out very readily."

I guess it's time to reach for the shampoo bottle.

Eeeek, I thought there were enough warnings about this. I've heard of some people using conditioner and letting it sit a while to get olive oil out (other oils some people can get out with water, but olive oil is usually a no-no) but usually shampoo is recommended.

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