Yes, you read right; palm oil. About two weeks ago, I was feeling really good about my hair and decided to do something new, then I remembered reading a post on one of my favorite blogs about the goodness of Palm oil (read here) and I decided to try it.
Benefits Of Palm Oil
Palm oil is gotten from palm kernel and is very rich in fat soluble Vitamins A & E, beta carotene which helps restore our hair’s natural oils, moisturize and condition hair. Tocopherols present in palm oil also help to keep hair strong and healthy.
What I Used
Vitale leave-in conditioner
I’ve noticed that I can’t just put one thing on my hair without mixing, I did the mixing with my discretion making sure the palm oil was more being the key ingredient and all. After mixing, I applied it on my hair, used my modified head wrap (a food wrap really) and I was originally going to let it sit for 3 hours but after an hour I couldn’t take it anymore. Firstly, the palm oil was dripping everywhere and that’s one thing I really do not like. The smell of the palm oil was nauseating, I’m not really a fan of palm oil even in my food so I was kind of anticipating this. My hair was noticeably softer after an hour.
After an hour, I thought I was just going to rinse out with a conditioner and be fine, but the palm oil had a mind of its own. I had to use my shampoo thrice to get all the palm oil out of my hair and that didn’t do anything to help the ‘conditioned’ feeling I got from the palm oil. I went on to use my rinse out conditioner and air dry. If you’re thinking of using palm oil as a deep conditioner, there are a few things you should note;
1.) It would drip! So put on an old Tshirt you wouldn’t miss and have a piece of cloth handy to wipe your neck and face with.
2.) If you’re like me and don’t fancy using shampoo, get a cleansing conditioner, your regular conditioner won’t do the job of getting the palm oil out of your hair.
What cleansing conditioners have you used and can recommend?