Colloidal Oatmeal Rinse
Colloidal oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal that is easily dissolvable in water. Common uses for colloidal oatmeal are for skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis and to make pet’s coats shiny. Not much is written about the benefits for hair. I found a blog post here about another blogger’s experience with it on her natural hair and decided to give it a try. Here is what I did:
The only thing I put in it afterwards was my shea/cupuaçu whip and a variation on the Kimmaytube leave-in. I definitely noticed a difference in my hair, but it’s hard to describe it. When it dried it had this healthy semi-slick look to it. I think my deep conditioning before doing the rinse added to the look of my hair afterwards. The oatmeal forms a barrier on the hair, locking in moisture. It was softer than it normally is, but still not fluffy drier sheet soft. All in all, I liked it and will be adding it to my routine. I will probably start making my own colloidal oatmeal using a coffee grinder and groats (unrefined/unprocessed oatmeal) to save money.