Sunday, September 23, 2012

Doing Hot Oil Treatments


Fall is here, and along with it comes dry and brittle hair. With a consistent hot oil treatment routine, you can avoid the issues of dry and brittle hair.

When doing hot oil treatments, it is important to choose oils that penetrate the hair shaft.  Some of these oils are Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil.  One or more of these oils will be the base of your hot oil treatment concoction. You can decide to mix other oils or just use the ones listed above. Click here to read about different oils and their benefits. When I make my hot oil treatments, I use:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil and Sweet Almond Oil

There are two ways  that you can do a hot oil treatment:
  • Heated
When you do the heated method, you can apply the oil to either dry or damp hair.  Saturate the hair with your oil mixture, paying close attention to the ends and the scalp. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer or steamer for 15-30 minutes.
  • Non-Heated:
When doing a non-heated method, preheat your oil, by placing your oil mixture in a bowl of hot water. Do not directly heat the oil in the microwave or on the stove. Wet your hair with warm water to open the hair cuticles, then apply the oil to your hair, paying close attention to the ends and the scalp. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and a warm towel for about an hour.

When done with the treatment, make sure to shampoo your hair with a non-sulfate shampoo. This will prevent stripping off the oils. You can also co-wash if you choose.

Do you do hot oil treatments? What oils do you use?


2 comments:

  1. I do, I do!!! I use them as my pre-poo. I use coconut oil, avocado oil, rosemary oil, and vitamin E oil.

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    1. That's cool! I have not tried Rosemary oil before. What are the benefits of Rosemary oil?

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