Kavuli Nyali-Binase via TheGoodHairDiaries
I have been doing hot oil
treatments since I was pretty young. I remember my mother
buying these tubes of oil that was to be left in a cup of hot water for
a certain amount of time. My mother would pierce the tube and squeeze
wonderfully warm oil all over my head and allow it to sit for about 10
minutes before rinsing out. This was always the best part of getting my
hair done.

I decided to start
making my own hot oil treatments, and it seems as if the gates to some
wonderfully happy place just opened up. I started with warming just
plain old extra virgin olive oil and applying it to my hair and scalp
for about an hour or so. I would then wrap my hair in plastic cling wrap, a
shower cap or a plastic bag if that was the only thing available. After
rinsing the oil out and shampoo’ing once, my hair was soft like silk
and shined so beautifully. I honestly couldn’t believe it. I immediately went to work researching how certain
oils benefit the hair and scalp

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Best Oils for Hot Oil Treatments
Coconut Oil: It stimulates hair growth, softens the hair and conditions the scalp. It also can also help eliminate dandruff!

Olive Oil: Olive
oil is high in the antioxidants Vitamins A and E providing anti-aging
properties and it has disinfectant properties, is moisturizing, soothing
and healing.

Castor Oil: Adds strength to your hair, so those of you with thin hair that breaks easily, think about using castor oil in your hot oil hair pack.

Almond Oil: It helps condition, nourish, and soften hair while stimulating hair growth!

Jojoba Oil: It leaves your hair soft and light, without weighing it down.

All of these oils should be available
at your local health food store, and a few of them are available at your
local chemist and supermarkets.
What You Will Need:
  • Oil blend
  • Hot Water
  • Towel
  • Plastic Shower Cap or Plastic Cling Wrap or Plastic Bag
How To Apply Your Hot Oil Treatment
  1. Put your oil in a heat safe plastic bottle or glass container
  2. Place the container in a pot of hot water for a minute or two
  3. Test on wrist and then apply oil to scalp, roots and length of hair
  4. Massage oil into your scalp for about five minutes
  5. Cover hair with a plastic cap
  6. Dip towel in hot water to make it hot. Ring out the excess water and wrap towel around your head.
  7. Allow the oil to sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight
Warming the oil and towel will allow
the hair follicle to open up so that the oils can soak in all the
goodness. It’s ok if your towel doesn’t stay warm for very long, the
oils will soak in…trust me!

Rinse the oil out of your hair in the
shower and follow-up with a shampoo or conditioner. The end result
should be soft and shiny hair!

May I Mix Several Oils Together?

Absolutely! Mix until you find your
perfect oil blend. If you suffer from a dry and flaky scalp, you may
want to mix coconut and castor oil together in a jar and put it away for
those hectic flaky weeks. Do you want to thicken your hair and possibly
boost hair growth? Mix almond and castor oil together and go wild.

  • You hair does not need to be drenched in oil, so don’t worry about going broke behind this.
  • You can do these treatments weekly if you want and have time.
  • Keep track of how certain oils make your hair look and feel, so that you can find a perfect oil blend.
  • The oil mix need not be very hot, warm oils suffice!
Are hot oil treatments helping you to reach
your healthy hair goals?
CN Says:
Hot oil treatments… pre-poos… I need to get back on my game.