The everyday environmental issues, such as pollution and humidity, changing temperatures, the regular use of hair products – hair dryers, curlers, straighteners, curlers and regular combing of your hair, lead to damaged hair.
Therefore, a hot oil treatment is a must, if you care about the health of your natural hair. To protect your hair, a hot oil treatment should be part of your regular hair regimen.
The most important benefit of hot oil treatment is its restoration of moisture to your hair. A delicate balance of moisture and protein is needed in your hair care regimen to maximise growth and length retention.
Incorporating hot oil treatments into your weekly hair care regimen helps to keep the moisture balance in your hair. It is loved by your scalp! After your scalp absorbs all the lovely goodness from the organic oils you feed it, it rewards you for being so caring to it by producing healthy hair.
Hot oil treatment helps to strengthen your hair and also moisturise your scalp, which leads to an increase in blood circulation. Massaging the oil into your scalp during the hot oil treatment effectively reduces hair breakage and shedding.
Hot oil treatment nourishes the hair, strengthens it, adds shine and prevents splits ends. It brings dry, brittle hair back to life and makes it bouncy and soft. It then prevents future dryness and breakage if done regularly.
When the cuticles are raised or damaged, your hair tend to feel dry and rough, hot oil treatment helps to lay the cuticle down. This reduces the chances of the hair snapping and breaking off.
Hot oil treatment prevents your hair from being frizzy and difficult to comb, it smooths the hair cuticle to soften rough, dry hair. It also prevents dry scalp and dandruff.
The tips of your hair need the most care as they are the oldest part of your hair. Adding the warmed oil to your hair and letting the nutrients seep in, helps to directly add and seal moisture into your tresses. The ends specifically.
How to do a hot oil treatment:
What you need –
You can use basically any organic oil you can get you hands on. You can use just one oil or any mixture of oils from the list below.
– Coconut oil
– Jamaican black castor oil
– Olive oil
– Argan oil
– Amla oil
– Manuka oil
– Carrot oil
– Jojoba oil
– Avocado oil
– Melted shea butter
– Any other organic oil you can think of (If you’re not sure, ask me in the comment box)
– Pour your oil or oils into a bowl.
– Heat it up in the microwave for about 10 – 15 seconds, (Alternatively, you can heat up a pot of water on the fire and then place the bowl of water inside to heat it up).
– Apply the warmed oil generously to your hair and scalp (make sure it’s not too hot).
– Massage your scalp for about 5 minutes.
– Put your hair in big twists and cover with plastic cap for about 1 hour (or however long you want, the longer the better).
– Wash your hair with shampoo and follow up with the rest of your wash day routine.
Make sure all the oils you’ll be using for this treatment are raw organic oils, this will ensure you get the best possible results.