Hot oil treatments work great for all hair types. Before every shampoo/co-wash, I do a hot oil treatment so that while I’m washing my hair, my hair won’t be stripped of it’s natural oils. Hot oil treatments prevents dry scalp and dandruff. As well as it being moisture for the hair, increases blood circulation for the scalp, strengthens the hair and adds shine! Below I have instructions on how to do a hot oil treatment for those who don’t already know.
Step 1 – Get your favorite base oils and essential oils and combine them together in an applicator bottle.
Step 2 – Boil a kettle of water. Once it comes to a boil, pour water into a heat resistant bowl.
Step 3 – Place your bottle of oil in the hot water for 10 mins. (Let it cool off for at least 2 mins. before applying it to hair and scalp.)
Step 4- Divide hair into four sections. Start with one section by applying oil to the scalp. Thoroughly massage your scalp and apply the excess oil on your hands onto your hair by starting from the ends up. Repeat this process with the other three remaining sections.
Step 5 – After you have completed this process, cover your head with a shower cap for 30 mins.
Finally – Wash it out with your favorite sulfate free shampoo or a co wash!
Some of my favorite oils to use in my hot oil Potion are Coconut oil to avoid split ends, Olive oil to reduce dandruff, Peppermint oil to promote hair growth and Tea Tree oil to foster your roots. I hope I was much help, please come check back later!