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How to Do a Natural Hot Oil Hair Treatment at Home

Updated on December 28, 2018
Towel on head
Towel on head

What is a hot oil treatment?

A hot oil treatment is when warm oils are used to rehydrate and repair damaged hair. This is also a great way to prevent breakage and split ends. Oils can be very beneficial for your hair. Each oil has different qualities and can be used for different types of hair. When these oils are warmed up and applied to your hair they can be absorbed more easily. Going to the salon to get this done can get a little expensive but preforming your own can be a great inexpensive alternative.

Different carrier oils
Different carrier oils

Types of oils

There are many oils you can use for a hot oil treatment. To choose the best oil you should know the benefits of each that way you can choose the ones that meet your needs. You can mix just about any combination of these oils to get the results you want but I would only mix a few at a time.

  • Coconut oil overall great for your hair
  • Jojoba oil overall great for your hair
  • Caster oil Great to thicken hair
  • Olive oil Overall great for your hair
  • Almond oil Gets rid of frizzies and good for shine
  • Grape seed oil Has non allergy qualities great for sensitive skin
  • Avocado oil Hydrating good for dry brittle hair
  • Tea tree oil Great for dry itchy scalps
  • Argon oil Non greasy oil great for fine hair types

Brushing out tangles
Brushing out tangles

Before you get started

Before you get started there are a few things you need to do first. One is making sure that you have what you need.

You will be needing

  • Comb
  • Towel
  • Bowl of warm water
  • Applicator bottle or recycled shampoo bottle
  • Oils of your choice

Now that you have everything you will be needing you can move on to the next step. The next step is to comb out all of your tangles.

At home hot oil treatment
At home hot oil treatment

How to preform a hot oil treatment at home

First you will need your oil. Once you have picked out your oils and mixed them you will need to put them into an applicator bottle. I use an old shampoo bottle. You can warm up the bottle of oil either in the microwave or in a bowl of hot water. If you choose to use the microwave it takes only a few seconds to warm up try thirty seconds to start with and then ten second intervals after if that was not enough. If you choose with a bowl of water it takes a little more time but the water is less likely to get too hot. Once your oil is heated check the temperature on your wrist. Once you have got the right temp go ahead and start applying the oil to your roots. Massage the oil into your scalp and really work it into your hair. Once your scalp is completely saturated work your way through the rest of your hair. Make sure you get the ends really well. Now wrap your hair in a warm towel. It can be straight from the dryer or soaked in warm water. Both work just fine. If your towel gets cold you can use a hair dryer to warm it back up again. Let the oil sit for fifteen to twenty minutes before you wash it out and shampoo as usual.

Helpful video on how to do your own hot oil treatment

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