Hot oil treatments have become a well-liked choice for reviving dry, brittle, frizzy and color-treated strands. A hot oil treatment typically involves use of a warmed plant-based oil like olive or coconut to coat the strands. Continue reading to learn why these treatments work so well for natural hair, as well as how to execute a hot oil treatment by yourself.
By pampering your hair with a hot oil treatment, you can enjoy these benefits:
Everyone can benefit from a hot oil treatment one way or the other, however, they’re especially beneficial to curly and coily hair types like 4B and 4C. These hair types are susceptible to dryness and breakage.
People with color-treated hair can also benefit greatly from the treatments. Color-treated hair tends to become dry and brittle; performing a hot oil treatment can help boost moisture levels and positively transform the hair’s texture.
According to Healthline, the best way to execute a hot oil treatment is by starting with clean hair. For the oil to better penetrate your strands, make sure your is clean by shampooing it.
Choose an oil. Opt for a natural oil such as coconut, olive, or jojoba, avocado, or argan oil. These oils are rich in nutrients and have excellent moisturizing properties.
Afterwards, microwave 3 to 6 tablespoons of the oil in a microwave-safe bowl for 10 seconds. Before you can apply the hot oil to your damp hair and scalp, test a small amount of the oil on your wrist to make sure it’s not too hot.
To protect your clothing, place a towel over your shoulders. If you prefer, you can do the hot oil treatment in the shower or over the sink.
Apply the oil evenly throughout your hair and massage it into your scalp. Thereafter, cover your head with a shower cap and wait up to 20 minutes.
While the oil is still in your hair, you can use the opportunity to remove any knots and tangles as detangling is much easier at this point.
Once 20 minutes are done, completely rinse out the oil from your hair, and follow up with your normal conditioner. Your hair will be left nourished, soft, and more manageable.
Hot oil treatments are a nice way to pamper and revive the strands. By adding these treatments to your haircare routine, you can enjoy the benefits of stronger and more vibrant curls.