Incorporating Hot Oil Treatments Into My Regimen

I was organizing my hair stash last night and came across bottles of oils that I rarely used. The idea popped into my head to use them up by doing hot oil treatments. When I first began my hair journey, I used to do hot oil treatments on and off, mainly when I would remember to, but I’m going to commit to bi-weekly hot oil treatments before I wash my hair. I’m looking forward to the positive impact hot oil treatments will have on hair as I work towards my mid year goal of BSL.

Here are some quick benefits of hot oil treatments:

  • If you have dry brittle hair, hot oil treatments will saturate the hair and repair breakages and coat the hir shaft to moisturize and nourish the hair.
  • Moisturize the scalp and reduce dandruff and with continuous use, eliminate the problem.
  • Scalp massages with hot oil stimulate blood flow to the scalp for a healthier scalp and hair growth.
  • Using tea tree oil for its antiseptic properties: fights scalp issues that are caused by bacteria and fungi. Controls dandruff and regulates oiliness/dryness of the scalp.
  • Strengthens the hair and prevents brittle hair and split ends by saturating the hair
For my hot oil treatments I will be using castor oil (not a fan but will use for thicken properties), coconut oil, jojoba oil, Vatika Frosting, or sweet almond oil. I’m considering purchasing grapeseed and avocado oil but will only do so after I’ve used up most of my oils.

Application:

  1. Place one my oils in a small plastic bottle with nozzle.
  2. Place the bottle in a bowl of hot warm for 10 minutes.
  3. Section my hair into 4 sections and apply the oil to my scalp first in 1 inch sections.
  4. Massage my scalp well to ensure the oil is evenly distributed.
  5. Apply the remaining oil to the length of my hair in sections, making sure each section is saturated as well.
  6. Cover with plastic cap and cover with my heating cap for 30 minutes.
I’m currently doing a hot oil treatment (see, I’m staying on task! 🙂 ) with Hairveda Vatika Frosting under my Hot N’ Gold heating cap and will head off soon to shampoo and condition my hair. I’ll post later about todays wash.

 

P.S. I was supposed to try out Organix’s Moroccan Argan Oil line today but I just COULD NOT locate the products anywhere. My local CVS carried Organix but not the Argan Oil line, Target was a no go. I was a little disappointed but I picked up Paul Mitchell Super Skinny line and will be trying that out today instead.

 

P.P.S. My boyfriend is not a fan of my heating cap and calls me an alien when I have it on. I’ll admit, it’s not the sexiest heating cap in the world lol

2 Comments

  1. Hot Oil Treatments are the best one to make your scalp less dry…..One must have to apply it before sleeping and after applying the hot oil,cover the hairs with the towel to maintain the effectiveness…

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