With all the everyday stresses placed on our hair through styling needs and temperature changes, it’s no wonder our locks sometimes need a helping hand. And one of the best ways to nourish our hair strands is with a hot oil treatment.
A hot oil treatment involves oil that has either been heated using a microwave or stovetop, or by immersing a ready-made package of oil in hot water. The hot oil is then applied to your hair and scalp, and after the recommended time has passed (usually 10-20 minutes), the oil is then gently rinsed from your hair. Shampoo can then be applied the next day (a shampoo rinse the same day will only wash away the benefits of the oil), and what you should then be left with is silky-soft hair that is full of shine!
Hair tip: when using a hot oil treatment, always remember to test the temp of the oil on your wrist before applying it to your hair and scalp. If the oil is too hot for your skin then let it cool slightly. The ideal temperature is warm to hot, not scalding.
A hot oil treatment will…
Nourish damaged hair strands.
Condition a dry scalp.
Temporarily soften and moisturize your hair.
Hair tip: hot oils will give you the most benefit when they are used regularly. Consistency is the key for long term results.
To take your hot oil treatment to another level, look for brands that have conditioning boosting properties and pop a shower cap or warm towel over your head after applying the hot oil to help it penetrate further into your locks.
Now that you know the benefits of hot oil treatment, add it to your hair care routine and enjoy luscious, silky hair!