Recipe of the Week: Hot Oil Treatment for Dry Hair

Olive oil is one of those all- purpose remedies that is great for almost anything – your hair, your scalp, your nails, and your skin. This natural moisturizer will also improve the appearance of split ends, heal dandruff, and give your hair a silky and shiny appearance.

• ¼ to ½ cup olive oil

Heat oil in the microwave on medium for approximately one to two minutes. For easy application, carefully pour the olive oil into a spray bottle and apply to the ends and dry parts of your hair. Avoid getting oil onto your scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap or a warm towel for at least thirty minutes. Rinse and then shampoo and condition as usual. For extra conditioning, some naturals advise sleeping with olive oil on your hair and washing it out the next morning.

Note, you can also modify this recipe and try it with sweet almond, coconut, and avocado oils, or even shea butter.

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