Cold weather is the perfect time for a hot oil treatment!!!
Hot oil treatments are great for this time of year and you can be pretty flexible with their application…use them after you shampoo as usual or before you shampoo for a quick pre-shampoo treatment. You can even rev this treatment up a notch by mixing in some of your fav deep conditioner.
Here’s a homemade hot oil treatment that will improve the appearance of split ends, heal dandruff, and give your hair a silky and shiny appearance this winter.
- 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.
You can also substitute olive oil for one of our other favorite oils for natural hair. (Click here to read Top 10 Oils for Natural Hair)
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