Sunday, 2 December 2012

Hot Oil Treatments

Hot Oil Treatments promote long and healthy hair and are an effective way to ensure that our hair receives adequate and proper nourishment. It is a process whereby oils are heated and applied to the hair for a required amount of time, with or without an external heat source. It ensures that the hair remains healthy and is an excellent remedy to treat damaged, dry or chemically treated hair.

Here is a recipe to try out:


Plastic Cap
Small bowl for the oils
A tablespoon


1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 -2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
1 -2 tablespoons of grape seed oil

Please note that the above listed oils can be substituted with any other oils at your disposal such as sweet almond oil, hemp seed oil, Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil and so on.


Add the oils into a bowl and mix them together properly.


1. Detangle hair with a wide tooth comb and part hair into four sections to enable you work within each section (you can slightly dampen your hair prior to sectioning if you prefer). 

It is best to section hair with fingers only at this point. 

2. Heat the oil by either placing the bowl of oil in a pot of hot water or popping the oil mix into a microwave for a few minutes; the oil should be warm and not hot. 

3. Part each section into four smaller sections and apply the oil to the scalp and the entire length of your hair concentrating on the mid section and the ends until the entire hair is coated with oil. 

4. Cover hair with a plastic cap and go under a hooded hair dryer or steamer.

If you do not have a hair dryer/steamer however you can try placing a hot towel (make it hot by dipping in hot water and wringing the excess water out) over the plastic cap. Another alternative is to use a regular hand held blow dryer for about 5 minutes and then cover the hair with a towel. 

5. Leave on hair for at least 15 minutes with heat or about 30 minutes or more without heat (depending on how long you can stand it). 

6. Rinse off, then begin the washing process.

Hot Oil Treatments are quite luxurious and ensure that the hair is fortified and replenished with moisture and other valuable nutrients. I would love to know if anyone has done a hot oil treatment, their experience and recipes or whether others will consider it as a possible option for healthy hair.

I wish everyone a glamorous December.


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful - Norman Vincent Peale


  1. how often should you do hot oil treatments? like once a week or twice a month

    1. Thanks for your comment dear. It depends on what your hair likes, hot oil treatments can be beneficial if done only once a month, you can however do them weekly or bi-weekly if you have the time and if your hair responds positively to that level of frequency.

  2. Quick question

    do you DC on dry hair?
    if u missed ur pre poo
    would DC on dry hair?

  3. Hot oil treatment make my hair go very straight and soft with coconut oil I'm amazed at how bone straight even my ends look as I remove my shower cap to rinse my hair
    I think u achieve the best result with EVCO because it has a ph level thats the closet to hairs compared to any other oils

    I would be interested to know about DC on dry hair too?

    1. Hey dear, I am glad hot oil treatments work for you. Thanks for sharing. Deep conditioning on dry hair is very effective for some people it also reduces the number of times you have to step into the shower if you wash your hair yourself. You can try it out to see how your hair responds.

  4. It is fine to deep condition on dry hair if that is what works for you. Thanks for your comment :)

  5. I went looking for sweet almond I saw only almond oil.can I use dat.

  6. may i do this if i deep condition with a home made deep conditioner(avacado,egg,coconut milk, ect) rinse out, then use the hot oil treatment then shampoo?

    1. That sounds perfectly fine if you want to deep condition your hair before shampooing. Thanks for your comment.

  7. I use Jamaican Black Castor oil mixed with pure coconut oil and vitamin E oil. my hair has been shedding like crazy so I thought I'd give this bash. I've only been doing this a week but I can already notice that my hair looks healthier and shinier. It's a bit too early to say in terms of growth. I'm aiming for 2 twice a week.


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