How to Make a Hot Oil Treatment for Hair


If your hair is breaking, shredding or feels really dry, you can show it some love by giving it a hot oil treatment.

What’s great about these treatments, is you can use almost any kind of natural oil — it’s really about what you prefer and what works best for your hair.

I like to make my own oil mixture and I tend to use a combination of coconut, JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil), olive, jojoba, argan and grapeseed oil.  

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Follow these easy steps...

  1. Put your oil(s) in a heat proof plastic bottle/container or glass container.
  2. Heat up the oil by putting your bottle/container in a pot or tub of hot water for 2 minutes. DO NOT heat the oil in the microwave because it will lose the nutrients.
  3. Test the oil on your wrist before using so you don’t burn yourself.
  4. Section your hair into 4-6 sections to make distribution easier and less messy.
  5. Massage the oil into your scalp for 2-4 minutes.
  6. Cover your hair with a plastic cap to retain heat and moisture.
  7. Keep the oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes. Leave in overnight for better results.
  8. Rinse the oil out of your hair and then use your shampoo or cowash to cleanse.

For added moisture

Wet a towel with warm water and wring it out.  Wrap the warm towel around your head for 20-30 minutes. Alternatively I put a damp towel in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds to warm it up.  Don’t worry if the towel cools off, the process is still working.

For dry scalp and dandruff

Add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil to your mixture.

Results

Your hair should be noticeably softer, stronger and may even have a more prominent sheen.  If you do this regularly you should get far less breakage than you normally do when shampooing and detangling your hair.

 

Enjoy your healthier hair!

 

Have you tried a hot oil treatment before? What oils do you use for your hot oil treatment? Feel free to comment below...

Product Review / As I Am Coconut Cowash

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Product / As I Am Naturally Coconut Cowash

Details / Cleansing conditioner which removes product residue and preserves moisture.

Price / £10 - £12.99

Rating / 10/10

I can easily say that the As I Am Naturally Coconut Cowash is one of my top 5 must have favourites. If this product came in a form of a man I would marry him, because I can’t leave without it. Trust me when i say this stuff is AWESOME!

Pros

  • It thoroughly cleanses my hair and scalp and always leaves my hair moisturised and feeling soft.
  • It has a sweet, fruity smell which is amazing.
  • If you suffer with dry scalp then this stuff is perfect for you. As it’s a conditioner it won’t strip your hair/scalp like shampoos, so it leaves your hair/scalp moisturised.
  • Washing with two textures can make detangling quite difficult but this product provides enough slip to make detangling a breeze.
  • I apply lots of oil throughout the week so a good cleansing is well needed by the end of it. This does the job perfectly.
  • It does give you a nice lather but not as much as a shampoo, which is great as it means that it's not stripping your hair of it's moisture.
  • Works safely with keratin treatments

Cons

•    Quite expensive for a conditioner

Consistency : Medium creamy and   non sticky.

Consistency : Medium creamy and non sticky.

What is cowashing?

Cowashing means "conditioner washing" aka cleansing your hair with conditioner rather than shampoo. This is a gentler way of cleaning as conditioners don't contain harsh stripping sulfates, and adds the right amount of hydration to strands which cuts down on frizz.

How often do you use it?

I simply cowash my hair once a week. Within a month I would cowash my hair 3 times and then use a clarifying or protein shampoo once a month to cleanse my hair and scalp of any buildup.

What is your washing regimen like?

  • Pre-poo (this refers to applying oils and/or a conditioner to my hair hours before shampooing) 
  • Cowash (shampoo once a month)
  • Deep Condition/Protein treatement
  • Moisturise (leave in conditioner, oils and moisturiser)
  • Blow Dry
  • Style
Washing with As I Am Coconut Cowash

Washing with As I Am Coconut Cowash

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Which product(s) do you use to cowash?


Homemade / Moisturising Spritz For Dry Hair


Dryness and breakage in natural hair can be a nightmare, but I've found a great way to protect your hair from further dryness and to help prevent breakage. All this can be done my simply spritzing your hair daily with a water base moisturising conditioner made from natural ingredients. And it's so easy to make. Moisturising spritz are ideal for those with fine hair (like myself) and they’re a great way to revive twists that has gotten dry over time. 

What is spritzing? 

Spritzing means to spray your hair with a measured sprayer all over to the point of dampness, NOT soaking wet. The best way to add moisture to your hair is to add water or other water-based additives as it helps to prevent problems with dry natural hair. I know what you must be thinking...You want me to spray water onto my hair? You get the heck out of here. But trust me when i say this stuff really works.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 distilled or rose water (fill your spritz bottle with either ingredients)
  • 1/3 aloe vera juice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil 
  • 1 tsp olive
  • 1 tbsp or more of glycerine
  • 2/3 drops of your favourite essential oil for fragrance (this is optional)

Directions 

Once you've made your mixture, shake well and then lightly spritz your hair every morning and evening or as needed for dryness.

 

TIP: Avoid making huge quantities of your spritz mixture as they have a short shelf life (refrigeration helps to extend the shelf life slightly). Instead get a small sprayer bottle and when you run out, just whip up another batch.

 

How do you keep your hair moisturised?


Source: http://yournaturalhair.com/moisturizing-pr...