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Do It Yourself: Hot Oil Treatment

Do It Yourself: Hot Oil Treatment

Posted by Ryan Eloise on 30th Mar 2018

Using a hot oil treatment on your hair twice a month or more will help balance your scalp’s natural oil production, while deeply moisturizing and rejuvenating hair follicles. When used on a regular basis it can help control frizz, offset the hair damage from styling, and soothe and balance your scalp.

Step One: Choose a base oil

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Here are some base oils recommended for each hair type

Normal to Oily: Jojoba Oil, Grape seed Oil

Dry or Frizzy: Avocado Oil, Olive Oil

Thinning: Sesame Oil, Almond Oil

Step 2: Choose an essential oil

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Essential oils are the leaves, stem, root, bark, and other parts of plants distilled to their purest liquid form. Here is a small list of essential oils that can benefit each hair type.

Normal to Oily: Rosemary, Lemon, Peppermint

Dry or Frizzy: Lavender, Rose Geranium, sandalwood

Thinning: Peppermint, Clary Sage, Cedar

Lets Begin!


Pour all your ingredients into your plastic bottle and shake well.

Now on to how to perform a hot oil treatment.

  1. Heat your bottle in a pan of water until very warm but not hot Or leave hot water running over it in the sink to heat up your oil. Test a small amount before pouring.

  2. Slowly pour oil onto scalp, massaging and working through to ends to lightly coat the hair.

  3. Cover your hair with a plastic cap then wrap a towel around your head. Or you can sit under a head dryer on medium heat.

  4. Leave on 30 minutes (if under a head dryer) or overnight.

  5. Shampoo thoroughly to remove oil; and condition

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