Hot oil treatment is a treatment used to give hair moisture as it gives the look of conditioned hair without having to condition every day.

These treatments are usually used once a week but as in all hair treatments, it all depends on you. The bottle of oil is heated by putting the bottle in hot water for an extended period of time. The conditioning treatment provided by the hot oil gives more strength and body to the hair and can help repair damaged and weak hair, as every strand gets the treatment it needs.

After heating the tube of oil in the water, commonly for a minute or so, you can massage the hot oil treatment into your wet or dry hair (only trying will help you decide which one you prefer). Massage all the oil thoroughly in the hair froom roots to tips. After the hot oil treatment is done processing (from 15mn to an hour), shampoo your hair as you regularly do then follow with your regular routine. You can use the hot oil treatment once or week or as often as needed.

Few commonly used oil :

Coconut oil stands out in the world of black hair care because it is one of the few oils that penetrates the hair instead of just coating the hair strand. It appears that coconut oil benefits hair, and damaged hair in particular, by preventing protein loss.

Jojoba oil has cleansing and moisturizing properties that benefit the hair. Adding moisture to black hair is particularly important. According to the “Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine,” jojoba oil is similar to sebum, the natural oil that the scalp secretes. When used as a hot oil treatment, it mimics the natural conditioning of the hair, not only adding moisture but also removing buildup from environmental pollution or from excessive use of hair products.

Olive oil. Being especially prone to dryness, black hair and scalp need to be kept well hydrated, which olive oil treatments do very well. It also helps in the treatment of dandruff, for treating dry, overworked, or lifeless hair and for general hair conditioning.

What are your favorite hot oil recipes? I know i usually add essential oils in mine, such as rosemary to enhance blood flow, or peppermint for the tingling sensation.