Benefits of Hot Oil Treatments for Natural Hair

July 18, 2022 5 min read

Benefits of Hot Oil Treatments For Natural Hair | Mielle

From styling and coloring to heat, detangling, washing, and much more, we put our hair through a lot. It is important to keep your natural hair looking and feeling its best, and it's no secret that hot oil treatments are great for your hair. Whether you have dry or damaged hair, or you are looking for another self-care regimen, you will love how hot oil hair treatment leaves your hair looking healthy and shiny! 

Hot oil hair treatments and other hair mask products are not just for the colder months - you can benefit from a hot hair oil treatment all year round - and they are great for any hair type! Hot oil treatments act like a spa for your tresses, helping to strengthen each hair follicle and prevent dry, brittle hair and split ends.

Hot oil treatments are also useful for helping to stimulate blood flow, as well as helping with healthy hair. Hot oil treatments for hair provide many benefits to help deal with common hair care and styling issues such as:

  • Dandruff
  • Dry scalp
  • Frizziness
  • Moisture loss

Are you looking for an organic hair oil to use for your next treatment? When it comes to learning how to have healthy hair, repair treatments should be highly considered. The Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil is the perfect choice. It is a natural and lightweight oil that helps reduce breakage, excessive shedding, and dry scalp. Almond oil is known to be a carrier protein that binds to each strand to help seal and lock the moisture into your hair. Now, let's take a look at some benefits of hot oil treatments for hair with natural hair products like our Mint Almond Oil and how adding them to your regimen can help you maintain healthy hair.

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What is hot oil treatment for hair?

Typically done once a week or once every two weeks, hot oil treatment for hair is a treatment where you place hot oil throughout your hair. You can use a variety of different oils for this such as avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or even one of our hair oil products.

What are the benefits of hot oil treatment for hair?

There are many benefits of hot oil treatment that can be great for all different hair types. Some of the main hot oil treatment benefits are:

  • Moisturizes hair that is dry and brittle
  • Helps with dry scalp and dandruff
  • Can help increase the blood circulation in your scalp
  • Strengthens hair
  • Adds shine to hair
  • Helps prevent split ends and frizz

1. Moisturize Brittle and Dry Hair

Thick, curly hair is prone to dryness, and no one wants brittle and dry hair in any season! So, anything we can do to our hair to moisturize it is a plus. It's best to do a hot oil hair treatment every week or every two weeks, depending on your preference. Hot oil treatments will help deposit oil back into your hair and prevent the dryness that can contribute to breakage. Adding a DIY hot oil treatment to your weekly routine can also help repair damaged hair.

2. Helps With Dry Scalp and Dandruff

Many naturalistas struggle with dry scalp and dandruff. Doing a hot oil treatment before you shampoo your hair can help prevent dandruff. Our Mint Almond Oil is infused with peppermint oil, which is perfect for helping dry scalp and dandruff. Peppermint oil also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It helps to soothe itchy scalp and keep dandruff at bay. Peppermint oil also helps to absorb excess oils on the scalp and promote healthy hair. Each hair strand will become stronger and shinier after each hair treatment.

3. Increase Blood Circulation to Your Scalp

There is nothing like a good scalp massage, and with hot oil treatments, you are going an extra mile to help stimulate blood flow to your scalp. Massaging the oil into your scalp after applying it to your clean hair helps to invigorate healthy hair and help increase blood circulation.

4. Strengthens and Adds Shine To Your Hair

After practicing hot oil treatments over time, you will begin to see the changes in your hair. Your hair will look and feel healthier, and you will notice more shine in your tresses.

5. Prevent Split Ends and Frizz

Do you feel like your hair is not getting longerHot oil treatments can help prevent frizz without weighing your hair down. They also help to seal the ends of your hair, which in turn prevents split ends.

How to Apply Hot Oil Treatments

You are probably wondering how to apply your hot treatment oil, and also how often you should do them. It is a personal preference on how often to practice hot oil treatments, but many naturals do them weekly, especially in the winter months. We recommend protecting your clothes with towels or plastic so that you don't damage your clothes.

You will need to heat your oil before applying it to your hair and scalp. To do this, you can place your oil in an applicator bottle or in a bowl that is safe for heating. Then, put your oil in hot water if you are using an applicator bottle or the microwave for around 10 seconds if you are using a bowl.

Make sure to let the oil cool off before applying it to your hair and scalp to prevent burning yourself. Once it's a safe temperature, apply it, place a shower cap over your head for about 15 to 20 minutes, and rinse. You can also sit under a hooded dryer or steamer. Heat or steam will allow your hair cuticles to open up and help the oil penetrate your hair shaft, which helps with moisture. After rinsing, apply your leave-in conditioner.

When to Apply Your Hot Oil Treatment

One question that always comes up: should hot oil treatment be done on wet or dry hair? It is best to apply your hot oil treatment after you have washed your hair. You don't want to apply it to dirty hair because your hair will not benefit as much. You want the oil to fully penetrate your scalp and clean hair, and if your hair is dirty, the scalp oil will just sit on top of your hair.

Applying your hot oil treatment right after you shampoo and before your deep condition is the best time to apply. Mielle's Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo is great for use before your hot oil treatment. It will gently cleanse your hair to prepare for your hot oil treatment. Some naturals also apply the hot oil treatment after deep conditioning, instead of before. You can use this method if you feel that your hair is really dry and you need maximum moisture.

After learning some benefits of hot treatment oil, will you opt for a hot oil treatment on your next wash day? Tell us about your experience with these treatments and Mielle's organic hair oil in the comments below!


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