From styling, coloring, 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. Hot oil treatments are not just for the colder months, you can benefit from a hot oil treatment all year round. Hot oil treatments are great for any hair type and are like a spa for your tresses. They help to strengthen and prevent dry, brittle hair and also split ends.
Hot oil treatments are also useful for helping to stimulate blood flow, as well as helping with hair growth, and they provide many benefits to help deal with common hair care and styling issues such as dandruff, dry scalp, frizziness, moisture and much more. The Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil is the perfect choice for applying hot oil treatments. 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 helps 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 and how adding them to your regimen can help you maintain healthy hair.
Natural is prone to dryness, and no one wants dry and brittle 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 treatment every week or every two weeks, depending on your preference. Hot oil treatments will help the oils to be deposited back into the hair and prevent dryness that can contribute to breakage.
Many naturalistas struggle with dry scalp and dandruff. Doing a hot oil treatment before you shampoo your hair can help prevent dandruff. The Mint Almond oil is infused with peppermint oil which is perfect for helping dry scalp and dandruff. Peppermint oil also has anti-inflammatory and also antiseptic properties. It helps to soothe itchy scalp and also helps to keep dandruff at bay. Peppermint oil also helps to absorb excess oils on the scalp, and helps to promote hair growth.
Hot oil treatments help to stimulate blood flow to your scalp. Massaging the oil into your scalp after applying it to your hair helps to invigorate growth and help increase blood circulation. There is nothing like a good scalp massage.
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.
Hot 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.
You are probably wondering how to apply your hot oil treatment, 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. You will need to heat your oil before applying 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 either hot water if you are using an applicator bottle, or the microwave if you are using a bowl. Make sure to let the oil cool off before applying to your hair and scalp to prevent burning yourself. Then apply to the hair and scalp, place a shower cap over your head for about 15-20 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.
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 best. You want to obtain full penetration of the oil onto your scalp and hair, and with dirty hair, the 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. The 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 oil treatments, will you opt for a hot oil treatment on your next wash day?