Hot Oil Treatments


The Benefits Of A Hot Oil Hair Treatment

A hot oil hair treatment, homemade or store-bought, can be an inexpensive luxury with a variety of benefits.  Everyday environmental issues, including temperature changes, pollution and humidity, as well as regular brushing, and the use of hair products such as curlers, steamers, straighteners and dryers, can result in damaged hair.  Brittle or dry hair can result from environmental issues, over cleaning or product use; breakage or split ends can result from the use of hair products to achieve the desired style.  No one is immune - dry or damaged hair simply is a part of life. 

To temporarily repair the damage, a hot oil treatment can help.  Most store bought varieties require heating, massaging the oil into the scalp and hair, followed by a gentle rinse.  Homemade oil treatments can be made with a mixture of common household oils, such as soybean oil or olive oil, and even the use of mayonnaise.

All oil treatments need to be used with caution as any hot mixture can result in surface or first degree burns.  It is always a good idea to test the temperature of the oil on the inside of your wrist before applying to your scalp.  Too hot for your wrist?  Let it cool.

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