Are you struggling with dry, distressed strands? If so, you might want to try this DIY hot oil treatment on your curls. Hot oil can be really useful for treating frizzy or damaged strands. Hot oil is a fabulous alternative to chemical filled treatments, and it's even better when you can make it yourself. Give this treatment a try, and let us know if you like it!
Try This DIY Hot Oil Treatment On Your Curls
What you'll need:
- 1/4 cup organic olive oil
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
Optional add ins:
Chamomile oil, for soothing a dry scalp. Lavender to condition, control dandruff, and add shine. Rosemary oil for shine, stimulating growth, and increases blood flow. Finally, sandalwood moisturizes, while cedarwood thickens your strands.
What to do:
Before getting started, wrap a towel around your shoulders or wear an old t-shirt you no longer care about. Your curls should be damp and clean, so this is a good treatment to do after a wash day. Mix the products together, and continue combining until they're completely smooth. Place into a mason jar, and then put the jar in a bowl of warm water for 1-2 minutes to heat the oil up. Don't overheat, or allow the oil to boil, as it could burn your scalp.
Once the oil is warmed, you can remove it from the jar using a spoon. Apply it throughout your strands from roots to ends. Work it through using a wide toothed comb so its evenly distributed. Wrap your strands in a warm towel, and allow the hot oil to sit for 20-60 minutes, depending on how damaged your curls are. Wash your strands with a gentle cleansing shampoo. You might find your hair is a bit oily, and if so, only use the treatment from the midshaft down.