This recipe creates a nourishing hair mask that’s great for all hair types. It will leave hair soft and silky.
You can make your own hot oil treatment for your hair using a few ingredients you can find in your kitchen.
- 1 tsp to 1 tbsp of oil. You can use any type of oil, but some are better for different hair types. If you have normal hair, I like sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Oily hair? Try castor oil. Dry or coarse hair will be best treated with jojoba oil or avocado oil. You can mix a couple oils . You can even use olive oil in a pinch!
- Essential oil.You can use 3 drops of chamomile oil. If you have dark hair, rosemary oil is lovely and sandalwood . Tea tree oil is wonderful for women with dandruff or itchy scalps. Carrot seed oil is amazingly moisturizing. You can skip the essential oil if you want.
- Infused herbs. Some women love to add herbs in the warming oil. Try a mixture of any of the following: rosemary, parsley, black tea or chamomile (take the leaves out of the bags).
To heat the oil to the perfect warm (not too hot!) temperature.Place the oils in a small
plate and heat it in the microwave for 5 seconds or till warm up but not hot.
Add in the drops (never more than 3 drops of essential oils, ) and stir.
If you are adding tea leaves or any infused herbs, add this to the bowl while heating it up. Once oil is heated, use cheesecloth or a coffee filter to strain.
Separate hair into 4 sections — 2 up and 2 down — and apply the hot oil using a pastry brush to the bottom sections first.
Once hair is covered, massage the hot oil into the scalp.
Wrap your hair in plastic bag or shower cap . Follow this with a hot towel. Leave the oil treatment in for at least 30 minutes.
Shampoo hair at least twice to get the oil out . You can also mix in baking soda with your shampoo to get the oil out