How to Do a Hot Oil Treatment on Natural Hair

 A hot oil treatment for natural hair involves applying oil, such as coconut or olive oil, to the hair and scalp and then applying heat to open the hair cuticles so that the oil (1) can enter the hair shaft.

How to Do a Hot Oil Treatment on Natural Hair

Hot Oil Treatment for Hair

Here are the steps for hot oil treatment,

  1. Start by washing your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioning it as usual.
  2. Section apart your hair once towel drying it.
  3. Take a small amount of oil, such as coconut, rosemary or olive oil, and apply it to each section of hair, making sure to coat the hair and scalp (2) well.
  4. Once all of your hair is covered in oil, you can use a plastic cap or wrap your hair in plastic wrap to keep the heat in.
  5. Apply heat to your hair using a hair dryer or a heating cap for about 20-30 minutes.
  6. After the treatment, remove the plastic cap and rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticles.
  7. Wash your hair with a sulfate free mild shampoo and condition as usual.

You can do a hot oil treatment once or twice a month, depending on your hair's posture or needs.

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Does tea tree oil help hair growth?

Tea tree oil may help promote hair growth by improving the health of the scalp. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, which can help to clear away dandruff, dead skin cells, and other debris that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth.

Tea tree oil can also help to unclog hair follicles, which can improve the circulation of blood to the scalp. The hair follicles may benefit from this increased blood flow, which may also encourage hair growth.

It can be used in various ways like adding a few drops of tea tree oil (3) to your shampoo or conditioner or mixing it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil and massaging it into your scalp.

However, we should note that more research is needed to confirm the effectiveness of tea tree oil for hair growth, and also be cautious when using undiluted tea tree oil on the scalp, as it can be quite strong and may cause irritation or allergic reactions in some people. Experts always suggest doing a patch test before applying any hot oil treatment all over your scalp.

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