Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hot Oil Treatment Day!!!

This past wash day I decided to give my hair some TLC with the BOMB Hot Oil Treatment Mix!

I mixed Flaxseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Pink Hot Oil Treatment, Castor Oil and SDK Herbal Richie Oil (Ingredients: Castor oil, Olive oil, Sesame oil, Vitamin e, Bringraj, Brahmi, Amala, Bibhitaki, Haritaki, Hibiscus, Horsetail, Rosemary, Neem, Herabl Riche oil blend, Fenugreek).

I poured these ingredients into a mixing bowl and placed the bowl in another bowl of hot water to warm it up. Once everything was mixed and hot i then put the oil in an applicator bottle. I love using an applicator bottle because i find that it's easier to apply the hot oil to my hair. I started from the ends then worked my way up to the roots in sections until my hair was fully saturated. I made sure that i massaged the oil into my scalp then covered my head with a plastic shower cap.

I left this treatment in my hair for 1 hour then shampoo'd my hair with Mizani's Supreme Oil Sulfate Free Moisturizing Shampoo and followed up with a new conditioner i bought from Garnier Frutis called Damage Eraser Fortifying Conditioner. My hair felt amazing!!!

Benefits of a Hot Oil Treatment:
Hot oil treatments prevent breakage, which is common among people with coarse hair textures. The need to moisturize the hair follicle with extra oil is born out of a desire to promote continued growth and sheen while maintaining the integrity of the hair follicle. Hot oil allows for necessary oils to be deposited back into the hair to prevent over-drying, which contributes to breakage. Hot oil treatments also create extra body and shine, which can be beneficial for black hair because it is prone to becoming brittle or dull due to its coarse texture.

Some people prefer to do hot oil treatments weekly, while others find that they are only necessary every month. This largely depends upon the texture and dryness of an individual's hair. People with dryer scalps should try to do a hot oil treatment more regularly to prevent over-drying and breakage, while some people find that weekly treatments over saturate hair with oils and cause their hair to be limp and greasy. Black hair is typically not washed daily, so the more natural oil that is allowed to be built up, the less frequently one will find a need for hot oil treatment. However, after relaxing treatments or any kind of chemical processing, hot oil treatments can help improve elasticity, moisture and sheen.

What are your favorite oils to use for a hot oil treatment?