Anyone try hot oil treatments (fine hair)?

Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
Has anyone tried a hot oil treatment on fine, lo-po hair? I know about doing a pre-poo with oil, but I have never heated the oil first. Does it make much difference to heat the oil?
Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
RO: IN Harmonic
LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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  • JoonlilyJoonlily Registered Users Posts: 51
    I recommend this site all the time, but Science-y Hair Blog has some great information on using oils. Here's what she says about heat:
    "To heat or not to heat:
    Oils become more fluid with heat and less fluid with cold. Some heat will help oils spread throughout your hair evenly. Gently heat also increases porosity slightly so that oils can move around and under cuticles more readily.
    How to provide gentle heat without drying your hair? Don't blast your oiled hair with a hot hair dryer, that will probably be more dehydrating than helpful. Instead, wrap your hair with a plastic cap or plastic bag and put on a warm hat, wrap your hair with a warmed wet towel, sit under a hooded dryer or use a hair dryer on a temperature that is comfortable to your skin."


    So you might find some benefit from using heat with your pre-poo, and it won't hurt to try it. Just be careful to use a gentle rather than direct heat method.
    2a canopy, 2c/3a everywhere else
    Medium porosity/density
    Modified CG since 2014


    • Low-poo: SM fruit fusion/ SM coconut hibiscus
    • Conditioner: Rotating SM and Deva One Condii
    • LI: SM Curl & style milk
    • Styler/Gel: Cantu curl activator, Deva UDG

    • Experimenting with protein and lightweight oils, so far my hair LOVES PROTEIN. (IAGirl Protein treatment)
    • DIY addict

    Working on loving my hair, no matter what kind of a day it's having.
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Thank you! I love that blog but must have missed the section you posted. I will try some mild heat next time, during my pre-poo.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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