hot oil treatment?

IrisIris Posts: 1Registered Users
hi, i'm kinda new here but i figured its a great site to ask questions about my very curly yet dryyy 3a hair type :p I was thinking about doing a DIY hot oil treatment at home for my hair but dealing with oil can get, well, greasy and previous homemade remedies havn't been working in my favor. Has anyone tried it? does it work?

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  • knhardeknharde Posts: 100Registered Users
    I love oil treatments--my hair loves oil. I have put oil in freshly washed hair, put on a plastic shower cap, then wrapped a large towel around my head. I'd leave it in for a few hours while lounging around at home, then I would lightly rinse it out (or use the towel to gently blot out the excess oil.

    I've used lots of different oils, too many to name. You should give it a try--use some extra virgin olive oil (you may have some in your kitchen) or coconut oil. Coconut oil is the only oil that has been experimentally shown to penetrate the hair shaft.
    4a/b, a little 3c at the crown; current faves: Anita Grant, Qhemet, Oyin...natural since 2000...(currently 15 inches)
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use hot oil treatments in the winter, then shampoo out, with tepid to lukewarm water. It does make a difference, at least for me. Hempseed, avocado, almond, apricot, grapeseed, and jojoba oils are also good, when you use heat. I cannot use coconut oil, because believe it or not, it dries out my hair!

    Also, if you feel the need, follow the hot oil treatment with a deep conditioner.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    knharde wrote: »
    I love oil treatments--my hair loves oil. I have put oil in freshly washed hair, put on a plastic shower cap, then wrapped a large towel around my head. I'd leave it in for a few hours while lounging around at home, then I would lightly rinse it out (or use the towel to gently blot out the excess oil.

    I've used lots of different oils, too many to name. You should give it a try--use some extra virgin olive oil (you may have some in your kitchen) or coconut oil. Coconut oil is the only oil that has been experimentally shown to penetrate the hair shaft.
    really? maybe thats a reason why some people claim their hair gets drier
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • morrighumorrighu Posts: 707Registered Users
    If you can eat it, you can safely put it on your head. Olive, Walnut, Sunflower, Canola, Castor, etc. Don't be afraid to experiment. I use hemp seed oil on my hair. It's quite a fad among people who hand craft lotion right now and a friend gave me some. My hair just adores it.
  • EastAfricanBeautyEastAfricanBeauty Posts: 16Registered Users
    Hey welcome 2 da site, im a newbie too :-o i use olive oil make sure it is orginal but experiment...find whats great 4 ur hair
    Shoulder lenght
    3B Curly Hair
    East African Beau

    :love1::love2::angel12:
  • KinkyKeeperKinkyKeeper Posts: 963Registered Users
    I don't get the concept of "hot oil" treatments. As someone else pointed out, coconut oil is the only oil I know of that actually penetrates the hair shaft and heating treatments up, usually the point of that is to help the oil to penetrate the hair.

    Honestly I think "hot oil" treatments are a holdover from when we believed oil is moisture (many people still believe this and many oils still get marketed as "moisturizing") but most oils, no matter how much you heat them up, are just going to sit on your hair. I mean, oils def. have a purpose in protecting the hair shaft from damage.
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    Well I have 3c hair which is very dry

    I made a home treatment, of Amla infused Coconut oil, I put it in a hair dye applicator bottle with a long narrow tip, so it can get right to my sclap, and all over my hair Its working really well for me, used it two ways:

    1x a week After I wash and condition I apply it and style my hair with out washing it out until the next wash day

    or

    I apply it as a pre poo before I wash.
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • missjuliemissjulie Posts: 15Registered Users
    I've been looking to try this too, I have extremely dry hair now that its winter :(

    Coconut oil is NOT good for hair with protein sensitivity like myself. Just the amount in Suave Naturals Coconut Condish was enough to make my hair blech... I've got EVOO at home and Jojoba, so I might mix those up and put it on. I'm trying to avoid my scalp though, as that's quite oily (yea, figure that one out!)

    Anyway, like another poster said, if you can eat it, its fine to put on your hair.

    I also just did a DT on Monday and it did absolutely NOTHING to my hair. :/
    Low Poo: Trade Joes Spa Nourish
    Co-Wash: Tressume Naturals
    Condish: GVP CB (or Tressume Nat. dependinig on weather)

    Products: HESMU Gel

    Protein sensitivity and can only use humectants on very dry days.

    Type 2 hair, thick and course.
  • chenajchenaj Posts: 352Registered Users
    Tamanu oil superseeds any existing hair oil out there.

    Coconut oil has never penetrated my hair shaft, as a matter of fact it just sits on top and leave it oily, no matter how long i leave it. I too have experimented wih too many oils to name. Olive oil leaves my hair dry and brittle, Sunflower - nada, just an oil-slick, Castor - sticky., Annatto - smelly, Arugula - very smelly....

    Basically i stopped putting oil in my hair for a while and just used creams or lotions until i found, tried and am sticking with for ever - Tamanu oil.

    When i used this for the first time on my wet hair after co-washing, i nearly cried with joy - my search was over! Tamanu oil, penetrates instantly - i mean instantly. Leaves absolutely no oily residue and your hair is cashmire soft. It stays that way (soft) forever.

    When i first used this i was about 4 months postnatal, with supa dupa dryyyyyyyy, brittle hair. Nothing had worked before or since except the tamanu oil. It has actually repaired my hair. I can't say enough good things about this amazing oil. Try some. you will never look back! I get mine in the UK, but i'm sure you can get it in the US.
    hair type - definately 4a

    wash - any baby shampoo

    conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

    Hair pics http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=84285
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Wow! This sounds really good! My interest is really perked if not only does it penetrate, but leaves no oily residue. My hair has a similar response to oil like yours, Chenaj. I will try to find a store that sells it 100% pure. If anyone has some stores in mine, please let me know! TIA
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • chenajchenaj Posts: 352Registered Users
    Hi Greatcurls!
    Yes do try, you wont be dissapointed!

    FYI pure Tamanu oil is greenish, yellowish in colour, smells like butterscotch ice cream and is very think and viscous, it pours like thick honey. If the oil you find does not have these characteristics, then its not 100% pure.

    Be forewarned, it can be expensive, but 100ml will last you a good 4-6 months depending on the length and thickness of your hair. My hair is mid-back and naturally thick, but i had lost the volume with pregnancy. Tamanu oil brought it right back!

    If you have no joy over there, let me know and i will send u the link to the shop where i get mine.
    hair type - definately 4a

    wash - any baby shampoo

    conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

    Hair pics http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=84285
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Chenaj,

    I've looked on the web, but where I've looked, the description of the oil is not fully disclosed. I read on amazon that one lady purchased Tamanu oil, but when she received it, it was 50% olive oil and 50% Tamanu. She was disappointed. I do want the pure oil, so if you can send me the link to your source, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • janeylizjaneyliz Posts: 777Registered Users
    Equal amounts of olive oil and conditioner, warmed gently and slathered on works for me everytime. I do wear a shower cap over it (and pray that no-one rings the door bell) and have even left it on overnight. It's now the time of year when I do it weekly, the heating has been switched on at work and everything dries out (skin, hair, you name it, it prunes out!).
    Marchioness Chinoise in the land of Mancunia Productia Junkia in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    DT: AOHR
    Wash: Anita Grant babassu bar
    Leave-in: Body Shop cotton seed curl boost with manuka honey mixed in
    Gel: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends scrunching gel
    Odds & ends Lime juice, honey, Anita Grant cafe latte
    I brush with a Tangle Teezer & love Flexi-8's
    www.public.fotki.com/janeyliz
    www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk
  • chenajchenaj Posts: 352Registered Users
    Hi GreatCurls,

    I get mine from IronSun Organics (IO), here is their international shopping site http://intlshop.ironsunorganics.co.uk.

    They get their oil directly from the source a small island somewhere near New Zealand!

    I say keep looking over there tho, you may get lucky, it is hard to find casue its a kind of speciality oil. I have never found it anywhere else in the UK in small quantities except at IO.

    BTW, if you are allergic to tree nuts you cant use Tamanu oil.

    Good luck and keep me posted!
    hair type - definately 4a

    wash - any baby shampoo

    conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

    Hair pics http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=84285
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I posted my update concerning Tamanu oil on different thread, but I'd also like to post here.

    The oil is wonderful! A little goes a long way. I plan on using it in my homemade leave-in conditioner.

    It leaves a nice sheen, but is not greasy.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • takesha.mcallistertakesha.mcallister Posts: 1Registered Users
    hot oil treatments are bad for your hair if your looking to deal with dry hair, read this blog post to find out why. http://naturallytiki.blogspot.com/2010/08/truth-about-hot-oil-treatments.html
  • DeinarraDeinarra Posts: 10Registered Users
    I have tried a variaty of hot oil treatments, store bought and homemade a like. What I have found to work for me is a mix of Castor oil, Coconut oil, Almound oil, EVOO, Avocado oil, Tea tree essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Peperment essential oil, Orange essential oil (for fragrance).

    This has left my hair incredibly soft, even after using a shampoo (Blended Beauty Soy). Whenever I shampoo I do use a deep conditioner.
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    After using a lot of different oil and techniques, my to favors are:

    Before I poo:
    heating up a small amount of olive oil and smoothing it from root to tip, in small sections over my whole head The I plastic cap and leave a towel on for a while.

    After I wash and condition, I smooth cocount oil throughout my head, putting in a ponytail and leave it in over night. I have porous hair that loves protein so I really like coconut oil. I infuse coconut oil with different herbs Hibiscus being my favorite thus far.
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • SHLONNIESHLONNIE Posts: 21Registered Users
    You can save some $$ by using full fat mayonnaise on your hair (be liberal with it), wrap your head in a plastic bag or cling film, then wrap a warm towel around your head. This will allow the mayo to absorb and open the cuticle. You can also use a beaten egg in your shampoo. You can also do this with mashed avocado.
  • KerrianaKerriana Posts: 7Registered Users
    Since I am new to having curly hair (since three days ago!), I am wondering how one could warm up an oil without it being overheated? And also, what are some steps for using hot oil treatment at home and what are some things to pay attention to? Thank you very much in advance for all your help! =)
    [FONT=&quot]Type: 2c? 3a?
    Turned curly since Oct 28, 2010!

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Current routine:
    Shampoo
    Live Clean Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
    Conditioner
    TRESemme Naturals Moisture Conditioner
    Leave-in
    Aveda - Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother (NOT CG approved, but my stylist recommended it as a great anti-humectant)
    Live Clean Fresh Water Leave-in Conditioner
    Style(testing these products, since I have just gotten my big chop)
    AG Re:coil Curl Activating Balm
    Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
    Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz[/FONT]
  • morrighumorrighu Posts: 707Registered Users
    If you're gonna use fruit, get the strained baby food. Or buy a pet fruit bat so it can sit around and pick it's dinner out of your 'do.

    If you use egg - DO NOT use hot water to rinse it out. Even the fruit bat won't be able to help you with that.

    If you use canned coconut milk, strain it first to make sure that they didn't put any little "bits" in it.

    Other than, go raid the grocery and see what works for your hair. Hit the wiki link in my sig for ideas.
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I know this is an old thread, but I'm still using Tamanu oil. Literally, "just a dab will do 'ya."
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • SharonDSharonD Posts: 10Registered Users
    Try Coconut Oil; a study has shown that Coconut Oil can actually penetrate the hair shaft, and fight dandruff, lice, and lice eggs;
    try putting the Coconut Oil in a heat resistant glass bowl, and then put the glass bowl with the Coconut Oil in it over a pot of boiling water, and let is sit for a few minutes; this should heat the oil evenly without overheating it.

    Natural Hair Care: Coconut Oil For Hair ! :toothy8:
  • lyleneillyleneil Posts: 5Registered Users
    Of course, hot oil treatments can be availed in beauty salons too. But as compared to the homemade products, the other two will be slightly costlier.Salons often employ this technique for the most damaged of tresses, but they also charge an arm and a leg for their services. You can also purchase ready-made oil treatments for more modest price at your local drugstore.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Argan oil and emu oil penetrate the hair shaft as well, i use argan myself, it is pricey so i always mix it with somthing else to make it stretch. I've been trying to get hold of rosemary oil cause ive heard that its a great growth stimulater, i had trouble finding it so i picked same fresh rosemary put it in a jar and poured warm EVOO over it. ive let it sit for two weeks so tomorrow night im going to add argan to it and a bit of sweet amond and use it as a hot oil treatment :)

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • VikkFloydVikkFloyd Posts: 16Registered Users
    I use olive oil. I had a severe breakage problem. I have been using it for months now my hair retains moisture and has grown a lot. My hair is very long now! Try it out! :thumbup:
  • danielalvisdanielalvis Posts: 5Registered Users
    Applying hot oil is really easy and can be done at home. All you have to do is to heat up the hair oil properly. You can then heat the oil in your microwave for about a minute before you apply it on to your hair.

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