If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil to me is like what Windex is to the guy on My Big, Fat Greek Wedding. I use it as a makeup remover (seriously is the best I have found), a moisturizer, and on my hair. Not to mention I cook with it all the time.
You all have seen hot oil treatments in the store but you probably didn’t know that many of them aren’t that effective and just add weight to your hair. Plus, if you look at the ingredients, it’s a list that’s a mile long with weird, unpronounceable chemicals, and parabens.
Obviously that doesn’t fly for me. If there is a natural way for me to treat my hair or skin, you bet your pretty toosh I am doing that. Plus, I had all these ingredients in my pantry.
To use olive oil by itself as a hot oil hair treatment is amazing on its own, but I like amping it up with some organic coconut oil (one of the most amazing oils out there full of moisturizing properties) and local honey. (Did you know honey helps attract and retain moisture in hair? Who knew?!)
All I do is dump it all into a little ramekin (specific measurements aren’t necessary – do what the spirit moves you to), pop it into the microwave for about 15 seconds (depends on your microwave – watch it to make sure it doesn’t get too hot), mix it up, and brush it all over my dry hair with a pastry brush, focusing on my ends.
I then put a shower cap on my head to let the oils and honey really do their magic. You can also wrap your head in plastic wrap. Just as effective and twice as sexy. I leave it on for as long as I can. I usually do this right after Kennedy goes down and then wash it out in the shower a few hours later. I feel like this doesn’t take much time out of my evening, and I don’t mind sitting around the house blogging or watching TV with the oils on my head. Some people swear by doing this hot oil hair treatment overnight and showering in the morning, but I have yet to try it.
I recommend doing this once every couple weeks or so. I truly think this really improves my hair’s texture. It is also much shinier and stronger after these treatments. And it’s cheap. So do it.
I hope you give my DIY Hot Oil Hair Treatment a try!