DIY All Natural Hot Oil Hair Treatment

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.

DIY All Natural Hot Oil Hair Treatment by beauty blogger Meg O. on the Go

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.

DIY All Natural Hot Oil Hair Treatment by beauty blogger Meg O. on the Go
I know that the shower cap look is extremely sexy on me.

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.

DIY All Natural Hot Oil Hair Treatment by beauty blogger Meg O. on the Go

I hope you give my DIY Hot Oil Hair Treatment a try!

43 Comments

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    Life With Lauren
    March 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I will have to try that this weekend thanks!

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    Neely
    March 11, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I love your face

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    Darby Hawley
    March 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

    oooooo fun!!! I can’t wait to try this.
    PS you are rock’n that shower cap lol

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    thenerdykatie
    March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I’m so glad you posted this today! I was actually planning on buying some vo5 today lol.

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    ~Rachel~
    March 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Totally going to give this a try! 🙂

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    Shelley
    March 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Haha I love it! Going to check out the post about using it to remove makeup!

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    Amber
    March 12, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I need to do this! I just need some coconut oil. My hair looks gross on the ends sometimes. Ooooh, that reminds me. I should probably get a trim before Blissdom!

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    Myra
    March 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I’m doing this tonight. A will be so happy to come home from work to find my super sexiness all thanks to plastic head wraps 🙂

    Love you, boo!

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    shelly
    November 1, 2013 at 9:43 am

    i’ll try this!

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    Mavish
    November 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Overnight coconut treatments is the reason I had such long and durable hair (before I donated a huge chunk of it)! I continue to use coconut oil on a weekly basis and every now and then stir a raw egg into the mixture. Although recently, my hair has gotten super sensitive to moisture and I’ve actually started shedding too much hair cause of too much moisture on my scalp. Any suggestions?

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      Meg O.
      November 8, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Your hair was super gorgeous right before you donated it!! I would start just moisturizing the ends of your hair with the coconut oil and avoid the scalp – perhaps that would help with the moisture issue! Thanks for the comment, Mavish 🙂

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    vito andolini
    November 22, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I have been using olive oil for quite couple o days and the results are just awesome…will try this tip too 🙂 thanks for sharing informative post

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    Mich
    December 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Nice post Thank you 🙂

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    Thinning Hair Solution
    February 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for this very good hair treatment. I always used and recommended a simple hair treatment. Its almost the same like your treatment but it has egg and yogurt instead of olive oil. The results of my treatment are very good. Now i,m thinking of creating a new hair treatment by mixing your treatment and mine. Lets do it and see the results.

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    Anita
    August 11, 2014 at 8:58 am

    which type of coconut oil do you use?

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      Meg O.
      August 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      I use the store version at my local grocery store. As long as you have extra virgin coconut oil, you’re good! It usually comes in a clear jar and is in somewhat of a solid form. It melts at a relatively low temp!

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    Mary
    September 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Can’t wait to rock that shower cap! Love the idea of honey with coconut and olive oil.

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    Trish
    November 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    ive been having so much trouble with my hair!! It gets colored once a month auburn to get the gray out. Plus thyroid issues, hormones leaves my hair dry and dull, plus I feel it’s a lot thinner than it used to be! My hair is around the end of shoulder blades and it could probably use a trim. I will try the olive oil and coconut oil next! Hopefully I won’t use too much!

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    nikkie
    February 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I used this tonight. I ha e terribly frizzy hair and I seriously have tried everything. Leave in conditioners, professional conditioning treatments, argan oil, redken, loreal, aussie, tresseme, spray on coconut oil, avacado trestments, mayo treatments, hot oil over the counter. Literally nothing works. I tried this tonight and left it in my hair for almost 3 hours. AND NOTHING. I guess I am meant to be bald because I completely give up in my hair. Very depressed after this treatment. My hair actually felt WORSE which doesn’t make sense at all. Idk what else to do but this treatment did not make the slightest difference.

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      Sarah
      June 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Have you ever tried switching to an all natural shampoo and conditioner? I have read stories of people with similar problems as you who tried cutting out the commercial shampoos and somehow miracles happened. I would suggest the Calia brand. It’s based in Canada and all the reviewers with curly hair were shouting praises. It’s also been working pretty well for my fine hair! 🙂 Good luck!

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    Moore Taylor
    April 9, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Awesome post. 🙂 Really helpful for me, thanks!

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    April 13, 2015 at 4:30 am

    I was mainly using argan oil, but I really want to try out this one as well. 🙂 It’s a really easy recipe, so I will probably make it tonight. Thanks for the post!

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