Recipe of the Week

Today's recipe will be on hot oil treatment. Now for the years that I have been natural, I have never done a hot oil treatment in my hair. I mostly have been sticking with deep conditioning my hair. Alternating between a protein deep condition treatment and moisture deep condition treatment.

Due to the fact that I didn't have all the ingredients I needed to do my deep conditioner, I decided to try a hot oil treatment.  

For this hot oil treatment, I used three different oils; grapeseed, olive, and avocado. 

3 tbsp of grapeseed oil

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 tbsp of avocado oil

I put a pot of water on the stove and waited till it started to boil. Then I put a mug with the oils inside of pot. I let the cup sit in the boiling water for 20 seconds. I did not want the oil to be too hot where I would not be able to apply it to my hair.  

I applied the oil to washed, damp hair. As I was applying the oil, I paid more attention to the ends of my hair. The ends of our hair is the oldest and driest part, that is where we have split ends or even breakage. I also finger detangled my hair while applying the oil. I did my hair in sections, so when I finished applying oil in that section, I did a two strand twist.

After I was finished with my entire head, I put on plastic bag and I sit under the dryer for 30 minutes on low heat. I rinsed and conditioned my hair. On towel dry hair I applied ApHogee ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner and As I Am Moisture Milk.

Before I added those two products, my hair had shine to it but I did not feel a difference to my hair. I do not know if it was because of the oils I used or what but I'm not too excited with the hot oil treatment. After adding the two products and my hair fully dry, my hair feels soft and moisturize. But you can see and feel oil on your hands. It is not a lot of oil, where you can even rub some on your arms but just to know its there. I do not know if this a good thing or not. I may try different oils, different method of applying or something to see if I get a difference.