Homemade Hot Oil Treatment for Hair
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Learn how to make a homemade hot oil treatment for hair.  This has the best carrier oils, herbs, and essential oils to use for any hair type.


Last weekend, the boys were camping, so it was a fairly slow weekend.  My daughter and I made it a girls weekend and watched chick flicks on the big screen in the living room with the lights off and did girly things like paint our nails and put weird stuff on our hair.


I'm overdue for a hair cut, so my hair is really getting dry and looking dull.  Normally, I use a hair mask, but I needed something that would give me some serious moisture, so I decided to use a natural hair oil recipe.




I had some parsley infused flax oil to use, but I needed a little boost for some shine.  I added some carrot seed oil because it's high in vitamins A and E to nourish my hair.  


I was going to create a brand new recipe, but then I thought how that will only help some of my readers.  You all have different hair needs, and you may even have some ingredients at home.  Why not teach you how to make your own hot oil treatment for hair for any hair need?  


No matter what your hair type is, no matter what your hair needs are, you can use the oils, herbs, and essential oils that are best for your hair type.


HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE HOT OIL TREATMENT FOR HAIR


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Do You Use a Hot Oil Treatment Before or After Shampoo?


Use this natural hair oil recipe before you wash your hair.  It will leave your hair very oil, so you will have to wash you hair after you use it.


How to Wash Hair After Oil Treatment


After you used your homemade hot oil treatment for hair, you'll need to wash your hair.  I use my normal shampoo after an herbal hair treatment.


I do use a little bit more shampoo and wash my hair in sections.  My hair is very thick, so I make sure to get more shampoo for the under layers.


If I use coconut oil, castor oil, or other heavy oil, I will wash it twice.  


Follow using your herbal hair oil recipe with a conditioner.  It seems like overkill, but oil dissolves oil, so your conditioner will dissolve more oil.


How Do You Make a Hot Oil Treatment For Your Hair?


As far as DIY beauty recipes go, this homemade hot oil treatment for hair recipe is fairly easy.  You can use just oil, or you can add essential oils.  


For an extra kick in your natural hair oil recipe, infuse your oils in herbs for their benefits for your hair.


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Do You Wash Your Hair Before a Hot Oil Treatment?


You want to apply herbal hair oil recipe to clean hair.  If your hair is not greasy, oily, sweaty, or has a lot of product, you can apply oil without washing it first.


What Does Hot Oil Do To Your Hair?


A homemade hot oil treatment for hair helps nourish your hair with vitamins and minerals from the oil.  It can improve the look of dry, damaged, or frizzy hair for about a week.


Using this natural hair oil recipe can help seal the hair cuticle, making split ends almost disappear temporarily.   


Do You Put a Hot Oil Treatment on Wet or Dry Hair?


Oil and water don't mix.  If your hair is wet with water, the oil  in this natural hair oil recipe will sit on top of the water and not reach your hair as well.


Always apply a herbal hair oil recipe to dry hair.


Does Hot Oil Treatment Help Hair Grow?


A hot oil treatment does not directly help hair grow.  However, there are herbs, essential oils, and carrier oils that can promote scalp health, which can promote hair growth.


THE BEST OILS FOR A HOMEMADE HOT OIL TREATMENT FOR HAIR


The base of your herbal hair oil recipe will be the carrier oil.  Some carrier oils are better than others for your hair, so choose the one that's best for your needs.


APRICOT KERNEL OIL


Apricot kernel oil is a dry oil, so it absorbs quickly.  It won't leave your hair as greasy as other oils will when you use it in a natural hair oil recipe.  It's very high in vitamin B17, linoleic acid, and oleic acid.  This oil is best for those with dry hair or those who don't want to risk having oily hair after the treatment. 


AVOCADO OIL


Avocado oil is one of my favorite oils for the hair and skin.  It's not only high in vitamins A, B, D, and E, but it also has sterols, lecitin, fatty acids, and amino acids.  It is said to promote cellular turnover.   Avocado oil is best for dry, damaged hair.  





CASTOR OIL


Castor oil is a fairly heavy oil, but it's very nourishing for your hair.  It helps pull moisture from the air and help your hair retain moisture.  If you have thinning hair, castor oil is one of the best oils to use, but it's also a great oil to use on dry or damaged hair.  


I like to use castor oil for my homemade hot oil treatment for hair, but I usually mix it with a lighter oil.


COCONUT OIL


Coconut oil is a widely used in hair masks because it helps soften your hair and nourish your scalp so well.  It's high in iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus as well as vitamins A, B, and E.  Coconut oil is a great carrier oil to use for dry or damaged hair, but it is very greasy on your hair.


I rarely use coconut oil for a natural hair oil recipe because it's greasy on my hair.  If I do use it, I combine it with a lighter oil like grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil.


FLAX SEED OIL


Flax seed oil is vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids to nourish your hair.  It can help promote hair growth, so it's a good oil for fine or thinning hair.   


CAMELINA OIL


Camelina oil is similar to flax seed oil, but it has a longer shelf life.  It's high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E for your hair.  



GRAPESEED OIL


Grapeseed oil is another light oil, so it doesn't leave your hair overly oily.  It's generally well tolerated for most people.  I really like grapeseed oil hot oil treatments, for my weekly treatments, but I think there are other oils that are better for a deep moisturizing treatment.  


HEMPSEED OIL


Hempseed oil is an emollient, so it helps keep moisture in your hair.  It's hydrating, making it a great oil to use if you have damaged hair.  It can also help your scalp if you have psoriasis or eczema.  


JOJOBA OIL


Jojoba oil is actually a wax and not an oil, but I'll include it because it's wonderful for your hair.  It can help protect your hair, so it's a good oil to use in the summer before you go out in the sun.  It's a good oil to use if you have an oily scalp because it helps curb oil production.  


SESAME OIL


Sesame oil is moisturizing for your hair and scalp.  It's a wonderful choice if you have psoriasis or eczema because it's soothing.  It's a thick oil, so it's best mixed with another oil.  Use this oil sparingly because it can darken your hair.  





SWEET ALMOND OIL


Sweet Almond oil is fairly quick to absorb into your hair, but it can still be rather heavy on our hair.  It's high in vitamins A and E and oleic acid.  It's a great oil to use if you have a sensitive or dry scalp because it's nourishing.  


WHEAT GERM OIL


Wheat germ oil is an antioxidant and can help restore hair.  It's a good choice for damaged hair.  It has a strong odor, so it's best used when mixed with another oil.  


You can also mix one or more oils.  Avocado oil is a rather heavy oil, so I'll mix it with grapeseed oil to get the benefits of the avocado oil without weighing down my hair too much.  


HERBS FOR HOMEMADE HOT OIL TREATMENT FOR HAIR


If you want to give your oil a boost, try infusing an herb in your homemade hot oil treatment for hair recipe.  This gives the oil the benefits of the herb without adding the herb, which can be messy.  Learn how to infuse herbs and oils here to make an herbal hair oil recipe.


I like the quality of Mountain Rose Herbs, and you can get herbs in 4 ounce or by the pound.  They use organic and wild harvested herbs.






DRY HAIR


Try one of the following herbs for dry hair:


NORMAL HAIR


Try one of the following herbs for normal hair:


OILY HAIR


Try one of the following herbs for oily hair:


BLONDE HAIRT


Try one of the following herbs for blonde hair:


RED HAIR


Try one of the following herbs for red hair:


DARK HAIR


Try one of the following herbs for dark hair:


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Don't want to infuse your own oil for an herbal hair oil recipe?  Don't worry, you can get preinfused oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.





ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HOT OIL TREATMENTS


If you're feeling really spunky, you can also add a few drops of essential oils to your homemade hot oil treatment for hair recipe.  I usually use 3-4 drops of essential oils with each hot oil treatment.




HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE HOT OIL TREATMENT FOR HAIR


Now that you know what kind of oils, herbs, and essential oils to use, it's time to make your homemade hot oil treatment for the hair.


When you use a hot oil treatment, less is more.  Using more oil won't make your hair more nourished, but it will make it harder to wash out.  



Natural Hair Oil Recipe Ingredients


  • 1 ounce carrier oil or herbal infused oil
  • 12 drops essential oils

Natural Hair Oil Recipe Directions


STEP #1


I have thick hair just below my chin, and I use about 3 tablespoons of oil.  If you're mixing oils, you'll want to make sure that you have at least 3 tablespoons of oils. 


STEP #2


Fill a bowl with hot water and put a bowl of oil in the dish with the water.  This helps slowly and evenly heat the oil.  


I don't like using a microwave because it can make hot spots.  I know it's called a hot oil treatment, but you don't want to burn yourself!


Heating the herbal hair oil recipe is optional, but it will work better.  The warmth of the oil helps open the cuticle, which means the oils get deeper in the strand of hair


STEP #3


After I spread the oil on my hair, I use a wide toothed comb to comb the oil through.  Make sure you work the oil into your scalp, especially if you have a dry scalp.  


STEP #4


Then I use a shower cap to cover my hair.  Finally, I wet a towel with hot water and wrap it around my oiled hair in the shower cap.  This helps keep the cuticle open for better results.


You can also use a heated shower cap.  You use this over a plastic shower cap.  Place it in the microwave to heat up, then it keeps your hair warm while the oil does its thing.


Let the oil sit on your head for at least 20 minutes.  I've even let it sit for an hour if I get busy cleaning or reading a book.  


STEP #5


Rinse your hair with warm water.  Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo.  If your hair feels really oily, you may want to wash it again.


I normally wash twice and do not condition my hair. 


Now you have the basic recipe for a homemade hot oil treatment for hair and know what to add to your custom hot oil treatment. 


hot oil, herbal, hair care, diy
Yield: 1 ounce
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Homemade Hot Oil Treatment for Hair

prep time: perform time: total time:
How to make an herbal hair oil recipe

materials:

  • 1 ounce carrier oil or herbal infused oil
  • 12 drops essential oils

tools:

  • Bowl

steps:

  1. Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil and add essential oils.  
  2. Place the oils in a bowl of hot water to warm up the oils.
  3. Spread evenly all over your hair.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for 20 minutes or longer.
  5. Rinse out the oil and wash your hair as usual.
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Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.