With the growing number of hair treatments and the increasing number of products that we apply to our hair; we are bound to cause damage to our hair at some point. A hot oil treatment can help to resolve the issues and leave your mane healthier and shinier. You can either choose a store bought treatment or use a home made one. Both of them are equally effective and help to relieve the damage done to the hair.
We must keep in mind that the environment, change in weather conditions, curlers and steamers and split ends can lead to the hair getting dry and looking dull. For this sake we must make sure to get regular hot oil treatments to bring back lost shine.
Giving your self a hot oil massage is simple. Simply heat the oil in the microwave or on the stove. Choose olive oil or coconut oil as they will give your hair the best nourishment. Avoid heating the oil to boiling point. You need to have warm oil that will be soothing rather than hot oil that will burn your scalp and cause further damage.
Never pour the oil directly onto your scalp. First pour a few drops of the oil on your palms and fingers and run them through your hair. This will prevent you from getting burnt if the oil is to hot for you to handle. Now with the tips of your fingers apply pressure and massage your scalp in circular motions. This will help to increase the blood circulation. After you have massaged your entire scalp; run your fingers through the length of your hair. This helps to even out the oil distribution along your hair.
After this step soak a towel in hot water and then wring out the excess water. Place the towel on your head so that the steam from the towel enters into your scalp and softens it and nourishes the hair. Repeat this several times and then move on to the next step.
If possible keep the oil on your head for a few hours; else wash it off within a few minutes. Use a shampoo that adds volume to your hair. Lather rinse and repeat till you have washed off all the oil from your scalp and hair. After the last rinse, use a small amount of conditioner and wash it off after about 2 minutes.You will reveal soft, shiny hair that feel nourished and looks healthy.