All of the styling, straightening and brushing that black people do to their hair eventually takes its toll and dries the hair out. When this happens, even the best of days are bad hair days until you can go to the salon and get your hair treated and restyled. Instead of going to the salon, however, you can make and apply a hot oil treatment to your hair in the comfort of your own home and bring that lifeless dry hair back to a fully moisturised and radiant state.
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Things you need
- Coconut, olive or almond oils
- Squeeze bottle
- Shower cap
Heat the oil or mixture of oils in the saucepan until hot. If you are using coconut oil, which is one of the best for moisturising black hair, add olive or almond oil to it to keep it from solidifying at room temperature.
Pour hot oil into the squeeze bottle. The kind of squeeze bottles that are used in salons for colouring hair work the best. They can usually be purchased at beauty supply stores.
Wet the hair and towel dry while you let the oil mixture cool a bit.
Section the hair into at least four sections -- the more, the better.
Apply the hot oil to each section while it is still warm, beginning at the roots and working through to the tips.
Massage the hot oil into each section until the section is completely saturated with hot oil.
Keeping the oil treatment in the hair, cover the hair and scalp with a shower cap and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
Uncover the hair and rinse out the oil. Style as usual.
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