Saturday, September 21, 2013

How To Make Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment

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I love the cooler temperature of Autumn, but not so much the dry weather.  Unfortunately, they go hand in hand.  Not only my skin gets dry easily in Fall, but also my hair.  Especially with the area towards the ends of my hair.  It sometimes gets so dry and fuzzy, which is not too much fun to deal with.  On the other hand, my scalp gets pretty oily on a daily basis.  That makes me feel uncomfortable not to shampoo my hair everyday.  But isn't more washing will dry out the ends of my hair even more?  That sounds like a snowball effect!  Do you have the same issue?  Well, this Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment might be the solution for you, too.  It helps to balance out the oil and moisture in our hair.  It’s super simple to prepare and only requires a few ingredients.
 
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For this Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment, I did a little research on the internet to gather some useful information for you, such as the benefits of different types of oils, herbs, and essential oil (don't you think the internet is the greatest invention, besides my hot oil?)  Also, I summarized the information of when and how to use the hot oil treatment and some other general information.  Besides that, some are the tips that I learn from using this hot oil myself.

First of all, hot oil hair treatment is for all hair types.   The key is to customize it to suit your needs and your hair type.  Therefore, choosing the right ingredients for your hair type is important.  You can use a single type of oil, or a blend of a few, depending on your needs.  Here are some basics oil you can choose from and their benefits.  

Olive Oil: It conditions hair and improves elasticity.
Jojoba Oil: It’s best for oily hair. The jojoba oil is like our own natural skin and hair oils.  It will leave your hair soft and light, without weighing it down.
Avocado Oil: It is the the most moisturizing oils. Great for dry and frizzy hair.
Almond Oil: It relieves dry scalp, controls hair loss and smooth cuticle of strands
Rosemary Oil: It relieves dry scalp, stimulates follicles and slows premature hair loss.
Coconut Oil: It adds shines and soften your hair! Coconut oil is great for all hair types. It also helps in reduce dandruff.
Castor Oil: It helps strengthen the hair.  Perfect for fine hair that breaks easily.  However, castor oil might leave your hair dryer. So, use sparingly in the blend. It might be best is your hair is the oily type.
Sesame Oil: It is great for all hair type and adds shines to your hair. It also helps slow down hair loss, great to treat thinning hair.


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Besides oils, I also love to infuse herbs in my Hot Oil Hair Treatments.  Here’s a list of what your hair might need to improve on and the types of herbs that you can choose.

Hair strengthening:  Use chamomile, horsetail, or arnica.
Hair Clarifying: Use rosemary, parsley, sage, or nutmeg.
Hair moisturizing: Use chamomile, lavender, dried rose petals, or aloe.
Stimulating hair growth: Use Peppermint, parsley, horsetail, sage, chamomile, ginger, or cinnamon.

If you don’t have the fresh or dried herbs on hand, you can substitute with essential oils as well.  Here’s what I use in my hot oil blend (see picture below).  I used Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, infused with fresh rosemary and a few drops of peppermint essential oil.   This hot oil blends balanced out the natural oil and moisture in my hair, clarify the hair, and stimulate growth.  I love the fragrant from the fresh rosemary and refreshing peppermint essential oil.

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Here’s how I prepare my Hot Oil Hair Treatment (see picture below).  In a medium saucepan, heat a few inches of water on high until boiling. Then, reduce to low heat and keep water on a simmer. Measure* and place all ingredients (except the peppermint essential oil) in a heat proof bowl and place over the pot of simmering water.  Let the oil heat up slowly and infuse for 30 minutes.  When it's done, add the essential oil.

*Measurement details are in the recipe below.

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In this particular recipe, I made enough oil for 2 treatments. That way, I don’t have to do the above prep work again. Saving time and energy, smart, huh? Check the recipe below for details in how to store and reheat the oil treatment.  I think this would make a wonderful hostess’ gift too, don’t you think?  I hope you’ll bookmark this recipe and save it for the holidays.  The homemade gift-giving season will arrive sooner than you think!

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Here comes the fun part on how to apply this Hot Oil Hair Treatment.  I recommend you to cover your shoulder with a towel, or wear a t-shirt that you don’t care about.  Because the oil stains could be hard to wash out.   Just a side note, my natural hair color is black and I haven’t color my hair for over a year already.  Those brown color you see on the ends of my layered hair were from previous coloring + dryness.  Boy, the ends of my hair was so dry it’s not even funny!  I felt like combing hay every single morning!

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Anyway, let’s get started!  Place the hot oil in a small bowl, around 2-3 tablespoons for medium length hair.  Dip your fingertips into the oil and gently massage the oil from scalp to end.  Take your time, relax and enjoy the process.



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When all the oil is used, cover the hair with a shower cap. At this point, you can also add a damp and hot towel over the shower cap for better result. Leave it on for 30 minutes.  This would be the perfect opportunity to catch up on your TV soap, reading a novel, eating afternoon snacks, or do whatever that makes you happy!  Then, get into the shower and shampoo your hair. I usually shampoo twice after this hot oil treatment. Repeat oil treatment every 2 to 4 weeks. 


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Pretty easy, right?  Ready to see the before and after picture?  I’m sure you do and I was so amazed by the result.  Keep in mind, this before and after picture was taken after only 1 use of the hot oil treatment.  And I will definitely continue with it and keep you posted on my hair’s condition after a while.

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Taa-Daa…..here’s the close up!  My friends! 

See how the dry and probably damaged ends on my hair improved after the treatment?  My hair was so soft to the touch that I can’t stop touching my hair afterwards.  I wish I can let you feel the difference in texture of my hair after the treatment.



Before and After  Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment   http://utry.it


Now, you can probably see why I wanted to continue with this treatment, can't you?  Don't you think the result is amazing?  I hope you’ll give this Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment a try.  This homemade version is way more economical than getting a hot oil treatment in the salon and you can do it in the comfort of your own home.  What a bonus!  Best of all, you can blend the oil that’s tailored to your own needs.  Do you think you’ll give this a try?  I certainly hope so.


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P.S.: I purchased most of the oil and essential oil from a local health store.  You can also get them online if you can’t find them in store.  Click on each ingredient below for your reference to purchase online:

Peppermint Essential Oil
Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Jojoba Oil
Olive Oil
Small Air Tight Glass Jar



Health and General Disclaimer:
No information, ingredient or product mentioned on this site is meant to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice.  They are my experience, my journey, and my opinions.  Please consult with your doctor before using any of the ingredients or products mentioned here. 



Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment:
Makes: enough for 2 treatments (medium length hair)

2 tablespoons organic olive oil
2 tablespoons almond oil
1 tablespoon avocado oil
2 teaspoons jojoba oil
2 small bunches of fresh rosemary
6 to 8 drops of peppermint essential oil

In a medium saucepan, heat a few inches of water on high until boiling.  Then, reduce to low heat and keep water on a simmer.  Place all ingredients (except the peppermint essential oil) in a heat proof bowl and place over the pot of simmering water.  Let the oil heat up slowly and infuse for 30 minutes.

Check periodically to make sure there's enough water in the pot.  After 30 minutes, remove oil from heat let it cool slightly until it's not too hot to handle but still very warm to the touch.  Add the peppermint essential oil.

Then, transfer half of the oil to a heat proof air tight container for another use.  Leave the lid open until completely cooled.  Store in a dark cool place for another use. 

Place the remaining hot oil in a small bowl. Cover your shoulder/cloth with a towel or wear a t-shirt that you don't care. It's hard to wash the oil stains out.  Dip your fingertips into the oil and gently massage the oil from scalp to end.  When all the oil is used, cover the hair with a shower cap. At this point, you can also add a damp and hot towel over the shower cap for better result. Leave it on for 30 minutes.

Then, shampoo your hair. I usually shampoo twice after this oil treatment. Repeat every 2 to 4 weeks.

When ready to use the remaining oil treatment (after 2 to 4 weeks), simply sit the container over a bowl of hot water until the oil warms up. Repeat the application steps above.



Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment   http://utry.it

90 comments:

  1. your hair looks amazing! I am convinced now, never thought hot oil is easily done at home :-)

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    1. thank you, Jehanne. But actually, my hair is pretty dried up and need lots of help...and hot oil treatments! ;) Will report back on how it goes after more usage.

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  2. I hate spending tons of money on hair products! Love that this can be made at home!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I agree. I refused to spend too much when I can DIY and enjoy the treatment in the comfort of my own home. :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing, Amy. You have beautiful shiny hair.

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    1. Thank you, Angie. The hot oil helps a lot. My was was really quite dry before the treatment. :)

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  4. Very pretty post and you have BEAUTIFUL hair!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you love this post. :)

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  5. Amazing, Unique Ideas.
    I love your hair.
    Great Photos.
    Do you sell this, Amy?
    Xxx Have a nice SAT.

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    1. Thank you, Dear. This is really perfect for the dry weather we have. :) No, I don't sell this. I prepare this just for home use. It's pretty simple to make too.

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  6. I'm definitely gonna try this. Tks!

    Victoria bakes

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. Hope you'll like this. I'm doing another treatment this weekend too. Gotta take care of the hair in this dry weather.

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  7. Definitely, the best treatments are with natural ingredients but sometimes I need to head to the salon for professional treatments because I don't have the equipments I can afford at home. Also, nothing like sitting back, paying and enjoying the moments of being pampered.

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    1. Thanks so true, I love the treatments and pampering I get from the salon too. But this would be a wonderful at-home treatment for the in between time as well. :) At least, this one doesn't require any special equipment and the result is still amazing. That's why I love it so much.

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  8. Lovely tips for hair treatment...you have beautiful hair

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    1. Thank you, Gayathri. My hair feels much better after the treatment. :) It was pretty dry before them. Hope you'll give this a try.

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  9. such an easy to follow method for nourishing ones hair...loved to learn these useful steps....and yes yes the result is obviously amazing,thanks for the tips :-)

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    1. You're most welcome, Kumars. I'm glad you like this easy yet amazing home treatment. :) Can't wait to report back after a few more treatments on my hair.

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  10. i must try your hair tips.. because recently my hair kinda itchy.. maybe too dry.

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    1. Hope you're like this treatment after you try. The natural is very good for dry hair/scalp. :) Say good-bye to itchy scalp!

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  11. That is quite a transformation between your before & after picture! I will have to try this myself--homemade hot oil hair treatments are definitely more economical.
    Thanks for the useful guide on the various types of oils. Your tips are very helpful!

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    1. You're most welcome and I'm glad you found the information useful. I know, I'm loving the result and continue to use the treatments. Definitely will report again after a few more usage.

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  12. Obviously the best treatment! Thanks for sharing dear...

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like this too. :)

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  13. Thank you for the terrific post on hot oil treatments. It's just the ticket for dry ends. I really appreciate the details you provided. My daughter and I really enjoyed reading your posts. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy. I'm glad to know that you like this hot oil treatment. I've been using it for a while now and love it. I'll report back the progress in the future as well so you all can see the difference. :) Take care.

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  14. You have nice hair. This is definitely a good DIY treatment for hair. Thank you for the tutorial. Coconut oil is commonly used here for hair treatment.

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    1. Thank you. Actually, my hair is quite dried up, that's the reason why I try this treatment. I'll definitely report back after a few more use.

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  15. El aceite de jojoba es muy bueno yo lo uso ,buenos tratamientos gracias por publicarlo,abrazos.

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    1. Ah, sí, me encanta el aceite de jojoba también. :) Me alegra que te gusta este tratamiento para el cabello en casa. Mi cabello se siente tan agradable y suave después de cada uso.

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  16. Thanks for the useful information and it is a must try ay my house , thanks for sharing :).

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    1. You're welcome, Nee. I know, it's perfect for this Fall and dry weather. :) Glad you like it.

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  17. This is such a great idea! I love that I can make it at home now...thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You're most welcome, Lisa. I'm glad you like this homemade treatment. :) I love it too. My hair feels so soft and smooth after using it.

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  18. I'm so happy you commented on my blog and I came to check out yours!!! This is EXACTLY what I need. After years of dying and straightening my hair it's definitely been put through the ringer and could use some help. This is perfect and I have a lot of these ingredients at home. Thanks!!!

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    1. Thank you, Davida. I'm glad you found this post and recipe helpful. :) I personally love this treatment. Really helps with my dry hair.

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  19. Amy, love this concoction. I make a lot of my products at home and this is one of them. Adding avocado oil is new though, will give this one a try.

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    1. Thank you, Asha. Glad you already using this hot oil treatment. :) I love the avocado oil in it. hope you'll give that a try next time.

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  20. Those before and after pictures are pretty interesting! This isn't my sort of thing, but Mrs KR will be interested - I'll send her the link!

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    1. :) The treatment really helps with my dry ends. That's why you see the colored/damaged hair not as obvious as before. I'm amazed with the results too. Hope Mrs. KR will like it too.

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  21. Amy, you have gorgeous hair! I admit that I never wash my hair with shampoo. I only use conditioner and now that I'm older I only do this every 2-3 days. Since then as long as I keep my hair trimmed it doesn't dry out the way it used to. I'll bet this oil makes it smell really good though!

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    1. Oh...I heard about not using shampoo for the hair to keep it shinny. But my hair is so oily that I'm not dare to try. Good to know it works for you. I'm starting with this oil treatment and really love it. Keeps my hair from drying out and feeling so soft too.

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  22. What a great post - I used to use hot coconut oil for the same reasons and then wrap it with a steaming hot towel. These days with a 2 yr old, I'm finding it hard to find the time - but thanks for the reminder and the great tips with adding herbs!

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    1. Good that you already use the hot oil treatment. :) I know, taking care of the kids is just so busy we hardly have time to pamper ourselves. At least, having this treatment done at home is easy than finding time to do it at the salon. ;)

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  23. This is a great DIY tutorial! I adore treating myself to home spa treatments, and I'm definitely overdue for a deep conditioning. Hugs! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Tina. Glad you like my homemade DIY treatment. I love it too. My hair feels so soft after each treatment and it lasts for a while.

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  24. Rosemary oil here I come! Thank you, Amy, for your great research and report =) Bravo!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like my little research and sharing. ;)

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  25. I can't thank you enough for posting this special oil. It will be a boon for my daughter's hair. She shares a similar issue like you described...dry and frizzy at ends and oily at roots. Will definitely make it and thanks a ton for sharing :-)

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    1. You're most welcome. I hope this Hot Oil treatment will help her hair too. I definitely love it so much and I continue to use it for a while now. Will try to "report" back to show the result after more usage. ;)

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  26. Oh thanks for sharing this!! I'm jealous of your gorgeous hair!!

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    1. Oh....don't be jealous. My hair was pretty dried up before the treatment. Hope you'll give this hot oil a try. I'm sure you'll have shiny and gorgeous hair in no time. ;)

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  27. I just bookmark this and email my sister, i think she gonna be habby about this post!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this post with your sister. Hope she'll like this homemade hot oil treatment. ;)

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  28. Yep, I can see how shiny your hair is after the treatment, I am using a store bought hair treatment cream that feels more like conditioner than treatment:P I should give this a try!

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    1. I know, the result of my hair is amazing after just one use. I've been using it a few more time since I posted this and I'm loving it. Hope you'll give this a try too. ;)

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  29. Love this !
    I made and Indian version of this on my blog !
    I call it "art oil"

    would love it if you check it out

    http://moonshineandsunlight.blogspot.in/

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    1. I love the name you give your oil. :) I simply love this treatment because it works so well on my hair. :) Glad you're using your version too.

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  30. The before and after is really convincing! Love it!

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    1. Thank you. I know, I really love the result too. I shall report back after a few more usages.

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  31. Love hot oil treatment but we don't need more chemicals. Thanks for sharing such healthy and natural hot oil hair treatment. Love the after result. Amazing :D

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    1. Thank you, Kiran. I agree with you on no more chemicals! That's why I love this simple treatment so much, especially after seeing the results on my hair. :)

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  32. wow awesome article love it your hair looks very healthy and shiny thanks for sharing such a useful tips.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like this simple hair hot oil treatment.

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  33. Amy, it's such an excellent idea to post this time a recipe but for a beauty product! I also have oily hair (washed every morning too!) so I am delighted to see something I might need. The results are breathtaking! You have convinced me. Thank you so much for sharing this useful tip.

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    1. Thank you, Sissi. Glad you like this hot oil treatment idea. I'm loving it especially after seeing the results on my hair. I shall report back again after a few more usages. :) Stay tuned.

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  34. Excellent post Amy!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Can you make a bigger batch and leave the rosemary twig in the bottle for longer time or you have to take the herb out before storing it?

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    1. Thank you, Shibi. Yes, you can definitely double or even triple the recipe. :) Just store it in a dark cool place in an air tight glass container and they last for a long time. And yes, you can leave the herb in it and the oil will keep it from drying. Just make sure the rosemary is completely submerged inside the oil.

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    2. You're most welcome, Shibi. :)

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  35. Very eye opening! It's true, we use too many chemicals and I hear great things about natural oil. This is so inspiring. I need a girl party for homemade hot oil hair treatment with friends. :D

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    1. hehe....a girl party for hot oil hair treatment sounds like fun. Wish we're living closer to each other so we can hang out. :D

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  36. I've been completely neglecting my hair. And this sounds like a great, natural way to improve the texture. I need to try this. Your hair looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you Gomo. My hair was so dried up before the treatment. This really helps and I'm loving the results on my hair. Hope you'll like it too if you try. :)

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  37. Amy, your before and after photos convinced me -- I need to give this a try. After decades of short hair, I finally managed to grow mine out, but the remaining layers... they're definitely in need of some "TLC!" Thanks for this easy, homemade fix!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like this hot oil treatment too. I'm definitely in love with the results of my hair after using it. :) Hope you'll like it too.

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  38. Great tutorial Amy, thanks so much for sharing! Wow, your hair looks gorgeous and stunning:)

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. My hair actually was so dried up before the treatment. I"m glad that it helps a lot. :) It's perfect for the dry weather.

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  39. This recipe looks awesome!
    One question. If I use a heating cap for hot oil treatment, will it be helpful for hair to absorb more nutrition from the oil? Or just a hot shower towel will be enough?
    I use supermarket treatment with heating cap sometimes but never thought I can DIY the treatment. Definitely will try out this one!

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    1. I've never tried heating cap with the hot oil treatment so I won't be able to tell you the difference. But adding a hot damp towel over the shower caps definitely helps the oil to penetrate better into the hair. :) Hope my answer helps.

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  41. When we can treat our loosing hair problems by using Argan oil products, is that necessary for any of artificial and toxic products should use.
    Argan Oil Hair Loss Treatment

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  43. I tried the pro naturals argan oil and I really recommend it!

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  44. This is great, the same recipes I've been using for years though. So some advice for everyone looking. If you have BLONDE hair don't use Rosemary, Nutmeg or Cinnamon as herbs. Use the essential oils. Rosemary will tint you green, nutmeg red and cinnamon brown. But not evenly. It'll do it in patches. Figured I'd share my own pitfalls since your hair appears to be fairly dark - so you wouldn't have to worry about it so much.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback, Dani. That's very good to know to avoid rosemary with blonde hair. My natural hair color is almost black, or very very very dark brown so there's no change of color on mine. Really appreciate your comment.

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  45. Thank you for the feedback, Dani. That's very good to know to avoid rosemary with blonde hair. My natural hair color is almost black, or very very very dark brown so there's no change of color on mine. Really appreciate your comment.

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  46. Dear,

    Thank you for sharing:) Your hair is shiny as well as seems healthy:) Keep it up.

    Is it necessary that i need to shampoo my hair one day before hot oil treatment?

    Note: My scalp is oily and it seems I have dandruff problem:(

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    1. Thank you so much. Regarding your questions, actually, I have oily hair, too. I know it's not healthy to shampoo everyday but I can't help it especially in the summer. For winter time, I tried to shampoo just every other day. So, quite often my hair is shampooed the day before I have the treatment anyway. Give this hot oil a try. My hair feels really nice and smooth after using it. :)

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  47. That sounds like an effective and relaxing treatment, I will definitely give it a go during the holidays. Great that you included the different benefits of different oils, that way you can really customize your treatment!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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