Once upon a time, there was a girl at my school with the most gorgeous, shiny, thick hair. I went up to her one day and asked, awestruck, how on earth she got her hair to look that beautiful. Her secret? The girl’s mom did hot oil treatments on her hair. After school that day I asked my mom if she would do hot oil treatments on my hair, too (she finally relented after a lot of begging). The outcome was seriously phenomenal hair… and I’ve been doing hot oil treatments ever since.
It may sound counterintuitive to add extra oil to your hair (especially if you have an oily scalp to begin with), but the oil will deeply hydrate, soften, and repair your split ends. Follow my easy steps for a seriously sexy mane!
Step One: Heat 1/4 cup olive oil (you may need more/less depending on hair length & thickness) in the microwave for 1 minute, or until oil is thin and warm. Be careful not to overheat the oil, otherwise you will end up a burn victim.
Step Two: Wear a towel around your shoulders and do this by a sink. You’re going to make a mess.
Step Three: Start by dunking the ends of your hair in the oil and using your hands to work it through the rest of your hair. By the time you use up the oil, your hair should be saturated from root to tip.
Step Four: Gently comb through hair with a wide tooth comb to distribute the oil. Clip your hair up and cover your head with a shower cap. The heat from the oil combined with the heat generated by your head will open the hair cuticle and allow for better oil absorption.
Step Five: Leave oil on your hair for 20-30 minutes. Jump in the shower and shampoo and condition normally.
Indulge in your olive oil hair treatment once a week for best results. It makes such a difference and people will be asking YOU how to get that gorgeous head o’ hair.
P.S. The secret to shiny hair.