Thursday, January 9, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Hot Oil Treatment

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I've done it before, but on recommendation from one of my coworkers, I decided to try the olive oil hair treatment again. You can buy so many products or go to the salon for a hot oil treatment, but this is an easy process that is perfect for a night of relaxing or cleaning up, and is probably one of the oldest tricks in the books.

1 1/2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

(Isn't it nice to know that you aren't putting a ton of chemicals on your hair while doing this?)

Though the stove works just as well, I poured my olive oil in a bowl, heated it for about a minute until it was nice and warm (you don't want it hot!) and headed to my bathroom for my DIY treatment. I have thin hair, and since my problem areas are my ends, I only did the bottom half of my hair. I held it as though pulling it into a pony tail, dipped my ends in the oil, and worked the oil up my strands of hair until it was soaked. I secured my oily hair on top of my head with a clip and left it there while I watched Castle, the People's Choice awards, and cleaned up. I then showered and shampooed, and it takes a few washes to get it out.

Real Life Fail:
I have a terrible habit of going to bed with my hair wet, so after I washed my hair, I brushed it and climbed into bed. I shampooed it twice (I use Biolage) and finished up with a John Frieda Conditioner, and thought I was good to go. When I woke up this morning, however, it was a different story. Now, don't get me wrong, my hair never looks good in the morning if I go to bed with it wet (it always requires styling), but this morning was a disaster. Because I hadn't dried my hair, I didn't see that my hair did in fact still have oil in it. So, back in the shower I went to wash it again (4 times just to be safe) and sure enough, with a quick blow dry, my hair was sleek and smooth and not at all oily. 

I'm definitely going to start doing this more often -- there's nothing to lose especially if you're just hanging out at home!



  1. I always have olive oil on hand so I'm definitely going to try this! I'll make sure to rinse it out really well haha!

  2. Oh I'm going to have to try this! I have a horrible habit of going to bed with my hair wet and wowzers, it's a hot mess in the morning!

  3. you can also try the pro naturals argan oil leave in treatment. It is also a really good heat protectant


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