Homemade Hot Oil Treatment Recipe For Dry Hair

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Homemade Hot Oil Treatment Recipe

This homemade hot oil treatment recipe makes a great homemade hot oil treatment for dry hair.

Homemade Hot Oil Treatment Recipe For Dry Hair

2 Tbsp. olive oil*
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Heat ingredients just until warm. Spread on wet hair, especially the ends. (Place only on the ends if you have oily hair.) Wrap a warm, wet towel around hair for 30 minutes to one hour. Shampoo and rinse. Alternatively, put this on before a shower and then put on a shower cap. Let the hot water from the shower run on your head to warm the oil. You may also use a blow dryer instead of the shower. Be careful not to make it too hot.

*You can also use other oils, including: sunflower oil, wheat germ oil, sesame oil, almond oil, avocado oil

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  1. Marlena says

    I love this idea! Can you use canola oil instead of the vegetable oil? If not, I’ll have to go to the store,lol

  2. Jaime says

    I love this idea! Hot oil is getting so expensive and usually only comes in very small tubes. For someone with waist length hair the small tubes don’t do much and usually it would take 2 or 3 tubes just for 1 treatment. Now I can make as much as I want and still save money. Thanks so much!

  3. rose says

    just to let u know,, i have seen vegi oil at the dollar store (16 or 18 oz bottle) for $1 .. check there ..
    and yes .. this is a great idea! .. 😀 .. thanks for sharing 😀

  4. Rhobley says

    Why would you need the veg.oil. I think you can use the olive oil and It would be fine. I am a retired HairStylist;)just dbl. the oil or different ones if you feel the need too:)

    • says

      You can use any oil you want. I don’t know if it still is but olive oil use to be quite a bit more expensive then vegetable oil so by using 1/2 and 1/2 it cuts the cost a little. Plus there are many people who don’t use olive oil. I don’t and I know my neighbor doesn’t but then Tawra uses olive oil so it just it what you have on hand.

  5. says

    Keep in mind of you mix a large batch and keep it in the hot steamy bathroom, olive oil goes rancid. Vegetable oil doesn’t.
    Wouldn’t want you to go to work smelling like rotten olives.
    Olive oil here is way more expensive so most people just use the veg. oil, well canola oil.

  6. nadine says

    I would use apricot kernel oil and almond oil… adding a bit of neem oil will keep the oils from going rancid. Keep in mind tho, neem oil smells BAD, so you may want to add a few drops of essential oil as well.

  7. says

    I always comb olive oil through my hair before going outside to work in the summertime. I braid it to keep it off my face and let the sun shine on it. Works great!

  8. Mary Jane says

    A lot of people use a good basic mayonnaise, (just a tbsp. or two) the same way, to achieve similar results. Homemade mayonnaise would work just fine, if a person wanted to give it a try. Just be sure and shampoo well, when you are done.

    • says

      Yes I remember when in the 70’s putting mayo on your hair was the latest rage. It is the the oil and eggs in it that make it good for your hair.

    • says

      I would use regular shampoo. I have tried olive oil, castor oil and many different oil treatments on my hair and you really have to use shampoo. The thing is I have used oil treatments as much any more since I have been using my no poo but every once in awhile for fun I will try something.

  9. says

    I am all about DIY hair treatments, so I will definitely be trying the one out. Not only are they more affordable than expensive store bought hair masks/treatments, but I find that the results are even better. I can’t wait to try this out! Great post.


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