Green says hot oil treatments can be applied to both clean and dry or damp hair, and hair experts swear by it both ways.
Do you wet your hair before a hot oil treatment?
Prep your hair
Deciding whether you want to do a hot oil treatment on wet or dry hair depends on your hair type. If your hair is extremely thick or dry, Shorter recommends applying to dry hair, while medium or fine hair should be treated wet.
What happens when we apply oil on wet hair?
Oil repels water. If you apply oil to wet hair, water will repel it and won’t allow for deep penetration. This will make it ineffective. Water forms a layer on your hair and scalp that does not allow the oil to pass through it.
Is a hot oil treatment better than a deep conditioner?
Well, you can easily get rid of dry and frizzy hair with the help of deep conditioning and hot oil treatments.
Hot Oil Treatment Vs Deep Conditioning.
|Hot Oil Treatment||Deep Conditioning|
|A hot oil treatment needs the oil to be heated for better absorption.||A mask usually does not use heat for deep conditioning.|
Is overnight oiling good for hair?
According to Garodia, oil helps strengthen the hair shaft, especially in case of frizzy and dry hair. It’s most beneficial when the oil is left in the hair overnight.