When it comes to protecting and nourishing dry, brittle hair, hot oil treatments are a popular option. Made from plant-based oils, like olive, almond, and coconut, hot oil treatments work by sealing the hair cuticle. This can help to strengthen and protect your hair.
How do you make a hot oil treatment with olive oil?
Heat 1/2 cup olive oil in a bowl in a microwave for 30 seconds. Dip your fingers into the warm olive oil. Massage the oil into the hair working from the scalp to the tips. Cover your hair with the shower cap and leave it in place for 30 minutes.
Can olive oil ruin your hair?
There’s nothing harmful about conditioning with olive oil. Unless your hair is dry enough to require a moisturizing treatment every day, use it once a week or less often for the best results.
Do you put hot oil treatment on wet or dry 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.
Can I leave olive oil in my hair without washing it out?
You’ll want to let the olive oil sit in your hair to get the full effect, and your hair may remain somewhat greasy even after you rinse out the oil. Don’t shampoo your hair before using olive oil: the treatment will work better as a conditioner if your hair is clean, but not shampooed.